Flows are scenarios in Homey that do things automatically for you. For instance, have the lights turn off when you turn on the television. Creating Flows is so easy that everyone can do it!
1. Open the Homey Smartphone App and tap on Flow
Tap on Flow to open the Flow editor and start creating your first flows
2. Add an event
Flows in Homey work via a when - and - then principle. First, you need to define an event or action that will start your flow. For example, a point in time or a button that has been pushed. Tap Add card to browse to the different options you have for starting your Flow. Once you have found the correct card, click on it to set it up. Once completed tap on ✔ to save this card.
3. Add additional conditions
Maybe you want the Flow to execute only when certain environmental conditions are true. For example, a certain time or only when you are at home. To add this condition swipe up so the "And" group opens up. Tap Add card to add a condition to the "And" group. Once you have found the correct card, click on it to set it up. Once completed tap on ✔ to save this card.
Keep in mind that it is not mandatory to add an extra condition to a flow.
4. Add an action
To complete your Flow you need to add an action to it. There are a lot of things you can add as an action. For example, let Homey speak, turn lights to a certain color, change the temperature, and many things more. To add an action, swipe up to open the "then" group. Tap Add card to add a condition to the "And" group. Once you have found the correct card, click on it to set it up. Once completed tap on ✔ to save this card.
5. Test your Flow
The last step is to test your Flow to double check if it is working as intended. Tap Test to test your Flow. If the Flow is not created correctly you will get an error.
Totally satisfied with your Flow? Tap Save to save your Flow.
Read this category if you want to know all there is to know about Flows.
Want to create and manage Flows on your desktop? Visit this link to use our Flow Web Editor.