So I have been working on a project to create a connection from bunq to IFTTT, using the bunq API, the developer tools provided by the IFTTT Platform and Google App Engine.
This allows me to do a number of cool things, e.g.:
- Receive a notification if the balance is below a certain amount
- Create a draft payment every week for pocket money for your kid
- Once your salary has been received, turn on a Hue colorloop
- Auto-save a part of your salary, save more when you receive a bonus
- Once a request for money is received, create a draft payment to fund it
- Auto-save 5 percent of every card payment
- Put received VAT aside in a separate account
And many more...
Now, given that this it is not possible for me to publish the bunq service on IFTTT for everyone to use, the way this works is that you:
- host your own copy of bunq2IFTTT and connect it with the bunq API
- create your own private service on the IFTTT Platform, which only you can use
It will cost quite a bit of time to configure this properly, and while everything is explained in the documentation, you should know what you are doing. If you are afraid of source code, don't know what cloud hosting is and/or never used a command line, then this is probably not for you!
If however you don't want to wait for the Flow app, or prefer a solution under your own control, then this may be for you!
All services used are free in principle, provided you have a premium bunq account for the OAuth/API key, and provided you do not exceed the free usage limits with Google App Engine.
- Github repository: https://github.com/woudt/bunq2ifttt/
- Wiki with instructions: https://github.com/woudt/bunq2ifttt/wiki