Well I searched the forum, but came up empty handed. I run the mobile app on a Nexus 7 tablet, mounted to the wall in my entry foyer.
Recently I added a sensor to my front gate. It works great and consistently shows that the gate is either open or closed. I see that the mobile app (and other “smart apps”) can send a text, SMS message, and turn on a light among other things. What I want to do, and what I expected to find, was to have the app generate a sound on the tablet. Seems like it would be such a simple “thing” to do?
Maybe I just missed it? Any sage advice greatly appreciated.
You can also do this with SharpTools + Tasker. In SharpTools, you would long press on a device to subscribe to events – for example, if you wanted to get a chime each time the gate opens, you would subscribe to the gate contact attribute.
Then within Tasker, you would setup a profile using SharpTools’ Thing State event plugin. In the profile, you could use the Media > Play Ringtone (or Music Play) action to play a sound.
PS. SharpTools also has a set of widgets and a number of other Tasker plugins which are helpful for various projects: