It can help to think of Apilio as a friendly robot that sits quietly in the background keeping an eye on any automations you have setup. When conditions are met, then Apilio will happily execute all your actions. But Apilio can be so much more helpful!
Apilio can also wait on standby for you to respond to a notification before running any actions, and you can either allow the actions to proceed or cancel the execution then and there. (See dramatic depiction below, where a friendly robot waits)
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Today, we are launching a new way of using Apilio’s execution modes via IFTTT!
Control if your automations should run with Apilio
This is usually the only execution option in many home automation systems out there, and the right one for most of your everyday logic.
If your required conditions are met, Apilio will run all your specified actions for that logic.
Warn me before executing
In this mode, Apilio will send you an actionable notification and then be on standby for a while, awaiting your response. You can only respond to cancel if you’d rather not run this automation at this time. Apilio will continue to run the actions after the standby time is elapsed if you don’t tell him otherwise.
Suggest to run
In this mode, Apilio will send you an actionable notification and then be on standby for a while, awaiting your response. You can only respond to authorise if you’d like to proceed and execute all the actions in the Logicblock. Apilio will not run any actions unless you authorise it before the standby time is elapsed.
This sounds great, I want to know more!
We have prepared a detailed article to help you choose the right execution mode for you, including also IFTTT applets you can use to set things up quickly:
Feel free to share with the Community how you are using these notifications to control your home automations better!