Once a Day SmartApp


#1

I installed this app a couple of days ago to control an Aeon Smart Energy switch. I currently have it set to turn on at 6am and turn off at midnight. It turned on at 6 and off at midnight, but didn’t turn back on the following day at 6 am. Is it supposed to?

Is there a better app do accomplish this simple repetitive task?


(David) #2

Considering a lot of people are having scheduling issues with many ST events it could possibly be the platform and not the app.


(Bob) #3

Congratulations! You have just experienced the well known and long-standing SmartThings scheduler problem. If you want to verify, in the IDE, goto: My Locations > List SmartApps, and then click/tap on the text link for this Smart Lighting rule. Scroll to the bottom, where you’ll find the “Scheduled Jobs” section. If it’s blank or has a date in the past, then the scheduler has failed, and will stay failed, until you take action. You can either tap Done in the Smart Lighting screenshot or click/tap the Update link in the IDE.


#4

Thank you both.Here is what is shows:

This date/time is in the future. I guess I’ll keep an eye on it and see what happens. Fortunately I’m home and not out of the country like the last time Smartthings failed me.


#5

Same thing happened again. It properly shut off at midnight, but didn’t turn back on at 6 am.


(James) #6

You should try using Rule Machine created by @bravenel to do this. It works better and Bruce recently updated the app to work around ST scheduling problems. I use it for all sorts of things including these types of actions and it has worked flawlessly. You can get it here: Rule machine - as per the app developer, this app is no longer available for new installs, distribution, or support


#7

Happy to report that the Once a Day app has worked flawlessly for 3 consecutive days.


#8

Well, I jinxed myself. Switch did not turn on at 6 AM today.

At least I’ve learned that StupidThings can’t be trusted and have an alarm set to make sure I verify if it worked or not.


#9

After running flawlessly for weeks, it failed to turn on again this morning.