We have continued to roll out support for great 3rd party apps and today we are happy to announce StatusCake has put live support for the up and coming real time communication platform – Slack.

Slack is an IRC like environment for your team to be able to communicate with each other, we have seen a surge in users who have requested we added support for it and so continuing with our tradition of you speak we listen we have added two new ways to integrate this great piece of software

Notifications from StatusCake to Slack

You can now set-up StatusCake to send notifications to one or more of your Slack Channels. To get started is easy – follow these easy steps:

Inside Slack:

  • In the Slack App menu, scroll down and click the “Customize Slack” option.
  • Next click “Configure Apps” to the left.
  • In the “Manage” menu, select “Custom Integrations”
  • Add a new incoming web hook configuration, if you don’t see this already, you’ll need to create one.
  • Choose a channel to which the alerts should be sent.
  • Copy the URL with the Token that’s provided.

Inside StatusCake:

  • Go to the Integrations section
  • Select Slack in the drop down
  • Insert your Token URL, and optionally type a channel name to send slack to
  • You must add an “Alias” (Name for the integration) – or the integration will not work
  • Save and then add this 3rd party service to any contact group of your choice under the “Push Notifications” field

StatusCake Key Stats to Slack

We’ve also added the ablity to query your StatusCake accounts key statistics right from inside Slack. No need to go to StatusCake every time you want to see what sites (if any) are down from your account. To get started with this –

Inside StatusCake:

  • Go to the Integrations section
  • Scroll down and in the Pull Service URLs copy the StatusCake URL for Slack

Inside Slack:

  • Go to “Your Account”
  • In the Slack App menu, scroll down and click the “Customize Slack” option.
  • Next click “Configure Apps” to the left.
  • In the “Manage” menu, select “Custom Integrations.
  • Add a new outgoing web hook configuration, if you don’t see this already, you’ll need to create one.
  • Optionally pick channel (or use “All”)
  • Pick your Trigger Word(s), We’d suggest something like “StatusCake”
  • Put the URL you copied from StatusCake in the URL(s) box

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