Just trying to set and forget my routines so my smart home works as intended, and it has been a multi-month fiasco since I first bought my hub.
I’ve been using simplerulesbuilder.com because it was the only simple interface to see all my rules in one place, and have an open ended conditions list (rather than the weird ones that each app may or may not support simultaneously) and an open ended list of actions it can take (rather than depending on individual apps to hopefully support all my devices- which they don’t).
A month ago I had to reset my phone. Now I have to update all my rules for a new presence detection because there’s no way to claim my old phone device. It’s just stranded there. I had to delete it and make a new one. That makes no sense.
This week, simplerulesbuilder stopped functioning. No idea why.
I tried updated my devices. No luck.
I tried uninstalling the app through the web interface and reinstalling, but now it gives me this awful error:
“Client is not associated with a SmartApp in location Home.”
I can’t click “Authorize” any more. Just doesn’t work.
So now Simple Rules Builder is unavoidably locked out of smart things.
I can’t figure out how to make complex rules- like when the house goes to “away” mode, I want different light actions to happen depending on whether it’s dark out.
The entire interface and “apps” makes no damn sense, the phone app is confusing and mysterious on how it works.
There’s just nothing good about this experience. My last grain of sanity was relying on simple rules builder. Now that’s broken I have an entirely useless piece of trash.
Somebody help me.