Another "Major" Release

I haven't even had a chance to try the new release but am excited by what I've seen about the new Room Lighting App and Bond Integration. Great to see such big stuff in each release, major platforms being added and major built-in apps added.


I was reading about some of this and it occurred to me that there is a growing list of user friendly Automation Simplifications that are worth highlighting in advertising. I hope/expect that they will.

Notice the trend? Pushing out the envelope of who can use the hub has to be a core goal. However, no matter how good a job at that we do, home automation is still generally difficult by its nature.


Now we need a good ceiling fan control app :sweat_smile:

What does that mean? You want something more than stepping through the speeds with a button push? If so, what??

I have no idea to be honest. But maybe something that’s based on temperature, time, presence based and mode
And integration of wifi fans that don’t have native integration yet. So may control them via virtual switches

In case you’re interested, I’ve done this in Rule Machine like this:


Thank you! This is very helpful

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Just keep in mind that fans don’t have any impact on the temperature In a room. Using motion/occupancy to make sure the room is occupied makes a lot of sense though.


Deleted - I was being too pedantic/off-topic.


Really nice work @bravenel with the apps to bring HA closer to the masses. I tried your new room lighting app and decided it was not really for me because I'm comfortable with the full blown Rule Machine and have fine tuned my smart home with some fairly complex automations that the new app can't quite handle. But then I realized you didn't write this for people like me. I love what you are doing to make HA more available to others. Keep up the great work.


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