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Mobile Web GUI deprecated, will MONDroid for Android stop working?

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We have around 450 sensors being monitored by PRTG in our environment. We use the official PRTG Android client for multiple staff to monitor and receive PRTG push-notification alerts. However, certain alerts are only sent to certain staff. In order to allow ALL our staff to have a visual notification of sensors that are currently reporting to be down we have used an older 3rd party Android app called "MONDroid" for probably 4+ years now (much longer than the official Android app has been around). We continue to use this app simply for a visual aid in Android to show us when sensors are down persistently. It polls every 5 minutes on all of our phones and simply shows a green circle in the notification tray at the top of our Android devices if all sensors are good, or a red circle if there is 1+ sensors down. We do not have it making any kind of vibration or sound alert to our devices, it is simply a nice way to oversee down sensors in other areas of our company that may not be assigned to the specific individual. It is nice because it does not require that we manually launch any apps to check on the status, it is simply always there. If the sensor that is down is assigned to that tech, then they would receive a push notification alarm (vibrate/sound) via the official PRTG app.

My question is, since the Mobile Web GUI is deprecated and will be going away in the future, will MONDroid stop working (I have a feeling it gets its updates every X number of minutes via the web GUI)? And if so, how can we get a simply red/green type notification light on our Android devices using the official Android app? As far as I can tell, it can only send alerts to the device when a sensor goes up/down, etc... not have a red/green type notification icon that updates every X number of minutes. with the current global status of the PRTG server's sensors.

Any assistance with this would be great. We'd hate to lose the way we currently monitor our PRTG, it's been great for years now :)

android prtg webgui

Created on Apr 12, 2016 2:27:22 PM by  trafsta (0) 1



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It should keep working when it's using PRTGs API. Parsing the website would be pretty ineffective. Aside from that, have you checked out our official PRTG for Android app already, with tightly integrated push notifications and nice material design? ;)

Created on Apr 12, 2016 6:09:28 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Yes as mentioned we have been using the native PRTG Android app since it was released along with MONDroid, but the official app does not do what we are looking for. We use it for push notifications, but it does not have the ability to show a red/green "global status" type icon in the notification bar. Not everyone receives push notifications for every alert (only what you are responsible for), but it is nice to see a global status red/green icon that shows the global status of all sensors, which is what MONDroid does... PRTG for Android does not do this from what we have seen.

Created on Apr 12, 2016 6:13:45 PM by  trafsta (0) 1



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Hehe, okay :) Maybe you'll contact the dev about it, he should know best :D

Created on Apr 12, 2016 6:26:27 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Have you tried the global status home screen widget in the official app? It's not quite as simple as a green/red indicator, but it still might do the job.

Created on Apr 14, 2016 8:14:54 AM by  Matt Barringer [Paessler Support] (430) 2 1



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