Cloud infrastructure monitoring service Site24x7 from ManageEngine, released an Android app designed to help IT teams track mobile apps and websites from different mobile networks.
The Site24x7 Mobile Network Poller App essentially turns Android mobile devices into carrier-specific monitoring locations, revealing metrics like availability, response time, and downtime. 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.
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. To date, there has been no way to monitor mobile apps and websites from the mobile networks themselves, preventing IT teams from carrier-specific insight on how their apps and websites were actually performing for mobile users.
“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 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.”