I was wondering if it was possible to get a routine to interact with Alexa. Ideally, the scenario would go something like this:
Light is left on for more than 10 minutes
ST tells Alexa to ask on all Echo devices in the house “Did you forget the light on?”
If there’s no reply or the reply is affirmative, the light is turned off. If the reply is negative, the light is left on.
Can something like this be done? I heard webcore might be a way to go, but I’m not sure if that still works with Edge Drivers and all that jazz
Thanks in advance!
I’m not at my computer right now to find the link, but i do something similar with virtual devices.
It’s called vEdge Creator and lets you create virtual switches (for example) that are exposed to Alexa.
You have your logic in ST and then have a routine in Alexa that reacts when a virtual switch is activated.
Are virtual switches future proof? Like, won’t the Edge stuff mess with them?
The ones I’m using are Edge virtual devices.
I did it like this and it works really well, however from what I can understand there’s no way to get Alexa to ask a question, most she can do is say a sentence and then do something regardless of my input, which is quite annoying