A little feedback
Thanks for an excellent little service that saved me a lot of work. I soon got it up and running and like that you've thought about keeping it smooth to use.
A couple of points:
- type-o on home page 'tigger methods'
- no link to docs on home page or control panel (I googled)
I also blogged how useful I found it:
@Steve-Lee, thank you for this feedback!
I've looked at that "Tigger Methods" so many times and somehow I never noticed that typo. I fixed that. I'll add a link to the docs too.
I also read through your blog post. You wrote, "Perhaps other parameter types will eventually become available, like percentage."
Percentage is already supported. Try enabling parameters on your Notepad command, then say, "Alexa, notepad 50 percent." It will try to open a 50.txt file because it will run "notepad 50". You can also say colors, like "Alexa, turn notepad red" to run a "notepad red" command.
@Russ sorry for the delay Russ, i didn't get an email notification.
Just proves fresh eyes work wonders!
Fantastic percent works. Even the Alexa docs on Home stuff said only on and off supported. Any real smart home needs more though. I certainly turn my light down to 10% at night. Can't recall where I learnt that.
Thanks a gain for a great service. i must pay now!
ps, it seems you might use websockets on port 80? Save port forwarding etc but would that interfere with other HTTP servers running? Usually you use different portbper server..
@Steve-Lee, actually the websocket connection is over port 443 https.
@Steve-Lee, websockets works with many clients connecting to the same IP and port (443) because the source IP and port are different for each client. Although I might not understand your question yet.
@Russ no worries , I guess I just don't fully grock how incoming requests get routed I'll research some time. It works, that's what matters!
BTW I'll update my blog re "polish" as that now seems unfair. Thanks for being so responsive.
@Steve-Lee, thank you for blogging about TRIGGERcmd, and for the feedback.
@Steve-Lee, you inspired me to do this finally. Now you can pull out the side navigation bar with a hamburger button. That's useful on a phone.
My Windows PC:
I also added a link to the documentation on the Instructions page.
@Russ Brilliant! I only used mobile to pay But often it will be useful to trigger etc. Thanks
@Russ I'm loving the
@Russ Another post.
I plan a tutorial for setup and a video to demo at some point.
@Steve-Lee, thank you for doing that!