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Does the team have, or can it develop, a Windows application to show alerts when designated questions get answered or receive comments?

I need such an app because I sometimes can't open web browsers in my office.

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Check out Stack Apps to see if there is one already. – ChrisF Mar 20 '12 at 10:59
If you can't browse to Stack Overflow from your office, you probably wouldn't be able to access the API either :( – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Mar 20 '12 at 11:09
check this link helpful… – Damodar Mar 20 '12 at 11:12
If you can't browse it then what's the benefit of knowing it's changed anyway? – Flexo Mar 20 '12 at 11:12
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You should take a look at either the StackWatcher or StackApplet applications on StackApps which might meet your needs.

Note though that it will still need access to the Stack Overflow site to get this information - if this is blocked by your corporate firewall you won't be able to use this app.

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