Heroku recently announced that its app StatusPage is now in the public beta stage. Publishing a status page is a great way to build trust with your users, by providing a place for users to go to in your app should they encounter any difficulty to instantly learn what's going on with your app's status. Is it down? Is it under maintenance? When will it be back? Status pages answer these kinds of questions, and they are used by popular services like Twitter, Google Apps and Heroku itself.
If you deploy on Heroku, StatusPage will let you build a custom-branded status page to communicate:
- The overall status of your platform
- The status of individual components and services within your platform
- Public metrics about your service like API uptime, error rate, or user activity
- A running log of incidents
Metric data can be pulled from performance analysis services, including New Relic, Librato, TempoDB, Pingdom and Datadog.
Check it out here.