Willow v2 for Wowza Media Server has finally been released and is available for download to all of our version 1 users as a free upgrade.
Willow v2 has a few new features in the desktop version to note, but more importantly we now have a mobile version of Willow available for the iPad and can be downloaded right now for free from the Apple app store. The mobile version of Willow allows you to monitor your Wowza server’s bandwidth, connections, memory, applications and instances and streams from your iPad in realtime. We will be putting up an Android version shortly and I’ll post up again when that is done. I personally use a Nexus 10 as my primary so I absolutely see it as a priority to get it up. It’s close.. let’s put it that way.
For new features in the desktop version, we have our new multi-server monitoring area.
This allows you to view more than one server at a time to see what the bandwidth and connections are doing, and then if you want to find out more then you just click button to do so and you are in the regular monitoring view of that server. Powerful and convenient.
Other improvements include a more detailed connectivity testing area, layout and design improvements and some overall performance based adjustments. We have some underlying framework in place for some future functionality as we have big plans for v2 and on to v3 as well.
Willow is by far the most advanced realtime monitoring software you can purchase for Wowza Media Server at this time and we consider an absolute requirement for development and production.
If you have purchased Willow and did not get an email then please let me know. Either way though, you can just go and login to the client area and download the latest. Installation is simple with three files to copy and one change to make for the mobile version.