Push notifications are the fastest way to get notified of any change in your environment. Taking less than a second to arrive, they reliably inform you of things you need to know when you need to know them. Push notifications don't get lost in the volume of texts we receive, or buried in our inbox. This is why push notifications are the best way to ensure the quick distribution of critical information.
CloudMonitor for AWS uses two mechanisms to push alerts to you when they happen.
The first method works out-of-the-box to alert members of your team with the application when alerts transition to the Alarm state. When the application polls the state of alert and sees a transition to an Alarm state, the application will send a push notification with this information to all users of the application who are also monitoring the status of alarms in the same AWS account. There is no configuration or effort required on your part to make this work.
The second method we offer is an API which you can use to forward alarm notifications. Our API accepts an alerthistory object in JSON along with an API key, and will forward details of the passed-in alert to (again) all users of the application who are also monitoring the status of alarms in the same AWS account. Should you decide to set this up, it will certainly complement notification by email or other means.
Short, step by step instructions are available on our web site, but you will need to download and register your application to get an API key.