Home Center app – Push notifications

This article describes available notifications in the FIBARO System.

What is a push notification?

A push notification is a message that pops up on a mobile device. Users don’t have to be in the app or using their devices to receive them. In general, push notifications can do a lot of things; for example, they can show the latest sports scores, get a user to take an action, such as downloading a coupon, or let a user know about an event, such as a flash sale.

Push notifications look like SMS text messages and mobile alerts, but they only work if a user has the given app installed. Each mobile platform has support for push notifications — iOS, Android, etc.

 

What is an interactive push notification?

Interactive notifications are an improvement over one-way push notifications that essentially acted as read-only messages. With interactive push you can provide a response which in turn can execute another action. The idea is particularly useful within the smart home ecosystem. We can set up some interactive notifications with actions, which we usually do, but will not happen automatically. Interactive pushes introduce better home control as they can invoke an action in response to the displayed message.

 

What is a critical alert notification?

Critical alerts ignore the mute switch and Do Not Disturb; the system plays a critical alert’s sound regardless of the device’s mute or Do Not Disturb settings. This type of push notification is reserved for notifications of the highest importance i.e. concerning the safety of your home.

 

How to create a push notification in the gateway

    1. Open the Configuration Interface.
    2. Go to  > Scenes > Add Scene.
    3. Choose Block Scene.
    4. Provide the name and choose the icon.
    5. Set the trigger for the notification, for example, whenever the window is opened.
    6. In the next column set the actions, i.e. sending the push notification to the specified user with a specified message.
    7. Done. Whenever the window in the bedroom opens, you receive a push notification.

September 7, 2020   2145    Tutorials    
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