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  • thomauto@aol.com
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    Originally posted by cgeisler View Post
    Brilliant idea!! You don't even need the plugin. I think I'm giving up on the HS native integration entirely. I got this to work by making a script for each applet I wanted to fire. This seems to work nicely.

    Function Main(parm as object)
    dim result as object
    result=hs.GetURL("http://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/Event_Name_Here/with/key/xxxxxxxxxx","/",TRUE,80)
    return(result)
    End Function
    I have a couple Wemo switches that tried webhooks on and it looks like it will work for me, at least in my initial tests.
    Thanks!

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  • HSAccord
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    In my case I was relying on IFTTT to control some TP Link Kasa switches and lights. The wonky connectivity with HS3 was giving me grief. I managed (after much pain) to figure out how to use cUrl to control my Kasa devices. Six .bat files and some HS3 events later, everything is controlled directly by HS3.

    I've deleted HS3 from my IFTTT connections and no longer need to rely upon it.

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  • toddheadlee
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    Originally posted by cgeisler View Post
    Brilliant idea!! You don't even need the plugin. I think I'm giving up on the HS native integration entirely. I got this to work by making a script for each applet I wanted to fire. This seems to work nicely.

    Function Main(parm as object)
    dim result as object
    result=hs.GetURL("http://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/Event_Name_Here/with/key/xxxxxxxxxx","/",TRUE,80)
    return(result)
    End Function

    I love this idea. Definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing!!

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  • cgeisler
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    Brilliant idea!! You don't even need the plugin. I think I'm giving up on the HS native integration entirely. I got this to work by making a script for each applet I wanted to fire. This seems to work nicely.

    Function Main(parm as object)
    dim result as object
    result=hs.GetURL("http://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/Event_Name_Here/with/key/xxxxxxxxxx","/",TRUE,80)
    return(result)
    End Function

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  • logbuilder
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    Originally posted by jfla View Post
    I did not speak well, I was thinking about the possibility of using the webhook plugin with the IFTTT webhook functionality and bypassing the HS3 applet


    Jean-Francois
    Now I see what you meant. Thanks. For those needing IFTTT, might be something to explore. It would take myHS out of the equation.

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  • jfla
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    I did not speak well, I was thinking about the possibility of using the webhook plugin with the IFTTT webhook functionality and bypassing the HS3 applet


    Jean-Francois

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  • logbuilder
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    Originally posted by jfla View Post
    Hello

    do I replace IFTTT with the Webhook plugin?

    https://shop.homeseer.com/products/d...lug-in-for-hs3

    Jean-Francois


    You seem to be assuming that the problem is with IFTTT.

    IFTTT says there are 11 million users running more than a billion Applets a month. If it is a IFTTT problem, surely others would have seen it and it is not unique to HS. However, I did a search for users reporting they are seeing other peoples info when using IFTTT. I found no other reports. Access to IFTTT is via an applet. I'm pretty sure HS would have built that applet rather than by IFTTT.

    I'd bet dollars to donuts that the root cause of the problem is a HS issue. I hope I'm wrong. However, as we have seen in the past in terms of communications from HS, we will likely never know.

    Now, regarding your thought to replace IFTTT with the Webhook plugin, the functionality of the two programs seems like night and day. Can you elaborate on how the Webhook plugin would replace IFTTT functionality?



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  • jfla
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    Hello

    do I replace IFTTT with the Webhook plugin?

    https://shop.homeseer.com/products/d...lug-in-for-hs3

    Jean-Francois



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  • simonmason
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    Thanks - you got me thinking. What if you created a device in homeseer, and in IFTTT setup that device to turn itself off. That way you could trigger it in homeseer, and then start a timer. When it turns off from IFTTT then turn off the timer. That way you could see if it is working through a timed event call in homeseer, but you could also see what the response time was?

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  • sparkman
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    Originally posted by simonmason View Post
    I noticed that IFTTTT was having issues around the same time as an issue with Alexa - see this thread - https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...ems-to-be-down. The Alexa integration was fixed and do was the IFTTTT for a while. But then I noticed lights not responding again about a week ago. Is there any way to trigger a warning when the link between homeseer and IFTTTT breaks? The applet failed error on the IFTTTT site is buried. The homeseer applet configuration in IFTTTT shows active right now but yet the applets are failing.
    See here:

    https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...01#post1042801

    and here: https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...697#post991697

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  • simonmason
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    This morning I went into the IFTTT site, under services, picked Homeseer - it says status is active. I clicked on Edit connection and logged into myhs hoping that this would solve something. Two triggers from 6:46 that morning fired - it was around 12:30pm. Then I tried switching some devices in homeseer and got applet failed again in IFTTT.

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  • HSAccord
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    Originally posted by cgeisler View Post
    Okay, the situation has now gotten even worse. Not only am I getting the normal random failures, but applets are firing at random times and actually controlling my devices.
    Since my post yesterday I've had the same. Hours after the corresponding HS events occurred IFTTT decided to respond to a select few of them.

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  • simonmason
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    I noticed that IFTTTT was having issues around the same time as an issue with Alexa - see this thread - https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...ems-to-be-down. The Alexa integration was fixed and do was the IFTTTT for a while. But then I noticed lights not responding again about a week ago. Is there any way to trigger a warning when the link between homeseer and IFTTTT breaks? The applet failed error on the IFTTTT site is buried. The homeseer applet configuration in IFTTTT shows active right now but yet the applets are failing.

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  • cgeisler
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    Okay, the situation has now gotten even worse. Not only am I getting the normal random failures, but applets are firing at random times and actually controlling my devices.

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  • cgeisler
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    IFTTT integration still not working for me. I've been having these errors for weeks, anywhere from 5 to 25 per day. My applets have worked only 50% of the time for weeks. I've emailed HS support multiple times and my emails just go into a black hole. I usually get a response telling me to try re-linking my account. I've done that and recreated my applets about 5 times now since the beginning of the year. Anytime I respond to support with additional details and questions, I never get a further response. They are either getting lost or I am purposely getting ignored. Either way, this entire thing makes my confidence in HS as a company not satisfactory.

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