Stories app is an automation engine that connects native Prota apps, smart devices, and external web services.
Create a story by simply writing a sentence in natural language.
Plenty of things can become Sensors ranging from web service accounts to numerous smart devices.
Sensors can realize ‘Events’ that you will choose the assist panel.
Once you set up the Event Conditions, Prota will know when it needs to execute the remaining Actor story.
Although setting the Event Conditions is not mandatory, it will allow you to execute your story in a specific way if necessary.
You can choose your story’s Actor from available devices and web services that are capable either to trigger virtual or physical actions.
Actors can realize ‘Actions’ that you will choose in the assist panel.
Once you pick your lead Actor you may choose from its all possible actions to complete this story.
Available Conditions will vary with every selected Sensor.
For example, if you choose your email account as a Sensor, you will be able to set a specific email subject or a sender’s address that will subsequently trigger your Action story.
Instruction fields will also change with every selected Actor.
Instructions help you to execute your Actor story in a specific way. For example, define an email subject or automatically enclose a file.
You can use Stories created by others right away by simply citing them in your Prota.
Citing a story allows you to avoid writing it from the beginning, Stories app selects Sensor and Actor automatically. But you can always change any factors by using the assist panel.
Whenever you want to check whether any Stories have been triggered without your acknowledgment, you can do so from the Scene list.
If your Story has not been triggered, it means the conditions are wrong and the Scene list will display the NG (“No Good”) scene.