“I still find ST apps not very intuitive. It’s never clear where to start: Dashboard? Things? Apps?”
“I really think that IFTTT is a much more intuitive way to write apps, although it needs more layers ( IF This AND this AND This then That etc.) Plus I like the option of being able to write the apps on a computer.”
Completely agree with both statements. This is what I was suggesting in this thread, “Recipes vs apps?” - http://build.smartthings.com/forums/topic/recipes-vs-apps/ - I want to be able to customise the various eventualities and actions for myself, with a mixture of IF-THEN functionality and scene/mode dependencies. Predefined SmartApps could be phased out in favour of simple, user-defined logic scenarios. Completely agree IFTTT itself needs secondary and tertiary layers, too
The latest SmartThings app is an improvement in some ways - but it’s confused about how exactly something should take place. It seems like there are multiple routes and, as you point out, three different sections to get something done.
On the one hand - simplification needed.
On the other - more control over user-defined scenarios needed.