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How are you adding your music players to ActionTiles?

Sidney 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 2 days ago 18

I was just wondering how everyone else is adding their music players to ActionTiles.

I am using an app called Echo Speaks that is added to my SmartThings as a Smart App.

I can control the Echo's Play, Stop, Pause, Volume and Skipping.

Right now, I can only control the Volume of the Fire HDs.

The individual Echo Tiles also show up in their respective Room Panels.  So when I go into the Living Room Panel, the 'Echo - Living Room' tile is in there as well.

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House floor plan (using a background image) and transparent icons?

Silvio Di Domenico 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 2


I’d like to arrange the icons on my house plan.

Is it possible update actiontiles to add a back ground image and semitransparent icons?

It will be not easy to arrange the icon exactly on the hose map right position, but feasible.

Samething like this:


Sonos album art

Eric Stiens 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Owen Stevens 1 month ago 4

Just wanted to show off a proof of concept. I have my basic dashboard setup pulling the currently playing album art in the living room straight from Sonos. I use a raspberry pi running the Node-Sonos-HTTP-API to interact with Sonos from a variety of applications around the house. I have a little app running that pulls the album art URL from there and automatically redirects a request to show the album art and put that in a media tile. Works pretty well! Would be lovely if Sonos ever opened up their API to be able to do this without so many workarounds.


Action Tiles, TinyCam, and Fully Browser - Dashboard Convergance

Geewiz 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Zvika 1 month ago 3

I've been a home automation enthusiast since the mid - 90's, utilizing the old X10 PLC technology.  I'm still cutting my teeth on the Smart Things world, but have jumped in with both feet and have fully embraced this next wave of home automation.  

When I discovered ActionTiles, I concluded that this was the way forward to tie together all the various "things" that I am running around my home.  I now have a dashboard panel that I am loving.   I have AT running on a Nexus 9 tablet.  In the background I have TinyCam webserver running, which streams video feeds from my outside IP cameras to media tiles.  Also running on the Nexus 9 is the licensed version of Fully Kiosk Browser.  

I really like being able to walk up to the smart panel (the Nexus 9) and have it wake up to display the video feed and tiles controlling the lights throughout the house.

What I am trying to figure out now is, if motion is detected on one of the cameras, how to make that camera's media tile on the panel go to full screen mode.  

I don't know if this is even possible, and if it is possible I don't know how to initiate it.  Perhaps someone else in the community has already been there and done that and would like to share their experience?

As always, a big thanks to the developers of AT for a fantastic app!

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Add Today's Calendar Events to Tile

Angie G 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Stuart Salmon 2 months ago 10

I'd love to have the ability to add a tile that would bring in today's events from a calendar like Google or outlook. Could this be added as an enhancement?

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Show Power value on Switch tile

Brian Beaird 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Kevin1 2 months ago 8

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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Add Chromecast support to Android App

IJM 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

It would be great to show the dashboard on large screen TV using a Chromecast.

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Move Panel Options (...) from bottom right corner

Johnnie321 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

Provide an option to move the on-Panel, Panel Options FAB (floating action button "...") from the bottom right corner.

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Show me your Panels! - Gallery 2

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 12 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 2 months ago 112

Continuing from very popular first Gallery of Panels:

Here's a place for Customers to share their Panels and related stories. This content may be copied to other sharing services like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc..

NB: Inquiries about the techniques used to create the particular Panels, frames, etc., may be spun off by the Moderator into new Topics or Help Desk tickets to avoid too much threading here.


Amazing work everything and thank-you so much for sharing! 😄

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Show me your Panels! - Gallery 1

M2 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 221

Hi Everyone - new here but am pretty excited about this App. To me, it seems to smartly tie the Smart Home together. As a newbie, I am very interested in see everyone's creative panels. I would post up first but I don't think a few light switches, a clock and the weather are too interesting.


Amazing work everyone and thank-you so much for sharing! 😄

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Sound Notification for status change of selected Things

CS Home 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound updated by Orlando M Muniz 3 months ago 12

Would be great if each tile can be set to make a sound (from tablet or phone) whenever the status changes. This way, when a door opens or motion sensed, a sound is emitted. Can be set on/off for each tile.

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Open media fullscreen from SmartThings using Fully API or ActionTiles API

Christophe 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 3 months ago 2

I would like my fire tablets under Fully browser to open my camera media tile fullscreen when motion are detected. Since fully browser support REST and js call, is there a way to do that from webcore maybe ?
Thank you


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

Nic 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by David Stafford 3 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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Allow information & Media Tiles to act as Shortcut Tiles

Kristopher J. 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Steve B 3 months ago 11

It would be awesome if we could change the destination of a tile.  For example, adding a tile displaying the current temperature, but change the destination to anything else.  Such as a different panel or pops up the thermostat settings, etc.  Another idea would be a static icon, that links to a media content (such as showing a simple "CCTV" icon that when clicked opens the full-screen live camera media content.  (Instead of showing the live content in the small tile)

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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile

David Latham 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Steve B 3 months ago 21

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.

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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.


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sort elements in a tile by status (e.g. temperature, battery level, etc).

Jason Emes 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

Is there a way to auto sort devices within a tile by status?  For example, I have over 50 things.  I want to monitor battery status so I know which are lowest.  Can it auto-sort by lowest battery level so I dont have to visually scan all 50 looking for ones with low batttery.

Similarly, I want to monitor temperature on the property.  Can it auto-sort highest to lowest for summer and then lowest to highest for winter.  


Weather alerts

warpkk 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound updated by Sidney 3 months ago 4

Anyone know a good app for fire tablets that can play an alarm or other notification sound when there are weather alerts?

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shm alerts

RobSantone 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 1

I've read where AT can't reset SHM alerts but are they working on that or is there any kind of work around? I still use a Windows Phone (because I love it and I'm stubborn) and I have NO WAY to reset SHM alerts if I enable security!! 

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"Smart Locks" tile?

Gib 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 3

I've searched for any previous posts about this, but maybe I'm the first to ask about it. I find that hard to believe. 

We've got the ability to have the SHM tile, which seems to work well. Within the SmartThings app, SHM lives in a card on my dashboard called "Home Solutions". The other thing that lives in that card is "Smart Locks". 

"Smart Locks" is actually really useful..... So, why can't I have a tile for "Smart Locks" in AT like I have for SHM?  I just want a single tile that shows if all doors are locked or displays how many are unlocked. If I click it, it should either take me to another panel or perhaps a pop up like the pin pad that lists all of my locks (preferably with a button at the top that I can click to lock all), or check each individual lock on that panel to either lock or unlock separately. 

Is Samsung just not allowing access to that function?


Sports scores

Is it possible to have a tile, or perhaps several, to show scores of certain teams (which I define) across different sports?