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I have a license for ActionTiles that I only just did a minimalistic setup of to POC wall mounted tablets as an interface to my smart home. I am writing to officially ask if ActionTiles can be enhanced to support Hubitat.
I would love it if This system could be migrated over to support it, and will happily buy another device license for that system.
Hubitat has created their own specialized web-app which mimics a lot of the functionality of ActionTiles. We're happy to see that product continuing to evolve and attract interest.
Realistically, we have plenty of consumer facing and non-consumer facing SmartThings related development to focus on before we can even consider diversion of resources to a niche platform. SmartThings is our birthplace and it is the platform of all our supportive customers' homes. The Votes on this Topic indicate that the future is open to many possibilities and the door remains open to anything ... eventually.
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 accounts...it 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.
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.
It would be great if we could create a panel tile that could also be hooked up to a smartthings device for displaying status. Example use case would be having a single tile for "Basement". The tile could reflect the status of the lights and controls in the basement and when clicked go to a panel with detailed controls for that room.
Right now I need to create a tile for the basement smartthings status and a tile to link to the basement panel. Having both in one tile would allow me to free up space for other uses and I'm guessing it's a common use case.
The Old Smartthings 3rd party device handler for Honeywell wifi thermostats through Honeywell Total Connect worked fairly well and I could integrate a working tile in AT. There is now native support in SmartThings. Shows up and operates perfectly fine in ST. However, I cannot add the device to AT as it does not show up as an available actuator or sensor. Can you please add?
By the way, love AT!
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.
It doesn't look like the *current* color of an RGB light shows up anywhere on the dashboard. Even if you pick a color from the color selector, the next time you open it up, the color isn't selected. Am I missing something?
There's a bug such that only DTHs which also set the deprecated Attribute "color" in "#rrggbb" format will trigger the Tile to display the Color Bulb in the footer.
The updated Capability spec only requires Hue and Saturation to be set by a DTH, so we need to fix our code sometime for this.
We'll note this and leave this Topic open for related discussion.
Thanks for finding this little quirk!
Has anyone figured out to control a TV or cable box via using AT? I am just learning but love AT so far. Still struggling with adding music as well as I keep receiving an error that AT can't open the other app!
I've added my compatible Samsung Smart TV to Smartthings, and reauthorized all my Things inside ActionTiles, but the TV does not appear in the list. Is this an error?
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?
I see where I can add individual sensor values of the weather tile (temp, humidity, lux), but how can I add it as a whole in the same way SmartTiles did? I'm sure I'm just missing something here.
Am I right in guessing that the reason there are so many authorise things lists is that each one represents a capability or property? If so, it would be good if each list instead of being headed "Select more things" actually had the capability or property name in the heading.
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?
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 ?
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?
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 (https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/docs/api-ref/st-api.html#operation/listScenes) which is what was noted as the original issue (https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/2538-how-to-call-or-activate-a-scene-smartthings-scene-tiles)
Any word on this front?
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.
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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