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I have my main panel for SHM. I have a virtual switch tile to arm my alarm with a delay through CoRE and the pin protected SHM tile to disarm and a panel shortcut tile to all my devices. I also disabled the Panel Options on this panel with the thought of having this panel as a "kiosk". Are there any plans to pin protect the panel shortcuts also so no one can access my devices or panel options by going into that panel?
Current pinpad feature requires using pinpad authentication for both arming and disarming. Allow the option to use pinpad for disarming only.
I'd like to request that the "Estimated Time Of Arrival" capability be supported.
The capability has a single 'eta' attribute which is an ISO 8601 date so any implementation might like to allow a date format string to be specified.
The ETA has a wide variety of potential uses. There could ETAs for people. There could be ETAs of buses at stops, trains at stations, and planes at airports. There could be broader interpretations such as next appointments or medication times.
Basically it can be used for anything that needs a date and time and it is an 'official' capability.
You asked for icons and this Release has icons... over 3000 icons!
Visit the Icon Library to browse icon selection. Accessible via Left Side Menu.
Any icon from the library can be applied to any Tile of any these Tiles Types
(NB: Tile Intentions selections are now also available for all of these Tile Types):
- Acceleration Sensor
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Contact Sensor
- Image Capture
- Momentary (button)
- Motion Sensor
- Panel Shortcut
- Presence Sensor
- Shortcut (hyperlink)
- Smoke Detector
- Water Sensor
- Most Toast notifications may now be turned off (see App Settings).
- PIN Protection option added to Valve.
- Rather than displaying question mark, Tiles will display the received value if available.
- Other various performance improvements and bug fixes throughout the app.
We will update various open "Bug & Idea Topics" soon if their status has been affected.
...Terry & Alex.
The Tile Intention selection is missing from acceleration sensors. I prefer the "Warn" for my contact sensors and now the acceleration tile doesn't match the others.
When I press the tile to unlock my door it prompts with "Would you like to unlock "lock name"? Is there a way to turn this function off? I would like the door to simply unlock.
I'm sorry, but that's currently not a configurable option. We have that hard-coded for a couple of Tile types (Garage Door too, I think).
We'll consider making it an option if more folks request it.
In my opinion,:
- A notification window is kind of redundant to the visual indicators of the tiles themselves.
- Notification windows should be an option, not default.
- And if one is displayed, the current length of time that the window is displayed is way too long.
We are planning to put in a preference option to allow the user to disable toast notifications.
Just for info, though: Per Alex (SmartTiles):
The toast notification was put in place for one specific reason: to prevent accidental clicks to remain unnoticed. While this does not solve "pocket dialing" it may help to detect a tap when a swipe or a scroll was intended.
Another important aspect of the toast notification is to confirm if and when a command was actually received by SmartThings. There could be a prolonged network delay, depending on the load on SmartThings cloud, but the toast notification will appear only upon successful completion of the command.
I find that the Tile Security option is not available for my Main Water Valve Tile. This device is a listed as Type: Z-Wave Water Valve. For obvious reason, I would like to not have this valve closed by accidental activation.
I have in the past using Chrome on my Android phone added shortcuts to panels on my home screen. No problem.
Just created a new panel. I opened it in Chrome on my phone. Selected add to home screen. But the only thing it will add now is app.actiontiles.com. It won't add the panel address. And it also doesn't give me the option to rename it like it used to.
Anyone else seen this issue and know how to correct it?
I would like to see a generic information tile that I could programmatically update with something like WebCoRE. The title of the tile should also be user-defined.
Example 1: Post the name and time of the last motion sensor triggered within a tile entitled "Recent Activity."
Example 2: Post the name and time of the last person who left the premises within a tile entitled "Last to Leave."
Example 3: Post the time when motion is first encountered in the morning within a tile entitled "Rise and Shine."
... so why not set a text string variable for a simulated device? Then Action Tiles could just display it like any other device tile, maybe?
Probably something we've also answered several times, though I can't find an exact Topic match to point to...
ActionTiles is designed to conform to the SmartThings Capability paradigm. It abstracts the set of Commands and Attributes of any Device into a specific Capability or Capabilities with a standard documented definition.
Because we can trust this definition, we can trust that the Tile Types we define based on each Capability will function as expected.
SmartThings currently also allows a Device Type Handler developer to add arbitrary ad-hoc / custom Commands and/or Attributes, but there are absolutely no standards for this. One developer might call an Attribute "fullness" and another call it "volume". Without the Capability standards, ActionTiles would have to have an Artificial Intelligence engine; or major enhancements to the Builder to allow ad-hoc / custom Tile Types to be defined in concert with such arbitrary custom Commands and Attributes.
But we also invite DTH developers to make use of Capabilities that are documented, but don't have any common use case examples. Maybe Capability "Notification" could be something we could latch onto. But why bother if nobody uses it?
Yes... This isn't totally out of the question; but there's a lot of evolution going on at SmartThings right now (a whole new API!!!); and that's just one of many reasons to defer in-depth work on this.
Please do browse the various related Topics, though ... these and more:
Apologies for the basic questions, I did search through all settings menus and also on this forum but couldn't find an answer.
In one tileset, I have a 2x2 tile followed by two 1x1 tiles. I would like the two 1x1 tiles to be in a column, as opposed to a row. As an example, in the attached screenshot, I would like the 'Posh lights' tile to be underneath the 'TV lights' tile as opposed to the right of it.
Secondly, is it possible to hide the status of a switch on a tile? I.e. the 'on' or 'off' wording at the bottom of the tiles.
I am currently in the free trial time, but plan on purchasing a licence.
Thank you in advance.
I integrated ActionTiles in to my Grafana dashboard. I'm currently just using it for status.
Here's how the dashboard looks like.
This is how the display looks like on the wall. (Note: I didn't have AT integrated at the time I took the photo)
Although I can't turn devices on/off, I still think it turned out pretty cool!
One of the key components of the ActionTiles cloud (outsourced to Google Cloud Services) experienced a major outage on Thursday October 11st, approx 4:25pm to 4:00pm Pacific Time.
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...Terry & Alex.
Hi Everyone - new here but am pretty excited about this App. To me, it seems to smartly tie the Smart Home together. As a newbie, I am very interested in see everyone's creative panels. I would post up first but I don't think a few light switches, a clock and the weather are too interesting.
PIN Protected Tiles are useful, and sometimes bring up multiple options like (Alarm > Armed (away), Armed (home), Disarmed). But when PIN protecting a Routine tile, like "I'm Back!" we get a banner for "PIN accepted" on top and another on the bottom that says "I'm Back! with a "RUN ROUTINE" icon.
We've already told ActionTiles once we want to run the routine (by pressing on the tile), and then had 4 more touches for the PIN.
Would you consider an option (or default behavior) to simply run the routine at this point, rather than require a 6th touch by pressing "RUN ROUTINE"? (Which, doesn't actually look like a button, because it's not a highlighted mode, perhaps thanks to Material Design?)
I'm worried this will be a non-obvious last step to turn off our alarm for PIN users entering the house, since we've already gotten a message that the PIN was accepted and we can dismiss the dialog (with the X) without actually turning off the alarm.
I thought I'd post this to help others. I figured out a way to display the travel time for my wife's commute to work. See the pink tile in the screenshot below...
I used a Google Maps Distance Matrix API call and displayed the result in a Shields.IO badge. (Check out http://shields.io) Then I added the whole darn deal to the My Media section in Action Tiles.
Here's the link I used, broken into pieces...
Badge Options (no label, pink color, time query, badge style): ?label= &colorA=ff69b4&colorB=ff69b4&prefix=&suffix=&query=$..duration_in_traffic.text&style=flat-square
Google Maps API call: &uri=https%3A%2F%2Fmaps.googleapis.com%2Fmaps%2Fapi%2Fdistancematrix%2Fjson%3Funits%3Dimperial%26departure_time%3Dnow%26origins%3D[origin address]%26destinations%3D[your destination address]%26key%3D[your API key]
You'll have to generate and use a Google API key and the URI has to be encoded with all those silly % escape codes. The Dynamic Generator at the bottom of the Shields.io page will help you out with the pieces. It was a bit of trial and error. Here's what it looks like all put together in the My Media image URL field...
https://img.shields.io/badge/dynamic/json.svg?label= &colorA=ff69b4&colorB=ff69b4&prefix=&suffix=&query=$..duration_in_traffic.text&style=flat-square&uri=https%3A%2F%2Fmaps.googleapis.com%2Fmaps%2Fapi%2Fdistancematrix%2Fjson%3Funits%3Dimperial%26departure_time%3Dnow%26origins%3D[your origin address]%26destinations%3D[your destination address]%26key%3D[your API key]
As everything seems to be, it's a little bit of a hack (text not centered), and the image and text proportion is stretched/crunched from the original (just like weather maps, camera images, etc.) but it seems to be working pretty well. One of the cool things is that it's actually an SVG, so no quality is lost if you make the tile bigger or look at it in a full-screen view.
Hope this helps!
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.
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 ¶).
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