Version 4.0 of Echosistant
Release Version 0.2.12
Release Date 03/13/2017
*** It is highly recommended that you perform a complete uninstall and reinstall from any previous
versions to version 4.0. We understand the inconvenience that this causes, but we can ensure you,
it will be worth the time and trouble.
Additions to this code include:
Release metric system weather 2.0
Added new category for Window Coverings
When telling a lock to lock, that is already locked, it will respond that the lock is already locked!
There are too many changes to list here. The app has gone through a complete makeover.
Please see the Wiki for the full Official List of EchoSistant Commands
Follow this link for detailed directions to install an use EchoSistant:
The new version expands the User/Alexa personal interaction experience. The list of commands and features
listed on the Wiki is not complete. It only touches the surface. Please explore and enjoy finding the hidden
gems found in the app. But make sure you let every one else know what you find… and we will put it on the Wiki.
The EchoSistant Wiki page, found here http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=EchoSistant has also
received a complete makeover. It will step you through a complete install, help in troubleshooting, and
give you all of the information you need to fully utilize EchoSistant 4.0
The Wiki is always a work in progress. Please inform me of any errors or additions that need to be performed.
To perform this upgrade you must do the following:
Uninstall previous versions of EchoSistant
Upgrade the EchoSistant SmartApp to Release Version 0.2.12
Upgrade Lambda file to Release Version 4.0.0
Update the Main Intent Skill
Update the Profile Skill intents on all profiles
Install the Profiles module
Optionally, you can install the following:
Notifications Profile Module
Security Suite Module
We look forward to your comments, suggestions, ideas, and criticisms.
Please report any bugs or problems. Please follow the “Troubleshooting” section of the Wiki prior to reporting bugs.
To use this Smart app you require an Amazon Alexa Enable Device or service and ST Connected Speakers.
This smart app is for communication within your Home Automation Environment. It is not for HA Control or for HA Status/report inquiries. There are other very powerful and diverse smartapps for those functions. EchoSistant is designed to work with those apps to bring your HA experience full circle.
We would like to give a special Thank You to the following:
Keith DeLong (N8XD) for original Lambda format and troubleshooting,
Jake (Entityxenon) for the Hue Color Filter, AppLink compliance, and other misc. code contributions and troubleshooting.
Adrian (ady624) for his skillful troubleshooting and guidance
Eric Thayer (eThayer) for his code in the EchoSistant Security Suite Module
SmartThings for all of the code examples and other things we’ve used in this app
Michael Struck (MichaelS) for his inspiration in getting this project started
and a special thanks to all of our beta testers that helped get EchoSistant ready for the masses
Documentation contributions: Michael Struck, JD Roberts
We hope you enjoy our new version of EchoSistant and we look forward to your feedback.