Today tried it with app closed. Same as the previous days. Worked when I left but not when I returned. Tried delete and reset of the arrive routine. No luck. I enlarged the range and will try again tomorrow.
Are moderators even watching this? I would think having direct feedback from your customers for new releases is exactly what they would want. Don get me wrong, I know Mr Bezos is getting a divorce. But let's be honest, hes not a moderator. He pays others to do these thing. #amazondroppedtheball
Duckunter9 "I extended the range from minimum to 1000 ft"
FYI = If you wonder how to do this > On your Phone >Open Alexa>Routines>Leaves/Return>On he Map there should be A BLUE DOT[ON my phone]>Press on it and it will move the light blue circle outward, you can see the numbers upper left corner.
I use IFTTT for geofencing on other apps. I set the diameter of the geo location circle around my home to be a little off center from it and slightly larger as, the two entrance/exit options are the only two ways to leave my neighborhood. That way, when I pull into the neighborhood (trapped, the only way to go is home or turn around/loop back but 99.5% of the time, it is to home), the house comes to life — heat/cool, lights, robot butler, etc. — about 5 minutes before I walk in.
You didn't invest in smart lightbulbs such as the Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit just to leave them on all day long. You can open up the Hue app and turn your lights off (or on) remotely with just a couple of taps, but it's even easier to let IFTTT's location-based recipes do that for you. This recipe switches off your Hue bulbs whenever your phone leaves the area you've defined as your home."
But it is Not Hue lights I want to control it is some LED lights that are controlled via a plugs and I assume to be executed using Alexa
Ok, I am giving up on this for now. It would be nice to get something from Amazon on these issues. I will leave a test arrive routine for her to welcome me home but have created my location based routines in my Samsung smart things app. Let's see if they work better.