Since my HE search foo appears to be lacking and the documentation a little scattered.. I have a couple of hopefully simple questions:
I am developing a parent/child app and want to specify the name/title of the child app during creation - how do I do this?
I need each child app to have a unique identifier - I assume it's "app.id" but is this always unique? Even if I delete and recreate the child app? I am going to do some external DB things and would like to use the app id as a unique identifier so I can reference in certain subscribed events later on.
On the parent app I want to create a virtual switch - I think I have an example of this already but what I would REALLY like to do is be able to programmatically add it to the maker API if that app is installed. Is there a way to do this? As a followup if not then can I at least detect if the Maker API is installed?
Apologies in advance for these - I have been parsing through a lot of information and it's been slow and tedious even for simple things.
Each app gets its own name. If your child app uses a dynamic page, then it won't automatically have an input for an app name. It could have a method to give it a name, and this method can be called by the parent. Our Groups and Scenes app does this to name a cloned Scene child app.
Every app has a unique identifier. Yes, that is app.id. These are unique, and not reused if you delete and recreate a child.
Adding something to another app is not easy, and requires both apps to cooperate in a predefined way. So it is not possible to add something to Maker API since it has no such pre-defined method of cooperation. There is a method to determine if an app is installed:
Okay cool - method in child, call from parent after save. Can I do it in the child config instead? Guess I would just call the method then..
I don't really want the user typing in a name, would prefer to generate the name/label based on how the user configures the child - kind of like how Simple Lighting displays the user selections for the child I guess..