Elixir in Production is a series where we interview people that have used Elixir for significant projects: apps, services, startup MVPs.
In this article, we’re interviewing Eduardo Messuti, the founder & CEO of Statuspal, a tool for creating beautiful, hosted status pages.
We talk about his project, which Elixir libraries and frameworks have been useful for Statuspal, and what developers should take in mind when launching their own Elixir SaaS project.
Statuspal enables companies to communicate incidents and maintenance in an effective and proactive manner, with little management required thanks to its integrated monitoring and powerful automations.
I (Eduardo Messuti) started working on Statuspal back in 2017 as a side project when I realized more and more companies were starting to build their own status pages in order to communicate their system status (companies like Github, Heroku and Twitter), so I thought that other companies would need them too.
As the Heroku status page was my favourite one design-wise, I decided to build Statuspal following a similar design. To this day, you can see the similarities.