For the past several weeks, I have been using ST as a regular non-techie user would do. Not even following this community and all my friends here. I miss you’ll a lot. But just wanted to get a feel what’s it to be a regular user. End of February, will post my experience. Meanwhile I have not added any device, not rebooted the hub, not done zwave repairs, not been in the IDE or checked the logs. Pretty much done nothing but triggered some routines manually when absolutely required. Have not even followed what’s new and new issues are. Haven’t even checked what version we are on.
You might be onto something, Ron. I think a good portion of the “weirdness” many of us experience is due to our own tinkering (e.g., changing a device name w/o first removing it from smartapps that use it, and then having things go to the twilight zone).
I totally have to agree with that statement… my system is more stable without any modifications. With some tinkering, it’s always going to be a bit more unstable than something that has gone through a lot more testing… But, that’s also the beauty of an open platform.
Although life is simpler just “as a regular consumer” would experience it, having apps like the recent SmartApps you lot have shared, it’s less customizable for sure!
Going off on a tangent: I do think we’ll be getting a lot of attention via SDC 2016 this year, and I’m certain this will bring even more attention and resources towards the community developers.
(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart)
I agree with you about this. Anything can get your lights to turn on and off. But, can the plain Jane run of the mill system turn your lights on based on who walks into the room at the levels that person wants, and do something different for a different person, and based on the time of day?
With a little bit of tinkering, mine can!
I’m ok with a little instability in my system… It kind of reminds me of my wife! Crazy fun!
I miss you all tons! Have been malfunctioning for the past several weeks now as well and under repairs! Hope they get me right. To be fair and honest, have no energy left to tinker with my SmartThings. I mean it physically with my health. Everything else is a lame excuse from me. With the medical bills, cannot even get a new device. That’s my sorry life right now.