I am getting closer and closer to pulling out all my smart home things and melting them down in the street. I thought having a smart home to do things automatically supposed to make things easier. Instead, these last several weeks have been extraordinarly frustrating as I am losing functionality between my alexa devices, smartthings devices, and interconnections using IFTTT.
It started when Automatic liquidated and the intellegence of my car went away. This caused me to lose tracking the health of my car. Then Echo Speaks got shut down, followed by migrating from Smartthings Classic to the new SmartThings App that broke my smart home monitor, and all my automations on smartthings and alexa. Now IFTTT is going to this pro part that will cause me to pay for another service or lose more interproduct connectivity.
I am no fan of IFTTT, but it did have some functionality in allowing me to speak to an Alexa device and control my Ecobee preset Climate settings, integrate Life360 (no longer supported on smartthings) to control home and away modes on my thermostat, and a couple of other functions. I hate the fact that I could not find a good way of searching for an appropriate applet and now am about to lose all but 3 applets unless I pay for their pro service… a service I only use to connect different services to talk to each other. If I go pro there, it looks very repetitive to the rules functions I very much enjoy here on Sharptools, except Sharptools works way better for me than IFTTT that I am having a hard time making sense of.
With all the limitations I am now experiencing in smartthings, disruptions with alexa communicating with smartthings, limitations on my ecobee settings with smartthings and alexa, life360 complete disconnection with smartthings, it feels like the world is closing in on functionality of all these devices.
Now that I am done with my rant (thanks for being patient with me), I am now wondering if there is a place for me to save my multiservices set up with the walls that are going up to save routines from smartthings, sharptools, alexa, and ifttt.
I have very limited programming skills, so if there is coding required, I will be in big trouble. My hope is that sharptools can support life360 so I can get it to work with my smart home monitor again, be able to have Alexa trigger climate control settings that only IFTTT can do now, find any kind of alternative to the functions lost from Speaks so that I can realize full potential of my alexas again, and keep things in a simplified location that only requires 1 subscription: sharp tools.
Please see this as a cry for help from someone who want to make their home smarter, but the industry seems to be doing its best to undermine that.