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I've been quite distracted working Bixby capsule and didn't notice this update I noticed that Alexa Routines have two new interesting features. You can now NAME your Routines... You can now invoke IFTTT applets within a Routine. Previously you could only speak the name of the Webhook event with the word "trigger" in front of it
For quite a while now I've been using the technique of having one Echo Dot command another Echo Dot to perform an action that can only be spoken. In my work with those living independently who have trouble remembering or correctly saying the commands, I have been using the Echo "Dots in a Box" https://community.automatelife.net/topic/305-power-up-your-alexa-routines-with-dots-in-a-box/?tab=comments#comment-1520 In this Use Case, I'm showing several Echo Buttons on a tray with resident Echo Dots performing the same function, with the benefit of keeping one Dots outside the box. This was done without the use of a SmartThings Hub https://youtu.be/nzTRVpHLT4s Frank