MyQ Garage integration with IFTTT - No control?

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I reluctantly paid the awful $10 charge to integrate with IFTTT. I was hoping to get a better home automation experience than the poor integration with google assistant. Good job on fooling me again with your “automate control of your devices” claim. The IFTTT integration offers zero “control”, no open, no close. The only thing it does is offer you the ability to trigger other things on “open” or “close”. Are there plans to enable at lease the closing of the garage door with a MyQ Garage from IFTTT in the near future?
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Tim Moriarity

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Nettravellor

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Hi Tim,
I had lots of issues (like many) trying to integrate the My Q beyond the phone ap.  Seems the latest version of the product was ahead of the other smart devices on the market.  In the last month I've been able to get my Wink Hub Version 1 to connect to the MyQ device and use its ap to open an close my garage doors but it is very slow.  Still no success in having my Echo connect to the Wink Hub to use voice control.
Anyone that has that success, I'm interested in how you did it.  In the meantime I can at least see if my doors are open when I'm not home.  Also want to be notified if door is opened or closed, anyone have that figured out yet?
Jeff T.
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Tim Moriarity

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Hi Jeff, You used to be able to set shortcuts to open and close in wink and call them from the other APIs with voice. RIght before the new paid service offering from chamberlain the functionality through wink was removed to open and close the garage door through the shortcuts. If you google it you will see folks that had it set up through wink with IFTTT, Google Home, and Echo working well then it was shut off to make way for the new chamberlain paid model.

To your second question. To be notified if the door is left open or it opens you can set up a robot in wink to send a notification based on different triggers.
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Nettravellor, thanks for the info. You will need to contact Wink support in regards to connecting Echo with Wink, and for setting up alerts via Wink. 

Here is a link that will take you to Wink support: http://bit.ly/2FdY7x1 

Thanks, Chuck
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Tim Moriarity

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MyQ Community Manager, I did not see a response to my original question posted in this thread two weeks ago, “Are there plans to enable at least the closing of the garage door with a MyQ Garage from IFTTT in the near future?”

I also see that Chamberlain’s website has been updated to not say “automate control of your devices” giving folks a more clear picture of the limitations before they pay the $10. That’s Good, thank you.
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They still havent taken the option off the site, I didnt see threads like this before I was snookered out of $10 for functionality they advertised was going to be integrated.. what a joke
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I can close the garage door by voice through IFTTT integration with my Alexa device, but not open the garage door the same way. Simply closing the door isn't worth $10/year. Feeling like I got tricked into buying a bottle of snake oil.