Why doesn’t Smartthings include more SmartApps with the application. This would make it easier for the novice user.
The short answer is that between the official SmartLighting feature (Available from the three horizontal line menu in the upper left) and the custom Automation builder (available from the + in the upper right), you don’t really need individual smart apps any more for basic functions.
What they should give us is much better tutorials and many more examples of how to do things. But for whatever reason, they never have done. Just a basic explanation:
If there’s a specific function that you can’t figure out how to set up, just start a new thread in the “automation ideas“ section of this forum and people will be glad to help you. . Make sure you say what country you are in and what model of hub, if any, you have.
There are also ways to do much more complex automations if you are interested in those, but that would be above the “novice“ level.
Thank you, this was helpful.