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WatchMouse Acquires Cloud Status for iPhone App to Monitor Popular Cloud Service Providers

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"Cloud computing has made it easy to build applications that run reliably even under a heavy load, and developers need to know if and when the cloud, and thus their application is having problems," stated Mark Pors, CTO and co-founder of WatchMouse.

WatchMouse, a global industry leader in self-service website and application performance monitoring, today announced the acquisition of the utility app, Cloud Status for iPhone created by Alasdair Allan, noted author, software programmer and expert iOS developer. WatchMouse also announced that it has made the app free to download in the Apple App Store, in conjunction with an updated version 4.4 release of the application including support for iOS4.

The Cloud Status iPhone application reports on the performance of popular cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine, Google Apps, Microsoft Windows Azure, and Rackspace Cloud. It allows developers and IT managers who utilize these services to quickly check the availability of all of these services and their components in real time using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. Each of the supported cloud services has a separate page and details the status for the various services provided. A quick read indicator denotes the status for each service: the status for the service is good, there is a problem with the service, or the service is down. Clicking on each service component provides further information as to the current status of that component, and any problems it might be experiencing.

The Cloud Status for iPhone version 4.4 release includes the following features:

  •     Free to download
  •     Support for iOS4
  •     Fully supported retina display in iPhone 4
  •     Added reporting for Rackspace Cloud and Microsoft Windows Azure
  •     Minor bug fixes

“Cloud computing has made it easy to build applications that run reliably even under a heavy load, and developers need to know if and when the cloud, and thus their application, is having problems,” stated Mark Pors, CTO and co-founder of WatchMouse. “We greatly respect and admire the work of Alasdair Allen on the iOS platform. Our collaboration and acquisition of the Cloud Status for iPhone app has allowed us to not only add new features, but also to make the app available for free to the developer community and IT departments around the world who depend on cloud based services to run their businesses. We plan to work with Alasdair in the future to create additional applications that will support other WatchMouse performance monitoring services.”    

About WatchMouse
WatchMouse is a global industry leader in self-service website and application performance monitoring. WatchMouse products test the behavior and availability of websites, services and applications utilizing an infrastructure that includes over 50 worldwide monitoring stations, in 30+ countries. WatchMouse provides many of the world's leading companies including Twitter, WordPress, Wikimedia Foundation, Philips, ING and VeriSign with independent confirmation of both in-house and supplier performance. Subscribers and trialists also have the ability to publish the live health of their websites utilizing the WatchMouse Public Status Page technology. Founded in 2002 and supporting a broad, rapidly growing international customer base, WatchMouse is a privately held company headquartered in The Netherlands. Follow @watchmouse on Twitter or learn more at http://www.watchmouse.com.

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