As part of the Bluemix Continues Delivery functionality toolchains allow the integration of third party and open source tools. Below are two samples how to leverage PagerDuty and Slack to get notifications about state changes in pipelines.
With PagerDuty you can receive text and voice messages on your smartphone and configure which teams members should be notified for certain event types.
Here is an example screenshot of my smartphone. You can take action via phone without having to log in to the web dashboard.
In order to get notifications about state changes in the pipeline in Slack, a DevOps bot writes messages into a channel in your team.
In order to try this functionality and to use toolchains navigate to bluemix.net/devops, click on the “Create a Toolchain” button and pick one of the available templates/samples.