IFTTT Integration/API Documentation

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Hello, I'd like to ask about the possibility of integrating the MyQ Garage door opener with IFTTT (you can ask about integration by going here). Or at the very least be provided with some documentation on the API for the MyQ Garage door opener so that I can build my own automation solution.

I know others have asked about this, but the last answer anyone got was 5 months ago.

Thank you for your time.
-Tim.
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scullytr

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Jose Santos

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Looking to buy, but in my case, no IFTTT is a deal breaker. Use case: confirming garage door is closed when home alarm system is set.
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Milind Nirgun

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I agree with some of the others that if Chamberlain wants to stay relevant in the future of the garage door market, they need to quickly embrace the new technologies. MyQ is already a big step toward that but being slow to jump on the home automation train could be disastrous for the company. @Jose is a good example of how quickly they can lose business. I just received my opener yesterday, too bad I wasn't really thinking of IFTTT and Echo integration at the time due to the urgency of ordering one. I was happy that there was a smart phone integration and assumed there would be other possibilities. Wish I had come across this thread before ordering.
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Pm

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Yes, MyQ is a good step in the right direction. However, it is a closed and very limited system. Chamberlain must open up and compete (IFTTT) with what is on the market today. If they are not doing that, they might end up where Kodak did (one of the iconic American companies going bankrupt, selling their name and patents to other companies). So please Chamberlain try to compete than stay behind and lose because of being too conservative and afraid of introducing technology that many other companies already offer.
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Dennis James

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This is ridiculous. Had I known this was going to be this way I wouldn've bought the gateway. I think I'm just going to spend the extra $60. to make my garage automate they I want it to and the way it should. I'm going to try this...
Wireless Z-Wave Multi-Input/Output Dry Contact Bridge; Cert ID: ZC08-16040002 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6RZ7MM/... it's a shame people have been asking Chamberlain for over 2 years for this intergration. Definitely regret choosing to buy the gateway. The opener is nice but anyone who's into home automation, the gateway is crippling. Over 2 years Chamberlain SMH you had an opportunity of a lifetime with HA people... You blew it!
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Daniel

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I found this new integration page for myq and maybe it was accidental but they plan on implementing IFTTT, google home and alexa. The catch is, they will charge us for this in a new subscription based model. Free trial for 30 days, $1 a month or $10 a year for IFTTT.
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firerock31

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@Daniel, great find! I remember reading somewhere that MyQ will support Google Home in the near future. I just can't believe they are intending to charge this particular service! 
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firerock31

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@MyQ, so after all this time, your only semi-useful integration is with IFTTT and requires a subscription? Is this company playing a joke with its users?
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Brad Graham

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@MyQ Community Manager

I am not happy that MyQ finally decides to join the connected home with $1 per month or $10 subscriptions. 
Nest Cam is the only other thing I know of that charges a subscription, and that covers a lot of video storage. 

Can you please answer the following questions:
1. What options are available in the google home/ ITTT subscriptions? I don't see the option to actual open the door. The description on your premium service page is very vague. 

2. Why would you make two separate subscription services, or any at all really? Many of us use both Google home and ITTT - and we do not want to pay for both. 

3. What costs is chamberlain getting hit with - or what killer feature are you offering, to justify this expense to your loyal users?
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Marcus

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@brad Check out what Lauren from Corporate pointed out below. This new service is robust.
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Daniel

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Even Ford and Lincoln are rolling out Alexa integration for their remote vehicle capabilities..... For free. Little more cost for them to do this than your garage door service since yours connects to the users WiFi. They have to pay AT&T for data usage.
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Brad Graham

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@Marcus I know you meant that as a joke. Honestly what the hell does robust mean? 
They should be transparent - you want to sell me on a service.. tell me why its worth it. Bottom line - if the integration can't actually open the door, only close it, that is a big fail
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use this and ditch Chamberlain Gateway
https://techcrunch.com/2015/11/09/microbot-push/
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MyQ Community Manager

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Sharad, we encourage everyone to explore the available options and believe they'll find the robustness of the MyQ solution is the superior choice. Lauren
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Tom

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Yup, they're about to get a crash course in how quickly the smart home market can turn on a dime. Garage doors don't move that fast, but with integrated smart tech you make a mistake like this and it could be one your company never recovers from.

I sincerely hope they're taking this seriously and not trying to weather the storm for a few months hoping to cash in on the service long term. They'll lose whatever footing they have in the market within a year.  If I knew when I purchased my unit what I know now I wouldn't have touched their products with a ten foot pole.

Integration isn't a luxury, it's the foundation of the future market.
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Tom

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Yup, they're about to get a crash course in how quickly the smart home market can turn on a dime. Garage doors don't move that fast, but with integrated smart tech you make a mistake like this and it could be one your company never recovers from.

I sincerely hope they're taking this seriously and not trying to weather the storm for a few months hoping to cash in on the service long term. They'll lose whatever footing they have in the market within a year.  If I knew when I purchased my unit what I know now I wouldn't have touched their products with a ten foot pole.

Integration isn't a luxury, it's the foundation of the future market.
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MyQ Community Manager

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Tom, I hope you will believe me when I say that your feedback on this forum is important. Your thoughts and insights are being reported to the leadership team. I sincerely thank you for taking the time to send them. Lauren
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Lauren, will your future openers accept Android Pay?
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Dennis James

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You know we ALL feel ripped off and lied to by Chamberlain. Very unethical move.