Guide to Setup GarageDoorBuddy Monitor with IFTTT

To setup IFTTT to receive events from GDB Monitor, follow the steps below.

1. First create a free IFTTT account if you do not already have one.

2. Next, from the IFTTT dashboard, click My Applets > Services and search for ‘Webhooks’.  Click ‘Webhooks’ in the search result.

3. Click ‘Documentation’ on the top right for Webhooks.

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4. Update the URL {event} to “gdbnotify“.

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5. Copy the URL highlighted in the screenshot and paste it into the GDBMonitor app.

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6. Go to your GDB monitor app. Tap the device in My devices > Device Settings > IFTTT URL.  Copy paste the URL in the previous step in the textbox then tap “Save”.

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7. Next, from the IFTTT dashboard, click My Applets > New Applet to create a new applet.

8. Click “+this”.

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9. Search for webhooks.  Click the ‘Webhooks’ in the search result.

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10. Choose a trigger.  Click “Receive a web request”.

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11. Fill the event name “gdbnotify”.  And click “Create trigger”.  Then click “+that”.

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12.  Choose action service.  Search for ‘Email’ and click the ‘Email’ in the search result.

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13. Choose the action. Click “Send me an email”.

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14. Customize the email content and click “Create action”. Click “Finish” in the next page.

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15.  Open or close your garage door.  You should get an email from IFTTT.  This may take up to 2 minutes because of IFTTT service delay.

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