Small YACO option to be done

I am a bit disappointed, I must say, of Samsung.

CyanogenMod had the feature for the “red filter” of the screen to make it dependent on sunrise/sunset times. Well Samsung adds this feature also – but as soon as I switch off GPS, the screen becomes blue again. Bloody dumb developers! It should be trivial to store the “last known” position easily. I am not going to travel far without being able to switch on GPS temporarily so that the filter can adjust.

Time to add a red filter to YACO…

Personal Sunrise and Spotify

I would have liked to integrate Spotify, but as I also include “other streams” for the alarm sound, so it is not allowed:

Spotify Developer Terms of Use

Section IV: Restrictions

Spotify Content Restrictions

  1. Integration with Third Party Services. You shall not create any product or service by integrating the Spotify Platform, Spotify Service, or Spotify Content with (i) any non-interactive internet webcasting service or (ii) with streams from another service.


The Android SDK is explicitly prohibited from use for in-car apps, re-streaming aka “listen together” apps, alarm tones, ring-tones, voice-assistants, and offline experiences for wearable or other devices.


Well then… no Spotify in the app.

What’s cooking for 1.8.4

Well, finishing is just before starting… while I thought the Hue subject would be closed, customer requests and my own experiences causing me to make some additions:

  • Hue will be WiFi location aware, meaning you can define different Hue constellations in different networks. This also suppresses the “bridge not found” warning when you’re in a different network and you start ‘Personal Sunrise’.
  • You can choose to save some energy by suppressing the illumination on the device’s screen while the sequence is active in the Hue system. It will, however, light up at alarm time.
  • And I will be working on the ability to have multiple Hue configurations assignable to different alarm templates. Then you can have different sunrise colors for different days, or for different rooms to wakeup (i.e. not to wake up the partner on very early days, sleeping in a differnt room).