We're pleased to announce the launch of the Sesame Webhook! Many Sesame enthusiasts working with the Sesame API have expressed interest in a webhook and we're pleased to finally be able to offer this counterpart to the API.
For those of us unfamiliar with webhooks and APIs, a webhook is a way for an app to send real-time information to another app when an event happens. In the case of Sesame, the event is Sesame getting locked or unlocked. It works as the opposite of an API, which is when you send a request or information to an app (in Sesame's case, asking for lock status or sending a lock command).
Before the webhook was available, developers using the Sesame API had to make a call to the Sesame API asking about Sesame's status in order to know when Sesame was locked or unlocked. Now, with the webhook, this information will be automatically sent to the custom app being written by developers, which means no more constant queries checking Sesame lock status!
With both the webhook and API available, this means there are even more ways for you to customize your Sesame experience by sending commands to Sesame, requesting Sesame status, and now queueing actions to be taken when Sesame is locked or unlocked.
Like the API, using the webhook requires that you link your Sesame with the Wi-Fi Access Point in order to use cloud services. Be sure to enable cloud integrations in your Sesame settings once you've linked it to the Wi-Fi Access Point!
If you want to take advantage of the webhook but don't know how to get started, we also have a webhook & API tutorial showing how to add the Sesame webhook and API to IFTTT.
If you have any questions for us, or want us to feature your work with the Sesame API and webhook on our CANDY HOUSE Developer Reference, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We'd be happy to help and hear about the cool things you're doing with Sesame.
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