In this video we are going to show you how to setup a logicblock. This is how we refer to a block of logic that controls any routine in your home.
You must have a variable and a condition setup before creating your logic. You can have a look at our other newbie videos that will help you setup a variable and a condition so you can follow along in this example.
This logicblock will send you a notification at nighttime, to make sure your gate is locked every night. These are the summarised steps you’ll follow to setup your logicblock:
- Create new logicblock, ‘lock_the_gate’
- Select your condition ‘sunset’, your condition linking will be the “simple” one.
- In the action chain we’ll create an IFTTT action to send an event to IFTTT.
- Now go to IFTTT and we will create an applet that, if Apilio sends this event to IFTTT, will send you a notification.
You have completed your first logicblock!
You can find a written guide to evaluating logicblocks and triggering actions in our article How to evaluate logicblocks and trigger actions with IFTTT