Just received my Smarter coffee machine a couple days ago which overall I really love. Although I personally would have preferred HomeKit integration, I can live with shortcuts and have been able to successfully implement an automation that automatically set my morning scene when I turn off my wake up alarm and start brewing fresh coffee. I was hoping to make this automation smarter and useful by adding the water level and return an alert in the event there wasn't enough water. Unfortunately, the shortcut doesn't output a value/status that can be used in the next step of an automation but rather return a graphical representation of how much is left - which may look good but is not useful at all.
Would it be possible to extend this shortcut so that it can also return a value or status as an output in shortcuts or alternatively provide us with a new shortcut that does this?
It would also be very helpful to create a new shortcut that allows to get:
- the status on Carafe detected or not (clearly that data is available since it is retrieved and displayed within the app)
- if there is coffee or not
Having these simple shortcuts outputting values in shortcuts means that they can be added to a smarter automation or shortcut in iOS. Use case: as I set my Good Night scene in the evening, shortcuts checks that there is enough water, coffee and that the carafe is present and return an alert if levels are low.