UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
This update is for the EchoSistant Rooms app and focuses on the Delay Actions commands.
I have expanded the ability to delay and schedule actions to cover most scenarios.
Please update to the following Version: Version:4.6 R.0.3.6
You can read about the update below and in the EchoSistant Wiki at Delayed Commands and Schedules
=== Delayed Commands, Schedules, Alexa Alarms ===
Delayed commands allow you to make things happen, sometime in the future. They are very simple to use.
==== Delays ====
You have several options, delays can be set 1 minute, multiple minutes, 1 hour, multiple hours, both
hours and minutes, and on/off for xx minutes.
You can initiate delayed commands by saying things like:
Alexa, turn on the corner light in one minute in the bedroom.
Alexa, turn off the office lamp in five minutes in the bedroom
Alexa, turn on the lights in 1 hour in the living room
Alexa, turn off the fans in 4 hours and 15 minutes in the bedroom (this command is limited to a single command only)
Alexa, turn on the xbox for 30 Minutes in the kids room (This command only works on devices that accept the on/off commands) *** I’m highlighting this command because I have not found another verbal solution for this action. This command allows you to turn on/off a device immediately while scheduling it to be turned on/off at any point in the future.
All delays can be cancelled by saying: “Alexa, cancel the delays in the room”
==== Schedules ====
You can now schedule an action to take place in the future at a specific time by saying:
Alexa, turn on the fans at 530 p.m. in the bedroom
==== Amazon Echo Alarms ====
Amazon Echo Alarms are designed to be used with both the Echo Alarms and your SmartThings devices. Using EchoSistant you
can now easy set an alarm on your echo device and schedule your actions to occur when the alarm is activated. Please note
that the Echo Device Alarm is NOT the trigger for your SmartThings actions.
Please use this format when using this feature:
Alexa, create an alarm and turn on the lights at 530 a.m. in the bedroom.
If you are wanting to just create an alarm on your Echo, I recommend you use the Native command of Alexa, set an alarm.
As usual, please let me know about any problems or requests and while donations are not ever a requirement, they are greatly appreciated.