Getting Started with Webhooks (aka SimpleURLs)

What are Webhooks with SimpleCommands?

Webhooks are way of altering the behavior on a web page or application. Within the SimpleCommands environment Webhooks are designed as a way to Trigger a Routine off of events or actions happening outside of the SimpleCommands platform. You can use Webhooks to integrate with third party services such as IFTTT, Zapier and Microsoft Flow.


How to Create Webhooks in SimpleCommands:

Creating Webhooks in SimpleCommands is easy! Just follow the steps below, followed by linking the Webhook with a third-party service (details below).

  1. Log in to your SimpleCommands account on the iOS or Android app, or the online dashboard and go to the Routines tab.                                                                                                                          Screen_Shot_2019-07-23_at_1.20.50_PM_imac2013_front.png
  2. Create a Routine and add one or more actions. These action(s) will be what happens when you execute the Webhook.
  3. Add a 'Webhook Trigger' to the Routine. Choose whether you want to add a Notification to the trigger (optional) and press 'Save + Get Token'. 



Take a look at the provided Webhook data. All SimpleCommands Webhooks use the POST method with the content-type: application/json. Remember this and copy the Webhook's endpoint URL.

You now have all the information you need to get started using your Webhook! But you're only halfway there. Now you need to link your Webhook to another third-party service such as IFTTT, Zapier or Microsoft Flow. This allows you to connect SimpleCommands to countless other devices and services and create customized Routines for almost anything in your smart home. 



For any additional questions please visit our Knowledge Base, or contact us here. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can! To get started, go to the App Store or Google Play store and download SimpleCommands!

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