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Transitioning to the new SmartThings platform

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 months ago in Announcements updated by perry farmer 10 hours ago 185 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:

SmartThings announcement on the community forum:

Platform transition FAQs:


Send URL shortcut command without opening a new page?

Isaac Bergman 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Max R 2 days ago 31 1 duplicate

Can you add an option to Shortcut Tiles Settings, so you can execute a URL command in the background without opening a new window?

For example, I have created station preset buttons and volume controls in ActionTiles, but when the URL is sent, the server returns a device/command status response message which I don't care to view, and is annoying since I have to navigate back to the panel via the Android back button.

Perhaps a "Don't open a window" option would do the trick?

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Media Tiles update interval has been 'sketchy' since about the time of the retirement of groovy

k0jdd 3 weeks ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 days ago 3

Since around the time of the the retirement of Groovy my static image media tiles have not been updating on a consistent basis.  It does not seem to matter what I set the refresh interval to - I have also tried leaving it blank.

Clicking on them does not refresh them which I also find strange. I can 'force' a refresh by reloading the panel or restarting the browser but that is not what I want.

Any thoughts?


Outdoor temperature from Weather Underground to replace SmartWeather Station

Steve McVey 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 1

I have been using the SmartWeather Station tile from Smartthings on my 8" Fire tablet and it is still working but it only updates every three hours, which makes it useless since the temperature can be vastly different in that range. I'm looking for a way to replace this functionality and simply display the current outdoor temperature sourced from a Weather Underground station a few houses away. Given that SmartWeather Station is no longer supported (True?) is there a replacement for this seemingly simple function? I have seen forecast and weather map tiles but not plain old temperature. Bonus for humidity, lumins, barometer, etc.

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Cant get my weather widget to update

William Meringolo 2 weeks ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 1

I know i must be doing something wrong but for the life of me can't figure it out

this is the widget

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Question marks all devices - connected to SmartThings

Alan Raczek 1 week ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 1

Have not played around with automation for a long time and am trying to get back into it. I have ActionTiles and Smarthings running and in my ActionTiles dashboard all devices have a question mark. I know it must be an easy fix but I just wanted to ask first. Whats the most likely reason for this?

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I am not present??

I use Life360 from my mobile phone as a presence in my automations.

But now I'm constantly not present in ActionTiles.

My wife's phone is working as normal.

In the Smarthings app, my mobile is listed as connected just like my wife's.

The function has worked flawlessly until Monday when I was suddenly not present.

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

Continuing from very popular first 2 Galleries of Panels:


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:

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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Fully lock down the panel on Kindle Fire

Michael Beatty 2 months ago in Security updated by David B. 1 month ago 2

I've got the ActionTiles app installed on a Kindle Fire.  I'm looking around in the app at the settings and I'm wondering if there is a way to truly lock down the tablet so that nothing other than the panels can be used without some kind of admin access? 

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Lutron Ceiling Fan Support

Jeremy Angel 6 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 3

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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How do I add the SmartWeather tile?

Brian Beaird 6 years ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Danny Burdiez 1 month ago 49

I see where I can add individual sensor values of the weather tile (temp, humidity, lux), but how can I add it as a whole in the same way SmartTiles did? I'm sure I'm just missing something here.

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Hubitat - actiontiles stuck on INIT after working fine for many weeks - Initializing SmartApp Version: 6.10+002-Prod

Jay Martin 2 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 4

After working fine for many weeks, I went this morning to authorize an additional device in Actiontiles and now the app shows "INIT" and won't go beyond INIT, and I see "Initializing SmartApp Version: 6.10+002-Prod" in the logs over and over. I have rebooted my hub, updated the connection on the actiontiles side, and none of this is making any change.


Puffin browser

Metalheadtec 2 months ago 0

Hi, has anyone used puffin browser to display panels?

Have a problem it's loging me out every 4hrs approx

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Action buttons not working anymore on iPad 2nd gen

SneakX 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple updated by Feliz Lalof 2 months ago 3


Been using ActionTiles for years on an old 2nd gen iPad as a weather station and lights control unit.

Since about a week the action buttons (dim lights, shut down lights, etc) are not functioning. Did something recently change in the software, I thought that the iPad 2 with Safari was supported (can’t install nothing else with the old iOS 9.x on it unfortunately).



Broken image media tiles in Android

Jean 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by TheLAD 2 months ago 5

Referring to following topic though my post is only applicable to Android Chrome and Fully Kiosk browsers (both using android system webview version 111.0.5563.58)

It seems this problem started happening after the last android update (Samsung Tab A).

It seems http media tiles are no longer accepted in actiontiles. The (local network) http URLs display correctly if requested directly from the browsers, but seems to fail (broken link) when using actiontiles.

Is there a workaround for this? My ipcams unfortunately don't provide https interface :(. 

The "Mixed Content Mode" switch in Fully Kiosk doesn't seem to help (this was also the recommendation from the Fully Support.

Any ideas welcome, I'd prefer to avoid having to set up an https reverse proxy.

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Hubitat Integration Public Beta (March 2021)

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Announcements updated by Tony B. 3 months ago 260

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

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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HTTP on media tile no longer working (HTTPS still works)

adamph 3 months ago in Media Tiles updated 3 months ago 5

Was the platform recently updated? I have internally hosted items on my panel (limited to http instead of https) and noticed today the http protocol items no longer show up.

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Do I understand the licensing correctly ?

MevetS 3 months ago in License & Purchasing updated by Mike Puiu 3 months ago 2

I currently have 3 hubs.

1) Inside the house.

2) Inside the Garage

3) Inside a RV 

Based on the Licensing information, I've found, it would seem that I need 2 Licenses.

Is this correct ?

If so, will all those hubs still be able to interact?


Image displayed from BlueIris on my Android tablet quit working, but the same media tile displays OK on my iPad

TheLAD 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 3

Did Android change something recently to make this stop working.  For a long time I have had a media tile built to retrieve images 1/second from BlueIris my doorbell camera (EZVIZ).  The same media tile still displays fine on my iPad.  The media tile is set as a still image to this URL:

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