Monthly Archives: April 2014

PushbulletToday, we are very happy to announce the integration of Pushbullet as a new “alert contact type”.

Pushbullet is an impressive and free service/app that enables users to receive notifications (and also share files) in:

With this integration, it is now possible to get the alerts on all these platforms in real-time. And totally free.

How to use Pushbullet with Uptime Robot?

  1. Create a free account at Pushbullet
  2. Install Pushbullet to device and/or browser you prefer
  3. Copy the Pushbullet API Key from Pushbullet website’s “Account Settings” page
  4. Login to Uptime Robot and go to “My Settings” page
  5. Click “Add Alert Contact” and choose Pushbullet
  6. Enter a “Friendly Name” and the “Pushbullet API Key” and create the alert contact.
  7. Attach this new alert contact to the monitors you prefer from the “edit monitor” dialog of each monitor.

That easy.

Uptime Robot is already integrated with the free and easy-to-use Boxcar app for sending iOS push messages.

Lately, the app has a new version, Boxcar 2, and the old version will be inactive in the next weeks.

Uptime Robot now supports Boxcar 2 and “any alert contacts for the older version will be deactivated on 11 April 2014 (7 days later)“.

In order to keep getting iOS push messages, please make sure that you:

  • install the Boxcar 2 app (note that the user-pass in the old Boxcar app is no longer valid, a new account shall be created in Boxcar 2)
  • define its “Access Token” as an alert contact
  • attach this alert contact to the monitors preferred.

Friendly Names For Alert Contacts

With this update, we have added the ability to define friendly names for alert contacts so that it’ll become much easier to distinguish them from each other.

That’s all for now :).