When Apple introduced push notifications to the iPhone this summer, we immediately thought of what a great match it would be for our monitoring service. After all, the main point of the Pingdom uptime monitoring service is getting alerts when your website or server goes down.
So, when we started work on version 2.0 of our iPhone app, this was one of our top priorities. Now the new version is here, with push notifications, graphs, and more.
Downtime alerts as iPhone push notifications
We’ve already made it possible for you to get down/up alerts from Pingdom via email, SMS and Twitter. Starting today, as version 2.0 of our free iPhone app goes live, you can also get alerts to your iPhone as push notifications.
Above: What the “site down” and “site back up” notificatons look like in the new app.
Graphs let you examine trends
The new Pingdom iPhone app has also added graphs that let you examine trends in the uptime, downtime and response time of your site. These graphs are similar to the ones you can access in Pingdom’s regular online control panel, but now you can play around with them right on your iPhone.
The graphs can be shown for any date range, so you can examine a specific day closely, or view trends over several months.
- View the current status (up or down) of all your monitored sites and servers.
- Customize the list of which monitored sites to show.
- Get information about each check, such as its monitoring resolution, check type (HTTP, Ping, DNS, SMTP, IMAP, POP3, TCP post, etc) and its target (URL or IP address).
It’s worth noting that the app works on both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
Free monitoring + iPhone app = happy webmaster
The Pingdom iPhone app is free and available to all our users, both free and paid accounts. Couple the iPhone app with a free Pingdom account and you have an extremely handy, zero-cost webmaster companion.
We hope you like the new version!
Get the Pingdom iPhone app (App Store link).