News and Updates from StatusGator

Excerpts from the Nimble Industries blog.

How to Save Precious Minutes During Incident Response

January 24, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

StatusGator notifies you when status pages change. But the most overlooked feature of it might just be the unified dashboard that displays the status of every service you depend on. This can save precious minutes during a frantic incident response. An Idea Is Born The original idea of StatusGator was born out of a day

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Under The Hood: Inside a Status Page Aggregator

December 26, 2019

by Andy Libby

StatusGator is a status page aggregator. We monitor the world’s status pages and provide a unified dashboard which tracks the status pages each user cares about. But how do we collect and normalize all this data? To get started with StatusGator, you choose the services you already use from our list. For each service, you

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Your Status Page is Useless If You Don’t Use it

December 8, 2019

by Colin Bartlett

Over the past several years, status pages have become more and more commonplace. They are not just a feature of the behemoth cloud providers like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, but common among the multitudinous rank-and-file SaaS companies that every modern business depends on. Having a well-maintained status page is not just a luxury anymore. A

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Component Status Filtering Is Here

November 22, 2019

by Colin Bartlett

One of our most requested features has made StatusGator more useful than ever before. StatusGator has been monitoring hundreds of status pages since 2015. Our aim has always been to aggregate the published status of the cloud services you depend on, making it available in any format you need, and notifying you when it changes.

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Deploying a Cachet Status Page to DigitalOcean

May 20, 2019

by Andy Libby

If you’ve considered having a status page for your service but are discouraged by the pricing of status page services – consider running an open source status page system like Cachet. This post explains how to install and configure a Cachet status page on the popular DigitalOcean hosting platform. You can run Cachet on DigitalOcean

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The First Annual StatusGator Status Page Awards

March 11, 2019

by Colin Bartlett

StatusGator monitors 411 different status pages, amassing a mountain of data about each. From when they are down and for how long, to what they post, to which pages people monitor the most and everything in between. Using that data, we are proud to present the first of an annual reflection on the past year.

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Improve Heroku Geolocation Performance with the Geolite2 Buildpack

October 7, 2018

by Andy Libby

Recently, we began using IP geolocation within StatusGator to learn where are users are located. We are happy to say that it’s working out well.  We hoped to use these insights to tune our marketing. To that end, we added the Ahoy gem to help collect information related to how our advertising campaigns are going.  The Ahoy gem  also uses

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Dump Google Analytics and use Ahoy to track your Rails app traffic

August 30, 2018

by Colin Bartlett

StatusGator is built on Ruby on Rails, a popular choice for rapid web application development for more than a decade. One of the many benefits of Rails is its rich ecosystem of open source gems which can provide massive value quickly. We discovered one such gem, Ahoy, on our recent quest to understand how our

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Location, Location, Location.

July 27, 2018

by Andy Libby

StatusGator has a few thousand users.  Recently I grew curious as to where you all are. Surely it would be interesting to learn a little about where they are from.  The results are pretty interesting. I’m pleased to report StatusGator helps users in 85 different countries! The top ten are: USA – 1,061 UK –

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A holding company for side projects

May 18, 2018

by Colin Bartlett

For as long as I can remember, I have loved building businesses. Ideas have always come naturally to me, and over the years I have honed my skills at actually making those ideas a reality.  I recall one of my first businesses at about 12 or 13 years old, designing nicer looking versions of property

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