@bravenel usually has the final word on requests like this. But the general concern is that while each request might be reasonable and a small enough change, the simple automation app eventually becomes not-so-simple if they continue to add options to it.
Thanks for the reply.
I'm actually on 224.156. But I can see the issue.
When i select a new simple automation rule, the option for specific time off is available when i use trigger on at Sun Set.
However with existing rules i have set up...it still only has sun rise off when selecting sub set as on
Do i need to re-install the Simple automation App...or is the update to the app supposed to be done done when the platform firmware was updated?
For backwards compatibility old automations will remain on the old version using the old settings. You would need to create a new automation to take advantage of this feature and then remove the old automation. In the apps list you will also see version number beside the name as an indicator. I had to do the same recently with several of mine.
I do think there may be another request but it's simply for organization and I'm sure its going to be too far down the list that unlikely to get addressed.
I have a picture below of my simple automations. So far i have 3 types of automations
simple on / off based on time
-lights coming on off based on doors opening / locks opening...etc
automations for scene control ( double taps...etcs)
Might there be a way to install different instances of Simple Automation..meaning have more than 1 simple automation app active at the same time?
I try and keep these automations straight or separated by a number / naming convention but it would be great to be able to group them together in some logical convention.
If there were multiple instances of the simple automations permitted...people could group their automations how ever they chose.
Again...expect this is low on the totem pole but would be great for those of us that like to be able to separate out the rules and automations to make them easier to find and reference.
Some folks are using icons in the app name to help identify.
I haven’t done this so cannot speak from experience as I use name prefixes but believe I have seen screenshots from @lewis.heidrick with them in his apps. Maybe he can comment if he is indeed using them.
If you use Alexa or Google Home it helps to delete the icon from the names in their respective apps from the devices after they are created. They will still properly reference the correct device in HE but won't tts the icon name when it talks back to you about a fan or whatever turning on. It's not required but it annoyed me enough to remove the emoji's from google home.