March 7, 2019

Just launched my first product -a simple uptime monitoring API

I just created my very first product and would like to share it with you, a simple API to track and monitor the uptime of your websites. For $9/month you can monitor unlimited websites/projects/servers and get an SMS or Email alert when the latency increases or there is a downtime.

With a simple but powerful API you can implement this data to your own projects services and make it available for your users and clients.

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    Congrats on launching, that's a huge milestone, especially your first. BUT... why an uptime monitor? The space is crowded, prices have been driven into the ground, and there's free alternatives available. You're probably not going to get a return from this.

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      This is true, and I was actually inspired by an article which mentioned exactly that and how many of this uptime monitor services failed. I am currently working on the API documentation, to be honest I am needing this service for my own projects and I wasn't able to find one that is A) cheap and B) offers a simple API c) doesn't try to limit or upsell me if I add 3+ websites.

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      Yup, this is exactly what I was going to comment!

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    Hey. What was your journey towards launch like? Anything you learned that you could share with the IH community?

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      I guess the biggest realization is to just ship it. I planed to add so many amazing features but it would have taken another 1-2 months and added very little to the actual value it provides to users. Instead I have now my first users I can get feedback from and see what they actually need.

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    I like the color scheme, minimalist and aesthetic. A feedback I would like to provide is maybe, just maybe it is possible to attach screenshot somewhere of how the control panel looks like ? Otherwise you might leave user guessing.

    Also from my point of view, maybe it worth to provide an option as some trial period ? If customer find it valuable after trial, he will pay. If not, he is walking away and now he knows about your service.

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      Currently it is free to test until I have added the API documentation and a few further features!

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    Design is very clean. Did you use a ready them or built it from scratch?

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    Love the visual style, very calm.

    Could not find the alert thresholds in the settings (for downtime intervals, or ping > certain value).

    Difference between visitor and device latencies would be helpful to explain.

    Did not find any settings regarding API use as per your last paragraph above.

    Kudos, it's a nice project. How long did it take you to build? How do you plan to find customers? Wish you luck!

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      It took me about 6 weeks to built it, I started last December but made several breaks between. I am currently working on the API documentation and will add the settings you mentioned as well. Until then it will be free to use and test : )

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    Cool. Are you considering a freemium tier?

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      It is currently free to use until I am adding the API documentation and a few other settings. So feel free to sign up and see how it works for you : )

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    I really like the clean simplicity of the landing page and app UI. And that the service is so focused and specific. It's also refreshing that it looks like a simple PHP app with no over-engineered JavaScript framework on the front-end. Cool stuff.

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      Thanks a lot for your feedback!