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Can't wait for IFTT intergration, I think it will give the lametric a lot more power. For instance, IF the LA Lakers are playing, then send live scores to Lametric display.

Even some smart home integration, IF doorbell is pressed, play tone and display doorbell icon/text.

Keep up the great work guys, you're on the verge of something awesome!

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and amazing work... 

Thank you so much James for the tutorial, and I now have another twitter account, as a trigger to send messages to my device.

I have some php code that sorts out birthdays (first one coming, etc), but I cannot get the URL format for the APP to accept the feed. I keep getting the WRONG DATA FORMAT when putting my URL (POLL). Can you share that bit of your code so that I can replicate it?

@James The setup went smoothly and I got it working with several triggers e.g. date/time or email. Problems seem to exist with the weather channel (sunrise, sunset, and others): though the trigger fires and should create a Wordpress action nothing displays on the LaMetric. Am I doing something wrong (no idea) or are there issues with using specific channels?
Yup that's correct Grant. Unless of course you have 2 different devices running IFTTT. If you can state a good enough case of why you might need 1 device pushing to multiple feeds then I may consider adding this for you. It is possible to do, although would require more of my time to implement it that's all...

Hey James, I have two of the LaMetrics. As IFTTT is bound to one WordPress channel, there is currently no way for me to create 2 separate LaMetric apps, so I can display two separate feeds, rightEven if I used a different email with your service, I am still limited by the IFTTT singularity on WordPress.

Great post Grant! I love hearing how people are using this; your example is very interesting. I have mine rigged up to the location channel on IFTTT to notify when my partner and I are on our way home from work. I also have it rigged up to the email channel. This is especially useful as you can use it to push messages to your lametric when you are out of the house. I am hoping Smartatoms up their game with the developer side of things. At the moment my implementation is a hacky way of getting it to work because quite simply there isn't any other way of doing it at present. That said, I can add support so that users can use custom icons for each different lametric alert/IFTTT recipe post. I shall keep working. In the meantime, keep posting your great examples of how you are using it! James

James, all good and working. Thanks for your support. I ended up testing an interesting use case. Let's say I had a store front and wanted to use it to display timed (kind of repetitive) and untimed messages in my store or location. The combination of Google calendar to handle the timed messages, and IFTTT's SMS channel, one can publish content. The caveat is that you can't jam a bunch of messages it appears thru IFTTT and as you mentioned, that's where the weak link is.

I have 3 data pipes feeding the LaMetric; SMS, Google Calendar, and raw IFTTT.

1) For the Google calendar, I simply use a tag in the subject line and filter on that in IFTTT using if SMS (with string say LM:), then push to LaMetric (via a word press hook). Filter tags in the body don't appear to be consumed by IFTTTs filter for routing. By using a calendar tag filter, you can use any calendar and mix it with other content as long as you don't use that tag in the other content. 

2) The raw IFTTT in my use case is simply for weather as there are particular types of local weather reports that I want at certain times of day. I'm a kite skier, so I push weather 3 times, before I go to sleep, before I wake up, and after I've waken up but before I've left; and these are all separate IFTTT requests.

3) For SMS messages, I am sending directly to my IFTTT phone channel number (only known to me), which is configured to route all messages to LaMetric

Sofie, have a look at James reply on page one starting out with "OK Folks, it's here... IFTTT/DO Button App Support for Lametric!", it really does only take a few minutes to set up as long as you have some experience with IFTTT. He piece is exactly as it as written as is the few minutes part. In my IFTTT trigger I used an Phone Call Channel number, then as James mentioned in his configuration, his Wordpress action. Works like a charm!

I don't get it to work

im trying to get a notify when i get an sms from a specific mobile number.

Is this possible

and what do i have to type in the wordpress tittle and body?

I just sign in. I will try to make it work this week-end. Thanks a lot for the great work and the step by step explanations!

Thanks the pictures helped and I think i have it setup right now. Won't know for sure till I get home on same network as Lametric to add the new app. Thanks very much for your work and patience with us on this!


Hey no problem James - happy to help! Do share how you get on and what you use it for! Always love hearing how people are finding uses for it...

@james . I'm up and running and it looks good (will have to wait till home to test). Just wanted to say a BIG thanks for working on this and going above and beyond with the personal service you have provided! :)

I have added a couple of photos to the setup instructions page for the bits that people seem to be getting confused over. Hopefully this helps...

@Grant - The icon you select for your new app will only have an effect on the icon within your Lametric Time app. My server overrides whatever icon you selected to the IFTTT icon automatically, hence why all messages are sent with the IFTTT icon no matter what icon you select. When you create an account at it will create you a unique stream. This stream always displays the last message sent to it via IFTTT, so even if you create a new lametric app, you are always connecting to your unique stream, and hence why its displaying the old data. There is no cache. If you wish to discuss this further, leave your Skype addy.

@James Rose - The confirmation emails are being sent to peoples junk mail (spam) folder. You need to check there and find the email. The emails are sent from '' so you could also add this to your list of emails which bypass your junk folder, then click to resend the verification email. If you are still getting issues, leave your Skype addy on here and il add you to discuss.

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