Twitter Notifications

NodePing is happy to announce our newest notification method – twitter direct messages.  The ability to receive a twitter direct message is a great addition to our current notification system that already includes unlimited email, international SMS, and voice calls.

Twitter notifications are in testing at this point.  They are available on all accounts so please do kick the tires and let us know how things work for you at support@nodeping.com.

You’ll need to follow @NodePing in order to get direct message alerts.  Then add your twitter handle in your contact record and in your check’s notification section and we’ll send you a private and discrete ‘direct message’ (not an embarrassing public tweet) when that check goes down and again when it comes back up.

Let us know in the comments how this new notification type is working for you and what you’d like to see added next – instant message (IM), HTTP POST to url, carrier pigeon, etc?

About Shawn
Husband, father of 7 great kids, and code monkey at NodePing.

3 Responses to Twitter Notifications

  1. James says:

    I think it would be a good addition to actually make a tweet to inform customers of any problems. The messages should be customisable, such as “If you’re having problems – we’re aware of it. Thank for your patience.” Then another customisable tweet “problems fixed! have a nice day”. This would fully automate getting the message across to customers.

    • snsparrish says:

      That’s an interesting concept… so the tweet would be from your twitter account, created by NodePing automagically. I like the idea. We’ll kick it around some here and see what we can come up with.

      • James says:

        I haven’t yet played with the twitter API, but I’m sure it can be done. It would also be a good idea for the same with Facebook, if it can be done.

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