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Capability Window Shade - Rolling Shutter Tile type

Zvika 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 hours ago 9

I installed Fibaro roller shutter and in Action Tiles it shows as type "Switch".
This means that it will show the open percentage of the roller shutter correctly but it will show OFF only when it will get to 0 %.
So even when the roller shutter is 3% the status will be ON .

In SmartThings it shows closde as I set the open/close offset to 45 %.

This make a confusion as I see it as open but it's not open .

Is there a way to make this the same as SmartThings status ? 

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IKEA FYRTUR Window blinds

PaddaOnIce 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 hours ago 6

Hi all,

I have  IKEA FYRTUR Window blinds and on my Actionstiles I only see a Battery, no switch option. This is despite that in ST and in the ST app, I have full control of thye blinds including opening and closing. It would be really great to have my blinds on my Actiontiles tablets. 

Any ideas? 


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Logitech Harmony Activities

Good Evening,

Love the app! Harmony Activities (not direct integration with the Hub) would be awesome.

They are listed currently in the 'other device' settings when you set your devices and panels because it appears the only supported state is "switch"

If you all could accommodate this device type it would be great!!!


At the moment, the only way to integrate ActionTiles with Harmony is via Harmony Activity Switches.

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Problems viewing video URLs on Android phone

BamBam 4 days ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days ago 5

I am having a problem that I don't know how to solve.  I have two cameras, a WyzeCam and an Amcrest.  The RTSP feed from both cameras are being fed into TinyCam.  From there I am viewing them in the ActionTiles media tiles.  It all works well as long as I am using an IOS device, iPhone or iPad.  What I can not do is view them in ActionTiles on my Android (Samsung S8) phone.  All I see is the grey box with the little green icon in the upper left corner.  From the reading that I have done, the problem is usually the browser, being that it doesn't support what ever stream is giving the problem.  I started with the Samsung browser.  If I copy the failed URL from ActionTiles on the S8 into the Samsung browser address line, it works fine, I can see the video with no problems.  Next I downloaded Microsoft Edge and got the same result.  The URL works fine from the browser address line but all I get from ActionTiles is a grey box with the same URL.  And, yes, it is the same URL.  I use copy/paste and not just re-typing.  Also, in Actiontiles on the S8, the URL never shows as a valid URL in the media tile settings.  I would appreciate any help you have to offer.  Thanks

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ADT ST Security Hub Arm / Disarm 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Shane Trapp 5 days ago 15

Is it possible to arm / disarm (with pin) using the ADT ST Security Hub from a Tileset?


Hi Paul,

I changed your Question into a "Feature Request": Control of Arm/Disarm (and possibly other SmartThings ADT Security Hub functionality) is not a currently available ActionTiles function.

  • SmartThings has not published an API or any specifications for controlling the ADT Security Hub features.
  • SmartThings Community developers / power-users / hackers have discovered undocumented and unsupported APIs that seem to work.
  • ActionTiles could attempt to use these APIs, but we always hesitate to use unsanctioned hooks.
    • Since it is undocumented the functionality may be unstable and may change or be disabled by SmartThings and/or ADT at any time.
    • As a "Works With SmartThings"™ (WWST) certified app, we might be penalized for using the unsanctioned API, even after putting in the effort, testing it, and rolling it out to our customers.

That said; if there is significant customer interest here ( Topic VOTES! ), we might consider taking the risk: Though, seriously, we would be much more happy if the indication of customer interest convinced SmartThings to officially open the API, or at least grant ActionTiles a formal exception.



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Allow for multiple PIN codes to be used on same Panel

Markl Farkl 3 years ago in Security updated by Thiel 6 days ago 9

Currently the new feature allows for just one pin code. Adding more pin codes will allow the user to assign codes to different members of the family or temp codes to guests without needing to share their own code. Individual PINs would need to be revocable.

Answered: Discussion Open

Open Android App or App activity via URL formatted Shortcut

Paulo Nóbrega 3 years ago in Shortcut Tiles updated by Bryan Mack 1 week ago 217

hi there....

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?

JB Bentz 2 years ago

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.


Panel Shortcut Color Based on Another Device

Spudz 2 weeks ago in Shortcut Tiles updated 2 weeks ago 1

Is there a way to have a panel shortcut change colors based on another devices status?  I was thinking about laying out a panel with shortcuts that are laid out similar to a plan view of my house.  Each shortcut would be linked to panels that would have my devices grouped per room.  I would like to have the plan view give me an indication that there is an active device in that room as well.  Does anyone have any advice on how this can be achieved?


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

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by Kevin Hughes 2 weeks ago 137

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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Add Today's Calendar Events to Tile

Angie G 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Robert Schulingkamp 2 weeks ago 12

I'd love to have the ability to add a tile that would bring in today's events from a calendar like Google or outlook. Could this be added as an enhancement?


Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Kevin Hughes 2 weeks ago 94

Since the rtsp support seems to be on hold for now I had to return the second camera I ordered on Amazon. But I managed to make one of my old camera work.

PLEASE list the exact brand for your camera here if you can confirm it works for you. This will help others with the new purchases.

Please list the http mask (URL format) you used.

Amazon purchase link also very much appreciated.

Feel free to add sreenshots to your camera tile too.

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Pixel jittering on Fully Kiosk

Toby 4 weeks ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Lee Goldstein 2 weeks ago 3

Im using actiontiles through fully kiosk on Fire 8, but there is some jiterring pixel around some of the tiles edges and icon. It does not seem to be a problem with Chrome browser. Have any experienced this before and what is the fix? 


Windows shortcut tile for Spotify and other apps

win88ice2004 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Windows updated by SamualSS 2 weeks ago 3

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?  

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Add onerror to image tags?

Jon Rohan 3 weeks ago in Media Tiles / Images updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 1

Every once and awhile a camera goes offline and displays a broken image..

Would it be possible to add something along the lines of:

<img src="imagenotfound.gif" alt="Image not found" onerror="this.src='imagefound.gif';" />
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Live Traffic travel time Tile! Image from query text using

Rob Cummings 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Max R 3 weeks ago 94

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 Then I added the whole darn deal to the My Media section in Action Tiles.

Here's the link I used, broken into pieces...

Base URL:

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: &[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 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... &colorA=ff69b4&colorB=ff69b4&prefix=&suffix=&query=$..duration_in_traffic.text&style=flat-square&[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!


HOWTO: Displaying printer's toner and drum life in AT

Max R 3 weeks ago in Things & Capabilities 0

Hi All, wanted to share an idea I've kicked around for a bit and figured out to implement to success this weekend. Family's  been making heavy use of the printer as of recently and I figured it would be cool to be able to a) keep an eye on the toner and drum life of my Brother laserprinter and b) be alerted once either reached a given threshold.

For this project I am using Webcore to do the handywork behind the scenes.

My printer is a Brother HL-L2395DW wifi printer, and it happens to provide a website with all the details I'm interested in. This model's website can be reached at http://your-printers-address/general/information.html. Per default it is not password protected.

Specifically I am interested in the page count, the drum unit and toner percentages as marked in yellow above.

Working backwards, the AT tile type which currently seems to make most sense for displaying a percentage, is a Humidity sensor. Fortunately SmartThings comes with a DTH for a Simulated Thermostat, which just happens to include a simulated humidity sensor. I created two virtual thermostats in the ST IDE and created tiles for them in my Office AT panel:

Note1: while I could probably rig up a DTH for a simulated energy meter or a simulated lux meter for displaying the page count, I chose to hold off from creating a tile for it now, as we still can't customize or remove the lower part of the AT tiles (looking over the rim of my glasses at you, Terry :B-) . It would look rather silly showing a tile with my pagecount, displaying watts or lux below) for now I'm just storing the pagecount value until I find something interesting to do with it.

Note2. When you create simulated devices in the IDE, you should go to the ST app and add (+) new devices, before trying to make them available to AT and Webcore.

As mentioned it's a Wecore piston which drives the tile updates once a day using a timer. The piston uses a simple webcall to pull the status page above. Unfortunately the result does not translate to Json, so I had to get real creative with indexof(), mid() and similar string operators to yank the numbers out and convert them to integers. 

In addition I have a threshold of 10% defined so if either drum or toner hits that limit a message will be pushed to my phone. Additionally if there's anyone detected by the office motion sensor, a VLCthing speech synth will speak the same message out in the room.

Here's a green screenshot of how I put v1 togother:

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Solution: Fire, Ring Doorbell, Fully, and Action Tiles

Willis 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire updated by AndrewV 3 weeks ago 150

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 )

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.


Actiontiles and Crimemapping

Benjamin Wilson 3 weeks ago 0

Anyone been able to use or an alternative to create a new media for actiontiles? Making a url works but I was looking for something that could be a png or jpg and have on my main homepage of my panel

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Time Zone offset needed for MTG weather (behind by one day)

Ned 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Media Tile Generator (MTG by JGG) updated by waller bean 4 weeks ago 5

First, I love this app.  But, the mtg weather tile is always a day behind.  Today, is April 9 and the tile starts on April 8.  Is there something I missed in the config.,UT&static=false&layout=3x2&bodyColor=00ff00


I've changed this into a Feature Request.

The MTG module is distinct from the rest of ActionTiles because it is a set of PHP scripts (vs Javascript, etc. for the app)We'll have to experiment to see if just adding a parameter and a few calculations has the desired effect. We'll keep this post updated with any progress.




Safe Hub6 Integration with ActionTiles

Ratman482 1 month ago in Security updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 1

Has anyone used Safe by Hub6 to make their old wired alarm system Smart and have they found a way to integrate into SmartThings/ActionTiles?

I have a DSC alarm system with 16 zones that I have added the Hub6 to so that I can get remote notifications via the app.  I'd also like to get rid of the old keypad and put into my existing ActionTiles configuration so that I have a more complete consolidation system (with Arlo).

I haven't seen anywhere this is possible, although I've seen IFTTT mentioned, but not sure how.

I have the same issue with my Chamberlain garage door gateways.