Trigger on notification from specific app

autonewuser

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Please help - I am a noob user, and need to launch an app when another app sends out a notification containing specific text, but I don't know how. Using MD 5.17.3 Pro with Android 7.0 on a Galaxy Note 5.

Thanks!
 

antjmon

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Trigger: notification, select specific application, change it to match specific wording

Action: launch whatever the application you want to launch
 

autonewuser

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Trigger: notification, select specific application, change it to match specific wording

Action: launch whatever the application you want to launch
Did that, trigger did not fire.

Do I need to allow MD to "read" notifications from 3rd party apps?
 

antjmon

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Yeah something to that extent. Basically notification access should be allowed.

Android settings, notification access. Grant MD that access.
 

autonewuser

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Yeah something to that extent. Basically notification access should be allowed.

Android settings, notification access. Grant MD that access.
Just located "notification access" in Security settings. MD already had access, didn't need to change a thing.
 

antjmon

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Hmm, maybe step back and test it without the specific wording aspect. Just plain application specific notification for the trigger. Add an action for vibrate or something similar too while you're at it to make sure you cover both ends.

Also note that I'm not 100% sure if the trigger will fire with an existing notification. It may be a "from this point forward" thing just in case your evaluating with a prior notification in place.
 

autonewuser

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Hmm, maybe step back and test it without the specific wording aspect. Just plain application specific notification for the trigger. Add an action for vibrate or something similar too while you're at it to make sure you cover both ends.

Also note that I'm not 100% sure if the trigger will fire with an existing notification. It may be a "from this point forward" thing just in case your evaluating with a prior notification in place.
I'm trying to create a macro that starts a preset Google Maps trip when there is a notification from an app called Vehicle Logger. I wrote a test macro to trigger a popup on any notification (using any text) from Vehicle Logger. No luck. I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what.
 

antjmon

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I just created a bare bones template with what you mentioned and it worked just fine for me. I uploaded it to the macrodroid templates, search for autonewuser.

Also attached is a screen shot.
 

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autonewuser

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I just created a bare bones template with what you mentioned and it worked just fine for me. I uploaded it to the macrodroid templates, search for autonewuser.

Also attached is a screen shot.
I just recreated exactly what you provided and nothing happened.

Oh well, back to the drawing board...
 

Dm114

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Please help - I am a noob user, and need to launch an app when another app sends out a notification containing specific text, but I don't know how. Using MD 5.17.3 Pro with Android 7.0 on a Galaxy Note 5.

Thanks!
If you need help about use of MacroDroid or any trigger, action, have a look to MacroDroid Wiki.
 

MacroDroidDev

Administrator
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@autonewuser Can you check your system log and see if this macro is ever triggering. It's not clear if the problem you have is with the trigger not firing or the action not running at this stage.
 
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