Create Custom Workflows with Zapier, Check Your Core Web Vitals assessment, Chrome 94 and More

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

November 17, 2021

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Build custom workflows with Zapier

Each team has different processes. Sending your monitoring data to your favourite services and creating automations can help with saving time and increasing transparency. We built a Zapier integration, so you can connect to over 4,000 supported apps and create custom workflows without any coding required!

Example of a Zap that sends a custom Slack direct message when a Budget status changes
Example of a Zap that sends a custom Slack direct message when a Budget status changes

We created a handful of boilerplate workflows (Zaps) to try:

  • get a direct message in Slack when a performance budget alert fires
  • send page speed data to Google Sheets or Airtable
  • run a deploy on a new GitHub release
  • create a Trello card to investigate exceeded performance budgets

Learn more about the Zapier integration or enable it on your Calibre account today.

Free tool: check your Core Web Vitals assessment

We created a free tool to check if your site passes the Core Web Vitals assessment. With Core Web Vitals Checker, you can see how many site visitors have a good experience and if your site is likely to lose ranking in Google. All based on Google’s Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) data:

Core Web Vitals report for calibreapp.com domain
Core Web Vitals report for calibreapp.com domain.

Check your site, share your reports or learn more about the Core Web Vitals assessment.

Bug fixes: Time to First Byte calculation

When monitoring a page that includes redirects from the initially saved URL, Time to First Byte was not calculated correctly (not including the redirects). While we recommend testing URLs without redirects, the Time to First Byte calculation now includes them, if they’re present.

Chrome 94

Our Test Agents now use Chrome 94 to test your Sites. You can always check the Chrome version in the Lighthouse JSON export or by inspecting the Request Headers for the first request in each Snapshot:

Request Header showing the Chrome version of the Calibre Test Agent

New documentation: Zapier integration and Basic Authentication

We documented how to enable and manage connecting to Zapier, so you can start creating custom workflows. We also added details about using Basic Authentication to log in to your apps while Calibre tests them.

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

Karolina is the Product Design Lead at Calibre. With years of design experience under her belt, she’s responsible for the comprehensive user experience spanning over product, visuals and content. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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