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Understanding webhooks

To notify you of events, watchers use webhooks.

Webhooks are a term used to describe an HTTP request that is triggered by an event in a source system, sent to a destination system, often with a payload of data. Webhooks are automated requests so they are automatically sent out when their event is fired in the source system.

In Starton, watchers use webhook as event notifications.

Creating a URL to receive a webhook

You can create a URL to receive webhooks using several methods.

For example, you can use Zapier to create a webhook. See our use case tutorial, Track a wallet activity on a Googlesheets using Starton and Zapier. provides you with addresses for testing and debbuging.

You can also use ngrok to test webhooks on localhost.

Retrying a webhook

If your server does not respond with an HTTP code signifing the request has been successful, Webhooks are retried automatically, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, an hour, 6 hours and finally a day after your first request.

After the last retry, one day after the first request that remains unanswered, the watcher is paused.