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Show the Apple Store status on your site

As the whole Mac community knows, when Apple Store goes down for maintenance, there is a good chance that Apple is about to release something new or update an existing product.

To spare you the trouble of constantly keeping an eye on the Apple Store, we here at Pingdom have set up monitoring of the US Apple Store status, and also created a small banner that will show its current status.

Apple store status banners from Pingdom

So, how do you put this on a web page? It couldn’t be easier. Just cut and paste this code:

120×120 pixels:

<iframe src="http://applestorestatus.pingdom.com/?id=1" name="applestatus120" width="120" height="120" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no">
<h1 style="font: 14px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Apple Store Status</h1>
<p style="font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">View Pingdom's <a href="http://applestorestatus.pingdom.com/">Apple Store Status</a>.</p>
</iframe>

160×160 pixels:

<iframe src="http://applestorestatus.pingdom.com/?id=2" name="applestatus160" width="160" height="160" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no">
<h1 style="font: 14px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Apple Store Status</h1>
<p style="font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">View Pingdom's <a href="http:// applestorestatus.pingdom.com/">Apple Store Status</a>.</p>
</iframe>

And presto, you will have an always up-to-date icon displaying the Apple Store status.

Just in case you are wondering how often Apple actually does something like this, here are the most recent US Apple Store downtimes:

US Apple Store downtime
Date Downtime Products released
January 15, 2008 4h 35m Macbook Air, Time Capsule etc
January 22, 2008 2h 25m Pink iPod Nano
February 05, 2008 2h 15m iPhone and iPod touch changes
February 06, 2008 10m
February 08, 2008 15m
February 12, 2008 2h 15m Aperture 2
February 19, 2008 1h 56m Xsan 2, iPod Shuffle changes

As you can see, there is a clear correspondence between when the Apple Store is taken down and when a product is released or updated. For the monitored time so far (since January 9), all longer downtimes correspond to a product release (they most likely want to give some time for the word to spread).

The banner is linked to this public report page so you can view the downtime history.

We hope you like it! Our Mac enthusiast number one (Pingdom’s web designer, wouldn’t you know?) loves this, so hopefully you will too.

A note on the monitoring: We check that the main web page of the US Apple Store answers and doesn’t return an error. We also check for a special text string on the page that is not shown on their maintenance page. We test the page once per minute and the status on the banner is also updated every minute.

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