With the closure of Groovy, I lost many custom integrations I had, one of them being Neato for my vacuum cleaner.
Here we talk about it, [RELEASE] Neato (Connect) V1.2.6c (Botvac Connected Series) - #990 by Diegocampy (link at le last post and consider same thing possible to automate in Smartthings turning on any device not compatible with Smartthings but that you see in Google Home)
but I put the link only for those who are interested, my question here is more general on Google Home.
Now that Google home allows automation related to the change of state of a device, I created a virtual device in Smartthings that simulates the vacuum cleaner, and created rules in goole home to turn on the vacuum cleaner when this virtual device in Smartthings changes state .
By dint of testing I discovered that when the change starts from Smartthings and gives the order to Google home everything works autonomously (if virtual switch ON, neato vacuum cleaner ON), if on the contrary the order starts from Google and must give the Input to Smartthings doesn’t work (if vacuum cleaner OFF, virtual switch OFF).
More precisely it doesn’t work autonomously, it only works when I go to open the google home app, and at that moment the integration with Neato updates the status and shows it on or off and if the status has changed then the automation starts.
Has anyone encountered this problem before? I’d like to understand if it’s my problem, or if it’s a limitation of google home. Thank you