Telegram webhook to publish event!


#1

Hi everyone, this is my first post on the community. Sorry if I put this on the wrong category. :s
The thing is, I want to be able to publish an event on particle when I send a message to a telegram bot created by me, but I can’t figure it how to make this possible so I’ll be grateful for any help.


#2

Take a look at IFTTT which may be the easiest path here. There’s a bit of latency, but not too bad generally.

What is it you want to do eventually?


#3

I already use IFTTT but I need to use the bot from them. What I want to do it’s to use my own bot in the same way, send a message with a key phrase to the bot I’ve created then when the bot get that message it can publish an event with some data.


#4

How have you created that bot? As in, where is the logic running?
Particle uses a REST API, so you should be able to call that from the bot end to publish something to the cloud.


#5

I’ve created the bot using the bot father only, I’ve created a webhook in the particle console to send a message on the chat when an event is published using: https://api.telegram.org/bot/sendmessage?chat_id=<chat_id>&text=Door%20Open
But if I want to use the same form to publish an event through telegram, it is possible?, cause I’m not very good at https :confused: