This will be my first attempt at developing with SmartThings so I have a few questions about which route I need to be exploring. IFTTT does what I am trying to do but IFTTT is very slow. With that said, I’d like to write my own directly talking to the API for the tool I’d like a return value from
I’d like to get some ESPN scores for certain games and teams. Based on the return value via the ESPN API, I’d like for my lights to change certain colors and/or flash. What I am not sure of is the following:
- Do I need to create a SmartApp in SmartThings that’ll supply the GET request to ESPN’s API?
- Will the SmartApp then allow the return value from the ESPN API to trigger a workflow to do something? For example, if the return is true, flash my living room lights blue
- Or is the workflow separately done?
Where should I be getting started in terms of what I need to do? Is a SmartApp what I need to be working on or do I need to be doing something differently?