This is my first post here and because I learned a lot by reading through the posts here, I wanted to give something back.
For my wake up light I needed to make my android alarm available to openHAB. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a suitable android application. So I decided to develop a small android application which sends the android alarm on every change as seconds since 01/01/1970 to my openHAB installation.
I uploaded it to google play this morning:
I purposely kept it simple, but if there is any problem … I’m listening.
And btw: I’m a developer not a designer.
I must say: I like the idea of making the alarm time available to Openhab. This way I could make the lights in my bedroom slowly get brighter to wake-up.
It would be even better if this feature could just be standard integrated in the existing openhab app.
So, the android cdn presents me a HTTP error 400. As I did not program the google play store I contacted google developer support. This will take some time, I guess.
For now I created a release on the github repository: https://github.com/ekahlenberger/HomeAutomationAlarmSender/releases if anyone is interested in sideloading the app. I’ll wait till tomorrow and see if the issues with the google play store resolve themselves. I will upload another build (with just a new version) tomorrow and hope that’s it.
I have not really looked into the offical openHAB app yet. I really like the idea of a small, self contained, easy maintainable app for now. But I see no reason to not implement it there, besides that I personally feel not yet comfortable enough with android to mess around with somebody else’s work.
Right now I’m thinking about looking into the official openhab-android app sometime next week. Do you have any recommendations about the collaboration. Otherwise I would just only try to fork and create a pull request from there as soon as I got something working.
I chose another approach as I wanted to react before the alarm goes off (wake up light, early heating …). Therefore I needed the moment of the alarm beforehand. I’ve currently got a rule working which is calculating the remaining time and updating my wake up light accordingly.
I’m interested in another way to achieve this or more features if you could elaborate on your idea.