This might be of interest (this is a clickable link):
There are also two existing smartapps in the marketplace section of the official mobile app that allow you to tie a mode change or a routine (routines were previously called " hello home phrases") to a switch. Since that switch can be virtual, this is a popular way to extend the capabilities of IFTTT.
I have seen you mention IFTTT a lot in these threads, and I’m struggling to find some additional use cases on what I could do. The only one I have set right now is “IF #Echo then #HUE”. Nothing really fancy or complicated, but a novelty for the kids.
How do you use IFTTT in your day-to-day? What routines are you automating?
As of right now, I have my wife’s phone and my phone set up as presence sensors and routines configured for home, away, vacation that work as-intended (thermostat, lights). I also created my own z-wave garage controller, but I’m hesitant to enable an entry in IFTTT.
Thanks for your insight. You seem to be the biggest purveyor of IFTTT use and I’d love to learn more.