PowerBullet : PushBullet for PowerShell

   Use this Function to use the pushbullet service to send push messages to your browser, computer or device 
   *****To use this function, you must register for a PushBullet account and copy your API key from under 'Account Settings'
   *****As of this release (Halloween Day, 2014) Lists and File Upload support are not yet functional
   Use this Function as a stand-alone push service, or embed within your other functions to perform dynamic messaging as needed

   Send-PushMessage -msg "Hello world" -title "Mandatory first message text" 

   #You will receive a push message on all of your configured devices with a "Hello World" message
   get-winevent -LogName System | Select -first 1500 | ? Id -eq '1074' | % {Send-PushMessage -Title "Reboot detected on System" -msg ("Reboot detected on " + $_.MachineName + "@ " +  $_.TimeCreated) -Type Message}

   #In this more complex scenario, if an event of 1074 (System Reboot) is noted within the most recent 1500 events, send a message using PushBullet with information from the event.  
    If this function halts with a Warning message of "Please place your API Key within line 48 and try again", be certain to provide your API key on line 48.
Function Send-PushMessage {

        [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ParameterSetName="File")]$FileType,
        [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ParameterSetName="File")]
        [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ParameterSetName="Link")]$url,
        [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ParameterSetName="Address")]$PlaceAddress,

        [ValidateSet("Address","Message", "File", "List","Link")]
        $title="PushBullet Message",
    $api = "***YourAPIHere***"
    $PushURL = "https://api.pushbullet.com/v2/pushes"
    $devices = "https://api.pushbullet.com/v2/devices"
    $uploadRequestURL   = "https://api.pushbullet.com/v2/upload-request"
    $uploads = "https://s3.amazonaws.com/pushbullet-uploads"

    $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($api,(ConvertTo-SecureString $api -AsPlainText -Force))

    if (($PlaceName) -or ($PlaceAddress)){$type = "address"}

    if ($api -eq "***YourAPIHere***"){Write-warning "Please place your API Key within line 48 and try again"


    'Address'{Write-Verbose "Sending an Address"<#SendaMessagestuff#>
                $body = @{
                    type = "address"
                    title = $Placename
                    address = $PlaceAddress
    'Message'{Write-Verbose "Sending a message"<#SendaMessagestuff#>
                $body = @{
                    type = "note"
                    title = $title
                    body = $msg
    'List'   {Write-Verbose "Sending a list "<#SendaListstuff#>
             $body = @{
                    type = "list"
                    title = $title
                    items = $items
                    "body preview"
                    #$body = $body | ConvertTo-Json 
    'Link'   {Write-Verbose "Sending a link "<#SendaLinkstuff#>
             $body = @{
                    type = "link"
                    title = $title
                    body = $msg
                    url = $url

    'File'   {Write-Verbose "Sending a file "<#SendaFilestuff#>
              If ($UploadFile) {  
                $UploadRequest = @{
                    file_name = $FileName
                    fileType  = $FileType
                #Ref: Pushing files https://docs.pushbullet.com/v2/pushes/#pushing-files
                # "Once the file has been uploaded, set the file_name, file_url, and file_type returned in the response to the upload request as the parameters for a new push with type=file."
                #Create Upload request first
                $attempt = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $uploadRequestURL -Credential $cred -Method Post -Body $UploadRequest -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                If ($attempt.StatusCode -eq "200"){Write-Verbose "Upload Request OK"}
                else {Write-Warning "error encountered, check `$Uploadattempt for more info"
                        $global:Uploadattempt = $attempt}

                #Have to include the data field from the full response in order to begin an upload
                $UploadApproval = $attempt.Content | ConvertFrom-Json | select -ExpandProperty data 
                #Have to append the file data to the Upload request        
                $UploadApproval | Add-Member -Name "file" -MemberType NoteProperty -Value ([System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes((get-item C:\TEMP\upload.txt).FullName))

                #Upload the file and get back the url
                #$UploadAttempt = 
                #Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $uploads -Credential $cred -Method Post -Body $UploadApproval -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                #Doesn't work...maybe invoke-restMethod is the way to go?
                Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $uploads -Method Post -Body $UploadApproval -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                #End Of Upload File scriptblock
            Else {
                #If we don't need to upload the file
                $body = @{
                    type = "file"
                    file_name = $fileName
                    file_type = $filetype
                    file_url = $url
                    body = $msg
            $global:UploadApproval = $UploadApproval
            #End of File switch

    #End of Switch Statement

    write-debug "Test-value of `$body before it gets passed to Invoke-WebRequest"

    $Sendattempt = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $PushURL -Credential $cred -Method Post -Body $body -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    If ($Sendattempt.StatusCode -eq "200"){Write-Verbose "OK"}
        else {Write-Warning "error encountered, check `$attempt for more info"
              $global:Sendattempt = $Sendattempt  }

end{$global:Sendattempt = $Sendattempt}


7 thoughts on “PowerBullet : PushBullet for PowerShell

  1. ish0ww June 5, 2015 / 4:00 am

    Great stuff! Can’t wait to try it out. powershell n00b here, so will replace the APIkey and create the powershell function using your code above and then go from there. Want to get utorrent notifications when a download completes.



    • FoxDeploy June 16, 2015 / 11:36 am

      Oh cool, did you ever get this to work? If so, do you wanna write it up? I’d love to see it!


      • James April 2, 2016 / 2:49 pm

        hey how can i get your help?


        • FoxDeploy April 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

          Post a comment here 🙂


  2. randomprey October 22, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I gave this a try but was greeted with the following. Any suggestions?

    PS X:\> Send-PushMessage -msg “Hello World” -title “Mandatory first message text”
    Invoke-WebRequest : The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.
    At line:153 char:20
    + $Sendattempt = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $PushURL -Credential $cred -Method Pos …
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-WebRequest], WebException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeWebRequestCommand


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