Release 1.18 – IFTTT Service

New feature for this release:

* IFTTT Service support
PushMon users who have IFTTT accounts can now be alerted by any available IFTTT notification services by providing their IFTTT Webhooks Service Key. For more details, here’s how to use IFTTT on PushMon.

* YM removal
PushMon will no longer support Yahoo Messenger alerts.

* Bug fixes

How to use IFTTT on PushMon

1) Create PushMon applets

Sign in to your IFTTT account. Go to your IFTTT applets page and create a new applet.

Follow through the guide provided by IFTTT in creating a new applet.

  • Choose a service by clicking the “this” icon. Search and select the Webhooks service.
  • Create a trigger by clicking the Receive a web request box. Enter “pushmon_alert” as the Event Name.
  • Choose an action service by clicking the “that” icon. Search and select the service with which you wish to be notified. Make sure to connect your IFTTT account to your chosen action service account.
  • Fill out the necessary details for your alerts:
    1. If the action requires a “Title” field, click the “Add Ingredient” button and select “Value1” or you can write “{{Value1}}” directly on the field.
    2. On the other hand, put “{{Value2}}” on the “Message Text” field, or click the “Add Ingredient” button and select “Value2”.

Review the details you entered on your applet and click “Finish”.

Example Skype Alert applet

Connect your Skype account to IFTTT’s Skype service. To be able to receive notifications from IFTTT, you need to add the IFTTT bot to your contacts in Skype by clicking on the IFTTT bot boxed in red in the figure below.

Once you’re connected, your conversations will be loaded on the applet. Choose which conversation you prefer to be alerted with when your PushMon URL is down. You can choose the 1:1 conversation with IFTTT bot if you want the alert to be sent to you only.

2) Locate your IFTTT Webhooks Service Key

Make sure you are connected to IFTTT’s Webhooks service. Once you’re connected, go to Webhooks settings to get your IFTTT Webhooks Service Key.

You can test if your applets are working by going to https://maker.ifttt.com/use/{your_ifttt_webhooks_key} and filling out the details as such:

Click “Test It” and check if you have received a notification with the values you have provided.

If everything works fine, you may now use your IFTTT Webhooks Service Key in the PushMon App. Just input your key in the IFTTT tab.

And that’s it. You can now receive alerts on different services you will connect to.

Missing Pings on 9/28/2017

Please ignore any alerts caused by any missing pings today, September 28, 2017, from 12:05 AM to 8:57 AM EST. We had a database issue that caused us to lose pings during this time period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Should there be any more issues or concerns, you may always contact us. Thank you for using PushMon.

Release 1.17 – Paid Plans

Finally! We introduce to you the new and improved Plans for PushMon:

  • Free Plan
  • Professional Plan
  • Business Plan
  • Corporate Plan

From now on, you can subscribe to either a Monthly or Yearly subscription of the paid plans. Please visit our Plans and Pricing page for more information on the rates and the features that these plans offer.

This post will provide a more detailed explanation about setting up the schedule of your PushMon URL and when a ping is valid or not to keep the PushMon URL be in UP state.

We will not go over all possible schedules but this will at least give you an idea when to do a ping.

–Comprehensive schedule–

Schedule: “every day” – a ping must be done at least ONCE every 24 hours

Example:

  • Anytime before 12 AM of the next day is a valid ping

Schedule: “every 6 hours” – checking will occur every 12 AM, 6 AM, 12 PM and 6 PM so a ping must be done before these checks.

Example:

  • A ping at 11:30 PM is a valid ping for the 12 AM check.
  • A ping at 12:02 AM is not valid for the 12 AM check, but it will be counted towards the 6 AM check.

Schedule: “every Fri-Sun” – the PushMon URL will only be checked every Friday, Saturday and Sunday .

Example:

  • A single ping on Friday is valid.
  • A ping on Tuesday is valid for the Friday check.
  • A ping on Sunday is valid for the Friday check as well.

–Specific time–

Schedule: “by 12:10 AM every day” – similar to “every day”, a ping must be done at least once every 24 hours. But this time, the checking will start at 12:10 AM

Example:

  • A ping at 11:30 PM is valid.
  • A ping at 12:15 AM is valid for the 12:10 AM check.

Note: “by 12:10 AM every minute” and “by 12:10 AM every hour” is not a valid schedule.
It will also accept minutes divisible of 10 or 5 — “by 12:22 AM” is not allowed.

Schedule: “by 2:00 PM every endOfMonth” – a ping must be done before 2:00 PM at the last day of the current month.

Example:
A ping anytime on the 16th is valid.
A ping at 2:05 PM at the end of month is not valid and it will count towards the next check.

–Advanced schedule–

Schedule: “every Tue within 1 hour” – the PushMon URL must be pinged 1 hour before 12 AM Tuesday check. Pings done earlier won’t count.

Example:

  • A ping at 11:10 PM of Monday is valid.
  • A ping at 11:58 PM of Monday is valid.
  • A ping at 10:30 PM of Monday is not valid and it won’t count for anything.
  • A ping at 12:05 PM of Tueday is also not valid.

Schedule: “every 3 hours within 2 hours” – the ping must be done 2 hours before the next 3rd hour check.

Example:

  • A ping at 1:30 AM is valid for the 3 AM check.
  • A ping at 5:00 PM is valid for the 6 PM check.
  • A ping at 12:20 AM is not valid before it’s more than 2 hours before the 3 AM check.

Note: schedules “within n minutes” is allowed.

We hope that this post will help you use the PushMon service more efficiently.
You may always contact us should you require further assistance.

Thank you for using PushMon!

PushMon service were down for 20 minutes

Please disregard any missed pings from 2:30 PM to 2:50 PM (EST). Our hosting provider had experience an issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for using PushMon.

PushMon was DOWN

Please ignore any missed pings yesterday (October 20) from 3:22 PM to 3:34 AM (EST) as the server were having issues.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Should there be any more issues or concerns, you may always contact us.

Thank you for using PushMon!

PushMon power issues

Our hosting provider experienced a complete loss of utility power from yesterday from 4:54 PM to 11:24 PM (EST) which lead our servers to go down.  Please ignore alerts of missing pings during this downtime period.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Should there be any more issues or concerns, you may always contact us.

PushMon was DOWN

Please ignore any missed pings (and possibly consecutive email alerts) from July 13 to 7 AM of July 14 (EST). We were having some temporary server issues.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Should there be any more issues or concerns, you may always contact us.

Thank you for using PushMon!

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Our data center had issues from 1:16 AM to 1:43 AM (EST). Please ignore any missed pings during this time period. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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