I will have in my hands tomorrow 1 Hue Bridge 2, 5 White Ambience Bluetooth Lights, and 3 Dimmer Switches.
I am currently looking into 3rd party apps for Android, and Hue Essentials has hit my shortlist. (The others being All4Hue and HueDynamic).
Please note I am well aware that answers will be biased towards Hue Essentials as this is your forum, I am therefore not asking for direct comparisons. I am merely lettig you know what I am looking at. I have emailed HueDynamic, and there appears to be no contact at all for All4Hue.
Whilst all 3 apps have many complex features, I only require a few basic features - but that aren’t available in the default app. From my research, only these 3 apps allow the full programming of the Dimmers.
One thing I can’t find though, is any information on calendar integration.
I work shifts, and EVERY shift is unique. My start time can vary by minutes or hours from day to day. I currently use an app (that is no longer available to download, so how long it will continue to work I do not know) called AlarmPad.
This app scrapes the Title and Description fields of all my calendar entries for specific hashtags. It then sets alarms based on rules specific to that hashtag.
Is there any sort of similar functionality whereby I can link my Google Calendar, and with the use of a hashtag or similar, have certain lights automatically turn on for a set period of time?