Text Notification When Done


#1

Hello

Yet another idea for a new feature.
Have AstroPrint send out a text message or IM of some sort informing when the print is done. It might also send a picture of the final object. Could be useful for people who want to use their printer the most efficiently.

Thanks again


#2

Jonathan –

Thanks!

This would be an interesting idea for a potential APP on our platform (When we open up the API in the near future). It could be a “Text Notification” app that would interact with the various functions of your 3D Printer (print status, time remaining, error etc…).


#3

You could also connect astroprint to ifttt.com to give it a wider range of control.


#4

I use the email on print complete feature of astroprint. I would like to suggest an added function/field. How about adding an sms email address and have astroprint send a one line message to that address when complete?
Almost all cell phone companies provide an email address based on your cell phone number. If astroprint could email a single line message when it completes a print, you could get an instant text instead of a dozens of emails.(I print a lot sometimes!)
You can enter your sms email address now, but I would assume if you enter it as your notification email address, it will break that email into dozens of texts.

example of some cell company email to sms addresses:

Alltel [insert 10-digit number] @message.alltel.com
AT&T [insert 10-digit number] @txt.att.net
Boost Mobile [insert 10-digit number] @myboostmobile.com
Sprint [insert 10-digit number] @messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile [insert 10-digit number] @tmomail.net
US Cellular [insert 10-digit number] @email.uscc.net
Verizon [insert 10-digit number] @vtext.com
Virgin Mobile [insert 10-digit number] @vmobl.com


#5

@Ed_Baker as a workaround you can set a similar thing up connecting IFTTT’s email channel and sms channel. This way of doing it is a little cumbersome because it still leaves an email in your inbox as well as texting you and it’s not instantaneous but it gets the job done for me.

With a minimal amount of coding the astroprint team could hook everything up via IFTTT’s maker channel which would allow for a LOT of possibilities beyond texts. All Astroprint would need to do is make a POST or GET web request to a custom webaddress https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/{EventName}/with/key/{PersonalKey} upon competition of the print job.


#6

When the public AstroPrint API becomes available, this could certainly be a possibility.

Until then, would hack together a (slightly pain in the ass) solution with IFTTT etc :wink:


#7

Ooh a public API sounds interesting! Is that something we could expect in the near future?


#8

I checked IFTTT and at $3,000/year to have a channel in there, it’s a bit out of our range… We’ll look into other options.


Astroprint & IFTTT
#9

No ETA, but I can tell you that a lot of it already exists and we are testing it. Also need to write documentation for it :slight_smile: Stay tuned!


#10

Oh dang that’s quite expensive to have your own channel. Maybe there’s a way to use the maker channel so you don’t have to pay to have your own? That’s a pretty niche problem/solution though


#11

Yes the maker channel is good option. I’ll look into it


#12

It would be nice if there were two email options, one for your main account, and an optional one just for notifications.

Or something like Pushbullet or another cross-platform notification engine might be useful too.


#13

Would maybe a marker like [AstroPrint Notification] in the subject do the same job? Would it be possible to filter by that?


#14

Yep, that’s enough for someone to enable a filter in something like Gmail, and have it forward to another address (e.g. your phone, via @Ed_Baker’s helpful list) .


#15

It’s done. All print notification emails now have [AstroPrint Notification] in their subject line


#16

Great

Now i can remove may haphazard filtering.

:smile:

Thanks Daniel


#17

Any word on the API ? :slight_smile:


#18

It exists – in private beta.

We are giving early access to potential app developers.

Are you a developer? At @Daniel’s discretion, you might be able to get early access :wink:


#19

I’m not a professional developer, just an amateur in my spare time. Anything I make I’d gladly give back to the AstroPrint community though :slight_smile: