Current version of the great custom alerts plugin can look at what has happened in a period in the past (e.g.24h) an identify a reason for an alert.
But it can not recognize "the happening of defined things" live (near live)
Having the possibility to set up a real "watch dog" functionality with live alert
(maybe only for some special types of alerts!!)
Thanks for the suggestion!
Maybe you can list here these use cases that you think this feature will allow ?
We need to know the use cases and problem trying to solve, then we can think of best way to solve them. Cheers!
One could call this "virality-alert", too.
If PIWIK would offer to send an automated alert on overall traffic / certain pages traffic going thru the roof on short notice, that would be an awesome tool.
In times of FB & co, one may have to deal with extreme peaks in traffic due to some viral article and might need to take action really quickly, thats why the "watchdog" is a great idea.