Full automation is a pipe dream. Or at least 25+ years off. Let me explain.
Today, HA is in a fetal stage. It has no legs, doesn’t know its environment or even who is in the environment.
If you are single, you can automate a lot, until someone else comes over and tries to use the system.
User input has to play a key role for the next 25+ years as 2 generations of digital immigrants are the ones buying and installing HA systems.
Until the digital natives are 3 generations deep, this won’t be a reality.
Automation needs trigger points.
A motion sensor doesn’t know me vs anyone else in my house.
Sure, a presence sensor or my phone might be linked to me, but then ST doesn’t even have users (yet?) based programming.
A standard 4 person household and HA needs UI to check status, trigger basics, run programs, etc. ST gives us a basic Things view, but frankly, any developer who knows HTML can build their own dashboard solution using OAUTH.
SmartTiles was just one of the best, but if you want to build your own, its easy. Well, as long as you know what you are doing…
Why ST hasn’t done a 1st party solution is beyond me (besides not having enough resources) but this is the ONLY platform that gives US, the community, the ability to BUILD whatever WE want.
Build, hack, share, improve, break and then repeat… Just as long as we can get ST to stop playing just the role of break