Not so much of a RELEASE to be honest, as there is no smartapp or DTH to install. All the information is pretty much out there. More of a simple tutorial
Getting an integration between WhatsApp and SmartThings was something i have been looking for. The main purpose for this was to get a message whenever the last person leaves the home, to get a whatsapp message notifying if there are any lights or switches left on and with a reply, it can then turn it off.
Another main use was to send a “Status” message and get feedback about my house that i feel is important like the current weather at home, light and switches that were on, who was at home, etc. This integration helps me with this.
This was always doable on the ST app…but for me, the app is just so laggy hence messaging is so much more easier - that way i don’t have to stare at the phone while the app refreshes.
The steps are generally very simple to follow. And if you have been using webCoRe, this gets even more simpler. There are quite a few steps, but pretty easy and straight forward. The best part is that there is no SmartApp or DTH to install!
I’ve written a detailed walk through on how to get this done over on my blog:-
Hope this is useful for you and do share you use cases for this
Here’s an example of how to do the Web Request and the variables needed to make it work. The full URL is https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/twilioAccountSID/Messages.json, you can get your Twilio Account SID on your Twilio dashboard under “Settings”.