ISY-99i Series INSTEON:Networking:Mobile Notification

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Mobile Notification

With the Networking module, you can send push notifications to both Android and IOS without using SMS messages (so works with non-phone devices, like tablets and media players).

All of these products utilize the respective push notification infrastructures - and use very similar APIs. You must first setup an account for respective API and install appropriate third party product from the respective market/store. To configure in the ISY, follow these steps:


MobiLinc Connect

MobiLinc on IOS (not Android - yet) offers notification within it's subscription to the connect service. See http://mobilinc.com/features/push/

Prowl

Apps

Instructions

  • Sign up at https://www.prowlapp.com
  • Enter credentials into Prowl on your IOS device
  • Send a test notification from https://www.prowlapp.com/add_notification.php to verify installation
  • Create an API key at https://www.prowlapp.com/api_settings.php
  • For each message you wish to send, create a network resource as follows
    • 'https' 'post'
    • host is 'api.prowlapp.com'
    • port is 443
    • path is '/publicapi/add'
    • timeout at least 2000ms (SSL takes a while to become established - can be lower if you change method to 'http' though
    • mode is 'C Escaped'
    • body to 'apikey=#API Key#&application=ISY&event=TEST ONLY&description=Test Notification\n'
      • (obviously - replace #API Key# with your API key

Notify My Android

Apps

Instructions

  • Sign up at https://www.notifymyandroid.com
  • Enter credentials into 'Notify My Android' on device
  • Send a test message from https://www.notifymyandroid.com/notify.php to verify installation
  • Create an API key at https://www.notifymyandroid.com/account.php
  • For each message you wish to send, create a network resource as follows
    • 'https' 'post'
    • host is 'www.notifymyandroid.com'
    • port is 443
    • path is '/publicapi/notify'
    • timeout at least 2000ms (SSL takes a while to become established - can be lower if you change method to 'http' though
    • mode is 'C Escaped'
    • body to 'apikey=#API Key#&application=ISY&event=TEST ONLY&description=Test Notification\n'
      • (obviously - replace #API Key# with your API key

Pushover

Apps

Instructions

  • Sign up at https://pushover.net/login
  • Make a note of your user key
  • Create an application at https://pushover.net/apps
  • Make a note of your application key
  • Enter same credentials into 'Pushover' app on device
  • For each message you wish to send, create a network resource as follows
    • 'https' 'post'
    • host is 'api.pushover.net'
    • port is 443
    • path is '/1/messages.json'
    • timeout at least 2000ms (SSL takes a while to become established - can be lower if you change method to 'http' though
    • mode is 'C Escaped'
    • body to 'token=#Application Token#&user=#User Key#&message=Test Notification'


Pushbullet

Apps

Instructions

  • After signing up, visit https://www.pushbullet.com/account and get your access token.
  • For each message you wish to send, create a network resource as follows
    • 'https' 'post'
    • host is 'api.pushbullet.com'
    • port is 443
    • path is '/v2/pushes'
    • timeout at least 2000ms (SSL takes a while to become established - can be lower if you change method to 'http' though
    • mode is 'C Escaped'
    • In Headers, change 'Content type' to application/json
    • Add an 'Authorization' header - put your access token in the username - leave the password blank
    • Place: '{"type": "note", "title": "Note Title", "body": "Note Body"}' in the Body
    • Update - and test.

Autoremote (MUST HAVE if you are a Tasker User)

Apps

Instructions

Pushsafer

Apps

Instructions

  • Sign up at https://www.pushsafer.com
  • Make a note of your private or alias key
  • For each message you wish to send, create a network resource as follows
    • 'https' 'post'
    • host is 'pushsafer.com'
    • port is 443
    • path is '/api'
    • timeout at least 2000ms (SSL takes a while to become established - can be lower if you change method to 'http' though
    • mode is 'C Escaped'
    • body to 'k=#Private or Alias Key#&d=#device id#&m=Test Notification&t=Test Notification Title'
    • full API documentation is at https://www.pushsafer.com/en/pushapi

Additional Info

Many APIs have other optional parameters you can send as well - details are on the sites in the API documentation.

On the ISY - there are potentially some issues with SSL negotiation depending on if you have the PRO version or not. Go into the dashboard (http://www.universal-devices.com/99i/dashboard.jnlp‎) and in the network settings make sure 'HTTPS Client Settings' is set to 'TLS 1.2' and 'All' is set for strength. Uncheck 'Verify'.

Other settings may work - this is just what works for me - and it's a security best practice now to avoid SSL3.

Currently - a separate network resource needs to be created for each potential action. So - one for 'Light On' and another for 'Light Off'. This makes it difficult to send, for instance, the current temperature. Version 5 of ISY is likely to make available variable substitution in network resources, which will remove this shortcoming.