1.0 Setup

You can enable this MQTT addon in order to send notification informations received from other apps (eg: Messenger, Facebook, Skype etc) to Home Assistant.

In order to enable this addon go to Ariela -> Settings -> MQTT -> Sensors and check for “Notification Grabber”. If you enable this addon and Ariela do not have permission to intercept the notifications, a screen similar with this should appear:

If you agree, press continue and the fallowing screen should appear:

Search for Ariela, and enable the access.

Note: This addon will not going to work if the notifications permissions are not enabled for Ariela

2.0 Home Assistant setup

If you have the MQTT discovery already enabled, the new sensor should be already discovered by Home Assistant. But if this is not happening you can always do the manual setup. In order to see the sensor configuration that needs to be set in the configuration.yaml, go to Ariela -> Settings -> MQTT -> Sensors, and click the info button from the Notification Grabber sensor. If all ok something like this should appear:

3.0 Available sensor attributes

AttributeValue
titleString, notification title
messageString, notification message
packageNameString, the package name of the application that triggered the notification