Hello and thanks for asking about all of these apps!
EchoSistant has been designed around the concept of making Alexa work for you instead if you working for Alexa. What I mean by that is that you do not have to remember specific phrases to make things happen. You create a profile based on the room of your home, for example, the living room.
A typical conversation with Alexa goes like this:
Alexa, I am reading in the living room
Ok, adjusting the lights for you in the living room, would you like anything else?
Yes, it is to warm.
Ok, adjusting the cooling, anything else?
Slow down the ceiling fan
Ok, setting the ceiling fan to medium, anything else?
No thank you
It had been my pleasure, goodbye
But your spouse may say it’s to hot, instead of to warm… And that is ok too.
EchoSistant also gives phenomenal feedback about things in your home…
Alexa, ask home is the garage door closed.
Yes, the garage door is closed.
EchoSistant is integrated with CoRE and soon to be WebCoRE, the most powerful control app in the st environment. It is also integrated with RemindR, also the most powerful notifications app in ST.
The install is rather daunting, but there have been several hundred people before you that have been able to accomplish the feat!
Again, thanks for your interest and don’t forget to ask anymore questions!