New Feature: Push Notifications For iPhone, iPad And iPod (…And Mac Desktop)
Besides being the developers of Uptime Robot, as website owners, we know that getting notified of downtimes instantly is so important.
Uptime Robot already has a wide range of notification methods: e-mail, text message, Twitter DMs, RSS and API.
Today, we are introducing a new notification method: push notifications for İOS -iPhone, iPad And iPod- through the popular and free iOS notification application Boxcar.
Usage is pretty simple:
- Sign-up for a free Boxcar account
- Install the free Boxcar app to your iOS device
- Add your Boxcar e-mail as an alert contact in Uptime Robot’s “My Settings>Add Alert Contacts>iOS Push” screen
- And that’s it.
Also, Boxcar has a Mac Desktop application which can also display the same notifications in your computer.
Does this mean Uptime Robot won’t have an iOS app?
No, it doesn’t. An iOS app for Uptime Robot is planned however we are currently focused on several other “most requested” features like reporting, website widgets and response time analysis.
Once, such core features are ready, we would love to launch a full-featured iOS app. But thought getting push notifications right now would be awesome.
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