I’ve been trying to get Notifications working via the Rules API for a long time but I just can’t get the syntax right. Every now and again I have another go in the hope it will suddenly become clear but it never does so I am stuck waiting for it to be documented.
I also would like to be able to do a notification via the Rules API. This tutorial seems to demonstrate the lack of such capability.
While the tutorial is supposed to show a ‘notify me when’ capability, the notification consists of turning on a light. Not really what people want to do.
@nayelyz is there any plan to implement an ability for an actual notification via app in the Rules API? The Rules creation in the app allows creating notifications even to specific users but this capability is missing from the Rules API. So, the Rules API has more extensive capability than creating Rules in the app but is also limited. Seems like anything you can do in the app should be available in the API. Perhaps we need an ‘app’ device that we can command?
Is there an update on this? Specifically, I am interested in showing a notification with text and image of a security camera when motion detected, doorbell ring, etc. This would be very useful on my Samsung phone or Samsung TV (Frame).
I attempted to use a routine but there was not enough control over the trigger and the notification was only sent to my phone, not my TV. I will attempt to use the API. Can you link the documentation please. Thank you!
I was just asking because sending notifications from the Rules API isn’t currently available. I’m discussing this with the engineering team.
Also, AFAIK, notifications are only present in the mobile app. I don’t have any more information about notifications on the TV. In that case, you should contact SmartThings Customer Support to know if it’s possible using the Routines tool.