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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    I have it all working for 2 years already and I'd say 99% reliably. I regularly manage about 16 switchpoints/day for one of my zones. A python...
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    26th September 2020, 04:05 PM
    Alexa does not concern herself with actuators. She just passes JSON back and forth with no retries - if the command is not confirmed then it's...
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    26th September 2020, 01:16 PM
    Actually, there is a cancel possibility - revert to normal schedule. A skill can keep a copy of the normal unedited schedule which can be applied in...
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    26th September 2020, 10:41 AM
    Sure that would work. But the advantage of doing it via schedule-edit is that looking at the Evotouch or the phone App will show what a user...
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    26th September 2020, 08:18 AM
    Well, yes - it's effectively a temporary override but it does not start now so the only way to effect it is by changing the schedule. You are correct...
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    25th September 2020, 01:58 PM
    Where I would envisage using it is with schedule pull-forward or delay. For example, "Alexa, delay bedtime by 30 mins" would move all the scheduled...
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    25th September 2020, 08:48 AM
    By the way, Amazon announced a boatload of new smart home features for Alexa yesterday. In this blog...
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    25th September 2020, 08:41 AM
    I wonder if it would be possible to support schedule save/retrieve at least via the JSON API if not graphically? Or are the GUI and JSON in Domoticz...
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    22nd September 2020, 07:25 AM
    I use nodejs and Python because Alexa skills use Amazon's Lambda compute environment and all the example code snippets are for those 2 languages....
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    21st September 2020, 07:07 PM
    Thanks for the offer, much appreciated. I already have two skills for Alexa running in my personal account for about 2 years now. One is a custom...
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    20th September 2020, 03:39 PM
    Have you found this out by trial and error or did somebody at Resideo tip you off? Rather silly of them to break this with no likely reason other...
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    20th September 2020, 09:27 AM
    Thanks for the heads-up. What is it about it that's nearly broken? Doesn't it just run the well-known TCC API calls under the hood?
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    15th September 2020, 08:28 AM
    Bummer. I find that because I have the capability here and because it is instant (the HGI-80 does not have to wait for the TCC cloud to update...
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    12th September 2020, 11:38 AM
    The Alexa.ThermostatController Interface supports a schedule object with an 'until' or 'for' appended to the command. See...
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