So what’s new in this version? Mainly two things:
- The ability to pause/unpause monitoring. We added a toggle control for this on the check info page. This can be handy if you need to do some maintenance and don’t want to trigger a lot of alerts, for example. Just don’t forget to start the monitoring back up when you’re done!
- An outage view, where you can also examine the reason behind each outage. This is the new default view when you tap on a check. Needless to say, this is great for troubleshooting on the go. Tapping on an outage will show you which monitoring locations first detected the outage, and the reason for the error (for example a connection timeout or an HTTP error code).
We have also done some changes behind the scenes, updated the apps to use our REST API, and fixed a few bugs.
If you’re a Pingdom user and have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, we really recommend it. The apps are free, and work with all Pingdom accounts (including free accounts). You can check the status of your websites at any time, get push notifications about downtime, and now also get some additional help in troubleshooting your outages. Pingdom’s website monitoring service is accessible using our apps.