Sep 1, 2020
With everything that's happening in the world, we almost forgot that SpeedCurve turned seven this month (which we reckon is like turning forty-five in tech years). Happy birthday to us!
Over the years, we've enjoyed expanding our platform from synthetic to include real user monitoring and analytics, we've built an amazing team, and we've welcomed so many wonderful customers. We're looking forward to continuing to serve you all for the next seven years, and beyond. :)
In this newsletter, we share some exciting new features, as well as some new plan options that we've created to give you more flexibility and functionality. As always, if you have any questions, give us a shout.
Until next time,
New SpeedCurve plans = flexibility + functionality
We recently added a new plan type, which gives you the flexibility of a Pay-As-You-Go plan, along with Enterprise features like WebPageTest scripting and the ability to add unlimited users and teams to your account.
To migrate your account to this new plan type:
1. Log in to your account, go to your Admin page, and click the "Upgrade now" link. Then select the "Build Your Own Plan" option.
The sliders are automatically set to recommend a plan size based on your current LUX and Synthetic usage, but you can adjust the sliders to explore pricing for other plan sizes.
2. When you've selected the appropriately sized plan, scroll down the page to submit your credit card payment details.
3. After we've received payment, we'll migrate you to the new plan.
If you have any questions at all, send us a note at email@example.com.
New! Google Core Web Vitals tracking by default
Core Web Vitals is a Google-driven initiative that will eventually affect your search ranking. Web Vitals are a trio of performance metrics:
From the beginning, we've supported Core Web Vitals by giving you the ability to create custom Web Vitals charts in your Favorites dashboards.
We recently made it even easier for you to track Web Vitals, by adding charts by default to your LUX and Synthetic dashboards.
Where to find Core Web Vitals:
New! Favorites filters
Many of you asked for this, so we built it! Now you can filter your Favorites at the dashboard level. In this short explainer video, Cliff (@cliffcrocker) shows how easy it is to use Favorites filters and how to use this in combination with your chart-level filters.
Fast badging for better UX
Is your site fast? Hot on the heels of Lighthouse v6 and Core Web Vitals, Google has introduced "Fast page" labelling in Chrome 85 for Android. Find out what this means for your site and how you can get in front of it.
Nuxt and SpeedCurve
We love it when the developer community takes SpeedCurve to a new level, and the Nuxt.js community's recently released LUX integration is no exception. Out of the box, all you need is your
AVIF image support
We love a good image optimization blog post! Inspired by this excellent piece written by a team of Netflix devs – AVIF for Next-Generation Image Coding – we've added support for AVIF to our image content types.
ICYMI: Track your first and third parties
You may already know about this feature, but we think tracking the JS on your pages is a pretty big deal, so we're going to mention it again.