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  • Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you that we just released v0.72.13 that includes IFTTT Webhooks. Thanks to the new Webhooks integration you can create buttons on your Smart Remote to control your devices and services. Please see the detailed release notes here and How to use Webhooks here

    We would love to get your feedback about this new feature and learn about what you are able to accomplish thanks to it! Feel free to share your DIY projects here!

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    • Anne-Sophie F. Anne-Sophie F. Finally, and thank you. The remote has got some usability now. 

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    • Michael Wandzik glad you like it! Feel free to share how you use this here!

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    • Anne-Sophie F. Works superbly, any chance of being able to include Webhooks in the TV scenes or Home Scenes? 🙂

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    • Nigel Scott thanks a lot for your feedback, you will be able to add Webhooks to your Scenes really soon, we are currently beta testing it!

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    • Anne-Sophie F. amazing! I’d still love Homey integration (posted on another thread) but to be honest this works just as well through IFTTT response time is impressive also. Great work! Thanks

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    • Nigel Scott Sure we'll keep you updated for the Homey integration! 

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    • Nigel Scott have you checked our latest version v0.73.10? You can now add Webhooks to Home Scenes.

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    • Anne-Sophie F. already got them added and working a treat! Thanks! On a side note, do you know which area I’d add a request in for a double power button press for devices? Most projectors require a second press of the power button to switch off, which I can’t seem to do in scenes/device setup.

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    • Nigel Scott that's great! Sure you can vote for adding custom steps to TV Scenes here. Don't forget to follow this topic to get updated when available. 

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  • With the lack of smart home devices at launch, IFTTT would help with triggers and sudo control of devices. It would be a large mistake to not have this in any version of the customer facing software. 

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    • Graham Gieseker Would you mind sharing a bit more about some of the more specific integrations you would like to create using IFTTT?

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    • Frank hi Frank!

      in order to support IFTTT SevenHugs would need to support triggers and internet connectivity.  I could see a scenario where when I select an activity, let’s say “Movie Time” and the correct AV components turn on and a trigger is sent to IFTTT to dim the lights and lower the shades of device/protocol SevenHugs does not directly support. 

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    • Frank the integration of IFTTT would be mainly used to make http requests pending the implementation of direct queries locally.

      https://support.sevenhugs.com/t/y7bzjb/http-request

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  • I'd also really like to see IFTTT support. You don't have my home automation system (iControl Piper) on your list, but if you support IFTTT, it would be an easy bridge to control that and other systems. Adding a button on the remote to trigger any IFTTT action would be nice.

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    • Andrew Richardson We are definitely looking to have IFTTT as one of the first services Smart Remote supports for these exact reasons. We hope to have updates soon when they become available. 

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  • I would like to add another strong vote for IFTTT. As an early tester, I'm finding that I can't use my smart remote for much in the way of testing without IFTTT. Adding IFTTT support, however, would allow me to use all of my Homeseer, Z-Wave, and Insteon devices which would all go through Homeseer which is connected to IFTTT. And that's just the start. But I do try to link everything in through my main hub which is my Homeseer system. I also try to limit external connections to just go through that connection for security purposes. So IFTTT is key for me as I don't connect to many cloud services. So anything you can do to speed up the launch of support for IFTTT would be very much appreciated! ;)

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  • I just got the remote and am very dissapointed, that IFTTT is not available. Most of the automation in my home runs trough IFTTT....

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    • Michel Broggi this is true. IFTTT isn't available yet. I totally understand how frustrating it can be for you. It should be released during the first quarter of 2019, though.

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  • Hello any news about getting IFTTT on this remote control ??

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      • JL Picard
      • jl_Picard
      • 8 mths ago
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      Anthony DONNE should be released during Q1 2019 according to Greg S . 33 days left... tic toc tic toc...

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      • Bolu OSevenhugs
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      • Moboluwaji_Okupe
      • 8 mths ago
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      Anthony DONNE Indeed we are still working round the clock for a timely integration, rest assured it will be live very soon. Thank you for your patience.

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    • Bolu O I hate to test this application ...

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      • Frank
      • frank325
      • 7 mths ago
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      Bolu O Could we please get a status update on this? Last I see here, you said IFTTT would be released in Q1. We're past Q1 now and I haven't seen any new status updates (and my smart remotes are literally useless to me wirhout at least IFTTT working). I would love to be able to use the remotes that I paid hundreds of dollars for when I backsd you on Kickstarter, but currently it simply isn't worth taking them out of a drawer just for infrared controls that any universal remote can perform. For this reason, I haven't even installed my room sensors yet because it doesn't add any benefit at the moment. Please let us know what the status is and when you're now expecting to release this update. I would even volunteer to test IFTTT and provide feedback if it's ready at least to a testable state. Thanks.

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      • Bolu OSevenhugs
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      • Moboluwaji_Okupe
      • 7 mths ago
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      Frank Fuciarelli Hi Frank, your points are very understandable and trust me we recognise the need for a swift integration of IFTTT due to the popularity and high demand. I would just like to let you know that our dev team is still working on this and we prefer to make sure all integrations work perfectly before we release them so we just ask for some more patience and you will not be dissapointed. Thanks for understanding.

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    • Bolu O respectfully it appears that with your current staffing/resources rather than perfectly working integration you might be better suited to a lean development approach. Provide some MVP IFTTT/SmartThings integrations and iterate based on feedback.  That might help avoid more missed proposed delivery dates and provided your users with a sense of where your efforts are leading and ability to deliver.

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  • I backed the remote because other comparable products did not offer the IFTTT integration. I understand that process is requiring time you did not initially anticipate. I, for one, would be very grateful if you were to update regularly as to the progress of that integration, as my remote is not of use to me until integration is complete.

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      • Frank
      • frank325
      • 6 mths ago
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      Agreed, my remote is also useless and my room sensors are still in the box (no reason to set them up without IFTTT, and to be honest although I've configured my remote for what it can be used for currently, I haven't picked it up in weeks because there's no benefit over my FireTV remote at the moment). But I agree 100%, regular updates would be appreciated as I think many people are waiting for this. If the remote was advertised without IFTTT, I also would not have backed it. Please provide us with regular updates on the status here. Thanks.

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    • Indeed, remote is eating dust because all my home automation does not work with it. It's just a very expensive universal remote. Which does not even support customizing buttons of different media devices to bundle it on one screen.

      I'm very disapointed about the provided functionality. 

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  • Have you integrated ifttt yet?

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      • Bolu OSevenhugs
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      • Moboluwaji_Okupe
      • 4 mths ago
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      Jeff Dean Michael Wandzik Thanks for your feedback guys, I just wanted to update you that we are indeed still working on IFTTT as one of our top priorities at the moment and as I'm sure you can understand that there are quite a lot of intricacies that go into integrating various devices and features and we prefer to make sure that what we implement runs perfectly and without fail before we integrate. We do ask for just some patience and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Really disappointing, I could have implemented the api myself by the time this takes... This remote is utter garbage at the moment. If I had known the development would be so slow and closed I would not have backed this project. 

    Check out athom.com with their homey product. Integration with a smart home system with an open app ecosystem so integrations can be picked up by the backers, communities and interested people. Less developers needed to build proprietary integrations...

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      • Bolu OSevenhugs
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      • Moboluwaji_Okupe
      • 3 mths ago
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      Michael Wandzik Michael Bechtel Thanks for the feedback guys. Just wanted to update you that we are still working on timely IFTTT Integration release and we hope to be finished very soon ! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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    • Bolu O That's great to hear. Even more interested when "very soon" is a bit more precise. I will say though it might lessen frustration to keep announcements forward looking. For instance, if there is one adjective to describe the pace/scope of integrations, IFTTT included, timely is not one of them. You can say working on a successful IFTTT integration, or a feature-rich integration, but some acknowledgement that the functionality advertised vs to date delivered can not in any reasonable way be seen as timely. That at least allows us all to agree on a somewhat shared perception of reality :). 

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  • Very disappointed! I though it would work with more things then it does. If I would have known I would have went in a different direction! Sad!

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  • Just checking back here again after another 3 months, and I still see absolutely no updates with any type of release date for IFTTT. I've offered to be a beta tester for this feature that was promised long ago, and I haven't seen anything regarding any kind of testing either. This only leads me to believe that nothing is actually happening with IFTTT integration for this remote, since typically testing is an integral part and testing usually greatly benefits from existing users testing the service.

    I checked the IFTTT service, and although I see sevenhugs registered in February 2016, I don't see any applets or any sign of life there either, even now...over 3.5 years later. Very disappointing. To add insult to injury, I also noticed smart remotes are being sold on the sevenhugs website to new customers.

    So it sounds like the plan here is to ignore the backers that made this project a reality and not deliver on a very major feature that they were promised, and just rake in more money from additional customers. Ridiculous. If sevenhugs creates any new products in the future, you can bet I won't even think about backing them, no matter how great they "seem" based on what is advertised.

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    • Frank that makes two of us. It’s unacceptable to promote something then never produce! It’s like sevenhugs is running for politics!

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    • Michael Bechtel Frank, please stay tuned, we should have some interesting news coming soon on this.

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    • Anne-Sophie F. Looks like "Very Soon" means 1 year from now for you people at Sevenhugs Staff. Same answer every time. 

      "Please stay tuned" seriously guys ? IT'S BEEN 1 YEAR !!

      Here is what i understand : "Interesting news  = No IFTTT support, Soon = Never, Backers = REKT"

      Looks like your not even working on IFTTT integration for me.

      Show us something !!! Even a video of shitty alpha test ...

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      • Frank
      • frank325
      • 2 mths ago
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      Anne-Sophie F. Seriously? Don't you think we deserve a bit more than "soon" for an update? When is "soon"? At this point by saying that, you're just insulting our intelligence. We were told "soon" a year ago by Frank. We were told it would be live "very soon" by Bolu 6 months ago. We were told "very soon" yet again by Bolu 4 weeks ago. And despite Scott Alexander asking what "very soon" meant in reply to that message, we were left in the dark yet again with no response clarifying that in any way. Seriously, brushing us off by telling us "soon" is getting very old. It meant nothing to begin with, and after being given that same response multiple times for a year now, it means even less now.

      You're losing the trust of your backers more and more every day, the backers that are the reason you were able to being this product to life. We deserve more respect, and more results than that.

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    • Frank thanks for your feedback, we are sorry for your frustration. Our team has been working on getting IFTTT webhooks ready to use on Smart Remote. We are currently testing this new feature, depending on tests results we may be able to release it in the next weeks but can't promise anything for now. Please stay tuned!

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  • For God's sake how difficult is it to make an applet if button xyz pressed... I wish I could get my money back... 

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    • Michael Wandzik  IFTTT Webhooks are currently being beta tested, we'll make sure to update you as soon as it's released!

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