iPhone Development

For some strange, but unknown reason I decided to purchase a Mac Mini to try some iPhone Development. I have a few apps that I would like on my iPhone that are currently not available.

My first app will be for a Nagios Pager service that will utilise the Push Notification features just released in iPhone OS 3.0. There will be two versions, Nagios Pager and Nagios Pager Pro. Nagios Pager will be a stand alone application that will talk to a backend service for delivering Push Notifications for Nagios alerts, Nagios Pager Pro will contain all the features of Nagios Pager as well as an iPhone based Nagios client.

The standard version will be released in the App Store for free and the Pro version will be for a small cost. There will also be various access methods for the backend service required for the Apple Push Notification Service (APNS). A free subscription to the backend will allow for one phone to access one nagios backend, while a paid subscription will allow for multiple phones access to multiple backends.

If you are interested in this service or you are interested in entering the beta program let me know via a comment and I will get in contact with you. Stay tuned for more development news.

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8 Responses to iPhone Development

  1. E. Ayala says:

    This is a great idea.

    I just found out about Prowl (Growl on iphone) via push notifications on the iphone and was wondering if someone was working with integrating push notifications using Nagios.

    It’d be great if you can include me on the beta program, I’d be happy to help in any way I can. This would be a great app for any server admin.

    Good luck!

  2. Mary Starr says:

    Hello Jon,
    If you are developing a commercial product you will need a license from Nagios Enterprises to use the “Nagios” name in the manner you described.

    Edited before publishing.

  3. Cutter Kates says:

    sounds great im interested for sure

  4. Damo says:

    Definitely interested. Now I have an iPhone, I’ve been looking to get rid of the Blackberry for pager emails.

    I was disappointed with the email sound on the iPhone, not enough to wake me up, so I’ve been hoping for an app like this.

    Happy to be a beta tester, I can use it concurrently with the Blackberry in our Prod environment.

  5. Cutler Barrey says:

    I have to second (or third) everyone’s comments. Native notifications on the iPhone would rock. SMS just seems a little too top-heavy. I hear Apple’s still getting notification support dialed in on 3.0, but this just sounds like a perfect match!

  6. hoberion says:

    would be awesome, switched from nagios to opsview recently, if you can please make it opsview compatible

  7. Jon Smith says:

    @hoberion
    The pager system will be compatible with any monitoring system available that is customisable.

  8. todd says:

    Definitely interested. Been looking high and low for this exact functionality.

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