I know this isn’t strictly about SmartThings integration, but that’s what I am using this particular IFTTT channel for in this scenario. So, please be kind
Also, I know I could probably figure out how to do this with Tasker or something else instead, but I’m really just trying to work on IFTTT things at the moment, and want to see this one through (i.e. I may indeed go a different route later anyway, but right now, I’m exploring IFTTT, specifically).
I want to set up an automation in which the following happens…
- receive text message from any of a few different phone numbers
- use IFTTT’s SmartThings channel to turn on a virtual switch (which then gets acted on by rules, etc, to do other stuff).
e.g. of ‘other stuff’…
Right now, I have it turning on a light to a certain color for so many seconds, and speaking a message via LANnouncer in my wall-mounted SmartTiles control panels (and to my phone).
I have this all working except for the part about watching for MULTIPLE phone numbers. As far as I can see, IFTTT’s Android SMS channel can only watch for text messages coming in from a single phone number / per recipe.
Does anybody know how to get IFTTT’s Android SMS channel to watch for texts coming in from multiple phone numbers (within the same recipe)?
I know I can just create multiple recipes (one for each phone number), but that seems like way too much to do just to simply get notified a certain way whenever, say, any family member attempts to text me.
I’d rather be able to include all of the desired phone numbers inside of a single recipe.