A fan of extremely simple, straight-forward web services? Then you probably know about amusing pet-projects like DownForEveryoneOrJustMe, GoingToRain or IsTwitterDown (variations apply). Here’s another one for your bookmarking pleasure that won’t make you go back to the website every time to check the uptime.
NotifyMeWhenIt’sUp lets you enter any website or service suffering from downtime and sends you an e-mail notification as soon as it’s back up (and only when it was effectively down upon entering). Simple, clean, obvious, free, and as far as I can tell it works like a charm too.
The service was created by freelance web designer Sahil in his spare time.
Update: I just got an e-mail a couple of minutes after publishing from one Milov Patel claiming that the service is a complete rip-off of a website called DingIt’sUp.com that was scheduled for launch tomorrow (placeholder for now). The screenshots sure look alike, but I have no way of knowing who stole from whom, or if this is merely a coincidence.
Either way, up to you to check up and compare both services tomorrow if you’re interested.
Update 2: all is well on the playground now, Sahil and Milov are on good terms again. Good.