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    Default Stringify and Evohome vs IFTTT

    IFTTT is great, but quite limited. I'd like to set an IFTTT applet (previously called a recipe) that triggers an Evohome quick action to turn on the heating whenever the outside temperature falls below -2C, but only on Thursdays. (Too complicated to explain why I want to do this.) But in IFTTT, you can only have one "IF" condition, so you can do this every Thursday (regardless of the outside temp) or every time the temperature falls below 5C (whether it is Thursday or not), but you can't have a double condition (IF X AND Y).

    Stringify is a service similar to IFTTT, except it allows multiple conditions and multiple actions. So, it would seem to be the answer I need, except it does not seem to have Evohome integration. It does, however, have other Honeywell heating systems. Does anyone know if Evohome integration is coming?

    Or has anyone worked out how to link Stringify to IFTTT? (ie, set up the multiple conditions in Stringify, with the action being to trigger an IFTTT applet which turns on the heating with Evohome)

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    I use IFTTT using Google calendar and Evohome. (When son is on Day shift at the weekend) I make a calendar entry with the title 'Day Shift' and created an Applet for each Evohome zone. Then raises the temp for an hour in the zones I want.

    Can you use something to make a calendar entry if the temp falls below -2c then make an applet to pick up the calendar entry to do the evohome bit i.e. do IFTTT in two stages or use stringify first and then IFTTT for the second bit.

    I haven't solved it for you but it might help you work out a way of doing it.

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    I love Stringify - and wish there was an Evohome integration. It's much more flexible than IFTTT.

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    Last edited by paulockenden; 3rd February 2017 at 08:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulockenden View Post
    I love Stringify - and with there was an Evohome integration. It's much more flexible than IFTTT.

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    You mean wish, rather than with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanOpinion View Post
    You mean wish, rather than with?
    Yes! Bloody autocorrect!

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    I don't really use either, but I see Stringify has an IFTTT recipe that can trigger IFTTT actions when a Stringify flow runs. Would that work?

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    Mavis, thanks. I see how I do a Stringify "flow" (=applet) to create a calendar entry of "chilly" if it is Thursday, 6am and the temperature is below -2. So, I then create an IFTTT applet to check Calendar and if the word "chilly" is there, trigger a quick action to turn a zone set point to 18C. Do you know how often IFTTT checks Calendar? Assuming it checks every 15 minutes, won't it keep triggering every 15 minutes, the rest of the day?

    Edit: Ah, I think I see. If I can specify the time of the calendar entry to be, say, 6.15am, IFTTT triggers once, within 15 minutes of that time, and not again.
    Last edited by IvanOpinion; 3rd February 2017 at 08:22 PM.

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