I have done a bit of digging and ive been looking for the possibility to have a timer on the home screen that would act as a trigger for a rule, perhaps flash lights, make a sound. This oculd be used for cooking reminders etc.
I am aware that you could make a rule for 60 second timer etc but I would prefer to have the ability to input any amount of econds for the timer from the dashboard itself!
@Armand_Welsh put together a cool timer driver for Hubitat. If I understand correctly, he sets the time on the device and then starts it counting down. He then has a rule setup that when the countdown completes, it can run whatever actions he wants.
Thanks for the mention. This is basically what the timer does. It is not as efficient as I would like. I still need to update it to use a schedule for the timedOut() event, and the interval timers just for status updates with improved logic. But for HE it does not seem to impact the system at all. I also do not allow the timer to send out too aggressive of status updates, as we don’t want to ramp up our API calls to sharptools just for a timer… So I use a graduated timer scale to minimize updates. Again – I need to finalize it, but feel free to play with it.