I am starting to learn some coding for SmartThings apps and I’m trying to update some of the apps that I had used in the past. My experience has been with some of the old school languages out there, but I’m learning quick.
I understand that scheduling has now changed so that unless the device can support a flash command, you cannot flash a series of lights like in the past. Is the basic premise that now apps can only send commands once and not loop to take up resources?
I am specifically trying to figure out a way to notify someone that might still be in the house that the alarm will arm in about 5 minutes so they can stop the routines from setting the alarm. Any other ideas on how to notify someone, maybe with a short burst of the siren?
The other challenge I am trying to solve for was when I was using The Big Switch to dim a group of lights together with a virtual switch. Is it possible now to determine the current dimmer level of the switch and use a smart app that increases or decreases the level by x% based on presenting a respective switch?