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im Looking to purchase a Yamaha WX-010BL WiFi speaker. I was looking to see if I could connect to action tiles and play music and control speaker from a tile simple to I believe how a Sonos works. I wanted to go with Yamaha as I found it on amazon for $79 instead of $150 for comparison Sonos. I’m currently using an older Bluetooth speaker that’s connected to tablet and have a YouTube link tile. This opens a new page and music stops playing if I want to go back to my panel I was looking for a way that would play within actionstiles. Thank you for any and all suggestions
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?
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.
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...
Here are the official tinyCam Pro API options:
tinyCam Monitor PRO web server uses API which is partially compatible with Axis IP cameras. You can use any IP camera viewer software to view tinyCam server remotely.
AuthenticationBy default basic authentication is used. However it is also possible to authenticate by providing credentials as parameters. In both cases it is hardly recommended to use HTTPS connection.
https://admin:firstname.lastname@example.org:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi (Not recommended due to incompatibility with embedding in most browsers!) https://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?user=admin&pwd=mypassword
JPEG and MJPEG video requestsGuest and admin. The /axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi is used to request a Motion JPEG video stream with specified arguments. Request /axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi is used for JPEG.
Selects the video source. 1..n. Optional.
Image frame rate. 0 - unlimited. Optional.
Adjusts the compression level of the image. Higher values correspond to higher compression, that is lower quality and smaller image size. Optional.
Resolution [width]x[height] of the returned image, e.g. 640x480. Optional.
http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?camera=2&fps=1&compression=80&resolution=320x240 http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi?camera=3&compression=50&resolution=480x640
http://pastebin.com/NCWWSQxa (matrix 2x2)
PTZ requestsAdmin Login only. The /axis-cgi/com/ptz.cgi is used to make PTZ request with specified arguments.
Selects the video source. 1..n. Optional.
Continuous pan/tilt motion. Positive values mean right (pan) and up (tilt), negative values mean left (pan) and down (tilt). "0,0" means stop. Optional.
Values as <pan speed>,<tilt speed>
Continuous zoom motion. Positive values mean zoom in and negative values mean zoom out. "0" means stop. Optional.
Continuous focus motion. Positive values focus near and negative values mean focus far. "0" means stop. Optional.
Continuous iris motion. Positive values mean iris open and negative values mean iris close. "0" means stop. Optional.
Moves home. Optional.
Move to the position associated with the specified preset position number. 1..n. Optional.
http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/com/ptz.cgi?move=home http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/com/ptz.cgi?camera=2&gotoserverpresetno=3 http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/com/ptz.cgi?continuouspantiltmove=0,0 http://192.168.0.3:8083/axis-cgi/com/ptz.cgi?continuouspantiltmove=100,-100&continuouszoommove=100
Background modeAdmin only. The root.BackgroundMode parameter is used to switch on/off background mode in tinyCam Monitor.
Can be on or off. Mandatory.
Can be on or off. Mandatory.
NotificationsAdmin only. The root.Notifications parameter is used to switch on/off notifications in tinyCam Monitor.
Can be on or off. Mandatory.
Tag name. Optional. If specified the app sends "Motion Detection On" or "Motion Detection Off" command to all cameras under the tag for changing on-camera motion detection.
http://192.168.0.3:8083/param.cgi?action=update&root.Notifications=on http://192.168.0.3:8083/param.cgi?action=update&root.Notifications=on&tag=Office http://192.168.0.3:8083/param.cgi?action=update&root.Notifications=off http://192.168.0.3:8083/param.cgi?action=update&root.Notifications=off&tag=Home
Power safe modeAdmin only. The root.PowerSafeMode parameter is used to switch on/off power safe mode in tinyCam Monitor.
Can be on or off. Mandatory.
Delete fileAdmin only. action=delete with root.Filename parameter used to delete recorded MP4 or JPEG files in tinyCam Monitor.
Pin fileAdmin only. action=pin with root.Filename parameter used to pin recorded MP4 or JPEG files in tinyCam Monitor.
Unpin fileAdmin only. action=unpin with root.Filename parameter used to unpin recorded MP4 or JPEG files in tinyCam Monitor.
Reboot Android deviceAdmin only. Root required.
I have seen a lot of questions related to the Ring Doorbell and Kindle Fire...I figured out a workable solution:
Sideload the Google Play Store onto the Fire (I used the instructions at https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/ )
Use the Play Store to install the Ring Doorbell app
Use the Play Store to install AutomateIt
Setup 2 rules in AutomateIt:
Rule 1: On notification from Ring, run the Ring App
Rule 2: On notification from Ring, run the Fully App with a 1 minute delay
AutomateIt will notify you that it needs permission to monitor notifications. Allow that permission.
Start Fully, ring your doorbell, see your front porch, cheer, wait another half minute or so, and Fully restarts, conduct victory lap...and profit.
If you have motion detection turned on for the doorbell, this will also show your porch if something trips the motion sensor.
Is there a bug passing credentials (username and password) to my video cameras on a panel's first load?
I use old Android phones running IP Webcam as security cameras in my camp - they're great because they have WiFi, a camera, a battery backup, and they're free.
Each one is available on the local network and also is port-forwarded through the router on a unique port. IP Webcam is configured to require a different username and password combination for each one.
If I open the URL directly in a browser (passing the credentials in the URL) it opens right up, so everything is working fine with the camera, phone and router configuration.
If I place my camera feeds on a panel as media tiles, on the first load they show as gray boxes with the "broken image" icon, until I right-click on each one and select "Open image in new tab", and then once they're authorized by the standalone tab I can click Refresh and the panel displays them correctly.
This behavior is the same as in the legacy SmartTiles dashboards.
I would love to be able to set Tile Size per tileset, rather than per panel...
At the moment, in order to have two large media tiles at the top, and lots of smaller buttons at the bottom, this has to be done with an HTML file on a local server, to load the two panels. It would be nice to be able to set the tile size setting on tilesets, rather than just on Panels.
Customization of some stylings at the Tileset level are easier than others (e.g., I guess a Tileset could have its own colors).
Mixing different base Tile Pixel Dimensions in one Panel, however, would result in some non-deterministic layout quirks. Squeezing this into the current layout engine would be interesting ... but probably troublesome.
This national weather radar is so far my most useful Media Tile. I configured it for 3x2 tile size. Someday I intend to have a front door camera Media Tile.
- If the image in a Post has been placed with a full URL link to the original; just right-click and choose "Copy image address."
- There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
- When posting, if you used the "<>" (HTML edit feature) to surround the URL of the image source with <pre> and </pre>, then the URL will be show in text instead of the image ... or try the "Code" Formatting option (under the paragraph symbol ¶).
If you are still unable to login, you may need to clear the Site Settings and/or Cache, please:
Mobile Chrome & Silk:
- Chrome Menu (or Silk Menu)
- Site Settings (or Advanced / Site Settings for Silk)
- All sites
- CLEAR & RESET
Mobile Chrome (2nd method only if still not functioning):
- Chrome Menu
- Clear Browsing Data
- Last 24 hours
- Check only: Cached images and Files
- CLEAR DATA
- iOS Settings
- Website Data
- and Search for app.actiontiles.com and Swipe to Delete.
- Swipe Fully menu in from Left.
- Clear Cache
- or Ctrl-F5
- or Command-Shift-R
Logins appear to be starting to function again.
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One of the key components of the ActionTiles cloud (outsourced to Google Cloud Services) is/was experiencing a major outage starting on Friday Dec 12th, approx 4:30 am Pacific Time.
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Continuing from very popular first Gallery of Panels: https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/1433-show-me-your-panels-gallery-1
Here's a place for Customers to share their 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.
Just posting this link here for now for reference:
I need to use AT for pet sitters to be able to interact with ST when staying at my house. I don't want them to have access to my iPad because all of my Apple devices all linked nor do I want to share the ST app with them, so I bought the 3 pack 8" Fire tablets during Prime deals which will be dedicated to AT/ST. Last night, I was able to install Fully Kiosk Browser and set it up to turn on w motion. The only problem I can't seem to fix is that it still turns on to the lock screen. I am hoping someone can give me some settings to fix this. These tablets are Fire HD 8 (7th Generation) so I am hoping this was not just a feature in previous versions.
Readers are encouraged to browse Fully's website, as it contains a direct link to the APK and descriptions of all the features.
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?
Is the Reolink camera supported by Action Tiles?
I can see from their support that a JPEG image from the camera does have a URL address....so I'm assuming the answer is yes?
I bought 2 Reolink cameras last week and tested one. They do work with Action Tiles and all is well. I haven't decided whether to connect them to Smartthings, because Reolink's software is pretty good about motion detection and alerts.
I have a Harmony activity called "Listen to Music", this turns on my stereo and changes the input to Bluetooth. I'd like to press the "Listen to Music" tile and have this run the Harmony activity but also have it open the Amazon music app on my Fire tablet at the same time. Is possible?
The ideas that I am submitting has been submitted in the past but was withdrawn with the release of some near-hit styling options that met the need, sort of (see link below). In my opinion it would be very useful to add a feature that would let you see, at a glance, which tiles have recently changed; either in the form of a short-lived pulse of the tile or a dark-to-normal color fade over n seconds.
It was said in the previous idea that people are not vigilantly watching their dashboards for updates. Although true I feel that an increasing amount of people will increasingly begin relying on dashboards for security and presence monitoring. I can think of many situations where this could be useful for events of both low and high priority. There is a current option to use different colors based on intentions, this would get closer to satisfying the this idea's feature-request if it had a time restriction on when the "warn" color is to be used. Example - for most of the day I would like my garage's presence sensor to just show me if it is occupied (low priority), but after 10pm if when I am back home it would be a problem if presence was detected (high priority). Having a dashboard with 30+ tiles I may not see at first glance that a room was just occupied when it should not be.
At night when I am in my office I do monitor outside motion and indoor presence, some would say vigilantly - while concentrating on my work with with my device visible out of the corner of my eye, I notice somethings has changed but takes a bit to figure out what did change and if it matters. A temporary pulsing or darker-shaded tile would allow to me to look over and then back to my screen without breaking my thoughts or typing rhythm.
Previous idea that was withdrawn:
I have been working with 7" & 8" Fire tablets and have several panels set up. The formatting and placement of tiles is identical between the 7" & 8" tablets.
Fast forward, now I have a 10" Fire tablet, and it is, of course bigger, and the my existing panels that look nice on the 7" & 8" now are all out of format on the 10".
Had anyone else dealt with this and have any helpful comments or suggestions?
Is there a way to:
1) have separate versions of panels (one set for the smaller screens and one set for the larger screens)? Without having to set up a second AT account?
2) Put in some hard formatting so that tiles are in the same place, regardless of the screen size in use?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions....
Hey Dave... You wrote:
Is there a way to: 1) have separate versions of panels (one set for the smaller screens and one set for the larger screens)? Without having to set up a second AT account?
Perhaps you're not aware that you can have as many Panels as you want without needing more than one Account...?
Only one Panel can be the default 🌟 Favorite, but you can easily use browser bookmarks and/or "Add to Homescreen / Desktop" option to jump directly to the appropriate Panel that you customized for each device or screen size..
I tried to search the forum for this answer, but could not find anything. I was looking to create another smart panel for my house and have an iPad Gen 2 laying around and figured I would try to repurpose this. Unfortunately I can't seem to find anything like Fully Kiosk that will wake up the screen on motion. From the show me your tiles post I know there are a lot of people using iPads, so what are you using? Or is the display just always on? Thanks in advance.
A side-effect of last night's regular security maintenance has caused the Calendar Tile function of the MTG Media Tile Generator to fail.
We are researching and will update this post with updates.
I understand why you guys created tile intentions...makes sense. That said, at the end-of-the-day, it's really just a mechanism to control styling, why not open that up? Allow the creation of tile intentions with styling options and people can create whatever they'd like!
Just wanted to show off a proof of concept. I have my basic dashboard setup pulling the currently playing album art in the living room straight from Sonos. I use a raspberry pi running the Node-Sonos-HTTP-API to interact with Sonos from a variety of applications around the house. I have a little app running that pulls the album art URL from there and automatically redirects a request to show the album art and put that in a media tile. Works pretty well! Would be lovely if Sonos ever opened up their API to be able to do this without so many workarounds.
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