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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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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