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SmartWeather Station Tile location Authorization issue

johnh1967 2 weeks ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 days ago 1

I recently had to authorize my AT panels with my Samsung account. It always seems like there's something new that I have to do with AT, but I think this was a requirement from ST I believe. 

I currently have two ST hubs in different locations with two AT seat licenses. I noticed that once I authorized my (at home) AT with my Samsung account, the SmartWeather Tile app stopped giving me its location and other weather data. 

I looked at the panel with the same SmartWeather tile app connected to the other hub  (different house, different AT seat license) had not been authorized yet, and the weather tile was still working perfectly. Once I authorized that panel through AT and Samsung, the SmartWeather tile was also not working correctly.

I had to authorize my AT with my Samsung account because AT was not updating the status of switches and lights correctly. I am wondering if anybody else is experiencing the same situation.





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Weather Tile widget generation from theweather.com

JB Bentz 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Dan Jarvis 6 days ago 32

I found a new resource that could come in handy for AT.  It's a weather widget that can generate an image, rather than just html.  Its fully customization, and may work for other tile sizes.  I just started screwing around with it. check it out:

Image 1897The source can be found here - https://www.theweather.com/widget/

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Weather Tile not working

DaveJake 4 weeks ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Corey Kruse 1 week ago 2

The Weather Tile - linked to the SmartThings Weather app is not working since the migration.  Is there a fix coming?

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Hubitat Safety Monitor Status HSM

brumster 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 7

Hi there, 

Has anyone managed to get the HSM Status of a Hubitat hub onto a panel? If so, how? I've got WebCore if that helps?

Thanks :-)

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Open Android App or App activity via URL formatted Shortcut

Paulo Nóbrega 6 years ago in Shortcut Tiles updated by Wingnut1000 2 weeks ago 252

hi there....

Is there a way to open android apps, ou executy an app activity?

I use chromecast audio for multiroom, i can't seem to find a way to open the Google Play Music within smartthings...
In my dashboard and just wanted at least to open the app, and then the music app can handle where to play the music...

Does anyone found any shortcut to open Play Music? I've tried as shortcut the app name, the activity to open app but nothing works... In the dashboard when i click that shortcut it takes me to configuration of the tiles. LOL

Does it make sense?

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JB Bentz 5 years ago

The latest Fully Kiosk Browser release has helped a bunch with opening Android apps from actiontiles. You can now select apps for the whitelist.  You can also figure out the app intent URL very easily, by turning on the new single app mode and selecting the app you want.  It will then load the intent URL which you can copy and paste it into a shortcut tile.  So far I have gotten it to work with Spotify and Hangouts.  Works like a charm.

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Using VLC transcode Video RTSP stream to MJPEG

Brent Thomas 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Matt Pierson 2 weeks ago 20

I posted this for another user but though I would create a topic on how I was able to access my Samsung SNH-v6410PN camera feed in action tiles using VLC.  There are a lot of variations when setting this up so this is not comprehensive to cover every camera type but hopefully it gets you most of the way there.s


To do this through VLC with my Samsung camera I took the following steps.  Before proceeding identify the url for you cameras RTSP stream - Great database to find this: 


1. Make sure you can access your cameras RTSP stream from a browser.   In the case of my samsung camera I accessed the RTSP stream with this path, rtsp://user:password@192.168.1.72/profile5/media.smp (Make sure to replace with the RTSP format for your camera (it will vary).   Note:  If camera is user/password protected you may not be able to pass the user:password in the URL when trying to access the feed.   This depends on the browser you are using.  Chrome and fully do not allow them to passed so simply enter the URL as shown below and then you should be prompted for the user name and password.  Firefox should work ok with the user:pass being passed within the URL as shown above.


2. Install VLC (im using version 2.2.8) and access VLC command line. To do this from windows open up Windows CMD prompt as administrator and navigate to you VLC directory path below.  Note:  Some VLC versions are buggy with trans-coding so thats why I reference the version of VLC I am using to do this successfully.

C:\>cd Program Files (x86)

C:\Program Files (x86)>cd VideoLAN

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN>cd VLC

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC>


3. Once there enter the command string shown below and REPLACE the part highlighted in bold with your cameras RTSP stream link.  Note: you only need to enter the user:password part of the string if you have assigned the camera a user name and password logon.  Also replace the IP address with your IP address.    After you press enter if you dont receive any errors go to step 4.


vlc.exe -R rtsp://user:password@192.168.1.72/profile5/media.smp --sout

"#transcode{vcodec=mjpg,vb=2500,scale=1.0,fps=10,acodec=none}:standard{access=http{mime=multipart/x-mixed-replace; boundary=7b3cc56e5f51db803f790dad720ed50a},mux=mpjpeg,dst=:8888/videostream.cgi}


4.  Change the IP address below to the IP of the PC running VLC that is doing the transcoding.  Try to access the stream from a web browser or action tiles (only will work on your local network).    If camera is user/password protected you may not be able to pass the user:password in the URL when trying to access the feed, this depends on the browser you are using.  Chrome and fully do not allow them to passed so simply enter the URL as shown below and then you should be prompted for the user name and password. http://192.168.1.119:8888/videostream.cgi


5.  If all is successful grab yourself a Beer and celebrate :)


Hope this helps

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Hubitat Integration Public Beta (March 2021)

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Announcements updated by Tom Fontaine 2 weeks ago 253

Hubitat integration is now ready for Public Beta!

We are opening up registrations starting today. You will be able to use the Hubitat Elevation platform with ActionTiles for an extended period of time, free of charge, while we iron out any kinks that come up. When the integration will be deemed stable, a standard 14-day free trial period will begin after advanced notice.


Make sure that your Hubitat Hub has the latest firmware built 2.2.6.130.

The use of ActionTiles platform is subject to our Terms and Conditions. A license will be required to continue using the Hubitat integration after a trial period. The licensing fees will be similar to SmartThings Locations / Hubs.

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tinyCam Pro Android App web server: Stream RTSP and Wyze Cam to ActionTiles!

Geewiz 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Matt Pierson 2 weeks ago 154

After attempting to stream using Blue Iris (CPU on the server went through the roof), and not having any success using some of the other methods found here on the forum, I decided to give tinyCam a try.   


There was another post that made a passing reference to the tinyCam webserver, so I installed the app on my Nexus 9, setup webserver and am now able to stream one of my outside security cams to a media tile.


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Here's the media setup panel...


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The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to address any of the other three cameras.  There is supposedly a parameter to select a camera, but it's not working for me.   Here's the request parameters from the Tinycam webserver API...


Perhaps there are others using tinyCam Pro Webserver that might share their experiences...

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Demo / Tutorial Videos:


Our friend at TaylorTech (vlog) has added 2 YouTube tutorial/demo videos for this Topic:

Part 1:

Part 2:


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Weather forcast tile?

Steve Laminack 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by GregW 2 weeks ago 3

I want to add a weather forecast tile but I am new to AT and really don't know where to start. What is the best place to look and find details on how to do this?

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Here is a super helpful video:

It covers:

  1. Finding a weather forecast / radar image for using in a Media Tile
  2. and MTG (jggdev) Media Tile Generator (Media Tile Generator (MTG jggdev): Weather, Calendar, News)

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Show me your Panels! - Gallery 3 (enhanced Themes)

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by Derek Lindvall 2 weeks ago 241

Continuing from very popular first 2 Galleries of Panels:

  1. https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/1433-show-me-your-panels-gallery-1
  2. https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/4847-show-me-your-panels-gallery-2

Here's a place for Customers to share your Panels and related stories. This content may be copied to other sharing services like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc..

NB: Inquiries about the techniques used to create the particular Panels, frames, etc., may be spun off by the Moderator into new Topics or Help Desk tickets to avoid too much threading here.

More details (Release Notes) about ActionTiles v6.10.0 (enhanced Theme Builder) are at:  

https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/7072-release-v6100-enhanced-theme-builder-backgrounds-transparency-gradients-minor-touches-fixes

The biggest changes and new Features of this Release are the enhancements made to Theme Builder (and thus, much more powerful customization of Panel Appearance). On a related note, Tiles also have new Animations and Effects options!

I've pasted a snapshot at the end of this Post showing off some of the new Theme Builder.

Be creative - Go Wild!

We have had many Customer requests to allow Panels to be more vibrant, cool, textured, and fabulous. The new options in Theme Builder make this possible. You can use Google to find "wallpaper" library websites - many of which allow hot-linking of the images as a Panel Background Image. Tweak the opacity/transparency value of the Tile Background Color (for each Tile Intention) using the Color Picker, to decide how much of the beautify background to show through. And/or you can strategically use more Blank Tiles as windows to parts of the background, such as the blossoms on a tree branch, or the moons in a fantasy solar system...

Share your Creations, please; as Comments:

Help inspire Customers to dive into the Enhanced Theme Builder. Let us know what wallpaper gallery websites you find attractive. Many of the images on such websites are completely free of restrictions for personal use.


Thousand thanks, everyone. Looking forward to seeing your Panels with just simple bits of flair as well as a few which will surely be incredible works of art. - No pressure! 😉



Please note: Per ActionTiles's Terms of Service, any or all images shared here may be used by ActionTiles for any purpose, including advertising and/or embedding in the app and/or our websites, social media, etc.. You are granting ActionTiles a perpetual royalty free unrestricted license to use the content you share in any way we see fit.


Thanks and ... have fun!

...Terry (& Alex)


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Transitioning to the new SmartThings platform

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago in Announcements updated by pc2k17 2 weeks ago 157 2 duplicates

On September 30, 2022 October 15, 2022 December 31, 2022 Some time in 2023


SmartThings already started shutting down their legacy Groovy Platform, which affects all ActionTiles users.

Rest assured that we are working hard to release the migration tools so that ActionTiles will continue to work with the new SmartThings platform! We are hoping to a smooth experience with minimal service interruptions.

We will release more information as it becomes available. Please stay tuned for a series of further announcements.

ActionTiles has become an integral part of many smart homes and businesses since 2017. We thank you for your love and support!

Migration instructions:

https://support.actiontiles.com/knowledge-bases/8/articles/12350-smartthings-platform-migration

SmartThings announcement on the community forum:

https://community.smartthings.com/t/the-end-of-groovy-has-arrived

Platform transition FAQs:

https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-us/articles/7055691183380-Platform-Transition-FAQ

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Using Actiontiles with DockScreen android app

W_B 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 2 weeks ago 2

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I'm a long time Actiontiles user, who recently started developing an app called DockScreen Google Play


Its an app for keeping your screen on and viewing your notifications and news, it also has a webview that can display the Actiontiles web app..

It can also autoupdate websites so it solved that problem for me with Actiontiles.

I'm wondering if any actiontiles users will test it and give some feedback for further development.. 

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adding devices after migration

Robert E Freeman 4 weeks ago updated 2 weeks ago 2

migrated my phone and 3 tablets. my ecobee does not show up although the placeholders for it and its sensors and temperature and humidity reading still exist. had to re-add to smartthings app. so how does one authorize new devices so that they show up in actiontiles now that the ide is gone?

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Are action tiles for Hubitat dashboard tiles setup?

GregW 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 1

Can an action tile be migrated to Hubitat to be used in designing my Dashboards?

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Location mode not updating

John Johnston 3 weeks ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 2
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Change the Name of My Hub

Jon Stolz 4 weeks ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 1
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Home tile

I have made 3 scenes: Armed away, Armed Home and Disarmed. They all work flawlessly and change the arming mode in Smartthings.

I have seen that there is a tile that, when pressed, contains the same functions.

My problem is I can't get this tile to change state.

What am I doing wrong or is this tile not working?

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SmartThings weather tile doesn’t update info

Daniele 1 month ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated 4 weeks ago 2

Hi all I’m new on AT and I have an issue with the SmartThings Weather. I have created the Simulated switch as per procedure but the data in AT are not update as you can see in the image. Any suggestion on how to fix it? Thanks

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Lutron Ceiling Fan Support

Jeremy Angel 2 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 1

I have several Lutron Caseta ceiling fan switches in my system and I can add them to my panels but there doesn't seem to be any way to set the speed on the fan.  They show up as a switch and I'm able to either turn them on (which sets them to high speed) or turn them off.  I can set differrent speeds in the ST App but not in AT.  Is there a way to add this feature in the future?

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Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by adam frances 2 months ago 123

Since the rtsp support seems to be on hold for now I had to return the second camera I ordered on Amazon. But I managed to make one of my old camera work.


PLEASE list the exact brand for your camera here if you can confirm it works for you. This will help others with the new purchases.


Please list the http mask (URL format) you used.


Amazon purchase link also very much appreciated.


Feel free to add sreenshots to your camera tile too.

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