IFTTT - Still no update

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Come on, Chamberlain - really?  No IFTTT integration, despite the clear calls for it from your customers on this site?  Have you SEEN IFTTT lately?  Everything is on it now.  Why not you!?
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Dan Baumann Jr

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  • extremely disappointed and frustrated.

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Jack Godsey

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They are still trying to figure out how to break the news to up about needing a hub for HomeKit or a version 2. Been burnt by Philips Hue, August Lock, Nest and now these guys. Take it as early adoption nightmares. So going by these previous companies...I will just wait patiently for version 2. Ugh
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st8grad9699

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Add me to the IFTTT request list... it's 2015. Just opening your garage remotely is table stakes at this point.
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Gregory King

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2016 now. ;-)
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JamesL

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I just installed the MyQ Garage device a few days ago, and started my trip down the rabbit hole on the whole home automation stuff. I'm starting to see the power of IFTTT, and using it to tight many things together. 

I'm also rather disappointed to see there is no support for IFTTT on the device, and I most likely will return it and wait for a better alternative or if (ever) Chamberlain decides to add the IFTTT integration. I see many of the threads dating back as far as a year ago asking for this integration. However, we have received nothing but typically corporate answers. 

Anyways, I do like the MyQ device, but we no longer live in a single action single device world. 
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It's an extremely bad sign that Chamberlain ignores requests to provide IFTTT support. An inability to support this important enabler indicates a product manufacturer with a lack of imagination, a lack of responsiveness to customers' wishes and possibly an indication of even greater problems in their software architecture. I was considering a purchase, but not anymore.
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I wrongly assumed it would have IFTTT integration, fortunately I just purchased the device. Return very likely. .
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burnhagw

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so many smaller companies enabled this functionality...it can not be that hard to get your product to work with IFTT...
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Kulvir Bhogal

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Bump.  We need this integration.  Chamberlain please listen.  
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HarrySamuel

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ya we are listening, but the Flinstones are on, can you call next year, thanks.
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Philip W Morris

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I gave up and bought Garagio. I've got Amazon Alexa integration. IFTT, etc. It was easy to install and works great.
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JBDragon

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Check out GoGoGate 2
https://www.gogogate.com/index.html

Has IFTTT support.  Works with the Amazon Echo using IFTTT.  Supports Apple Watch.  Camera Integration, etc.  I'm looking at getting one of these in a couple months.  Waiting for anything to really happen with MyQ is a joke at this point.
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While there is no official or native IFTTT support for the Chamberlain MyQ Garage, there are ways to get IFTTT working with it.

Triggers
You can configure MyQ Garage to send you an email when the garage door is opened or closed or left open for a period of time. If you send these to a Gmail address and connect IFTTT to the Gmail channel, you can use them as triggers.

Actions
You can also link MyQ Garage to the Wink app and set up Wink Shortcuts to open and close the door. Connect IFTTT to the Wink channel. Then, you can use Wink Shortcuts as Actions in IFTTT.

Good luck!
Jeffrey
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Todd T

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This you can't do.  I have geofencing enabled on my Homeboy security camera.  If both my wife and I leave the house would like to perform action: Close garage.  However Wink does not allow garage door or locks to be accessible for IFTTT.

EDIT: This can be done and has been done using Tasker for Android, but that is above my skill set.
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That's a great option, Jeffrey -- it still doesn't change the fact that Chamberlain should have something native, and it's unfortunate that they can't hire a summer intern or something to knock this out. If they were open source, then I'd consider doing it.

Chris
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What is being proposed is basically a hack.  I have a Samsung Smarthings Hub and don't want to have to get the Wink to do basic things like:
1) Query Amazon Echo to ask "is my garage door open" or "close my garage door"
2) Get alerts that I can act on like and turn on lights and cameras.   For instance, earlier I was suffering form the problem that many had with the MyQ where my door would have phantom open alters.  I wanted to set up a web cam to send me a pic after getting a door open alert.  This would be easy via IFTTT.  I don't want to have to have an email address to listen to and then hack my way around it.  Chamberlain needs to realize that they have competition.  Garageio is a boutique dealer, but folks are adopting things like z-wave garage door controllers.  If I had to turn back the clock, that is what I would have done instead of getting the MyQ based on their lack of innovation.
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Yes, my recommendation is a hack. I agree that it would be better for Chamberlain to have native IFTTT support but was trying to share with others who are willing to hack something together in its absence.
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Kulvir Bhogal

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Jeffrey, thanks for your help.  I did not mean to offend.  I agree with you that Chamberlain could easily address this by opening up an API or having an intern take it on for a summer.
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Please remember Chamberlain is in the dark ages, I don't think they have more than one computer in the whole company, and that's a new test to see if computers catch on for business, its a used IBM PC, you know the one DEC said was NEVER going to catch on. Chamberlain thinks IFTTT is a fade that will go away.
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Today Hunter Douglas added IFTTT support for their Powerview app to control blinds. If they can do it, Chamberlain can.
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JBDragon

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That's some wishful thinking. I'd like to get some powered blinds myself. It's a little lower in my list of things right now.
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Matt

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Bump.
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Adam Wiseman

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Stiiiiiill waiting...
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JBDragon

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I think you're going to have a very long wait.
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Dan Baumann Jr

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Really, Chamberlain? Your customers have been asking for years for IFTTT integration for the MyQ service, and after years of requesting, badgering and begging, you FINALLY set it up - but for a fee? What an absolutely astonishing and disgusting money grab. I don't have to pay a fee for any of my numerous other smart home automation links with IFTTT or other services - Why would I pay for yours? You won't even let me open my own garage door with your service!!!

There are other options. They may even cost more - but I refuse to pay a subscription to use my own garage door. Your management has clearly gone insane.

I will not spend another cent for one of your products from any of your companies as a result. I'll also be sharing my sentiments with everyone I know. Chamberlain, as a company, is slow to meet current technology, tone-deaf to customer requests, and greedy besides. Is that worth the $1/month you wanted?