Proby will shut down on December 31, 2014.

We built Proby in 2011 to help our team at Signal fix a nagging problem - we had no visibility into the performance and health of our cron jobs. After we start building the service, we realized that it would be helpful to open it for others to use. A few weeks later we released Proby (read about the launch). Since its release, the service has helped developers monitor thousands of cron jobs. We’re thrilled that many have found it as useful as we have.

However, as we focus all our efforts on building the best cross-channel communications platform that we can, we have concluded that Proby is not a core part of that effort. Supporting the product takes time and attention, and we do not feel we can give Proby the attention it truly deserves to grow.

As such, we are no longer accepting new signups, and will shut down the service on December 31, 2014. I’m sorry for the inconvenience this may cause for your operations monitoring processes. If this will be a problem, please reach out to me (jjudge [at] and I’ll see what we can do.

Jeff Judge