Gentle Wake Up

Thanks so much for the update!! I love this app and with the recent update and fix to scheduling it is working great!!!

This is a fantastic app! I really think it was ingenious the way that you made it into a controller device. I made a dimming up and a separate dimming down controller. You made it so that one app can control another app and by using Rule Machine, it adds a huge amount of flexibility when applying it to the controller devices that your app can generate. More developers should follow your lead and create apps in this way. I think this is a big deal! Wow, great job and thanks for taking the time creating and sharing it.

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Wow awesome app! I’m completing the integration with Google calendar and it’s working really good.

In your future plans, will we be able to change the color if we have hue bulb? I have 2 IRIS on my night bed.


Hello Steve,

Would it be possible to add custom commands like stop(), off(), so we can call them in RM? This way, we could have a trigger to stop the wake up light of turn it off to go back to sleep.



I’m not very familiar with RM, but I think it can control switches, right? So you should be able to turn off the GWU Controller to accomplish that. Or am I wrong about that?

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You are right, I believe it should work. I was trying to close the light directly and not the switch! I will try with a rule programmed on the minimote and report back.

Custom commands might be useful to expose some possibilities like Kevin did on the doorbell but its only nice to have, nothing required.

@steve_vlaminck I love gentle wake up. I use it every morning. Thank you.

I just noticed that it seems like setting up new gentle wake ups requires me to include notifications in the completion actions section.

I do have “My Contacts” set up after it appeared in my app. Is that why?

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This is from support, and their solution works for now.

Hey there,

Thanks for reaching out! I’m sorry to hear about the trouble.

Unfortunately, while this isn’t intended behavior, it appears to be occurring for you because you have the ‘Contact Book’ feature enabled. Without this feature, that field is not a required field. Contact Book is a feature that’s currently not actually supposed to be in the app, though we have noticed a bug causing it to appear for some users. It’s something we’re working on getting out there but it’s not quite ready for prime-time. Seems like it may be causing fields like this to be required in SmartApps.

While there isn’t a whole lot I can do for you here, it may work to create a fake contact and select that on that page so that you can still have the SmartApp change the mode. I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to let me know!

All the best,

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Is anyone using this with hue? I’m trying to find a good way to set the color when gentle wake up starts running.

My daughter has a gentle wake up alarm set in the Hue App. You may want to check in the app itself.

Right, but I was hoping to trigger the gentle wake up via ST events.

Wow, I’m just now seeing your post. This solution sucks and I’ll have a fix for it very soon. I didn’t add the contact book feature into GWU, but I think I know why this is happening for you. Sorry for the pain.

I’m using it with Hue, but I use the default color changing feature that GWU provides. Are you trying to set a color when GWU starts and then leave it that color all the way through the dimming cycle?

Also, How do you trigger GWU? At a specific time, or from some other ST event?



Awesome, thanks. I’ll update.

It’s not out there yet, but I believe it’ll be available next Wednesday

OH right. It’s in SmartThings now. Thanks.

The Contact Book bug fix finally went out today. Can you confirm that it’s no longer required for you?

All looks good. Thanks.

is this thread still active? I am having issues using Gentle Wakeup with Lifx. the controller always forces a Purple light!. This is a real issue for me. any thought on adding color control?