I’ve seen over the past years that folks have played with various “heartbeat” implementations at Particle. I’ve also seen, at other websites, that heartbeat functions are now becoming a standard part of their infrastructure.
The cleanest implementation would seem to be a timed Particle Integration that would trigger a webhook based on a “last heard” time vs. a user-selected timer. In other words, if I’m pushing data once per hour, I could set an Integration to send me a message, say, at 70 minutes after the last data upload, to say the heartbeat cadence has failed.
With the number of ever-more-critical functions being pushed to the cloud, a push notification that the expected data never arrived would be useful. Heck, even the Hologram Dash had it in its final days!
Thoughts welcome!, and thank you!