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  1. Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

    For notifications, I recommend Node-RED, Home Assistant, or IFTTT (via SmartNest). Node-RED is the easiest to get set up and going. But I've never pushed notifications from it to my phone before. This thread discusses a few ways to do it.
  2. IFTTT puts the internet to work for you. Create simple connections between the products you use every day.

    For notifications, I recommend Node-RED, Home Assistant, or IFTTT (via SmartNest). Node-RED is the easiest to get set up and going. But I've never pushed notifications from it to my phone before. This thread discusses a few ways to do it.