The Cloud-connected MicroBot Push can be now controlled remotely without a Prota hub, from a device located outside of the Bluetooth range. There are two ways to control it remotely: using two devices that are registered to your Prota or using webhooks.
*These features are currently available only for MicroBot Push 2nd Generation users of MicroBot Push Beta app who subscribed to the Beta Test.
To start controlling remotely MicroBot Push, please follow these steps:
1. Prepare two devices, A and B, smartphone or tablet.
2. On each device, install MicroBot Push app's Beta version which is available on TestFlight for iOS users. For more details, please refer to this article: What is ‘Beta test program’
3. When setting the app, authenticate each device to Prota thanks to the 'MagicLink'.
*Make sure to use the same email account on both devices otherwise the latter will be registered to different Protas.
4. Pair MicroBot Push with one of the device. We recommend to pair it with the device (B) that you keep at home, near MicroBot Push.
5. Your MicroBot Push now appears in the app of both Device A and Device B.
6. Test by pushing MicroBot Push using Device A.
7. Now, try to push MicroBot Push from a web browser or other services using an incoming webhook.
To use MicroBot Push's webhook feature, follow these steps:
- Enter your MicroBot Push’s detail mode by selecting the 3 dots [...] at the top right corner
- Scroll down until you find the ‘Webhook’ option
- On the webhook page, choose the type of action you wish (Press, Push, Release, Reveal) and click on ‘use’ to copy the URL.
- Activate MicroBot Push from any device or service using this webhook URL.
8. Finally, try to push MicroBot Push from outside.
Note: In order for MicroBot Push to be activated, the MicroBot Push app installed on Device B must be turned on. MicroBot Push app can command MicroBot Push even while Device B is in lock screen mode. Remember to keep Device B within the Bluetooth range.