There is a new version available that uses a Parent/Child structure. Search the forums for the official Re-Release of Alexa Helper
Here is a variation on my “Switch changes mode/phrase” app published by SmartThings. Right now, this is just a re-packaged version of the app that was approved about a month ago…just with an Echo/Alexa icon and wording; however, I plan to expand on this app later.
This app allows you to trigger a mode change or execute a Hello, Home Phrase with the toggling of a switch. For example, if you create a virtual switch called “good night”, and tie that within the app to a “good night” phrase that locks the doors, turns off all of the lights and sets the temperature, simply saying “Alexa, turn on Good Night” would activate that phrase, doing multiple actions and things the Alexa could not do before (like lock the door).
There are multiple ways to create a virtual switch within the IDE, so I won’t go into that here; however, you can also designate a physical switch as the ‘master’ switch as well.