I am working on the Telegram Bot app, to make it ready for the new Homey and up2date on Homey SDK3.
There are some changes that might be ‘breaking’:
The Homey speech output functionality will be removed (thus, command ‘/say’ will no longer work)
There will be no longer a ‘shared’ bot (the @athomhomey_bot Telegram bot). The app will require you to set up your own custom bot, which was optional before.
People using the shared bot can already set up a custom bot in the current app to prevent breaking the app in your setup. Please do so, delete your connected users afterwards and re-register them.
This is a more secure way, everybody has their own Telegram Bot of which the credentials are saved on your Homey, which means nobody can abuse the bot.
The new version will be released in the coming days.
I heard this twice. Sadly cannot test this yet as I have yet to order a Homey pro. I will try and see if I can setup a logging function for the images soon. However, since I’m very busy, this might take a while
If it is, then the next question pops up:
Is it possible for a bot running over a secret chat to make the messages self-destructive on a per-message basis, and if not, it might be useful to create multiple (two) bots, one secret and one with messages to self-destruct, and one with “normal” messages.
Maybe this is possible by creating devices on a per-chatbot bases, although I realize this would take serious effort in refactoring code…
This might also be useful in a use case where one bot is for logging, and the other one for “real” interaction with Homey, which addresses your next remark:
Images do seem to work on my 2019, but for some reason images that I send with the “image grabber” app won’t work. This used to work in the previous version, with no changes made to the flows etc.
If i add another card to this flow with push notification the image is being sent through push notification, so the issue seems to be in the Telegram Bot app. If you need any more information, please let me know.
I use the flow below, when I pick another image from the list it does work, so the problem is only with the image from “this flow”.
Nope, but this app works fine and has always worked with this option too, so probably just a small bug somewhere. (and if i’m correct the image grabber app is from the same developer as this Telegram Bot app, so i hope for a fast solution.