Monitoring apps

Fully automated monitoring to ensure your site or app is always working well

One of the consequences of the age we live in is the rise of the business website and online store. There are more and more people who have either given up on the regular Main Street store or have decided that they are sick of working for someone else and want to go out on their own. So they create their website or app and reckon it's all downhill from here as they wait for the money to roll in. Maybe a little naively, some believe that once they've unleashed their online presence onto the world, most of the hard work is done. As you can imagine, it's not quite as simple as that.  More

RapidSpike Oct 15th 2015

A better way to monitor your website for downtime

So, you've probably spent weeks and months diligently putting your website together with everything from your latest brand information to ecommerce sales. You probably think that you can relax a bit now and let the website do all the work. Uh-huh? That's a really dangerous thing to do. If something goes wrong with your website and there is downtime, you might not just lose a few sales while it isn't working. There's little more frustrating for the potential customer than a website that doesn't work efficiently and, chances are, those people won't be back. Pingometer is a top notch website ...  More

Pingometer Nov 22nd 2014

Save time and money with this effective set of brand protection tools

There was a hilarious moment at the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006 when thousands of Dutch football supporters were forced to remove their garish orange trousers and watch their team's game with the Ivory Coast in their underpants. It wasn't the German fashion police that caused supporters such embarrassment - even though they would have been well within their rights to do so. The fact is, the trousers were emblazoned with the advertising logo of a beer company named Bavaria, while the competition was sponsored by Budweiser. The monitoring FIFA officials ruled it a serious case of ...  More

BrandShield - Brand Protection Sep 7th 2014

Monitor all your networked computers from one place and keep your workers honest

The introduction of the computer systems has been such a boon to business over the last twenty years or so that it's impossible to envisage life without them. But with them comes other problems - especially now that every man and his dog seems to belong to some form of social network. There is always the temptation for them to log into their Facebook or Twitter account, play online games or, God forbid, watch porn sites and waste the time that you are paying them for. So, how can you monitor what they are doing behind their computer screens and ensure that the time they spend at work is ...  More

Net Orbit Feb 9th 2014

Monitor and analyze your app the way your visitors see it

Having reviewed literally thousands of apps over the years there appears to be three important principles to giving a chance of success - the overall design, look and 'feel' of the app, how easy it is to use and how fast it runs. All three have to work properly to get a foot in the door. It's easy enough to see how an app performs from the developer's end but it's a little tougher to see an app's performance from the point of view of the end user. There are many factors that can affect an app's performance and they have been exacerbated more recently with the introduction of tablets and ...  More

FuelDeck Oct 7th 2013

Monitor your kids online browsing even when you are on-the-go

There have been big inroads over the last couple of years in the monitoring of children's online activities. There have even been a number of apps made available where you can check what they are up to online, what they are watching (whether sex or violence) as well as who they might have contact with online. That is all well and good when you are around, of course, but what about when you are away from home. How do you monitor what they are watching when you aren't around? Care4teen is a internet monitoring app for iOS that is the next step up from previous security apps. Unlike most of ...  More

Care4teen Mobile Browser Aug 11th 2013

Ensure that your recurring background jobs are always running

Monitoring your online services is an area that many mistakenly take for granted these days. It is easy to assume that everything is running smoothly but, those that do use a monitoring service, rely on a service that lets them know that something has broken down. While these services can be excellent, they don't help you much if your job isn't running for some reason. Snooze is a job monitoring application for developers and operators who run recurring jobs and ensure that you know about it whenever you aren't running up to scratch - whatever the reason.   Snooze is a monitoring ...  More

Snooze May 29th 2013

Spy on your competitors prices every day of the year

One of the dangers of online retailing is the possibility that you lose track of your competitors. If you have a retail store in your local mall it's pretty easy to keep track of what your opposition is doing because they tend to plaster it all over their windows but, with your online competition coming from all over the country (or the world, if it comes to that,) it may take a little more effort. Pentagon is a price tracking and monitoring application for online retailing that delivers intelligent information on competitive pricing to help you shape your pricing to stay ahead of the ...  More

Pentagon May 21st 2013

Get your best new ideas from the general public and your customers

You hear it said all the time! The hardest part of the creative process lies in that spark of an idea that spurs you on in the first place and sets the juices flowing. And who better could there be to come up with those ideas than the people that will benefit the most - the general public and your customers. Buzzsourcing is a new business monitoring and marketing application that uses crowd sourcing to get the answers to your marketing questions. This easy to use app is perfect for businesses that deal with the public and who want to spark their creative juices with opinions from the ...  More

Buzzsourcing Apr 20th 2013

Measure and react to all your metrics in a positive way

Data monitoring seems to have come of age over recent years, especially since the app revolution really took off.  Up until recent years, the fine art of analytics and monitoring was a rather turgid and time consuming experience that nobody really wanted to take on. But with analytical tools like Google Analytics, Convertable and now Librato to help you out, data monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business have become so much easier. Librato let's you measure everything you need in one place and keep all your applications running smoothly.   Librato ...  More

Librato Apr 11th 2013