Hacker News keyword alert

  • mvolfik/hacker-news-keyword-alert
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  • Created by Author's avatarMat臎j Volf

Actor for the Apify platform that allows receiving notifications when a keyword is mentioned on Hacker News. This enables many use-cases, such as allowing businesses to monitor mentions of their brand, or monitoring news around your favorite technology

To run the code examples, you need to have an Apify account. Replace <YOUR_API_TOKEN> in the code with your API token. For a more detailed explanation, please read about running Actors via the API in Apify Docs.

import { ApifyClient } from 'apify-client';

// Initialize the ApifyClient with API token
const client = new ApifyClient({
    token: '<YOUR_API_TOKEN>',

// Prepare Actor input
const input = {
    "keyword": "apify"

(async () => {
    // Run the Actor and wait for it to finish
    const run = await client.actor("mvolfik/hacker-news-keyword-alert").call(input);

    // Fetch and print Actor results from the run's dataset (if any)
    console.log('Results from dataset');
    const { items } = await client.dataset(run.defaultDatasetId).listItems();
    items.forEach((item) => {