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ActionTiles iPad Safari iOS 10.3.3 Homescreen launch persistent crashes

MarkusTec 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Avron Welgemoed 13 hours ago 13

This issue started popping up for the first time after months of usage without this issue appearing.  Specifically, I have an older iPad 4 running iOS 10.3.3 and an ActionTile panel configured as a Safari home screen web app.  After launching, the AT would persistently close/crash after a few minutes of runtime.  


I've tried clearing History and Website data and rebooting the iPad a couple times which didn't solve the problem.  I'm hoping there is a fix/solution for this as AT is my most used iPad app by far.  Any help would be appreciated? 

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My first dashboard - really happy but need more config options!

Mans 2 days ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 18 hours ago 2

So - started using Action Tiles last week with my Smartthings V3 and a bunch of z-wave, zigbee and Hue devices. Got a panel done yesterday that I am pretty happy with. I am using the brilliant Simple Event Logger

https://github.com/krlaframboise/SmartThings/tree/master/smartapps/krlaframboise/simple-event-logger.src

And I have done som modifications of it to get separate columns for the values I want to chart to make that easier and some modding of the Groovy script to get values that work with the darn swedish decimal signs in google sheets (, and not .).

So this is the end result - it's displayed on an old Nexus 7 tablet standing and even my wife likes it ;) One graph from Google Sheets shared as an image and one table shared as an iframe (with a lookup function for the last event for a device - done with a column "device + event" to make it easier to find the last. Realized that getting the chart in exact 4:3 format for the tile is important to avoid resize problems with thin lines disappearing.

So - I am almost happy now, but I have a few proposals after my initial experience:

It really feels like we should have an option to set a special color for the tiles we like to do that for. Just add a background color override on the tile level. Yes, I know that you can fake that for special tiles by forcing them to a "warning state" etc like I have done for the siren in the bottom left row above the weather widget, but that feels like a hack. And it does not work for regular device tiles. Just add background color, text color etc so we can do that for all tiles. It really should not be that hard. In my example I want the outdoor temp color in the top left corner to differ from the others. I want it to have the lighter blue background from the theme, as that really is what you want in the morning quickly glancing at the panel to check if you need the winter coat or not... Maybe add a "Normal Tile Type 2" or similar in the Theme so when then can click a tile and select the Theme "class"?

It would be great to be able to add charts with historic data for devices. I do understand that it can be a bit tricky but even though the Smart Logger hack with a Google spreadsheet chart for full control is nice, it takes some nerd skills.

It would be very nice to add an option for "show last event of type x on the tile" . That is a common thing I want to show at least.

Finally - it would be nice to be able to have the option on iframe objects to remove the scrollbars if desired (overflow: hidden;) As it is now I have been forced to set the iframed google sheets table with "the last events" very exactly to fill the tile space to avoid white background... Why would we like scroll bars in a dashboard like this. Hidden scrollbars really should be the default.

PS swedish translations:

Ute = outdoor

Uterum = conservatory

Rörelse = motion

Plan = floor

Luftfuktighet = humidity

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SHM & STHM options?

CrankyCowboy 6 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by GreySkies 21 hours ago 21

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.


Thanks.

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Recommended Kiosk App for iPadOS

John Andy 1 day ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) yesterday at 2:57 a.m. 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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Images on media tiles are not loading on Google Chrome browser on PC

sk108 1 month ago in Media Tiles / Images updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 day ago 13

Images on media tiles are not loading on Google Chrome browser on PC, however they load on the phone browser. When I try to edit those "Media" tiles, it says "Enter valid URL". Please note that the URL is valid and that media tile is showing correctly on the Android phone browser (Google Chrome). It is happening with all media tiles on the PC browser. It used to work fine till last week on PC as well as on phone. Please help, thanks in advance.

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Support for Hubitat?

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.

Armand

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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.

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SmartThings scenes look different and don't appear in ActionTiles

rsantone 2 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days ago 36

I had a few, I guess "routines" in the ST Classic. "Goodbye" turned the heat down and set the mode to Away. "I'm Back" turned the heat up and set the mode to Home. Apparently something in these prevented migration to the new app so i deleted them and remade "Scenes" that did the same thing. They look different in the app, and don't show up in ActionTiles. What can I do? I've attached a pic.

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A way to display custom messages

Christine 2 days ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days 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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Presence Sensor - Smartthings New App

matemple61 3 days ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days ago 1

Since I converted from the Classic Smartthings APP I am having troubles with reporting presence of my wifes phone (Samsung Note) and my phone (Samsung Galaxy S9) in Action Tiles.  Not sure if this is on the smartthings side or the integration with Action Tiles.  Is there additional configurations settings that I might have not addressed in the new environment.   Any Insight would be appreciated.   

Used to work fairly well in the classic app - although temperamental at times.   Now it is very inconsistent in reporting presence.

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Can't set icon to "toggle switch"

leftofdead 3 days ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 days ago 1

I changed the tile icon. Now I want to change it back, but the default "toggle-switch" and "toggle-switch-off-outline" icons do not appear in the selection list

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ActionTiles and the new SmartThings mobile app

GoodyGizmos 2 months ago in Announcements updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 days ago 14

Im holding off on migrating from ST Classic to the new app. In the meantime, I’m trying to learn the new app to see what I can/cannot do in it.


How do I authorize things in new SmartThings app?

iOS
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Show Current Light color in the Color Picker

Jeff Terrace 2 years ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 days ago 9

It doesn't look like the *current* color of an RGB light shows up anywhere on the dashboard. Even if you pick a color from the color selector, the next time you open it up, the color isn't selected. Am I missing something?

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There's a bug such that only DTHs which also set the deprecated Attribute "color" in "#rrggbb" format will trigger the Tile to display the Color Bulb in the footer.

The updated Capability spec only requires Hue and Saturation to be set by a DTH, so we need to fix our code sometime for this.


We'll note this and leave this Topic open for related discussion.


Thanks for finding this little quirk!

...Terry.

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Routines

brendanwheatley 2 years ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 days 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

Android Windows
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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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Layered Tiles

mikew707 1 week ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 days ago 1

With the removal of SHM support by SmartThings and current inability to access STHM it would be great with we were able to have layered tiles or put another way, a tile display based on a condition.  The old SHM tile used to display the current SHM status in a single tile.  The current work around using modes requires the use virtual switches to change the location mode and in turn sync the mode to change the STHM status.  When using the mode tile option in ActionTiles it just displayed the current mode in text format.  It would be great if we could have the ability to set conditions within the tiles so when a particular mode is active it will display a tile image and tile color.  Basically emulate what the SHM tile functionality/look used to be.   

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Changes to the Legacy SmartThings Platform and Mobile App

As you know, the SmartThings Classic mobile app will be sunset on October 14, 2020. If you haven't migrated to the new mobile app, you should do this in the coming days. Please refer to the official SmartThings Classic App Transition page for more information.

The new SmartThings app offers most of the same features as Classic with updated interface, as well as powerful automations, a massive device ecosystem, and much more!

The transition process transfers settings from your account, Routines and Smart Home Monitor into the new mobile app. Routines are now Scenes and Automations and Smart Home Monitor is now SmartThings Home Monitor.

The existing Routine and Smart Home Monitor Tiles will no longer function. These deprecated Tiles need to be removed from your ActionTiles Dashboards.

Unfortunately, SmartThings does not offer integration with Scenes and SmartThings Home Monitor to any third party apps at this time. We understand the importance of these features to ActionTiles users and we will offer them when they become available.

Meanwhile, the following workarounds are available to add Scene Tiles and SmartThings Home Monitor to your setup. These workarounds are provided on a best effort basis:

Please note that ActionTiles does not have any dependency on the SmartThings mobile app itself and continues to work with the new platform. The SmartThings mobile app does not need to be installed on the device that displays ActionTiles.

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Clock/Timezone Media Workaround, Anyone?

Max R 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tushar Arora 1 week ago 2

While we're waiting for a clock tile with [hub]timezone support, I was wondering if anyone's come across a media source for a bitmap/videostreamed clock in any given timezone? All I'm looking for is having a tile display the current Pacific Standard Time no matter where I am in the world. Any suggestions?

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

Geewiz 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Tushar Arora 2 weeks ago 110

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.




Here's the media setup panel...




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...

Android
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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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Windows shortcut tile for Spotify and other apps

win88ice2004 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Windows updated by JB Bentz 2 weeks ago 5

Hello all!  I have tablets running Andriod and all can launch into Spotify and various other apps using the intent URL no problem.  However i also have a windows surface i am trying to get working similar.  Is there a way for me to launch Spotify, Sonos, Harmony etc, from a windows exe in action tiles?  

Windows
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Activate Google Ambient Mode as a Screensaver from Fully

Ephrayim 3 weeks ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 2 weeks ago 2

Does anybody know of a way to activate the built in (Lenovo tablets) Google Assistant Ambient Mode from within Fully Kiosk Browser?

Android
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Weather Tile widget generation from theweather.com

JB Bentz 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Tushar Arora 2 weeks ago 30

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:

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