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Harmony Shortcut

Systematix 1 day ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) yesterday at 6:38 a.m. 0
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 4 weeks ago updated by HOWARD LA 3 weeks 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 4 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks 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 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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Weather Tile city problem

Emmett Flaherty 4 weeks ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 1


I'm trying to create a Weather tile using this link: . The problem is, when I enter my location loc=Wennigsen, DE I get an error. I checked the city here: and it works there (the next city near me also with the tile:,%20de).

Thanks in advance!

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WebCORE piston call SHTM not delaying

Bryan Mack 4 weeks ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks 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.


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

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

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

Christian Persson 2 months ago updated 1 month ago 3

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?



Waiting for Customer


brendanwheatley 2 years ago updated by phaphaphooey 1 month ago 19

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:

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SmartThings Routines

MattS 2 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 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 4 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 9

Ring Alarm security

Jack Kolotov 10 months ago updated by Ernesto Rodriguez 2 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. 


get ring door bell on tile

Bob1 2 months ago 0

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

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


Pollen count Tile that would show Pollen Count including decimals

Jon Stolz 3 months ago updated 3 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?

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Best Capability for a number

bscuderi 3 years ago updated by Jon Stolz 3 months ago 7

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 3 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!

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Panel Flicker

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

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Question Mark instead of Icon

RodRamos 4 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 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 4 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 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.