More and more I find myself wishing that SmartThings just gave me a simple interface for a rules engine. Trigger, Conditions, Actions.
I can code and have written a few smart apps for my own uses, but the approach is very tedious. The current app feels disorganized and it can be hard to troubleshoot issues. (what just made that light turn off!? I end up looking in 3 different places to see what is going on)
Why can’t it be simple to define a rule that says, when the time is 11:00 PM if both people are home then lock the front and back doors. I know I could figure out a way to make this happen, it’s just so far from easy and intuitive.
I want to define a rule by setting a trigger, conditions, and actions. I want to be able to easily see which rules are associated with any individual Things.
Sorry to rant. I love the potential that SmartThings has shown but I’m frustrated with the current reality. Hub v2 is exciting, but the current software/approach will only bring us so far.