Doorbell elements provide a way for a user to notify others that they are in a room.
When an ohyay user rings a doorbell, the doorbell will generate one or more notifications:
- Doorbells can play a sound in the room to notify other users in that room that someone has arrived or needs attention.
- Doorbells can generate notifications on other platforms, such as send SMS text messages, or post to Slack or Discord channels. As a result, doorbells can be used to send alerts to individuals that are not currently online on ohyay.
Create a doorbell by specifying an image to be used for its appearance. In the example below, the doorbell is a bright red button.
Users can "ring" the doorbell by clicking on the element. A doorbell can also be configured to ring automatically whenever a new user enters the room that contains the doorbell.
The Ring URL property sets the sound effect played when a user rings the doorbell.
Use the Phone Numbers property to specify phone numbers that should receive a text message when the doorbell is rung.
Ringing a doorbell can also post messages to a specified Slack channel.
Create a new Slack App for your Slack Workspace and enable incoming webhooks for that app.
Once your incoming webhook is set up, Slack will provide a url for that webhook. That url looks something like this:
Set this url to be the value of the Slack URL property of the doorbell element.
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