Here’s a new one I just came up with in response to a thread from a new person. He was talking about drag and drop / rule type instructions. Obviously SmartThings isn’t drag and drop system. It works something like that, but you don’t drag and drop things.
And “rules based” doesn’t seem quite right either to me, so I coined a new phrase: If This, Than That, But Only When… The idea here is that ST built in functions are much more than simple If This, Than That type rules. There’s usually a whole host of extra “But only when this condition is active” Technically “But only when” doesn’t take everything into consideration cause there’s other things like “and also do” or “and later do”, etc. But ITTTBOW works because, like all good IT acronyms, it’s pronouncable: It Bow.
Note that I’m intentionally leaving off the ‘F’ from ‘IF’ so as not to get confused with IFTTT