This document will guide you through how to use Zapier and TelemetryTV by setting up a Zap. 

A Zap is an automated workflow between your apps. For example, you may have a Zap that saves your Gmail attachments to Dropbox and another Zap that saves emails that you star in Gmail to a text file. Zaps consist of at least two parts: a Trigger and one or more Actions. You can find more information here.

We would love for you to create your own Zaps. To get you started we are going to teach you how to set TelemetryTV up to play a promotional playlist based on the weather. 

Example: We want to advertise a 10% discount off umbrellas if it rains.

  1. In order to be successful you will already need to have created a digital board with a 10% discount for umbrellas.
  2. You will also need to have already signed up for TelemetryTV 
  3.  Paired your devices
  4. Created boards
  5. Created playlists

Let's get started!

First, accept your Beta testing invitation for Zapier and TelemetryTV here

After accepting the invitation you should see the following screen:

Click "Make a New Zap".

Give your Zap a name, we named ours "Rainy Weather Playlist Promotions". Be descriptive!

Creating a Trigger

Choose a Trigger App. Search for "Weather by Zapier", or you can search for Zapier's 1000+ app integrations.

Select the Trigger "Will it Rain Today", save and continue.

Add your Longitude, Latitude and select the units.
If you have trouble locating your longitude and latitude, there is a tool to help you find it on the page.

You will be requested to fetch the data and continue.

Zapier will let you know if the data was gathered successfully or not.

Creating an Action

You should be able to search for TelemetryTV after being invited to our Beta testing.

Choose "Set Device Playlists" or any other Action from TelemetryTV.

Zapier will prompt you to connect to your TelemetryTV account.

A pop up from Zapier will ask you for an API token which can be found here.

Paste the API token and give the connection a name.

Once you have connected your API Token, click test. 

If successful, Save & Continue.

Select the device and playlist you want to show your audience.

Send a test to TelemetryTV and verify that it was successful.

Click Finish and turn on your Zap!

Voila! If it rains, the playlist "Rainy Weather Promotions" will play on your device!

Now try to create some of your own Zaps and let us know how it goes!

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