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Anyone figure out a way to use Smartlife or Tuya devices with Actiontiles?

mastamind518 4 days ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Kevin1 3 days ago 2

Really love actiontiles but I have several smartlife outlets and switches that are not integrated into ST. Is there a solution for

smartlife/tuya devices with ST and/or AT?


Accessing ST variable ?

Stuart Tavener 2 weeks ago in Things & Capabilities / CoRE and webCoRE updated 2 weeks ago 2

I have a Webcore piston querying my energy providers electric tarrif price (it changes every 30mins) and Webcore sets a global variable and a tile to show me the current price (p/kw). 

I would like to get this variable/price into Actiontiles... how can i do that ?

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Artik Cloud Fitbit step counter won't show in authorize

Haden Cruickshank 3 years ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices updated by Diana 2 weeks ago 4

I played with Samsung Artik Cloud and was able to assiciate my Fitbit so that step data could be accessed in SmartThings via a thing which was created for me after I added the Artik Cloud smartapp which is available under automations -> Samsung Home. It reports my steps inside the snartthibgs app but I can't get it to show in ActionTiles :-( I can't find a evuce handler In order to add in the capability statements either!  Any ideas?

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Tile is labeled a Placeholder, so it seems to not update

I have a tile based on switchbot humidity level, but it seems to not update.  It is connected to smartthings, and not sure if it is updating smartthings. In the info area on ATiles it says it is a Placeholder.  what is that?

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SHM & STHM options?

CrankyCowboy 3 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 8

So I recently decided to dive into all of "this" (ie. actiontiles, smartthings etc.) It's sort of hard to keep up since things constantly evolve and when you read older topics sometimes those issues have been resolved etc.  I wanted a "dashboard" or "frontend" to interface with smartthings. I only had a couple of conditions that needed to be met. I wanted to be able to control all/most of my "smart devices", I wanted Alexa integration, and I wanted to be able to control my home security via the panel that I chose. I did a lot of reading and it appeared that smartthings with actiontiles would do all of what I wanted. I purchased a ST hub, a actiontiles license and a Konnected alarm module. I've learned a lot along the way and things have been relatively smooth. But here is where I've hit a roadblock...

It looks like actiontiles doesn't (yet) support the v3 new app where STHM is concerned...and apparently, SHM is no longer an option in the classic app (at least for new no longer shows up and can't be added). I've seen some workarounds that sort of make the v3 app work by using some virtual switches and the classic app...but without SHM in the classic app, I don't think that workaround works. So that means the Konnected alarm module I purchased won't work via actiontiles (I have it working in smartthings v3 STHM). Are there any solutions to bring it all together given that I can't add it in the classic app? Any help would be appreciated.


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SmartThings Routines being discontinued

levi 6 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 5

SmartThings is trying to phase out the Classic app, and has actually made it impossible to add new routines if you have deleted the existing ones in the Classic app. Is ActionTiles going to be adding Scene support? It seems like there is an API ( which is what was noted as the original issue (

Any word on this front?

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Nexxhome Garage controlller

Mike Geldert 6 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 13

I received this garage controller for xmas and have set it up according to directions.  It's listed as "works with smartthings", and I've set it up in smartthings and it works great.  (shows current open/close status and will open or close the door by pressing the icon/button).

When I go to authorize this device in Actiontiles, it isn't showing up as a device. 

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simulated co2 sensor - highlighting

Mike G 2 months ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices updated by Kevin1 2 months ago 2


I've created a simulated CO2 sensor DH (basically by butchering the simulated temperature sensor DH). This allows me to display a number in a tile without an associated unit (like degrees or %)

Is there any way I can set this so that at a certain value, ActionTiles can tell this is a warning condition and change the tile colour accordingly?

Put another way, how does actiontiles know when other DHs are in alert conditions?

Use case: I'm trying to create a summaries tab that tells me how many doors/windows  are open and how many lights are on and various other summaries so that I can have one sheet which gives me an overview of the whole house. (Summarising is being done in webcore). - so if there's one or more windows open I'd like actiontiles to highlight the tile.

I realise mine is likely an uncommon use case - but surely with any environmental monitor it would be useful to move into alert status once a monitor hits a specific high or low value?


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Compatibility with other platforms?

JonnySax 3 years ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices updated by Glen 2 months ago 16

wow!  this seems like a beautiful way to have quick intuitive access to my smart home controls.  Its just a shame it only works with SmartThings ... Is there any plan to expand to other smart home platforms?  I specifically use Axial Control with an Aeon Labs stick on a windows PC, but I'm sure owners of other hubs would love to have AT as their visible interface.  

Android Fire Windows

We've actually answered this dozens of times, so I'm just leaving this open for discussion until I get a chance to merge or paste in any existing answers.

ActionTiles is not a portal app. It is the #1 Dashboard Panel builder for SmartThings, which, in turn, is the #1 smart home platform, which, in turn, can intergrate with hundreds and hundreds of devices (Things) from many different vendors. It would take a significant distraction and diversion of our resources to integrate with "other platforms". Not saying it won't ever happen; but this is further down on the to-do list than Features which will benefit our thousands of existing, loyal Customers.


Capability Window Shade - Rolling Shutter Tile type

Zvika 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 10

I installed Fibaro roller shutter and in Action Tiles it shows as type "Switch".
This means that it will show the open percentage of the roller shutter correctly but it will show OFF only when it will get to 0 %.
So even when the roller shutter is 3% the status will be ON .

In SmartThings it shows closde as I set the open/close offset to 45 %.

This make a confusion as I see it as open but it's not open .

Is there a way to make this the same as SmartThings status ? 


Capability Color Temperature control

Luke 3 years ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 16

ActionTiles currently does not support controlling Capability Color Temperature. This would be a useful addition, in order to adjust the white temperature of such bulbs, in the same way colour can be adjusted for colour bulbs.


How do I control color temperature with a tile?

mr.smith 3 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 7

I've noticed with color fixtures (Hue, sylvania LED, etc.) that the tile color picker does not effect color temperature. For example, with Sylvania LED light strips, when I adjust the color picker in the white range the white LEDs (visible on the light strip) never come on. But when I adjust color temperature in ST they do come on.

How do I adjust color temperature with a tile?


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ecosmart light bulbs

Steve Brightman 6 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 4

I purchased some eco smart bulbs from Home Depot and added them to SmartThings. These bulbs can be dimmed and also adjust the color temperature. The first screenshot shows how they appear in SmartThings. However when adding them as a tile in AT I can adjust the dimming but there is no color temperature adjustment - see second picture.


Playing Radio Station on Alexa - using Alexa skill

Meital 2 months ago in Things & Capabilities 0

I would like to play radio station on Alexa using a tile.

I have a special skill on Alexa that streams radio stations and is expecting to get the name of the station by voice.

I know this is an Alexa issue/limitation, but I wonder if anyone found a working solution or even a dirty work-around to do that on AT.

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Can ActionTiles activate an Alexa Routine?

andysims 2 years ago in Things & Capabilities updated by OttoMation 3 months ago 11

I have several Amazon Echo Routines which I use to play music in my backyard. For Instance, I say "Alexa, Smooth Jazz" and the Amazon Echo connected to my backyard sound system begins playing my smooth jazz station on Pandora. How do I create an Actiontiles tile that will start this routine? Is this possible? I can find instructions for activating a SmartThing routine with Amazon Alexa but I can't find anything that shows how to activate an Echo (Alexa) routine with SmartThings or Actiontiles.

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Stock Ticker Tile

Corey 2 years ago in Things & Capabilities / RSS & Feeds updated by Levahj 3 months ago 13

While I realize that this may veer slightly off of the smart home control aspect of Action Tiles, I was wondering if it would be possible to create a stock ticker tile to compliment your other Clock, Weather, Weather Forecast, Calendar, and RSS News Feed tiles?  I use my tablets for both smart home control as well as a "one stop shop" for information and it would be nice to have a tile where you could display the current prices of certain stocks, funds, etc., and have the tile scroll through them (realizing that it would/could not be real time information).

I assume this would be low priority compared to all the other activities you have going on, but am curious whether there are others who are interested in a stock ticker tile as well.  Thanks.


Can the Garage door tile operate a virtual switch?

stanford1621 3 months ago in Things & Capabilities 0

I have multiple garage doors, so I have multiple tiles per garage door on my panel, is there a work around where touching the garage door panel tile (that shows open/close status) to operate that garage door, or have a sensor change the color of a tile?

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Logitech Harmony Activities

Good Evening,

Love the app! Harmony Activities (not direct integration with the Hub) would be awesome.

They are listed currently in the 'other device' settings when you set your devices and panels because it appears the only supported state is "switch"

If you all could accommodate this device type it would be great!!!


At the moment, the only way to integrate ActionTiles with Harmony is via Harmony Activity Switches.


HOWTO: Displaying printer's toner and drum life in AT

Max R 4 months ago in Things & Capabilities 0

Hi All, wanted to share an idea I've kicked around for a bit and figured out to implement to success this weekend. Family's  been making heavy use of the printer as of recently and I figured it would be cool to be able to a) keep an eye on the toner and drum life of my Brother laserprinter and b) be alerted once either reached a given threshold.

For this project I am using Webcore to do the handywork behind the scenes.

My printer is a Brother HL-L2395DW wifi printer, and it happens to provide a website with all the details I'm interested in. This model's website can be reached at http://your-printers-address/general/information.html. Per default it is not password protected.

Specifically I am interested in the page count, the drum unit and toner percentages as marked in yellow above.

Working backwards, the AT tile type which currently seems to make most sense for displaying a percentage, is a Humidity sensor. Fortunately SmartThings comes with a DTH for a Simulated Thermostat, which just happens to include a simulated humidity sensor. I created two virtual thermostats in the ST IDE and created tiles for them in my Office AT panel:

Note1: while I could probably rig up a DTH for a simulated energy meter or a simulated lux meter for displaying the page count, I chose to hold off from creating a tile for it now, as we still can't customize or remove the lower part of the AT tiles (looking over the rim of my glasses at you, Terry :B-) . It would look rather silly showing a tile with my pagecount, displaying watts or lux below) for now I'm just storing the pagecount value until I find something interesting to do with it.

Note2. When you create simulated devices in the IDE, you should go to the ST app and add (+) new devices, before trying to make them available to AT and Webcore.

As mentioned it's a Wecore piston which drives the tile updates once a day using a timer. The piston uses a simple webcall to pull the status page above. Unfortunately the result does not translate to Json, so I had to get real creative with indexof(), mid() and similar string operators to yank the numbers out and convert them to integers. 

In addition I have a threshold of 10% defined so if either drum or toner hits that limit a message will be pushed to my phone. Additionally if there's anyone detected by the office motion sensor, a VLCthing speech synth will speak the same message out in the room.

Here's a green screenshot of how I put v1 togother: