MQTT as an event source


#1

I am surprised that no results came up in search, but I feel it would make sense for WebCore Pistons to be able to subscribe to a MQTT topic and be triggered when messages appear for this topic.

With MQTT becoming more and more widespread (and tools like Node 9) and new software / devices able to post to MQTT topics, would an integration make sense?

I realize that Webcore is able today to listen to changes in Smartthings devices property changes but MQTT might open an even bigger integration opportunity. For example a Dash button could post to MQTT and Webcore would pick it up. This would be more reliable than a Dash -> IFFT webhook -> Smartthings channel which hasn’t been stable for me in the last six months.

Am I way off base? Is MQTT taboo?


#2

Hmmm, maybe MQTT is taboo here…


#3

Maybe more like not enough people use it?


#4

Maybe on Smartthings but when it comes to IoT in general, MQTT is used widely. AWS IoT platform is MQTT. So is Adafruit IO at the core.


#5

I’ve seen it discussed in the ST forum for some specific device but I myself have not really had the need to explore it. I did look it up the first time I saw your post though and I’m curious if I have things in my home that can benefit from it or if I have dumb devices that might get smarter if I use mqtt.


#6

Any update on this? This would be a fantastic addition.


#7

I know it is not exactly what you are asking for. But is probably your answer.