During the last six months, we at Pergite have developed a new online system for online media subscriptions.
The first service launched is Glimta Unlock that allows unlocking of articles behind paywalls. This is done in cooperation with the newspapers, offering a legal way of sharing content and making sure the publisher gets paid.
First out are some small Swedish newspapers. And no, we are deliberately not launching this to the English markets yet, we need some time to polish the system first.
Also, we added support for automatically monitor the news feed, scanning thousands of sites through a partnership with Newsmachine.com 🙂
Pergite has now delivered an integration app package for the Starcounter platform. Utilizing these apps, the updating of an event inside Google Calendar is instantly replicated to/from the Starcounter database.
This, in turn, allows for apps like Conference room reservations etc.
For more information, please contact Mikael Runhem using the mail adress m @ the pergite domain in the url above.
During the years we have had many systems going down. Perhaps due to lack of memory. Or due to a changed password. Or some service account being removed.
Most of these systems were quite easy to monitor, like “website x is down” or “disc y is running low on spac”e etc.
There are hundreds of monitoring systems to do this.
However, there were some “silent failures” (nonevents) that was a bit harder to monitor. Like automatic imports/exports and reports sent out by email or text/sms.
Working with our Enecto systems we now ran into this problem again. Reports that were supposed to be delivered failed to be sent out by email. And nobody in our team noticed. Even though we copied ourselves on the daily report emails..
And when a customer finally called after a few days we were embarrassed and decided this would never happen again!
But how to monitor something that was supposed to happen?
After going through the whole internet we found some “dead mans switch” systems but these failed to meet our standards. Either too technical or too specialized.
So, being a small software company we built our own system.
We used one of my old domains, perpetus.com ( Perpetuus is Latin for “continuous, entire or universal”) and built a sort of egg clock system.
Step one is to create a monitor.
The monitor is basically a countdown timer that resets the countdown each time the monitor url is accessed
Or when the special email address for the monitor receives an email.
Also, we have something called Testament. This is the last will of the monitor and is the action/actions performed if the monitor countdown reaches zero. Right now these actions can be sent as email or text/sms messages.
For our developer friends we also have a basic API that allows to create monitors on-the-fly 🙂
Pergite Software AB has now delivered the new Patient Support System (PSP) to Adxto. The system was launched at the annual Almedalen conference and is targeted at supporting patients with their pharmaceutical treatments.