1.9.1 goes live

  • Support for Hue Scenes (can be started at the alarm time, or when the alarm finishes)
  • Support for Hue Ambience Bulbs (modifies brightness and color temperature warm/cold white). Thank you, Matthias.
    Unfortunately, as I expected, they start with a minimum brightness which does not qualify them next to the bed in direct sight.
    So far, the light strip version 2 is the only one that really dims down…
  • Support for Hue Dimmable Bulbs (bulbs with just dimmable brightness. Comment to minimum brightness applies too).
  • Support for Hue On/Off Lamps/Switches
  • A utility page to delete Hue scenes, lights or groups (missing from the Hue app)
  • Configuration activity correctly saves and restores Hue states before/after configuration
  • and limits changes done in the Hue configuration to only selected ones (no cries from the daughter any more “my light has gone out again!”)
  • playlist support: optionally randomized list order. Thank you, Nicolás
  • FHEM implemented in a plugin
  • Use AppCompat activities now (internal: this allows me to use more sophisticated user interface features if I need them), also more material design

Finished features for version 1.9… (cont’d)

  • Support for Hue Scenes (can be started at the alarm time, or when the alarm finishes)
  • Support for Hue Ambience Bulbs (modifies brightness and color temperature warm/cold white). Thank you, Matthias.
    Unfortunately, as I expected, they start with a minimum brightness which does not qualify them next to the bed in direct sight.
    So far, the light strip version 2 is the only one that really dims down…
  • Support for Hue Dimmable Bulbs (bulbs with just dimmable brightness. Comment to minimum brightness applies too).
  • Support for Hue On/Off Lamps/Switches
  • Configuration activity correctly saves and restores Hue states before/after configuration
  • and limits changes done in the Hue configuration to only selected ones (no cries from the daughter any more “my light has gone out again!”)
  • playlist support: optionally randomized list order. Thank you, Nicolás
  • FHEM implemented in the plugin

progress info: finished features for version 1.9…

  • FHEM implemented in the plugin
  • Support for Hue Ambience Bulbs (brightness and color temperature warm/cold white). Thank you, Matthias.
    Unfortunately, as I expected, they start with a minimum brightness which does not qualify them next to the bed in direct sight.
    So far, the light strip version 2 is the only one that really dims down…
  • Support for Hue Dimmable Bulbs (just brightness. Comment to minimum brightness applies too).
  • Support for Hue On/Off Lamps/Switches
  • Configuration activity correctly saves and restores Hue states before/after configuration
  • and limits changes done in the Hue configuration to only selected ones (no cries from the daughter any more “my light has gone out again!”)
  • playlist support: optionally randomized list order. Thank you, Nicolás

Upcoming Version 1.9

it will take some time, but it has some new features:

  • one step forward, one backward: FHEM support is moved into a plugin, so all of you numerous FHEM users (is there at least one? ;)) must reconfigure. Sorry.
  • Reason: all the different light systems (except Hue) are moved into different plugins. For example I plan to support cheap Chinese Bluetooth lamps (if it makes sense, that is – they might not be dimmable good enough) and for Bluetooth access an Android app (>= Android 6) needs location (yes!) permission, and nobody would understand why an alarm clock requests location rights. And there are even more light systems waiting to be supported!
  • Hue: support of “Ambience” bulbs
  • playlist support: optionally randomized list order
  • options to reduce details of bedside clock display

Partner still asleep?

Up to 1.8.22, you can only end an alarm, causing all kinds of (optional) after-alarm actions to be done (device speaks “the alarm is finished”, the roller blinds go up, all lights go on, etc…).

Now, by long-pressing the “discard button”, a waste paper bin appears on the alarm screen, and you can drag the discard button onto the waste paper bin, thus cancelling the alarm.

And he (or she) may sleep on… 😉