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Best Capability for a number

bscuderi 2 years ago updated by Kevin1 yesterday at 8:18 a.m. 4

I have a custom device handler for my device that uses the following custom attribute..


attribute "RPM", "number"

This just displays as a tile in my device handler that shows the current RPM value of my pool pump for example 3,450 RPM.

I would like to get this into action tiles on my display in a way that best presents that information. My question is what device capability, that action tiles supports, should I change this to in order to best present my information? I'm not dead set on using my custom attribute and do not mind if it's something strange or nonsensical as I just want it to display right on action tiles. I tried power use and temperature and some others but then it displays on a tile that says watts or degrees F which looks funny.

bscuderi 2 years ago

thanks for your help bud I found changing the device to device.carbonDioxide was the golden ticket for displaying the number value as I had hoped!


Pollen count Tile that would show Pollen Count including decimals

Jon Stolz 3 days ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 days ago 1

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?

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Panel Flicker

Bryan Mack 3 weeks ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 2

Admittedly, this is unlikely to be an issue with AT itself. My tablet is actually a webpage. On this webpage I use iframes. 2 of the iframes (top-left and middle) are actiontiles panels. The upper-right is my google calendar, and the bottom is a sports ticket. I don't use screen saver. I get a random flicker across the page constantly. It's hard to explain, so here is a link of a video:

Any ideas? I can't get the HTML to post, but it's as basic as can be.

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ActionTiles not Loggin In

Ratman482 4 weeks ago updated 3 weeks ago 4

I have been using Fire Tablet with for my home automation with ActionTile and the Fully Kiosk Browser for some time.  Although I have had many problems in the past (freezes about 1 time per month) they were working regularly for some time.  Recently, I started having the problem every day of the tablet not being logged into ActionTiles and just 'parked' at the start URL (ActionTiles).  This is seen in the morning after the tablet goes into power save mode after the time I have setup.  Before, this would work as expect, turning back on at the set time (6AM) with the screensaver.  When motion detected, it would show the Live Panel in ActionTiles.  Now, it just shows the ActionTiles Login and you must press 'Login' and then it will go to the Panel screen where you can select the Live Panel.  Is there a reason for this - is this something anyone else is experiencing?  Any ideas on how to fix?  Thanks.


Blue Iris single stream URLs broken in latest BI version

Ali Naqvi 4 weeks ago 0

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 This is the latest release from the 2nd of May 2020. I reverted back to a release from April 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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tesla add app to Action Tiles?

Lynn 1 month ago updated 1 month ago 4
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Question Mark instead of Icon

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

Came across another issue. When I created a tile for my location based on my cellphone, the tile icon became a question mark instead of the assigned icon.


Sonoff Wall Light Switches

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

Hello. Having a hard time integrating my sonoff 3 gang wall switches I have linked below to AT. I dont need to control them, I just need the tile to show when status of the lights (on/off) so I can use Alexa to turn them off. I just need notifications, not control just to make things easier. I tried IFTTT, but I'm currently struggling.

Please help.



Set up weather radar

Macjoel 3 months ago updated by KamHouse 2 months ago 1

Can someone help me by giving me a link to a weather radar for Jonesboro, Arkansas?  Email me at

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brendanwheatley 2 years ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 14

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

Android Windows

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:


Ring Alarm security

Jack Kolotov 7 months ago updated by Daniel B Turgel 3 months ago 1

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. 


Actiontiles and Crimemapping

Benjamin Wilson 4 months ago 0

Anyone been able to use or an alternative to create a new media for actiontiles? Making a url works but I was looking for something that could be a png or jpg and have on my main homepage of my panel


Control TV other than on/off?

captaindomon 7 months ago updated 5 months ago 3

I apologize for the newbie question, but I am trying to set up my Samsung Q8F tv on ActionTiles, and all that I can seem to do is turn it on and off? Is there any way to add a mute tile? Or volume up/down, media select etc? Anything other than on/off?

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“Connecting” message appears weekly

Gerry Chiariello 6 months ago updated 6 months ago 2

I have 4 wall mounted Kindle Fire 8s running ActionTiles with FullyKiosk browser and DAK Board sleep screen.  In the past month, one or two of the panels will show “connecting” while the others are fine. I have had this setup for a year with few issues.  This “connecting” screen issue however is recurring on a weekly basis.  I see there was a prior thread on this that is now closed, but I am curious if there is any solution other than returning to home screen and logging back in.  Any input would be appreciated.


Customizing Tileset Title

thejla 6 months ago 0


Is there any way to customize the title fo the Tilesets?  I like to name them by device types and like to see that in different font and size.



Add Tesla Solar Info to ActionTiles

klooney 6 months ago 0

I found a way to view my current and historical production of my Tesla solar panels. When I add the link into AT as media it doesn't display correctly. Does anybody have an idea on how I can add a still image of my current production that updates every hour or so...similar to a weather tile?


Actiontiles Smart Kiosk - help we with electrical connections [photos]

Daniel Soltys 6 months ago 0

So I'm in the final stages of my Fire HD 8" Kiosk which will display

actiontiles for SmartThings and my outside cameras. Can someone tell me

which wires in the box I would connect to?

Switch on left goes up to bathroom fan. On right goes to ceiling light

fixture. There's another GFCI plug over the the left and an power outlet

below the Tablet location near the floor.

Based on the instructions, which nut should I tap into?


Ring Alarm security

Jack Kolotov 7 months ago updated 7 months ago 0

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. 


Smartthings Cam

duckdive117 - 1 year ago updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

I know they are new but I was wondering if there is a way add the video feed from the new Smartthing Cam to action tiles?