Notifications

Hermit can notify you whenever a site is updated, using Atom or RSS feeds.

Get started using Notifications

First, you’ll need to first locate an Atom or RSS feed for the site you are interested in.

Locating Feed URLs

Many sites have a prominent link on their home page, or have a separate page labeled “RSS” or “Feeds” that contains the addresses of many different feeds.

Using Feed URLs in Hermit

  1. Copy that Feed URL to use in Hermit.

    • Launch the Lite App you just created,
    • Open the ☰ drawer menu at the top left,
    • Tap on “Customize”,
    • Then tap on “Integrations”
    • Then tap the (+) icon next to the “Notifications” section.
  2. On the screen that comes up,

    • Paste the URL from the previous step,
    • Tap the “Test” button, which tries to access the feed and confirms that it’s valid,
    • And then tap “Save”.

Customizing Sounds, Icons, and Vibration

Hermit offers a unique feature in customizing every notification, including the vibrate pattern — use dots and dashes, like in Morse code, to create a unique pattern of short and long vibrations. Pick any ringtone from your phone, and select one from lots of icons provided.

  1. Launch your Hermit Lite App.
  2. Swipe in from the right edge to reveal the “Quick Settings” sidebar.
  3. In the Quick Settings list, scroll all the way to the bottom.
  4. Tap on the “More Customization” button.
  5. Tap on the “Notifications” tab at the top.
  6. Tap on each notification to open a detailed view.
  7. Here, you can change the sound (ring tone) to be used for that notification, or change the icon displayed, or even set a custom vibration pattern.

Turning off Notifications

  1. Launch your Hermit Lite App.
  2. Swipe in from the right edge to reveal the “Quick Settings” sidebar.
  3. In the Quick Settings list, scroll all the way to the bottom.
  4. Tap on the “More Customization” button.
  5. Tap on the “Notifications” tab at the top.
  6. Whichever notifications you do not want to see, simply tap on the check-mark next to it, and it will be disabled.