Controlling your status by your location

We’ve recently added the ability for JAM, pureJAM and Answer.co.uk customers to change their status with a web API. This shows how you can quickly use the API and the cloud service IFTTT.com to automate your status based on your location.

First of all, you need to install the IFTTT app on your device, then you need to create an IFTTT ‘Applet’. You can do this either on your device, or because of the cutting and pasting, sign in on a web browser on a computer and do it that way.

 

 

 

Go to the Remote Commands page on your Answering portal. Log in as a normal user (Administrator doesn’t have a status) and go to ‘My Account’ -> ‘Status and Instructions’ -> ‘Remote Status Change’. Click on ‘API’ and copy and paste one of the example URLs.

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Then in IFTTT you need to make an Applet using your location as a trigger, and the URL as an Action.

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You can use any trigger you want with IFTTT. For example, you could do as I’ve done here and used the ‘Button Widget’ action to give me a button on my phone that sets me to Away for 1 hour:

 

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