Get Daily Vachana Push Notifications
One of the things that I would like to do every day is to read a Vachana. It does appear to me on my desktop daily, but even then, I miss it when I don't access that specific computer or am busy. So a push message would be great. I usually pay attention to push messages because no app on my phone except a couple can show push messages. One of them is ntfy. Push notification on my phone is expensive real estate, and it will get read.
I used my hosted Node-Red and NTFY to achieve this. I look for Today's Vachana using their simple API daily at around 11:30 AM. Then I convert it into the JSON format the NTFY expects and push it using a POST. It's that simple. I use node-red-contrib-cron-plus to set up the cron. It exposes a single node called cronplus. It's easy to configure and use.
Of course, you don't have to use Node-Red; you can use other scripting services online. But Node-Red is what I use at home; hence, it gets used all the time. It also reduces my dependency on other services.
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