Industry-First Android App Launched to Track Mobile Apps, Websites via Verizon, AT&T, Other 3G/4G Wireless and WiFi Networks
SANTA CLARA and PLEASANTON, Calif. - June 24, 2014 - Site24x7, the cloud infrastructure monitoring service from ManageEngine, today announced the launch of the Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App. Available immediately, this industry-first app turns Android mobile devices into carrier-specific monitoring locations. In turn, Site24x7 users can now track the performance and availability of mobile apps, mobile-optimized websites and other online services from the perspective of the mobile users accessing those services via Verizon, AT&T and other wireless carriers’ 3G and 4G networks as well as WiFi.
Site24x7 is demonstrating the new Android app at Velocity 2014 being held June 24–26, 2014, in Santa Clara, California. A silver sponsor of the show, Site24x7 is in booth 720.
Monitoring the availability and performance of mobile websites has become a top priority for IT teams who rely on critical monitoring metrics to help ensure mobile device users have the best experience possible. Historically, there was no way to monitor mobile apps and websites from the mobile networks themselves. In turn, IT teams lacked carrier-specific insight on how their apps and websites were actually performing for mobile users. Without mobile network information, tuning and optimizing mobile apps and websites was an exercise in guesstimation.
"Mobile apps are now ubiquitous, so the mobile websites and REST APIs used by native iPhone and Android apps absolutely must be monitored to ensure excellent end- user experience," said Gibu K. Mathew, director of product management at Site24x7. "The new mobile network monitoring capability in Site24x7 will help IT teams monitor status via popular 3G and 4G wireless networks. Additionally, you can monitor response times of APIs that are consumed by these mobile properties."
The Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App keeps track of mobile websites, monitoring key metrics like availability, response time and downtime of websites. The app converts an Android mobile device into a monitoring location. Now, in addition to more than its 50-plus global monitoring locations, Site24x7 can use mobile devices running the Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App as locations from which to monitor websites.
The breakout capability of the Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App is the ability to monitor via 3G, 4G or WiFi network or via any other connectivity mode present on the mobile device. Users can also set up multiple devices on different service providers to monitor mobile websites.
One immediate use case for the new Site24x7 app involves any company that has its distributor channels use smartphones and tablets to process orders. The Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App can be downloaded in various, strategic distributor offices and used to monitor website performance. This use case can also be extended to include other branch offices in global locations. Additionally, enterprise-specific mobile APIs can be monitored using the app, which users can run within their corporate network to monitor enterprise mobile services.
Along with mobile websites, users can choose to monitor the end-user experience of mobile apps by tracking the response times of custom APIs.
To set up the Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App, users simply create a Site24x7 account and download the app on their Android mobile devices from Google Play. Then, users register their Android devices with the Site24x7 account. Finally, users can choose the desired Android device to monitor their websites.
The Android app then runs in the background, on the mobile device, at all times. Once the app gets registered with a Site24x7 account, the device will be shown as a “primary location” or “secondary location” in the Site24x7 console. While adding a website for monitoring, users can now select a newly-added Android device as a location for monitoring.
The Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App comes as a standard feature of the Site24x7 Business Pack and above. Site24x7 Business Pack subscriptions start at $39 per month. Contact Site24x7 support at www.site24x7.com/contact-support.html for more details.
Site24x7 is a cloud infrastructure monitoring service from ManageEngine that helps monitor the uptime and performance of websites, online applications, servers, mobile websites and custom APIs. The monitoring is done from 50+ locations across the world and from various wireless carriers, thus providing a global perspective of the end-user experience. Site24x7 supports monitoring HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, TCP, IMAP, SSL, Ping, FTP, SFTP, DNS and other Internet-facing network services. For more information on Site24x7, please visit http://www.site24x7.com; follow the blog at http://blogs.site24x7.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Site24x7 and on Twitter at @Site24x7.
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