What's new in OnlineOrNot

This is the changelog for OnlineOrNot. It lists changes to the product so you can get a quick overview of what's new. You can also follow us on Twitter for more updates.

You may also want to check out our roadmap to see what's coming next.

August 19, 2021 - Alert Priority and Pausing checks

When you're running scheduled maintenance, the last thing you need is a noisy uptime check spamming your team.

OnlineOrNot now provides you with two more ways to control your alerting.

  1. Alert Priority - define your alerts as either High priority, or Low priority. When low priority uptime checks fail, you'll receive fewer alerts. For more information, check out the docs.
  2. Pausing Checks - completely stop your uptime checks from running, anytime you want. Particularly useful for when you know your page will flip/flop while recovering from maintenance, and you don't want to be alerted. For more information, check out the docs.

June 22, 2021 - Browser Checks

Tired of looking for uptime checks for your client-rendered web app, and winding up disappointed that client-side rendered apps (using React, Vue, or Angular) aren't supported?

As of today, OnlineOrNot supports running Google's Puppeteer to drive a browser that checks your web app is working as expected.

Check out our pricing to see plan inclusions.

May 28, 2021 - Webhook Alerts

Webhook Alerts are here! Users on paid plans can now receive JSON, to any provided URL for incidents.

For more details, including sample JSON, see the docs.

May 11, 2021 - SMS Alerts

SMS Alerts are here! Users on paid plans are now able to receive SMS alerts for incidents.

Particularly handy for when you mute Slack and Email notifications overnight, but still want an alert to wake you up if things go wrong.

Apr 12, 2021 - Page Speed Monitoring

Sometimes a page's response time doesn't paint the full picture of what it's like to use your website.

As of today, it's now possible to monitor your page's Core Web Vitals, downloaded resource size (think fonts, CSS, JS, etc), and other useful performance metrics with OnlineOrNot.

Mar 28, 2021 - Weekly uptime report

For easier reporting, OnlineOrNot now sends a weekly email every Monday at midnight UTC with a summary of your pages' uptime percentage, downtime (in minutes), and number of incidents.

Mar 21, 2021 - Chat with me!

As of today, OnlineOrNot now has a little window in the bottom right hand corner where you can chat directly with me, Max Rozen.

If you're ever stuck, confused, or just wondering if OnlineOrNot can support a certain part of your workflow, feel free to send me a message, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Mar 19, 2021 - Get your whole team onboard

It's pretty common for monitoring to fall to a single person - we at OnlineOrNot don't think that's right. Keeping your site online is your whole team's job, not the responsibility of one person.

As of today as part of any paid plan, you can now invite your whole team to add pages to monitor, and subscribe to alerts - at no extra cost per person.

Mar 14, 2021 - Retries and waiting before alerting

Sometimes you've got a particularly flaky site that tends to go down for less than a minute, a few times a day. You figure it's not a big deal, but you're not sure how to silence the alerts.

OnlineOrNot now provides you with two ways to control how many alerts your monitors send you.

  1. Retries - Retries let you specify how many times you want to re-check a site before giving up
  2. Alert after several failures - It's now possible to wait until several sequential checks have failed before sending an alert

Mar 13, 2021 - Slack Alerts

Don't want to risk missing alerts in your email inbox? Now you don't have to!

As of today, you can now choose to receive your OnlineOrNot alerts in Slack, so anyone on your team that's interested in your alerts can see what's happening.

Mar 9, 2021 - Search for text

Sometimes pages will return the HTTP status code you expect (HTTP 200), but display a white screen. In these cases, you want a monitor that can check if some text is on the page, to know everything is alright.

As of today, both free and paid users are able to search for text on the pages they monitor.

Mar 7, 2021 - Monitor 5x as often!

Outages can often start and finish within five minutes, leaving your monitoring completely blind to what happened.

Customers on paid plans are now able to monitor their pages every minute, rather than every five minutes, to avoid this issue.

Mar 5, 2021 - Email notifications

You can now receive outage notifications via email!

OnlineOrNot will send you an email if a page becomes unreachable, and another email when it comes back again.

Mar 3, 2021 - Initial alpha release

You can now try out OnlineOrNot.

Its first release is fairly limited: You can monitor sites, and see in a dashboard if the site is online, or not.

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