We're excited to announce another much-requested Dispatch update: smart contract function alerts!
While developers and product managers have been loving our real-time smart contract event monitoring, being able to use smart contract function calls to trigger alerts and other automated workflows can add even more granular insights and controls. Dispatch can handle alerting, freeing up team and community members to do more and focus on other critical issues.
Many of our conversations with teams building in Web3 have surfaced the same problem: limited time and developer resources. Developers are often stretched thin, building user-facing experiences and internal team-facing tools. This can lead to team members having to repeatedly, manually refresh block explorers to monitor launch or drop activity. Add to that having to communicate findings from this frantic refreshing to other teammates or community members in real-time, and, well, you have a recipe for chaos.
Dispatch is designed to help Web3 teams build better and faster. And while automated alerts and workflows for smart contract event emissions are powerful, being able to use smart contract function calls as triggers unlocks even more bandwidth.
Tracking events provides insights into how entities are interacting with your contract or dApp; smart contract functions provide more granular insight into why an event was emitted. As you may know, smart contract functions can be called by external parties or other smart contracts, executing code to modify data or carry out some pre-programmed logic — like trades, swaps, and claims. In some contracts, calling multiple functions can result in the same event being emitted.
Monitoring function calls means you can more easily identify specific smart contract activity pertinent to your project and community. In addition, you may also be able to identify potential risks if unexpected functions fire within your contract.
Set up alerts and automations for smart contract functions
Whether you're interested in monitoring forge and quest activity for Web3 games, claims, and redemptions for phygital collectibles, or trying to stay ahead of potential security incidents, Dispatch gives you, your team and community the ability to see what’s happening in just a few clicks.
In addition to messaging apps and email, Dispatch supports webhooks, so you can send real-time smart contract activity wherever you need it.
Dispatch supports monitoring of smart contract functions with
nonpayable state mutability types — in other words, functions that modify a contract’s state. We don’t currently support monitoring for read-only functions (
view state mutability types).
Excited to get started? In the next section, we'll guide you through the process. Not a developer? No problem, no coding is needed—just a few simple clicks.
Getting started: Tracking smart contract functions
Dispatch's user-friendly interface makes it easy and fast to set up the alerts you need.
Let’s get started! Here’s an example: auto-posting in a Discord server when a profile has been created on Lens Protocol.
1. Choose the “Smart contract activity” Trigger
From the Dashboard, select a Trigger for your alert or automation by clicking the dropdown under “When this happens…” and select “Smart contract activity”.
2. Select an Action
The Action, what you’re selecting from the “do this” menu, is where you want your smart contract activity to be sent. In this example, we'll select 'Discord'.
3. Select Trigger Conditions
4. Select an Action Type
5. Test the Action (optional)
6. Name your Patch and turn it on 🚀
And that’s how to start getting alerts and automating using smart contract functions. We’d like to give a special thank you to our community of beta testers who continue to help us improve and make Dispatch more helpful.
Since launching the beta, we've welcomed many teams like sportsbook platform Setoros Protocol and phygital brand Endstate, helping them eliminate manual processes so they can ship faster. Want to join our closed beta?