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Custom CSS

Christian Persson 4 months ago updated 2 weeks ago 7

Looking at the forum there was a few years ago discussions on Custom CSS support, has there been any progress to this or any form of roadmap that plans on implementing this?

Or has there been any "unsupported" way of dealing with it from the community even?

Regards,

Christian

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Custom Ceiling fan DTH not recognized as fan in actiontiles

Kenneth. 4 weeks ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 2

I've used this DTH. When I add the action tile for the fan, the slider bar on the actiontile is for the light and not the fan. Is there a way to change that, so it controls the speed of the fan instead of the light? It works fine in smartthings.

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iFrame size larger than 6x6

Richard Kane 1 month ago updated 1 month ago 4

I'd like to be able to choose a larger iFrame tile size that 6x6.  Is there a reason it is limited to that max dimension?

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Recommended Kiosk App for iPadOS

John Andy 1 month ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 4

I've been working to set-up two iPads in my home as Actontiles Kiosks. I have used the "Kiosk App" and it seemed to work for about a day and now I'm getting "Error 429" when I touch an Actiontiles Button.

Is there a recommended App such that I could use iPads reliably for stationary/wall-mount function and Actiontiles?

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A way to display custom messages

Christine 1 month ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 1

I'm just now revisiting Actiontiles (I checked out other dashboards about 5 years ago and gave up on it).

I'm absolutely loving actiontiles and the possibilities with outside the box thinking to display what I want.

I need help with a way to implement custom messages.  My idea is to have a virtual switch called "warnings" that will light up (switch on) via webcore when a "warning" is detected with webcore automation.  I then want to display any active warnings and potentially color code them for how urgent they are.  Examples would be "leak sensor detected water under the aquarium" or "server room temperature is 90 degrees" would be very urgent.  "Temperature is above 80 in the guest room" - not as urgent as the AC might be turned off or the door is closed.

The idea is to have the possibility of 0, 1, or multiple warnings displayed at once.

Some ideas to achieve this:

1.) Have a panel called "warnings" that has to be opened.  Within the Panel have a virtual switch per type of warning.  

This would be very annoying creating a virtual switch per issue that could happen.  I would then need to create a webcore routine that triggered each switch at the right time, then disable the switch when the issue is resolved.

I have already created this concept for my Roomba robot for when it gets "stuck" but I don't look forward to having to create virtual switches for all other types of warnings.

2.) Have webcore write to some file that can be display through an iframe.  This would be similar to the request for log history/actions.

This would require the ability for either webcore or IFTTT to add then remove entries after the issue is resolved from some type of file, along with correct formatting.

3.) Combination of #1 and #2 above.  I could create a warnings panel and within the panel have common types of warnings that light up like Water Sensor, temperature, garage door left open and kitty sneaking out.  I could then use option #2 to give more details on which device and more details on the issue.

To give you an idea of the size of potential warnings/issues that could come up and how much we use smart devices we have about 120 devices installed (that is not counting virtual devices) through smartthings.  When you add in alexa and other hubs/bridges we have a lot more.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

(I plan to post pictures of my display in the gallery soon, still messing around with them).

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Routines

brendanwheatley 2 years ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 22

I'm new to smart things and now action tiles. I'm having trouble understanding routines. I have selected a routine to create a tile, but I can't make it do anything. I've looked over this forum and can't find anything that talks about what they are in depth. I thought they might allow me to automate things. It looks like there is an area when building tiles to select from different ones, but it is empty. Any help would be huge. Thanks

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Hi Brad,

ActionTiles will support scenes, but we don't provide ETAs for feature releases.


This article describes workaround to make Scenes work with ActionTiles right now:

https://support.actiontiles.com/knowledge-bases/8/articles/8740-how-to-use-new-smartthings-scenes-with-actiontiles

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Recent Issue with Video Stream

sean2a 2 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

A few weeks ago I noticed my video streams on a few of my panels are no longer loading. They are set up as MJPGS. When I load them in a separate tab outside of action tiles they load with no issues. I am using the newest version of Chrome (Version 85.0.4183.121). 

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Harmony Shortcut

Systematix 2 months ago updated 2 months ago 1
I am trying to create a Harmony shortcut app to launch my harmony app from with my panels in IOS (Ipad mini), I have tried using Harmony:// as my shortcut but it does nothing to open the app, Thanks in advance for anyone who can assist.

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DAKboard Issues

Gerry Chiariello 3 months ago updated by HOWARD LA 3 months ago 8

I have 4 panels in my home running actiontiles with fully and DAKboard as screensaver.  Today, instead of screensaver from DAKboard, all my panels default to DAKboards home screen instead of the free screensaver.  Any ideas? Did the address of the screensaver move?  Trying to fix this.

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Blue Iris single stream URLs broken in latest BI version

Ali Naqvi 6 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 13

For anyone who is wondering why the single-stream URLs that you are using from your BI web server have been crashing your BI, they seem to have broken that functionality in the last few releases. 

My single stream URLs that I was using e.g. http://192.168.1.*:82/mjpg/Cam5/video.mjpg&user=username&password=password 

started crashing BI. Regardless of how I was accessing (through a web browser or through actiontiles).. it just crashed it every single time.

The BI version I was using was 5.2.9.7. This is the latest release from the 2nd of May 2020. I reverted back to a release from April 5.2.8.3 and it works again.

I recently updated my streams and BI to support sub-streams to control the CPU usage, It seems like the new release had some improvements for the webserver and they inadvertently broke previous single camera stream functionality. THe new release has very good improvements for when you access BI through the main server URL and port.. it would stream substream and transcode to the main stream so you get the best of both worlds through the webserver.. i love that, however it broke my much needed single stream URLs that I love seeing on actiontiles.

Anyway, long story short, if you are confused about whats going on, I found the bug. 

I have now emailed support informing of this bug and I would urge you all to do the same so that we can get single stream URLs working again for action tiles.

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Weather Tile city problem

Emmett Flaherty 3 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

Hello,

I'm trying to create a Weather tile using this link: https://support.actiontiles.com/knowledge-bases/8/articles/3182-media-tile-generator-mtg-jggdev-weather-calendar-news . The problem is, when I enter my location loc=Wennigsen, DE I get an error. I checked the city here: https://openweathermap.org/city/2811072 and it works there (the next city near me also with the tile: https://mtg.actiontiles.com/weather.php?loc=hannover,%20de).


Thanks in advance!

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WebCORE piston call SHTM not delaying

Bryan Mack 3 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

I have a WebCORE piston that executes properly if I "Test" the piston in WebCORE, but if I execute it via a button in Actiontiles, it doesn't perform as expected. It is regarding a virtual switch that sets the SHTM to "away" mode. I want it to delay 180 seconds. The WebCORE piston is as such:


With virtual switch
Wait 180 Seconds
Set virtual switch to "On"


So when I "test" the piston, it does this. I set up a shortcut in actiontiles to the piston, and put a button on my panel. When I press the button, it doesn't process the line that waits 180 seconds. Pretty stumped as to why. I've confirmed it's pointing to the correct piston.

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Bloomsky -Current image Display- Was working great, but recently stopped working

bd0g 3 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

I have been able to display and update the current sky view from my Bloomsky Weather station / Camera for quite some time within a Media Dashboard tile.  I used the custom php script and it is located on a free hosting webserver. I set the update interval to 900 seconds as I think the Bloomsky image updates every 5 minutes or so. I can no longer display the image within a tile . I CAN display the image using the latest version of the Chrome Browser using this URL http://bloomsky.rf.gd/bloomSkyLatest.php

What I used to have to do upon initial ActionTiles Dashboard loading was to visit the URL for the BloomSky image directly within the Google Browser and then choose Update to allow the image to be displayed within the Dashboard tiles.  If I use that method now it will show the latest image via the browser , but not within ActionTiles.

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Tile that isn't a binary switch?

Donnie Iorio 3 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

Hey everyone!

I recently bought a new washer and dryer that are Wifi Connected and integrate with IFTTT.  Here's what I want to do:

IFTTT Trigger for End of Washer Cycle -> Turns on Virtual Switch: WASHER DONE

IFTTT Trigger for Start of Dryer Cycle -> Turns off Virtual Switch: WASHER DONE

IFTTT Trigger for End of Dryer Cycle -> Turns on Virtual Switch: CLOTHES READY

Smart Button Push -> Turns off Virtual Switch: CLOTHES READY


So I know how I could integrate this in AT with two tiles, one for Washer Done, one for Clothes Ready... but is there an option to create a virtual switch that has three options? (I could customize the status' in DH - so there could be a 'WASHER DONE', 'CLOTHES READY', and a null option"


Looking forward to hearing your ideas! Thanks everyone!

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SmartThings Routines

MattS 4 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 1

SmartThings classic just forced me to merge everything to the new app. I can’t create any new routines, and the ActionTiles doesn’t recognize scenes (as far as I can tell). Is there an update or workaround coming?

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tesla add app to Action Tiles?

Lynn 6 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 9
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Ring Alarm security

Jack Kolotov 12 months ago updated by Ernesto Rodriguez 4 months ago 2

Is there anyway to integrate Ring Alarm Security With actiontile ? I would like to see all the zones (open/close) in tile format on the Kindle Tablet 10. 

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get ring door bell on tile

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Fully Kiosk locked up-message this app not designed for fire

Alan Raczek 5 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

 I use this as a wall tablet interface for Smartthings. I get the message this app is not designed for fire tablet. Any way to resolve this?

Ty in adv

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Pollen count Tile that would show Pollen Count including decimals

Jon Stolz 5 months ago updated 5 months ago 2

I am trying to convert the Pollen Count number from a Pollen count Device Handler to a Lux number through use of Webcore. The reason for this is I want to have my Actiontiles have a tile that displays the Pollen count in a Decimals format, not just a whole number. Actiontiles does not have a Pollen Count capability, but it does have illuminance.

I already have converted the Pollen Count index measurement to a temperature capability, and that is displayed on my Dashboard as a whole number with the degrees symbol BUT that only gives me a whole number, no decimals.

Any way to convert the Pollen Count to any kind of Virtual Device which does display decimals? Either through webcore or some other means?