Right now, I can connect the bridge to the Ewelink app, and I can connect my Ewelink account to IFTTT but the only options that show up are plugs and switches.
I'd love to be able to send an email that "pushes" a button my 4-button remote, or hourly check to see if someone left the garage door open, and send me an email if it is.
With the Google Home workaround - you can only start with Google Home though, right? You can't start with the RF device to trigger Google Home to do something?
I don't use many Google services, but I do have an android device so this has some promise, but I don't think it will do what ITEAD promised a few months ago.
I can't see how Google Home could be of any help.
GH only works with vocal command (and routines are no different).
I want the switching of the bridge to be recognised by IFTTT so that I can then action something else once the switching has gone ON.
BTW I want to action a timer so that the lamp that went ON from me being detected by the PIR (through the bridge), automatically turns off after (say) a minute, and this is done by a combination of IFTTT and Stringify... but if IFTTT does not recognise switching in the first place, it's impossible to trigger the action.
OK, so after a few hours of playing around I have found a working workaround.
The trick is to use an android device's notifications as a trigger to then start a flow in Stringify or IFTTT.
So here how I did it.
Create a scene in eWeLink app, Condition: RF Bridge (select trigger) Perform (select device on/off)
In your RF Bridge Settings (3 dots at the top) ensure "Alarm Notification" is checked.
Now create a flow in Stringify for this example I used a timer and add 2 IFTTT things. set of IFTTT as a trigger, then I added a timer thing in the middle and then another IFTTT thing as an action. Give it a name and save it.
Then in IFTTT add an Applet - if this: Android Device - Notification received from a specific app - App name: eWeLink - filter by notification keyword: ("the name of your eWeLink alarm")
tap Create Trigger
then that:Stringify - Run a stringify flow - (select name of flow created in stringify)
tap Create action and Finish
Then add another Applet for the action (ewelink device control)
if this: Stringify flow runs (select name of flow) tap create trigger - then that: (select a trigger e.g ewelink device)
Ensure notifications are turned on in system settings for ewelink, and that the app isn't running in Battery saver mode.
There we have it. It's far from ideal but it works well. Of course you will need an android device running all the time with access to internet.