OnlineOrNot updates from May

Max Rozen

Max Rozen / June 08, 2023

It's a warm afternoon here in Toulouse, I feel like it's as good a time as any to update folks about what's new in OnlineOrNot.

What's new

In May I spent time making OnlineOrNot better for folks monitoring as a team.

The headline feature is that I've updated how Slack integrations work with OnlineOrNot: you can now disable Slack alerts for an uptime check, or even pick which channel alerts should go to. Folks on the Team plan and above can add multiple Slack channels, and send alerts directly to individual people in your Slack.

Not everyone uses Slack of course, there were other updates:

  • Admins of OnlineOrNot teams can now remove people from a team
  • You can now monitor entire HTML tags with the "Text to search for" setting in Uptime Checks
  • OnlineOrNot has been accepted as a "known bot" in Google Analytics 4 (GA4). This means once GA4 updates (I'm told this will happen by June 23), uptime checks won't appear in your GA4 analytics anymore
  • Cron Job Monitoring is now available to try out. The feature is still being refined in beta, but now anyone can try them out.

What's next

Almost all of my product ideas come from a very simple process:

  • When folks sign up, I ask them a single question about what brought them to OnlineOrNot
  • Some folks will respond with some of the pains they've experienced while monitoring their websites using other tools
  • I'll propose a solution, and those folks tend to stick around once it's built

June will bring a few things:

  • Making it possible to fetch historical uptime data
  • Making it possible to add multiple Discord integrations, and pick which alerts get sent to which Discord channel
  • Rethinking how OnlineOrNot handles alerts and incidents: at the moment you get one email when things go wrong - sometimes you want to keep getting reminded until you confirm that you've seen the alert
  • Rethinking how OnlineOrNot displays who gets alerts: as I add additional integrations, the "Alert Settings" section for Uptime Checks gets harder to understand

Thank you

OnlineOrNot only exists because of folks like you. I don't have a massive marketing budget, OnlineOrNot gets its users from folks like you, enjoying it enough to tell their friends about it.

So here's an ask: I work on the things that people care enough about to tell me about them. If you think there's something missing, or something that needs improving, reply to this email/email me at - I'd like to know more!

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