When Lightbow needs to be open, and when triggers are stored on hardware

One thing important to understand regarding both Timers (countdown) and Alarms (specific times) is how Lightbow presets work with your hardware. If you have Lightbow open when the trigger is supposed to go off, Lightbow will handle all the commands needed to run any type of animation you can create with the preset editor. If Lightbow isn't running at the time the trigger is supposed to fire, you will not see the full animation. For the Philips hue family of lights, your trigger information is stored on the bridge as soon as you flip the trigger's switch. The good news is that even if your Apple devices are powered off later, your Philips bridge will take care of it. The bad news is that the bridge can only store static colors, so you won't get any animated loops. LIFX and WeMo users are out of luck as well—at this time, there's no way for Lightbow to store trigger information on that hardware, so you'll need Lightbow running for your trigger to fire at all. Stay tuned though, we're working on a possible solution, depending on what the companies will allow with their hardware.

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