The Laundry is done – SmartThings App

This application sends push notifications and/or a text massages when the laundry is done.

For this project you will need a SmartThings Hub and a SmartSense Multi

I will try to make it as simple as I can but please leave a comment if think that anything needs clarification.

  • Log in to SmartThings IDE
  • Go to “My SmartApps” and click on “+New SmartApps”
  • Create the app with the following values:
    • Author:
    • Name: The Laundry is done!
    • Description: Notifies me when the laundry is done!
    • Category: My Apps
  • In the following page paste the code below
  • Save and Publish
  • Now you should be able to see the new app on your phone 🙂

If you like to collaborate please contact me at

 *  The Laundry is done!
 *  Author:
 *  Date: 2013-08-27

preferences {
    section("If there's movement (device is active)..."){
		input "accelerationSensor", "capability.accelerationSensor", title: "Acceleration Sensor", required: true, multiple: false
	section("And it has been active for..."){
		input "delayMinutes", "number", title: "Minutes?"
    section("Then send this message in a push notification"){
		input "messageText", "text", title: "Message Text", required: false
	section("And as text message to this number (optional)"){
		input "phone", "phone", title: "Phone Number", required: false

def installed() {
	log.debug "Installed with settings: ${settings}"
	subscribe(accelerationSensor, "acceleration", accelerationHandler)

def updated() {
	log.debug "Updated with settings: ${settings}"
	subscribe(accelerationSensor, "acceleration", accelerationHandler)

def accelerationHandler(evt) {
    log.debug "Device: $evt.value"
	if (evt.value == "active") {
		log.debug "Working..."
        state.motionActiveTime = now()
        state.motionStopTime = 0
	} else if (evt.value == "inactive") {
    	state.motionStopTime = now()
		def elapsed = now() - state.motionActiveTime
        log.debug "It have been active for $elapsed"
		if (elapsed >= (delayMinutes ?: 0) * 60000L) {
            state.motionActiveTime = 0            

def scheduleCheck() {
    def elapsedstop = now() - state.motionStopTime
	log.debug "Schedule check with motionStopTime: $elapsedstop"
    def motionState = accelerationSensor.currentState("acceleration")
    if (motionState.value == "inactive") {
    	if (elapsedstop >= 60000L) {
            log.debug "Motion has stayed inactive long enough since last check: sending message..."
        } else {
    } else {
    	log.debug "Motion is active, do nothing and wait for inactive"

def sendMessage(evt) {
	def messageText = messageText != null ? messageText : "The Laundry is done!"
    log.debug "$messageText"
	if (phone) {
		sendSms(phone, messageText)