If it was a pain, maybe you should have waited for your migration notice so that this was automatically done? Anyway, if you go through the official migration, they get created with the automation creator.
There are currently some limitations compared to Routines in Classic, though. Namely using a mode or device as both a condition and action. And also no way to set a cotnact sensor says open for X time condition. You can read more here.
I’m pretty sure I got an email saying I could switch. But there was no mention of a migration tool.
My question has to do with when do you choose to use “Automations” and when do you choose to use “SmartApps.” Looking for guidance and best practices. The functionality of the two overlaps, but SmartApps seems more capable.
Does one run locally and one run in the cloud?
I’d rather not choose a path that gets deprecated in the next major release.
They all run in the cloud except Smart Lightning. But there’s a chance Automations will migrate to the new Rules API and then run local once it runs local. Groovy SmartApps seem to be slowly fading away, but aren’t deprecated yet.