API for pushover.net integration
I use pushover.net for all of my lightweight notifications - it's simple, reliable, cheap and very good so fits well with updown.io :)
At its simplest, integration takes the form of an API call with a couple of tokens and a customised message.
Hi all, there’s now an option for that which is through Zapier (we just added native Zapier integration): https://updown.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1911991
Using this you can connect pushover.net and receive alerts from updown.io. I’m keeping this suggestion “under review” to gather interest about a native integration with pushover.
I wanted to completely switch to updown.io with our new server setup (we currently only use it as a limited secondary monitoring in addition to Pingdom). I especially like the IPv4 + IPv6 support that works out of the box without having to configure multiple checks per host.
But missing support for reliable push notifications is a deal-breaker for me: The dependence on Zapier for push notifications makes updown.io way more expensive than most of its competitors: 100 free Zapier "tasks" are more than enough in 99% of cases but we cannot risk missing notifications if shit really hits the fan. We'd therefore have to pay an additional $17 per month (Zapier's cheapest plan) just for Zapier to forward an HTTP request.
The alternative offered by updown.io don't work well for me: Slack is muted on my device in the after-work hours. Telegram is just shady and I'd have to somehow add an exception to allow a specific channel to disrupt my downtime (not sure if that's even possbile without allowing all channels to disrupt my downtime). I tried "Pushover notifications from e-mails" but unfortunately they are ugly walls of text.
Can you please reconsider adding native pushover support? It'd be easy to allow Pushover to disrupt downtime on my phone.