Version 0.4.6

[Feature] Integration with Yubico 2-factor authentication

[Feature] Ability to upload custom favicon

[Feature] Ability to disable specific notification types

[Improvement] Active incidents and maintenances are now displayed towards the top of the status page

[Improvement] Refactored incident notification email message template

[Improvement] New team members now default to their team page

Version 0.4.5

[Feature] Add New Relic as metric data source

[Improvement] Simplified incident update process

[Improvement] Enhanced billing reporting

[Improvement] Refactored billing communications

[Bug] Fixed CDN image loading in dashboard views

[Bug] Fixed browser security errors for status page previews

[Bug] Fixed minor browser errors in dashboard

[Bug] Sorted maintenance update messages properly

External Service Monitoring

We just launched a surprise new feature… External service monitoring!

Our robots are continuously monitoring the API endpoints of various 3rd party services. Over 50 services are already being monitored and you can see the whole list at whatsup.status.io.

You can now select the appropriate services and include their current status directly on your status page.

Here’s an example of how external service health is displayed on our status page:

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Add external services to your status page in the Dashboard. Simple go to the Components view and scroll to the bottom. Click the Add service button in the External services section.

Feel free to add as many services as you wish. They will be sorted alphabetically on your status page.

external-services-dashboard-example

StripeTwilioMailchimp and Twitter are just some of the 50+ services we are monitoring already. Let us know what services we are missing.

Unlimited external services are included with every plan. Get rollin’ today at Status.io

Version 0.4.3

[Feature] Added .com cname for optional bypassing of the .io TLD

[Feature] Components are now sortable via drag and drop

[Improvement] Live chat support is now accessible from anywhere inside the Dashboard

[Improvement] Redesigned the status.io website

[Bug] Fixed notification message subjects

Alternative TLDs

A new alternative TLD is now supported for custom domains: .com

When using a custom domain, such as status.example.com, you must create a CNAME record pointing to domain.status.io.

Now you may choose between the .io or .com TLD.

.io should use domain.status.io

.com should use domain.statusio.com

Why does it matter?

TLD’s are each controlled by different entities, different infrastructure, etc. We all saw the .io TLD experience issues early in 2013. While we can’t prevent a TLD issue, we decided to offer multi-TLD’s so our customers can choose which TLD they wish to utilize.

alt-tld

whatsup.status.io

We published a service for checking the current status of an API: http://whatsup.status.io

And the best part is you can check the health of an API with an API call 🙂

Each services has a unique id which can be used with a simple GET method

http://whatsup.status.io/service/52d48aeabbc114ea5f000007

The health of 50+ services are being monitored, and we plan to add many more.

4 distributed nodes are monitoring the service availability of each API by inspecting the endpoint’s HTTP response and/or performing synthetic transactions, latter being the goal for all checks.

We’re using this to power the upcoming external components feature for our status pages. Yup, soon you will be able to add 3rd party service health on your status pages 🙂

Give it a try. It’s 100% free.

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