I have a lot of push notifications to my phone. I recently switched phones and so did the name of the phone (and mobile integration). I had to change a lot of automation service calls to adapt to the new name. (Yes I used vim to quickly replace all in yaml, though good luck if you want to use the UI to do so).
Is it an idea to be able to notify a person? E.g. when I have device trackers capable of receiving push notifications, they should be notified?
Paulus has an iPhoneX and this device_tracker is linked to the person Paulus, Send Paulus a message would then figure out that it has to send it to the iPhone’s mobile_app integration.
Now whenever Paulus gets himself a fancy new iPhone 11 Pro Max Deluxe Special Edition, he can just change his notifcation entity in is profile settings or person configuration.
Perhaps we could add a “notification entity” for a person, that way you can select on what device you would like to see notifications that are triggered and sent to you as a person by HA automations. It could even be a list so you can send msg to Paulus’ iPhone and Paulus’ iPad just by sending a message to the Paulus person entity. You could also add an email address to the person and give it as an option to send an email to them as well.
Yes? No? Your thoughts?