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Dear All

Following a client meeting today, I'm passing on the idea that the client gave.

I was telling him that the alert notifications could be delivered by email or by SMS, but that SMS would carry an additional cost.

He then asked why not deliver them through WhatsApp, his reasoning being that it is free and therefore could eliminate the cost of SMS. In the simplest form, you could select WhatsApp as the delivery channel for the alert/notification and then enter the phone number of the client. Off the bat, the idea makes sense given the fact that most people have WhatsApp, it seems like a natural communication channel and one that everybody checks very very often. So this feature could have be useful for a very large number of users.

Now to be honest, I have not a single idea if it is even possible to do this or if it would really be free.
Please add your input to this and let everyone know if you like the idea.

Best Regards

Robert

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you have push up notifications..... but they are very very very poor sound!

It can be solved if working with whts app for us also!

thanks for offering

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Dear RobertoS  and locationGPS , we see the relevance on this theme. The similar pole we have on another topic on the forum.
The idea is clear enough, so we will research messengers' API and try to do the best.

Tatsiana Kots
Business Analyst, Gurtam
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tata wrote:

Dear RobertoS  and locationGPS , we see the relevance on this theme. The similar pole we have on another topic on the forum.
The idea is clear enough, so we will research messengers' API and try to do the best.

Hello Tatsiana

Thank you for checking on the idea and keeping us informed if anything new happens on this idea.

Best

Robert

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Has there been any movement on this? I would propose that Telegram may also be one of the channels for notification.

Regards
John

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JohnG wrote:

Has there been any movement on this? I would propose that Telegram may also be one of the channels for notification.

Regards
John

I could see and use Telegram and/or Pushover as a alert sending mechanism.  I know lots of people that use Pushover for alerting and replacement of their corporate pagers as well. 

On the topic of notification integrations it may be "simpler" to implement a full integration with Zapier for a single point integration and utilize Zapier to then forward to whatever other service is supported through Zapier?

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I just happened to search on the web for WhatsApp integration and it seems that quite a few services comapnies are doing it. For example Twilio has a REST API to send messages to WhatsApp (see link: https://www.twilio.com/whatsapp/api). So on the surafce seems doable.

Robert

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We have released notifications to Telegram in the latest update.
You can find out more details in the documentation.

Pavel Chabai
Business Analyst, Gurtam
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pash wrote:

We have released notifications to Telegram in the latest update.
You can find out more details in the documentation.

It's really good to have Telegram notification on Wialon but Whatsapp better as has more users while Telegram is used only in some countries.

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hhamedk, we would be happy to add Whatsapp notifications too, but they don't provide with an API, that will let us implement it.
Some third-party scripts allow pushing notifications to Whatsapp, but they are not official and reliable. So we cannot use them as we cannot guarantee, that it will work correctly and clients will have a good service

Tatsiana Kots
Business Analyst, Gurtam
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tata wrote:

hhamedk, we would be happy to add Whatsapp notifications too, but they don't provide with an API, that will let us implement it.
Some third-party scripts allow pushing notifications to Whatsapp, but they are not official and reliable. So we cannot use them as we cannot guarantee, that it will work correctly and clients will have a good service


https://www.whatsapp.com/business/api

Regards

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techdev, thank you. We will research the capabilities of this API and get back to you with, I hope, good news.

Tatsiana Kots
Business Analyst, Gurtam
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The WhatsApp API by the link has limited access. We requested but have no success. Seems we have to wait when they become more open.

Tatsiana Kots
Business Analyst, Gurtam
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bad news

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Hoping this changes soon!  We have a partner with 10,000 units that would really benefit from this.  Many of their customers use yahoo mail and have issues with emails being blocked by yahoo, so this would be a great alternative for them to receive their needful notifications.

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Anything new about this?

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I requested access to WhatsApp API again. Have no answer yet.

Tatsiana Kots
Business Analyst, Gurtam
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send them presents

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(edited by chnerlemonc 24/07/2019 12:30:40)

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Has there been any movement on this? I would propose that Telegram may also be one of the channels for notification. https://www.feshensex.com/

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chnerlemonc

Telegram notification already exsist

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implemented?