Looking for an Icinga app for your Android? Just out, IcingaDroid could be your answer. The Icinga monitor watches your servers for you and notifies you when something changes. It draws check results from the CGIs, thereby differing to IcingaMobile in its Classic Web approach.  Brought to you by Karl Fischer, a Sys Admin and self-proclaimed novice coder hailing from South Africa, IcingaDroid is the perfect example of the openness of open source.

Written in Java using the Android SDK and Eclipse, Karl based it on NagMonDroid as his first coding project. In so doing he offers an updated look that also works well on Android 2.3, with slick service and notification views. Most importantly, IcingaDroid complies with Android usability guidelines which Karl attributes to its archetype. In his words: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon McLaughlin for his amazing effort that he has put into NagMonDroid, I’m truly feeling that I’m building on the shoulders of giants.”


It all came about when Karl was looking for an Icinga app on the Android market, only to find multiple Nagios ones. So he made it his business to bring an Icinga monitor to life, which was easy on the eyes and once run, users would keep running. From what we have seen, he has definitely achieved what he sought out to.

Check it out for yourself at http://code.google.com/p/icingadroid/, download, build on, modify or remix – Karl (@kmf) would love to hear from you!