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[TUTORIAL] Pushover Notification Service


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Hi,

I have been working with the pushover service recently as an alternative the native notification service within the HC2. I think it is worth exploring if you are looking for another option. Since it is fresh in my mind I thought I'd document it and share to hopefully help others

This draws on previous work from @SDeath and @sj3fk3  and others so all credit goes to them.

 

STEP 1 – SIGN UP AND GET USER KEY

1.       Sign up at pushover.net, usual stuff. You can use a trial account for 7 days and after that you'll need to purchase a license per platform (ie iOS, Android, etc) irrespective of how many devices you have with each platform. The licenses per platform are approx €5 each so they shouldn't break the bank

2.       Open confirmation email and verify account

3.       Log back into pushover and make note of your User Key which will be something like ubp44xxxxxxxxxxxxxx8497aihkq and this  is your User Key

4.       Copy this out as you will need this in the scenes in HC2

 

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Note: There is also a pushover email address under your user key should you need this for another project but you don't need it for what we are doing here

 

STEP 2 - REGISTER YOU APPLICATION

1.       Scroll down to the bottom of the dashboard and click (Register Application/Create an API Token)

2.       Give it a Name (we call our HC2 domino so I named it domino) This will appear in your client device where you receive your messages

3.       Type = Application

4.       Description/URL and icon all optional. (I added an icon as it appears on the alerts that you receive on your client devices (72px x 72px, png) and attached is the one I used)

 

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5.       Check the box and Click Create Application

6.       This is the second Token Key, it’s something like aphmpbezxxxxxxxxxerqjwsg. Copy is out as you will need this in the scenes in HC2

 

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STEP 3 – ADD CLIENT DEVICES (TO RECEIVE ALERTS ON )

1.       Android/iOS - Download the app from the appropriate store playstore or appstore

2.       Log in to the app using your username and password that you got when you opened your pushover.net account

 

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3.       Give your device a name and click Register Device (I think it's better to avoid spaces and special characters if possible)

 

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4.       Go back to pushover.com and on your dashboard you'll see this new device added with the name you gave it. (Clicking the Pushover icon on the top left gets you back to your dashboard should you navigate off to another page)

 

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Repeat all part of STEP 3 for all other client devices. If you have multiple you'll end up with something like following

 

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You will see an Alert in your pushover app for each device that is added

 

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Within the pushover dashboard you can set up quiet times, groups and aliases but you don't need any of this to get started.

 

STEP 4 – HC2 SETUP

1.       Create a variable called pushoverBody in the top part of the variables panel

2.       Create a new scene called pushoverSend and copy the following code into it ( this is the 'engine' that will call the pushover api and  send the alert)

3.       You will need to add your own user key and token key to line 14

 

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4.       Create another scene and call the pushover Test

5.       Copy the following code to run a test (Change line 11 & 12 to the names of your device(s) that you wish to send the alert to. I have included 2 devices on my sample code) Change the Alert/Message Text as required

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6.       Confirm that you should see an alert on the devices that you specified

 

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This is the code that you can put into any scene that you wish to send an alert from, making the necessary adjustments to receiving devices, message and priority should you wish

Full details of the API can be found at

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After 7 days it will stop working and you will need to purchase the required licenses at ~ €5 each

 

.. and that it !!

 

-f

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On 2/9/2017 at 10:11 PM, AutoFrank said:

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Hi Frank

Get Debug line 13:attempt to concatenate local 'msg' (a nil value) on "pushoverSend "scene

Have copied both scenes, created "pushoverBody"global, inserted "user' and 'api token" and put user pushover devices line 8 of test scene.

pushover message works fine in test message from pushover app

 

Best guess?

Thanks Jamie

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  • 8 hours ago, Jamie mccrostie said:

    Hi Frank

    Get Debug line 13:attempt to concatenate local 'msg' (a nil value) on "pushoverSend "scene

    Have copied both scenes, created "pushoverBody"global, inserted "user' and 'api token" and put user pushover devices line 8 of test scene.

    pushover message works fine in test message from pushover app

     

    Best guess?

    Thanks Jamie

    @Jamie mccrostie

     

    Could you share what's on line 13 ? 

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  • 6 minutes ago, Jamie mccrostie said:

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    Sorry ment to add that and got side tracked

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    It looks like the global variable, referenced on line 13 does not exist. Could you check that it exists in the variables panel and if not could you create it and re run.

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    @AutoFrank  Here in  lies the problem with ipads, they want to captilise everything

     

     

    Working but you have to trigger both scenes at the same time. Sorted

    I get now ,its been a big day...

    Thanks

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  • 21 minutes ago, Jamie mccrostie said:

    @AutoFrank  Here in  lies the problem with ipads, they want to captilise everything

     

     

    Working but you have to trigger both scenes at the same time. Sorted

    I get now ,its been a big day...

    Thanks

     

    @Jamie mccrostie

     

    super. Glad you got it working:-)

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    Hi @AutoFrank

     

    Great work as ever. I'm in the process of setting up your Smart Message Hub

     

    So far I've got Pushover working on my Android 8.1 Oreo phone but when I run that test scene I always get 2 notifications to my phone, not one.

     

    Any idea why?

     

    Here is my code of the "pushoverSend" Scene

     

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    and here is my Test Scene

     

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    and here is the screenshot off my phone. I only clicked the "pushover Test" start button once, but got this many notifications on my phone!?!

    Thanks

     

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  • 37 minutes ago, andyhud said:

    Any idea why?

    can you share your message hub scene code and the code you are using to call it ?

    I'll try and take a look later

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    4 minutes ago, AutoFrank said:

    can you share your message hub scene code and the code you are using to call it ?

    I'll try and take a look later

     

    Hey @AutoFrank

     

    Thanks for your message. I should have clarified

     

    I have not done anything MessageHub related yet. Just this tutorial at the top of this thread for Pushover Notification Setup

     

    So all I have is the 2 Scenes (as per your tutorial above):

     

    • "pushoverSend"
    • "pushover Test"

     

    but when I click the arrow to execute the pushover Test scene it runs but I get multiple notifications to my phone as per the screenshot from my phone above

     

    Thanks again

     

    Andy

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    Hi!
    This scene has worked for years, but since this friday, I get the following error in the debug log:

     

    [DEBUG] 21:25:36: Success: Invalid argument

     

    Anyone knows what I can do about it? I didn't changed a thing.

    Thanks in advance.

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    On 11/6/2018 at 4:09 PM, andyhud said:

    Any idea why?

    some trouble

    I solved the problem for myself so:

     

    remove 2 lasts lines from pushoverSend scene

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    and add this to triggered scene (pushover Test) with delay:

     

     

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    now i have only one push at time

     

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    Hello everybody

    Here I would have a version for the HC3 as a QuickApp.
    Have fun with it!
    Greetings from Germany / Sauerland
    Frank

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    I you wan to have Prio 2 messages, you need to setup an expire for the message and even a retry.

    Example:

     

    local dvc, prio   = "yourphonename", "2"
    local rtr, exp    = "30", "3600"
    local ttl, msg    = "ALARM at home!", "Movement detected."
    local requestBody = '&device='..dvc ..'&priority=' ..prio ..'&retry=' ..rtr ..'&expire=' ..exp ..'&title=' ..ttl ..'&message=' ..msg 
    fibaro:setGlobal("pushoverBody", requestBody)
     

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