New Free Alternative to StandardsWatch
A recent comment on this blog has drawn my attention to a new service that provides a free alternative to SAI Global’s expensive StandardsWatch service.
StandardsWatch is a service from SAI Global that sends email notifications when new standards are available for purchase. However, unlike other businesses that willingly send information to customers about their products, SAI Global charge at least $39 for them sending notifications about new products. And for your $39, their service is “provided as is without guarantee.”
This prompted software engineer, David Webster, to create an alternative. His new service at http://australian-standards.appspot.com allows anyone to subscribe for free to notifications about publications from Standards Australia.
People who need to know about the latest standards can visit the site, enter their email address, and the topics they are interested in. The service will watch the SAI Global site for them, and email them a notification when a relevant document is published.
David says he hopes people find the service useful.