I am completely new to home automation and wanted to start with a wake-up routine.
My idea is to use a physical dimmer which I also can access via SmartThings.
At a given time, the lights should start getting brighter and brighter (from 0 - 100%) over a time of 30 minutes and music should start playing while getting increasingly louder.
I think I could do that but the issue is how I can schedule it because I need to get up every day at a different time.
What is the most elegant way to schedule a routine like that?
The requirement is that my girlfriend and I both can set this “alarm”. She uses iOS, I use Android.
Therefore I thought about Alexa which we both could voice control.
After googling how I can set an alarm with Alexa I only found hacky solutions.
Other options that came into my mind were to access a regular alarm set on our phones and 30 minutes prior to the alarm to start the routine. I am not sure whether that works on iOS as well. Maybe the alternative is also to write a small Web App that accesses SmartThings via API? Or is there an entirely different approach?
What way would you recommend?