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Virtual Switches to trigger other integrations (IFTTT etc)?

cgmckeever 1 week ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 1 week ago 2

Is there any way to create a custom 'virtual' button/switch that can be tied to a different action? My example is primarily for use with IFTTT. If ActionTiles had a button action (pressed) or switch (on/off) I could add arm/disarm of ARLO and other smart integrations. 


Countdown timer

evldave 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Todd Mumpower 4 weeks ago 1

Am migrating our entry tablet into ActionTiles.  Using a basic Android tablet with a countdown timer widget (kids usually want Christmas, I want the day they all move out).  Is there a way to add a countdown timer tile to ActionTiles?  I tried using a couple online countdown timers but they don't seem to display correctly in the tile (they are just a link to that page).  Any ideas?

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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile

David Latham 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Gene Clark 1 month ago 18

How about a tile that combines multiple contact sensors? On my phone it takes up a lot of space to have a tile for each sensor. Could we have one that says "All doors - closed / Door open". Then if a door is open have a pop up window that lists the open doors.

Another description from Merged Topic:

Would it be possible to add a summary tile, for the purpose of summarizing a bunch of similar devices?

For example - if any open/close sensor (in a specified group of sensors) is open, display an orange tile, else a gray tile. Possibly if you tap on the tile it would take you to a user-defined panel (which the user would have set up up to display the appropriate devices).

I thought about setting up a virtual switch, but I don't see a way to have that switch represent "all windows closed" vs. "any window open".

Another example (more complicated than I need, but might be useful to some) - the average, minimum, and maximum temperatures of a set of temperature sensors.

My rationale - on my main panel I have an "at a glance" section that displays the status of three doors (open/closed) and two doorlocks (locked/unlocked). I have now added 6 window sensors, which would make the "at a glance" be more like a novel.



Dimmer slider, color picker always visible via a special new Tile type?

Nic 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Israel Derdik 2 months ago 29

I apologize if this has been discussed already, I couldn't find an answer. Is it possible to have a dim slider or color picker shown next to the switch all the time instead of having to click the three dots? I think it would be really helpful to be able to simply slide the dimmer without going through a menu.

Thanks for everything!

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SHM and buzzer

Todd Mumpower 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 5

I am using a routine to set my SHM to Armed(Away) with the button Arm Away No PIN at my exit door pad. I have a Konnected buzzer with an exit/entry delay (using SHM Delay). I use the same ActionTiles button to arm my system from my bedroom pad when going to bed. I can control the buzzer with webcore (on/off). Is there a way to turn off the buzzer when arming from my bedroom pad so that I don't get the exit delay before going to bed?

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Thermostat Tile show actual Temperature as main Content

mfdigital1 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 2 months ago 2

When displaying thermostats on tiles action tiles shows temperature setting with large numerals and the actual temperature with very small numerals.  Is there a way, and if not, could a setting be had to reverse the way numbers are displayed. It would be nice to know at a glance what the temperature actually is.

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Reload / Refresh as a Tile

sec.dom 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Luke C. Ruppersburg, Sr. 3 months ago 10

I would have liked the opportunity to have a Tile that would refresh / reload the page. Without relying on the browser's refresh / reload button.

Inside an ActionTiles Panel itself with no Floating Panel Options Button (...). Even a PIN Protected Panel Options button is unnecessary clutter.

This would allow me without having to exit the application that is in full screen mode, to restart Actiontiles when you press commands and the word error appears at the top. When I refresh the page, Actiontiles goes back to work as if nothing had happened. I am using Wink Relay which may explain the errors I'm experiencing, but a Reload Tile is a sufficient solution.


Clock/Timezone Media Workaround, Anyone?

Max R 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles 0

While we're waiting for a clock tile with [hub]timezone support, I was wondering if anyone's come across a media source for a bitmap/videostreamed clock in any given timezone? All I'm looking for is having a tile display the current Pacific Standard Time no matter where I am in the world. Any suggestions?


Weather Tile missing main current condition icon

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 4 months ago 4

Due to Weather Underground's change of their API policy and SmartThings not updating their "Smart Weather Tile Device" to be fully compatible, you may find that ActionTiles official Weather Tiles do not display a "primary current condition" icon.

We are investigating...


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"Active" Intention for Panel Link Tiles

JB Bentz 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 4 months ago 3

Can a Media tile actually do anything, or be a shortcut?  I'd like to set up a navigation UI, using image media tiles, that are clickable, to navigate from one panel to the next.  I was going to edit the graphics so you could tell which panel was "Active" at the time.  Here's a very rudimentary mock up with the first icons I could find. 

I started making the tiles and then I realized it was a moot point if they weren't clickable.  

As a secondary option, can we assign a panel intention to a shortcut tile?  If that was the case, I could essentially accomplish the same thing, and use the tile intention as the means of telling which panel is displayed.

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iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Orange Bucket 4 months ago 32

It would be nice to be able to display a small iframe "tile" on my panel. For example my access points have apis that allow me to view their status. I'd like to show that on my panel.

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ADT ST Security Hub Arm / Disarm 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Shane Trapp 4 months ago 8

Is it possible to arm / disarm (with pin) using the ADT ST Security Hub from a Tileset?


Hi Paul,

I changed your Question into a "Feature Request": Control of Arm/Disarm (and possibly other SmartThings ADT Security Hub functionality) is not a currently available ActionTiles function.

  • SmartThings has not published an API or any specifications for controlling the ADT Security Hub features.
  • SmartThings Community developers / power-users / hackers have discovered undocumented and unsupported APIs that seem to work.
  • ActionTiles could attempt to use these APIs, but we always hesitate to use unsanctioned hooks.
    • Since it is undocumented the functionality may be unstable and may change or be disabled by SmartThings and/or ADT at any time.
    • As a "Works With SmartThings"™ (WWST) certified app, we might be penalized for using the unsanctioned API, even after putting in the effort, testing it, and rolling it out to our customers.

That said; if there is significant customer interest here ( Topic VOTES! ), we might consider taking the risk: Though, seriously, we would be much more happy if the indication of customer interest convinced SmartThings to officially open the API, or at least grant ActionTiles a formal exception.




Tiles that are 2 rows tall with single row tiles next to them.

Rob Halley 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 1

I've been trying to figure out if it is possible and have seen an example on the main page. I'm trying to create a multi row tile that blend with single rows.

my current panel has (3) 3x2 tiles at the top and I'm trying to create two rows of tiles with the 3x2 radar tile at the end of both.

I apologize if I missed this topic in the forum.

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Power Cost Tile for HEM Home Energy Meter devices

Joel Waxman 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 11

I would like to have a tile showing cost for my Home Energy Monitors. Ask Alexa is capable of doing it, and it is available in the IDE. Below is a Screenshot of my IDE.

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Really Big Digital Clock & Time Zone option

Den 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by MaxVonEvil 4 months ago 11

My Panel contains all the Tiles I need and there is still 50% of screen available on my tablet. It would be great to have a big digital clock on that extra area. Nothing fancy, no alarm clock, just simple clock.

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Show Power value on Switch tile

Brian Beaird 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 6

Are there any device handlers out there already where ActionTiles will combine a switch (or some other capability) and power meter capability into a single tile?

The context around this is I'm writing an integration that brings over data from a Sense Energy Monitor. It brings over a list of devices along with their current power usage. I'm running a custom handler right now that has switch and power capability, but if there's a standard handler out there I can use that ActionTiles will already combine, I can certainly do that. To got a step further, the most ideal option would be to use a "read-only" type switch or something since there really is no use in being able to toggle the on/off status manually since that does nothing at all (it's a 1-way data flow from Sense).

I realize this may be a bigger conversation around the one-off customization of special tiles like this - I know that requires a lot of extra work, but I figured I'd ask since it seems like it would be cool :-)

To add more clarity, I think what I'm asking is if there's a way the Power Meter capability could be a footer option similar to the way the battery capability is treated now. With my DTH, I've got both "switch" and "power" capabilities on the same device - it would be awesome if AT could just stick the power value as a footer.

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Weather Station 2.0 in ActionTiles?

andrew kranenborg 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Orange Bucket 4 months ago 4

Any updates on making Weather Station 2.0 work in ActionTiles, i.e. based on this ST community thread:

While it works as discussed in the ST App, I can only add these 3 "Things" as separate Tiles in ActionTiles:


Hide fan controls for Thermostats on heating systems with no fans

Glenn Smith 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 9

In the uk our heating is just that, we don't have the fans and cooling like the US. it would be nice if the interface was tidied up to hide the 'fan disabled' and the pop up which has controls for it. 

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Tile for Plex

MR landen 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Danny Hathaway 5 months ago 11

Please add a Tile(s) that can control Plex.


We are not planning on interfacing directly to various non-SmartThings platforms (be it Plex, Wink, Vera, Home Assistant, ...) at this time.

If someone develops a conforming "Media Controller" Device Type Handler for Plex for SmartThings, then ActionTiles's Media Control Tile will interface with it.

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Blank tile colors

Bergstrom, Gunnar 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Orange Bucket 5 months ago 3

Can you please add options to the Blank tiles so the user can set colors to any of the colors used by Action Tiles. This would give the user some flexibility in filling in the black spaces when using the Elements theme.