This small node program allows your computer to display native notifications, that are send from a mqtt server.
- Display message when an error occurred on with one of your apps.
- Show "Someone at the door" notification.
- Someone opened a door.
You can also use this to remote lock your computer. (Currently only tested on MacOS)
Install and Config
You would typically run this app in the background, but first you have to configure it.
git clone https://github.com/svrooij/node-mqtt-notification.gitcd node-mqtt-notificationnpm installnano config/local.json
Edit this file to your needs
config/local.json with the following config. And see default.json for the other config items. See mqtt.connect for options how to format the host.
mqtt://ip_address:port is the easiest.
Try to start the application by running
npm start or directly by
node receiver.js, and try to send a notification (or a lock command).
Running in the background
If everything works as expected, you should make the app run in the background automatically. Personally I use PM2 for this. And they have a great guide for this.
When PM2 is running (and starting on startup).
pm2 start receiver.js --name mqtt-notifications