Every time you think you’ve got something good going on, it gets snatched away.
I had two automations that were dependent on particular messages coming into google mail, with IFTTT grabbing them and forwarding that to Smartthings. But google is now breaking that function entirely.
I’m starting to wonder if interoperability is just a pipe dream. Competing commercial interests seem to never allow it for long.
Google is becoming a snarky machine that is isolating itself more and more. Closing their APIs left and right, driving Nest into the ground, now killing their IFTTT. Not having a cozy feeling about Google these days.
" Although you don’t need to take any action, we wanted to let you know that the following third-party apps will no longer be able to access some data in your Google Account, including your Gmail content. This change will go into effect starting March 31, 2019.
We are making this change as part of ongoing efforts to make sure your data is protected and private."
I can’t fathom trying to learn yet another API at this stage of life.
However… I am wondering if the gmail API can be configured to do, within itself, what was being done in IFTTT. So that if an email is received with particular content in the subject line, it performs an http get to an external system (such as Smartthings).