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Google Home Hub

jd 4 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Richard Kane 3 days ago 8

Could anybody do a quick comparison between ActionTiles and the recently released Google Home Hub?  Thanks in advanced.

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

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by Aussie 3 days ago 234

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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Smoke alarm

lee nesss 4 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Markus 1 week ago 6

I've added a Z-Wave Smoke Alarm to Smartthings. The icon shows a smoke alarm on the ST app, which is great. On the AT maintenance panel, it shows a smoking cigarette, which is fine, but the panel display only shows a question mark. 

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Hubitat Integration Public Beta (March 2021)

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago in Announcements updated by Richard Kane 2 weeks ago 232

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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Panel Background transparent

Jer Granzy 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 2 weeks ago 2

Is there currently a way that I can make the Panel Background transparent?  I have tried to add a comma after the last RGB number and in the preview it shows as transparent, but that actual panel does not when loaded.


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Default Tile Colors

admin 3 weeks ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated 3 weeks ago 2

Sorry for a noob question, I did search.


I have been working on building out my dashboard in both ST and AT.

AT is looking the best with usability, but I have one item that confuses me.

I am using the elements theme

When I add a door lock, the entire tile is red.

I understand the intents, so I was hoping “green” when locked.  Red when unlocked 

But I can’t seem to get the tile off of “red”.  In fact red isn’t even a theme color.


where did the red come from?

It seems some types of tiles are preset to a specific color.

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Status of flood lights when offline

Colin Armentor 4 weeks ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 1

I have a zwave light switch in smartthings that controls a number of devices on my back patio such as 2 fan/lights combos and 2 flood lights with wifi bulbs in each. When I turn the light switch on, actiontiles accurately reports the flood light bulbs as being on. When I turn the light switch off the flood light bulbs still show as turned on in actiontiles. I am assuming that is because when I cut power to the bulbs their status shows offline vs turned off. Is there a way for them to show as turned off when they lose power? 

Thanks!

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

Geewiz 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Kenneth. 3 weeks ago 145

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...

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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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MJPEG feed loading delay

I am currently using VLC to encode my RTSP camera feeds from Unfi Protect so that they are usable on AT.

The issue I am having is that if I refresh one of my dashboards, the feeds will take 20-40 seconds to load. When using these Cameras to check all is ok around my property it can obviously become quite frustrating with such a wait before getting a live view.

Is anyone else experiencing delays with this?

I am using a server with plenty on resource for VLC.

I am having the delay with all devices whether it be edge, chrome, android tablets running AT app. Even tried safari on an iPad.

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What does it means by "Location / Hub" for licence??

Hi,

sorry if the question has already been asked, I did some research and I didnt seem to find the answer; when it says "one license per Location / Hub" does that mean one license per house (like no matter how many smartthing hubs are in that house), or is it a license for each physical smartthings hub (like if I have more than one hub in the same house/smarrhing location will I still need to buy a license for each one?) ?

thank you! and again sorry if the question has already been asked

J.F.

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Hi Jean-François, thank you for this great question, which is asked frequently.

ActionTiles requires one license per one logical Location/Hub.

A Location in SmartThings is an entity that encapsulates a set of devices, apps, automatons and scenes. A location is not tied to a geographical coordinate. Usually, one location contains one hub, but it's possible to set up so called "hubless" locations or locations with multiple hubs that act as repeaters.

Let me give you some examples:

Boat house with a constant hub that moves across the globe requires one license.

A Location without a hub that only uses cloud connected devices requires one license.

A large house with several repeater hubs connected to the same logical Location requires one license.

A large house with several hubs connected to distinct logical Locations requires one license per hub.

A multi unit building that has several hubs connected to distinct logical Locations requires one license per hub.

If you replace a hub, or reset it due to malfunction, then SmartThings considers it a new Location. All your existing hub data and tiles will be lost. We permit license transfer to a replacement hub, no new ActionTiles license is required. Please contact ActionTiles support and include your account information.

If you move to a new place and take your hub with you, the hub will remain licensed, no action required.

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Activity Event history for Things, Tiles and Panels

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Event History updated by Jer Granzy 1 month ago 61

I have created this Topic as a home base to discuss this Feature Request Idea which has been coming up a few times on the Forum and Helpdesk.


Background:

  • The SmartThings App offers a "Recently" tab when you look at the detail of a Thing or a Room.
  • SmartTiles has an "Event History" Tile which listed activity (status change) events for all Tiles on the entire Dashboard in a single list, ordered most recent to oldest.
  • SmartTiles allows developers to pull at most 7 days of activity history directly from their Cloud.
  • ActionTiles launched without this feature.

Why not already in ActionTiles?

  • One major factor in prioritizing what Features to offer at launch date was feedback from our tremendously helpful and valuable Beta testers. They used the product for months ... longer than we anticipated, since we found their ideas and recommendations to be compelling enough to implement some of them before launch.
  • Beta Participants have a private section of the Forum where they opened and discussed Idea and Bug Topics. We also sent out individual polls.
  • Event History was among the lowest popularity of all Feature requests.
  • They are a diverse enough group that we weight their opinions highly. This open ActionTiles Support & Ideas forum will bring us even more information to help prioritize.

What's the Current Plan?

  • We recognize that this feature may be "under-requested" at the present time, and yet would be highly valued by some customers.
  • Like every feature, it presents some challenges to implement. There are lots of design decisions to consider... We are already brainstorming!
  • When we're ready, we'll start with something basic, and then add enhancements based on your feedback.
  • Let's start by using this Topic to capture your Topic Votes and an open discussion of how you would personally use and value activity event history feature(s).

Thank-you!!!

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RTSP to ActionTiles

NIS 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 3

Hello - I am new to AT but I have found it to be one of the better dashboards for custom smart homing.. Anyway, one of my biggest issues right now is live video cam feeds. I've searched for days, on different dashboard apps as well and it seems RTSP is a huge issue for apps like this. Why don't any of these people support direct RTSP? whatever... the fact is, I am trying my hardest to get this to work even just for one tile and I can't. 

I've got hikvision cameras, provision-isr cameras, even a few other IP cameras however I don't have any of those cloud based garbage cameras like nest or ring because I don't believe in having my security on a cloud where anybody can hack and gain access to millions of account including mine (i wonder where I get that insecurity from.. oh wait, it actually DOES Happen) so I prefer selling my customers camera systems which I can locally grant access and secure and know that there isn't a cloud account that can be hacked thus giving my customer, as well as my own set up a bit more security - in my opinion that is. 

Anyway, I am hoping someone has figured out a solid way to do this because I have a few actiontiles I want to set up with one or two tiles displaying cameras like the front and back door, garage, etc.

I have the RTSP part of it working smoothly and across the network and internet, I just can't figure out how to turn them into HTTP streams or any other method that is supported in AT.


Here's hoping someone has an answer. Thanks in advance!

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how to toggle off smartthings home monitor "arm" tiles when selecting disarm.

drew571 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 7

Hello.  Very new to AT but trying to dig in a bit.  I have Smart Things Home Monitor, using the new app, and have figured out how to set virtual switches to arm and disarm the alarm system from AT.  My question is, how do I configure AT to turn off the Arm Away or the Arm Stay switch when I select Disarm.  Is this possible?  Is it possible if I disarm it from my smart things app as well?  would like it to sync.  right now the Arm switches always show as "on" even after I've disarmed the system and i have to manually turn off the Arm switches.  

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Location Mode Tile Displaying Incorrect Mode

xdreamwalker 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 13

I have noticed that my Mode tile does not always show the correct mode. It seems to happen when SmartThings has switched from Away to Home.


A screenshot shows that AT shows Away, but ST shows Home.


I have tried to change the mode using the AT tile, the tile will show home, but after a refresh of the page it shows Away again. The ST IDE Log shows this after I try to change the mode to home via the AT tile.


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Live video from Amcrest NVR

Albert H 4 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Ray Clem 2 months ago 3

Can an Amcrest NVR output a format that could be shown in ActionTiles?

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Blue Iris MJPEG Video stream stops or locks up

jwebstas 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by TheLAD 2 months ago 31

https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/1438-video-stream-stops 

Basically its the same thing thats is occuring in the topic above


OS -  android

Browser - Firefox 52

Camera Feed - Blue iris Mjpg feed

 

The feed works great for 5-8 hrs then it freezes on the panel, a refresh fixes it and it works again for another 5+

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Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Sidney 3 months ago 187



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.

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  • 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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Tile is labeled a Placeholder, so it seems to not update

Jon Stolz 2 years ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-SmartThings APIs updated by JennyB617 3 months ago 5

I have a tile based on switchbot humidity level, but it seems to not update.  It is connected to smartthings, and not sure if it is updating smartthings. In the info area on ATiles it says it is a Placeholder.  what is that?

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Aeotec360

Chrisitian Scherf 4 months ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Ray Clem 4 months ago 1

Hi there!

I just purchased the Aeotec 360 Cam.

Works fine in the Android Smartthings App. But I cant find any information how to extract the stream and get it work with ActionTiles.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Rakete