We've recently rolled out a couple of small features to make setting up your snitches easier.
Dead Man's Snitch lets you set up each of your snitches to send alerts to a unique email address. You could even send alerts to more than one email address if you separated the addresses with commas, as shown: "firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com".
It's easy to mistype an address, however. To help out, DMS will now autocomplete your email addresses. Any email used in your account will show up as an option in the autocomplete.
A similar autocomplete is now available on your snitch tags as well.
We've also expanded the snitch check-in setup page.
Since we now allow you to check in via email, we added directions explaining what email address to send your check-ins to.
We also added an example of checking in from Ruby using the Snitcher gem.
We plan to add examples in more languages soon. If there are any languages you'd like to see on the setup page, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope these improvements make setting up your snitches easier.
Anyone who’s had 10s or 100s of snitches hasn’t had an easy way to organize their dashboards. We’re excited to announce that we released snitch tags today! Tags allow you to easily group snitches together based on projects, clients, environments, whatever! They automatically group by status so you don’t have to scroll through your entire dashboard to find the failures.
Creating Snitch Tags
Add tags to a snitch when you create or edit a snitch.
Tags are displayed on each snitch install page for easy editing.
Snitches are automatically grouped by tag and status.
Try them out and let us know what you think!