Google Launches iOS And Android Apps To Help Developers Manage Their Cloud Platform Resources On The Go

If you’re in charge of managing apps on Google’s Cloud Platform, chances are you are intimately familiar with the inner workings of the web-based Google Developers Console. Until now, that was pretty much the only way to get a quick overview of the health of your system. Now, however, Cloud Platform users can also use Google’s new mobile apps for iOS and Android to manage their Google App Engine- and Compute Engine-based apps on the go.

The company quietly launched an Android beta version of this app earlier this year, but now the so-called Google Cloud Console app is both officially out of beta and available on iOS.

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Using these new apps, developers and admins can get a quick look at the basic metrics for their apps and the services they subscribe to on Cloud Platform (think CPU usage,requests per second, latency, disk and networking stats, estimated costs etc.).

Google also built its Cloud Monitoring service right into the app, so it’s pretty easy to track any of your custom metrics on mobile, too.

You can also get mobile alerts when things start going wrong and then restart virtual machines or even SSH right into them from your phone (but only if you are an Android user for now). Once you are done (or have given up), you can also update the incident status from the app.