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Part 3. Triggering an Alert on a Press

Elizabeth Adams edited this page Nov 29, 2018 · 8 revisions

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Now that we can trigger a command line message when we press the Dash button, we can trigger all sorts of other things! In this case I'm going to trigger a text message - we don't want whoever's at the door to be waiting until we check our email.

There are a couple of ways to trigger a text notification - services like Twilio or PushBullet. One of the easiest ways I found was through Initial State. It required minimal extra coding and provided me with a dashboard view of when my button had been pressed.

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