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Feature parity…achieved

  • June 29, 2011
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So, the paid and free android clients are now exactly the same, other than the fact that the free version displays adverts.  Both fully support SSL (including self signed certs), both have the notification service, both have the widget etc…

Going forward I hope to introduce similar functionality on the iPhone client, however my first priority (since more people have asked for it) is to support digest authentication.

To that end I’m in the process of setting up a test server, and should be able to report some progress soon!

jNag Android app updated

  • June 26, 2011
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The Free Android app has been updated to version 0.87.  This brings feature parity with the paid app including:

  • Support for self signed SSL certificates
  • HomeScreen widget and notifications

For now the paid app will remain as well, but the only difference between paid and free now is the presence of adverts in the free version.


Removal of paid apps

So, since I’m rapidly finding that I don’t have enough time to maintain all the separate versions of jNag, I’ve decided to simplify matters a little.  At some point in the near future (next month or so) I’ll:

  • Ditch the paid android app
  • Roll all the ‘premium’ features into the free android app
  • replace the paid iPhone app with a free version

So, apologies if you’ve paid for the apps and feel aggrieved about these changes but that’s the way it goes sometimes.  I guess if there’s enough complaints about this I might be persuaded to keep the paid apps as a ‘current version + 1’ release (ie: always have them a step ahead of the free versions) but honestly I make so little money from them it’s really not something I’d want to do.

Anyway, feel free to discuss this in the forum, I pop in there most days so will be sure to reply.

Thanks to C4L hosting!

  • June 10, 2011
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Following on from this conversation in the forum regarding lack of a test server supporting Digest authentication, C4L hosting have a generously provided me with a Development server!  C4L are providers of IP Transit, Interconnects, Leased Lines, Colocation, Dedicated & Virtual servers amongst many other things:


Click here to visit them

I’ll be setting the server up over the weekend, and then working on getting Digest authentication working.  Hopefully this new test server will accelerate the development process somewhat, as well as provide me with a good demo platform.

Look out for an update sometime next week!

Also, if anyone else wants to donate stuff (free servers, iPads, Blackberry devices etc etc) feel free.  I can almost certainly commit to adding in features relating to free stuff before anything else 😀

coming this week..

  • May 4, 2011
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So, I’ve been a little lax over the last couple of weeks and haven’t really done…well, anything on jNag. However, I have a list of bugfixes / enhancements coming up this week and should hopefully have a new release out by the weekend. Read on for the list of changes…

nothing happening this week!

  • April 27, 2011
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I’ve been spending some quality time with my daughter this week, and just generally messing around…so there won’t be a jNag release this week. However, normal service will resume next week so have no fear!

iPhone app now available!

  • April 21, 2011
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Apple have finally got round to approving the app, you can download it from itunes here:


upcoming stuff

  • April 19, 2011
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Just a few brief words about what’s coming in the next couple of weeks…

Server 0.84 released!

This has a few minor bug fixes to do with text formatting, and also some handy trouble shooting options.

Calling returndata with ?status=true will now give you a table showing all the livestatus parameters available to you.  It also checks if ‘json_encode’ is available in your PHP install and tells you to update your install if not.

I think that’s about it… oh yes, options.cfg now has some more comments specifically dealing with pnp4nagios.  so that might come in handy if you’ve had problems viewing graphs.

get it now from the usual downloads page

new clients released!


All the clients receive a version bump today, the web client and free android app go to 0.84 while the paid android app goes to 0.85.  The iPhone app is still in apple approval hell by the way, but look out for it in the near future.

Anyway, onto the change list: