Apology for the description, but I couldn’t think of a better way to say it.
I’m the author of a Smartthings device driver that interacts with lights that are receive only - they don’t report their state. They also turn on when you apply power to them.
Bearing that in mind, here’s the use case I’m hoping to address:
- Light is turned off in Smartthings.
- (Dumb) light switch is turned off and back on. Since it’s receive, only, Smartthings doesn’t know this.
- A request is issued "Alexa, turn off [light]’ or “Ok Google, turn off [light]”. This does nothing, because the state is set to off.
Now, for the most part, I like the lighting interface as-is, but obviously, this is frustrating. Any thoughts on a workaround? Some way to force a resend?