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Generic Information Tile

Jeff Davis 11 months ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE • updated by Joey 1 month ago 16

I would like to see a generic information tile that I could programmatically update with something like WebCoRE.  The title of the tile should also be user-defined.


Example 1: Post the name and time of the last motion sensor triggered within a tile entitled "Recent Activity."

Example 2: Post the name and time of the last person who left the premises within a tile entitled "Last to Leave."

Example 3: Post the time when motion is first encountered in the morning within a tile entitled "Rise and Shine."

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... so why not set a text string variable for a simulated device? Then Action Tiles could just display it like any other device tile, maybe?


Probably something we've also answered several times, though I can't find an exact Topic match to point to...

ActionTiles is designed to conform to the SmartThings Capability paradigm. It abstracts the set of Commands and Attributes of any Device into a specific Capability or Capabilities with a standard documented definition.


Because we can trust this definition, we can trust that the Tile Types we define based on each Capability will function as expected.


SmartThings currently also allows a Device Type Handler developer to add arbitrary ad-hoc / custom Commands and/or Attributes, but there are absolutely no standards for this. One developer might call an Attribute "fullness" and another call it "volume". Without the Capability standards, ActionTiles would have to have an Artificial Intelligence engine; or major enhancements to the Builder to allow ad-hoc / custom Tile Types to be defined in concert with such arbitrary custom Commands and Attributes.


But we also invite DTH developers to make use of Capabilities that are documented, but don't have any common use case examples. Maybe Capability "Notification" could be something we could latch onto. But why bother if nobody uses it?


Yes... This isn't totally out of the question; but there's a lot of evolution going on at SmartThings right now (a whole new API!!!); and that's just one of many reasons to defer in-depth work on this.


Please do browse the various related Topics, though ... these and more:


Thanks,

...Terry

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Run webCoRE pistons from ActionTiles

Essavant 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE • updated by Kevin1 4 months ago 21

Is there planned support for WebCore? I'd like to remove all my SmartThings Automations Routines and replace with WebCore automations - and I would, except I would lose the ability to use them as Routine Tile(s) in ActionTiles Panels.

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That makes more sense... ☺️ It didn't occur to me that webCoRE Pistons are used as form of "super Routine".


Not currently in our immediate plans...

  • webCoRE users are a relatively small bunch of customers (though growing...).
  • There's a pretty easy (?) available workaround for power-users: Create Virtual Momentary Buttons or some other triggers for your Piston.


But we'll leave this Topic open to collect  Votes  and discussion. Don't forget to Vote on your own Topic... Thanks!!!

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WebCoRE "Value Tiles"

Ryan Casler 6 months ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 1

Any plan to integrate support for the WebCore Value Tiles to display the information they contain?

http://community.webcore.co/t/release-value-tiles-dth-for-displaying-webcore-variables-stats-in-a-thing/4725

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Proper WebCore presence status integration

Mrl72 7 months ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE • updated 6 months ago 2

Hey all! 


I was kinda upset that ST doesn't provide a way to capture the proper presence status that could be displayed in ActionTiles so being a developer I've created my own web service that shows a real status vs just "Present" or "Not Present."


You simply setup a new piston in WebCoRE that passes the current location to a small web service which takes the status and dynamically creates a Tile that you can display by using the Media Image Tile.


Here's an example of how it looks on an ActionTiles Panel:



Some features:


  • You can upload a pic for the icon or use a system one.
  • You can choose any background color to match your existing dashboard.
  • You can set any tile size to match your existing tiles.
  • Status is updated as fast as you need it. 


I'm currently adding the final touches but would love to open this up to the community!


Thanks!

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Enhanced webCoRE presence sensor integration

Shane William 9 months ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 9 months ago 1

When using the webcore presence sensor it is possible to set a "home" location and that works great with actiontiles for showing present/not present. I am wondering if it would be possible to enhance it further to have the location show at the bottom since you can set multiple geofences in webcore. So when i'm in my "home" location it would light up like normal, however when i leave, if i arrive at another geofence location it would not light up but at the bottom the text would read "work" or whatever the geofence name i have setup in webcore would be. I'll post an example picture below shortly. 

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SolarEdge tile, or taking global variable and making a tile

Barry Murphy 9 months ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 9 months ago 2

Hi there guys,


I'm using a device type to collect data on my solar edge solar array, it can be found here - https://github.com/strelitzia123/SmartThings/blob/master/devicetypes/Solaredge/solaredge.groovy


For some reason when authorising devices in my home, the device for solar edge is not showing, thus i can't show anything in action tiles of current solar production. How would i go about getting this data onto my action tiles?


I have some other global variables I've set in WebCoRE, so i can automate my house when production is low, or when electricity prices are high. Currently the two variables I have is $solarproductionkw and $wholesalespotprice ; i'd like to put these onto tiles displayed at all times and even try change the colour of them depending on value if at all possible.


Any help would be much appreciated.