1) Give a description of the problem
Best initial configuration of ST Classic, ST Connect, and webCoRE when creating smart homes for 2 somewhat technophobic households.
2) What is the expected behaviour?
You tell me
Seriously though, I’m a newbie to ST and WC, but have about a year’s worth of experience on IoT, Google Home / Google Assistant, tons of experience with Android & Google, some programming knowledge in PHP, less in JS and SQL, and I can see that the UI in WC at least makes creating the code easy.
3) What is happening/not happening?
After initially getting started in the ST Connect app (grrrr…wish I didn’t do that first), then learning Classic, and now starting WC 2 days ago, I’m starting to create a disorganized mess after only 3 or 4 pistons. There has to be a (1000) better way(s) to incorporate ST into 2 existing Google Home houses.
My families are mostly older and not tech savvy. They just started getting to know GA voice commands. They’re leaving automations and further expansion of sensors, etc to me. I started adding automations and scenes to ST Connect before needing more flex, hence the decision to enter the WC world.
Aside from requiring some organization, I also quickly realized that anything I do in WC will not show up (I think?) in the apps, so anything they try to do in either app will inevitably cause both to step all over each other.
Is there a community standard for structuring this? I’ve read things like “Use Action Tiles” or “Create all your scenes in WC”, but have no idea where to begin. I migrated most Google Assistant routines with compatible devices over to ST Connect so far, and have about 20 automations. I also imported 1 piston for location mode changes, and created 1 piston on my own to automate lighting in one room, but the 2nd has already become a small spaghetti factory when I tried to use variables for more specific situations. There are also 2 other test pistons which are paused, one for speaking notifications through my Android phone with Tasker, and another to test some random events.
I realize this is kind of vague, and may not be the appropriate “beginner’s” forum for such a request. Mods, please move this to another forum if necessary.
Any help is appreciated, even by PM. Thanks.