Hello there! I just got my Tidbyt and love it!
My goal for the integration is to have the ability to send Tidbyt messages from Homey. For instance, if someone opened the door have a notification.
My initial thought was I can just call a REST API with a token and message and it would just show it but it doesn’t seem to be that easy. I’m a developer so I should be able to piece this together but I was curious if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks!
You’ll need a way to generate a webp or gif image and then push to the tidbyt api via https. If you have access to linux vps or container somewhere then you can host a little service that accepts your alert string, converts to an image (eg with pixlet) then pushes to the tidbyt via tidbyt’s API.
If you can generate a gif within the homeyscript environment then you might be able to do everything inside the Homey device (which would be awesome). Seems it might be possible to run a docker container within homey but I have no idea about that. It does looks like a pretty powerful hub.
It has SSH so maybe I could get it to happen on the same box - https://support.homey.app/hc/en-us/articles/6673376100508-Getting-started-with-the-SSH-Experiment. Do you think this could pull it off?