Hello, I've been browsing the IFTTT channels looking for a way to force Alexa to greet me when I walk in the door. It's a fairly simple idea yet I personally have not found a way to do it. So I decided to look into writing my own and I'm requesting it here in case anyone has already done it or has ideas of how to do it. Either would be greatly helpful and time saving. I'm quite sad that I haven't found anything about Alexa being connected to the August Smart Door Locks yet either. My 2 ideas so far were: 1. Based on my iOS location services when I get to a certain location (i.e. my drive way or if the accuracy is better my door step) then send Alexa the ping to greet me. This could also distinguish between the iPhones so my wife may be greeted separately as well. 2. Simply, when my August Door Lock unlocks Alexa recognizes the action and in return greets me. That's about all I have right now. I'm trying to decide which language I may was to attempt this in but any other thoughts are appreciated. Again if this already exists, has already been requested, or I was just blind to it then please let me know. Thanks! ELepianka
Are you sure you can get Alexa to spontaneously say something without the user first asking it? That seems to break the model they've established so far where Alexa only speaks when spoken to. I'm no expert at IFTTT, but I'd be surprised if there's a hook in there to use Alexa as a "that" rather than a "this".