When using the IFTTT WeMo Insight Switch Channel, Triggers (e.g. 'Standby mode entered') include Ingredients (e.g. 'SwitchedToStandbyAt') that appear to be date/time stamps (e.g. 'August 30, 2014 at 03:35PM'). Unfortunately, if the Google Drive Channel is used to define an 'Add row to spreadsheet' Action, the 'timestamp' Ingredient is interpreted as text instead of a as a true timestamp that can be used in calculations or in charts. Moreover, the time is only displayed to the nearest minute, although there are applications where it would be useful to know the time to the nearest second.
Although spreadsheet functions can be used to extract a true timestamp, the resulting timestamps are still limited to the nearest minute, and it would be much simpler if a true timestamp were exported automatically.
I believe that this can be most easily remedied by changing the Ingredient value to look like 'August 30, 2014 03:35:15PM') by removing the word 'at' (twhich appears to disrupt the Google Sheet parsing of the timestamp) and adding seconds. An alternative would be to export the numeric serial number equivalent with a sufficient number of digits after the decimal point (5 or 6) to represent the nearest second, like '41881.649479'. This approach might be more confusing, because most people won't realize that all they need to do is choose an appropriate date/time format to make this display properly.
The latest Wemo App v 1.8 released Aug 18 doesn’t even open properly on an IPAD. Just get a quick flash on my screen. On the contrary for Android it does work. Am using an IPAD with IOS 5.1.1 (per the Belkin notes from the Apple store) it is compatible. Can you company at least test your software before you release it? Such gross incompetence. F fix the sh***t OK?
I came to this site to look for bulbs to use for ambient lighting - I have a sensor that detects the brightness outside and I want to mimic that brightness in the basement where there are no windows. The ambient lighting fixture would be housed inside a DIY semi-translucent "sun" light fixture. I was looking at the WeMo LED bulb for this purpose.
I'm also working on a home automation system that for the hearing impaired. Bulbs around the house would be outfitted with smart LED's. Using a distributed system of wireless sensors, I would determine when stuff happens that need attention:
1) door bell rings
2) phone rings
3) someone is at the door (perhaps knocking but not ringing the door bell)
4) dog barking
5) general noise sensors that would be armed / disarmed by the user
When these events happen, the lights around the house would give a quick flash to signal that attention is needed, and the hearing impaired person can check a dash board (smart phone app) to see which sensor inititiated the alarm.
Half of this project is complete - I've designed and tested the wireless sensors and home automation system. The design is freely available here: http://goo.gl/wlP9dg
I just need to get some bulbs to integrate into it.
There are a number of participants on this board who are clearly Belkin support employees. They have chosen not to identify themselves. Doing so would help us distinguish official answers from non-representative participant opinion.
How often do you decide that when you arrive home on a lovely evening that you would like to jump in the spa to relax. Well I fitted a relay and linked it to my WeMo and there you go, I turn it on remotely so it can be nice and warm when I arrive home! A dedicated app with timer might be easier and maybe some relay interface modules for gadgets like this?
The one challenge that I have is that my rates are based on time of day. The insight switch is one of the few that I have found that allows for exporting of data, but appears to be limited to daily numbers. I don't have one so I cannot speak from experience, but all the resarch I have done points to daily, weekly, or monthly exports.
Is there a way to get more granular data exports (hourly) from the device? Obviously it has to keep a certain amount of detail data to be able to do the calculations. Would love to be able to export this...
I'm not confident enough to set this up myself, but looking at the WeMo Maker web page, it's clear that it can take readings from a temperature probe, and then adjust current - enough to control a Hot Tub?
Say I'm on my way home from skiing. I want to open the app in the parking lot, tell the tub to warm up, then come home to a pre-warmed tub!
Otherwise, I have to wait for it to heat up, which can take 45 mins + and I'm just not that patient.
Any thoughts? The internet isn't clear about DC controllers for Tubs.