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Notification for Iphone

Postby TANE » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:10 am

Found this fun application that will deliver notification to you Iphone.

easy to use.
just send a message to your notification e-mail or...use the API/web interface

https://www.appnotifications.com/

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Postby RdP » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:08 pm

Any idea how to integrate this in HomeSeer ?? And what about battery usage, is it high ??
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Postby Bjochems » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:48 pm

I tried to create a new account. But i got the following error message:

"We're sorry, but something went wrong. We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly."

For integrating in homeseer you can just create an event that sends out an email. Or if you use the API, create a script. I guess it will work the same way as the prowl API. See also: topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3305
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Postby TANE » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:36 pm

Her it's working fine.
I'm sending e-mail's from event.
When the account is created you will receive a special e-mail account (long string)
One of the best notification application's



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Postby RdP » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:00 pm

BEfore I dive into this. Do I have to enable push mail for the notifications. Push mail is using a lot of power and that's not acceptable for me.

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Postby 8r1an » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:34 pm

You don't need push mail enabled just Notifications

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Postby Lennart » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:33 pm

Hmm, I guess they are currently having some problems. E-mail I send to my account sometimes leads to a notification, but many times the Iphone remains silent. After a while (sometimes after 30 minutes or so) the notifications do show up in the Iphone app, but not as a notification on the main screen.

Also, their website is buggy: clicking my account leads to an error (to log in you have to go to the FAQ first), the PHP CURL code example doesn't work, setting the bounce e-mail notification option to off leads to not receiving any notifications at all, etc.

Sending notifications from the webpage, however, works all the time.

Any ideas? Is it just me who thinks the implementation is lacking?

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Postby TANE » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:45 pm

I have done some testing.
notification will display on the iphone in less then 3 seconds...

I'm sending e-mails from Homeseer events.


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Postby Snelvuur » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:07 am

cant you use a http api call of some sort? i prefer those, since you normally get some sort of 200 or 404 back ;p

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Postby TANE » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:20 am

you can use e-mail option..the most easy one
I did not test the other options

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Postby Bjochems » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:10 am

I tested the HTTP API and it works really good. With the API you can choose your own sound (or silent mode). Plus you can send some extra (html) text that is displayed when you open the application on your phone. Even remote images can be loaded in here. And you can also add a link to the notification dialog, so you can for example link directly to your HA website.

More info about the API (you must login first):
https://www.appnotifications.com/account/rest_api
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Postby RdP » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:15 pm

Cool... Works great....
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Postby TANE » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:04 pm

Rien do you use the e-mail option or the API?


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Postby Lennart » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:04 pm

Ok, I did some more testing. Some observations:

1) The E-mail option works indeed, as long as you don't put a checkmark in the option "Check this to NOT receive a copy (bounce) of all incoming emails to the e-mail address you used for your appnotification account" (this option is under MailNotifications and then advanced settings). In other words: you have to forward all e-mail notifications to your e-mail address or the notifications won't be delivered. As I already get too much mail, I'd rather check the checkbox...

2) I couldn't get the PHP CURL example to work, as is (of course putting in my own credentials).

My questions:

- Did anyone get it to work while *not* forwarding all e-mail to your e-mail account?

- @Bas: What HTTP API did you use? Could you post some example code? Or did you use Prowl instead of AppNotifications?

I also tried Prowl as discussed here: topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3305&SearchTerms=prowl#24749 and that works flawlessly (thanks Bas!).

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Postby Rene » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:14 am

Wat zijn de voordelen van deze applicatie t.o.v. Prowl (topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3305)?

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