August 14th, 2014

New Features: Smile & Watchform Simplification

We’ve just launched two new features this morning.  

Many of you have requested we support Smile: Amazon’s new charitable contribution option for purchases through Amazon US.  With Smile you can choose a charitable organization to give 0.5% of the price of your (eligible) Amazon US purchase to.  In order for the contribution to happen though you need to check out through smile.amazon.com.  Our new Smile feature directs all of your links to Amazon’s Smile site if you choose to enable it.  The feature is available to logged in camelcamelcamel users on your account settings page.

The second feature we’ve launched is a simplified price watch form.  We’ve (optionally) hidden some of the lesser used fields in the watch form design.  The watch form now simply asks for your desired price on a product/price-type combo (i.e. Amazon, 3rd Party etc…).  You can switch to the detailed form whenever you like to see the optional fields (like label and Twitter notification) by using the buttons at the bottom right of any price watch page.  Email and Twitter settings for watches will default to your account settings again listed on the account settings page.

April 12th, 2014

Camelizer for Chrome: Back in the Chrome Store!

After a few days of sadness, Google finally re-published our Chrome extension!  Grab it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-camelizer-amazon-pric/ghnomdcacenbmilgjigehppbamfndblo?hl=en

April 9th, 2014

Camelizer for Chrome: (Temporarily?) Removed from Chrome Store

Google removed The Camelizer from its extension gallery yesterday without notifying us as to why.  We have contacted them and resubmitted the extension for approval, but nothing has changed yet.  We hope it was a simple misunderstanding and that our extension will be back to its former glory soon.

In the meantime, we are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing everyone who is trying to install it.

February 19th, 2014

Updated: The Camelizer for Safari

Although Apple has apparently decided we’re not worth including in their Safari extensions gallery, we have kept The Camelizer for Safari up-to-date with its Chrome and Firefox siblings, and have just updated our site with the latest version.

Grab The Camelizer v2.4.4 for Safari here!

February 13th, 2014

The Camelizer Now Works with Firefox 27!

Mozilla pushed our latest Camelizer update into their gallery last night.  This update resolves the incompatibility issues between the extension and Firefox 27.

Please let us know if you continue experiencing problems with FF27 after upgrading the Camelizer.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/the-camelizer-price-history-ch/

January 13th, 2014

Triple Alerts Issue Resolved

Overnight, we had a software glitch that resulted in each price drop alert being sent three times.  As of about noon Pacific time, this issue has been resolved.  Sorry to annoy you!

November 12th, 2013

The Camels Will Be Down For Maintenance Tonight!

All Camel sites and browser extensions will be offline for a couple of hours on Monday, November 18th, as we improve the power / UPS situation in our datacenter.

Sorry for the inconvenience but this maintenance is very necessary!

October 21st, 2013

The Camels Will Be Down For Maintenance on Oct. 25

We have some major upgrades to perform on our servers and code, and have chosen to do so on the (Pacific time) evening of Friday, October 25th.

All Camel sites and browser extensions will be offline for a minimum of a few hours while we do this work.  Hopefully our chosen date and time minimizes the inconvenience for most people, as traffic should be relatively low on a Friday evening (and we’ll have the weekend to work through any bugs that pop up.)

Thank you for your continued support!  We will see you on the other side.

August 29th, 2013

The Camelizer v2.3.1 for Firefox is Out!

Mozilla finally reviewed the newest version of our Firefox addon, the Camelizer.  It brings to Firefox the same features its Chrome sibling has had for a while (the ability to create price watches from within the extension, being a major one) and also addresses the complaints many users had about the user interface of v2.2.  Users can now choose which style of UI they prefer, via the addon’s setting page within Firefox.

Download The Camelizer v2.3.1 here!  And please leave us a review so we know what you think, and can continue improving our addon.

August 29th, 2013

Our Site is Now Available in Spanish

Cameler Lee spent a lot of time over the last couple of months upgrading every single page on our site to support internationalization.  As a result, we’re proud to launch our first site-wide translation: Camels in Spanish!

To change your default language, simply click the link at the bottom of any page on our site.  We plan on adding more — like French, Italian, Germany, etc — soon, and are excited to provide the site in many of our users’ native languages.

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