Is the only way to get alexa to do stuff with OH2 items when the alarm goes of to use IFTTT?
No, you don’t have to use IFTTT at all.
Take a look here on how to use the Alexa skill with myopenhab:
or take a look at the hue emulation service if you don’t want to use the skill and myopenhab:
Yes, I use those, but as far as I know they can not trigger a switch in openhab when the Alexa alarm/timer goes off or did I miss something?
Okay, now I think I understand: you want to use the internal Alexa timer to trigger a switch in openHAB?
I have not tested that yet, but when I go to the setup of that IFTTT sketch I get:
so I assume this would only work with HUE lights. But I’m not sure …
Well it works fine, with IFTTT. I just wanted it to run without being dependent of IFTTT and was wondering if this was possible, but it looks like it isnt.
With generic openHAB items or just with HUE?
I am setting the openhab item vTimeOfDay to MORNING