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Sonoff / Tasmota / TH10 or TH16

Anyone integrated Sonoff or Tasmota Flashed devices? 

Specifically I am working on displaying pool and hot tub temp reading data from the Sonoff TH10 or TH16. 

I think I can get control to turn on and off Sonoff devices with Tasmota flash by pushing IFTTT Web urls but not usre how to get a read from the Sensors. I can get a device page to return txt version of Temp information. Not sure how to parse it out and display it with action tiles. Loving ActionTiles.. 


Amazon Fire & Fully discussion

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated 3 hours ago 171

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.


Show me your Panels! - Gallery 2

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Bruce Young 8 hours ago 64

Continuing from very popular first Gallery of Panels:

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.

Answered: Discussion Open

Weather Underground API

gsgentry 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated by Bruce Young 9 hours ago 26

I have a PWS (personal weather station) that feeds with the weather underground. I have my own station ID and API Key... is there any way I can get AT to show some of the information from the PWS?

Thank you!



Create a stock Smart Weather Tile device in the ST IDE, then open your mobile app and specify your station ID in the preferences. Then, this device will display the reading from your station.


Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated by Feliz Lalof 10 hours ago 128

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 ¶).


PIN option to the "Panel Options" button (and PIN Protected Panels) 1 year ago in Security • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 13 hours ago 8

Can the PIN Protect option likely to be added to the floating Panel overflow Options menu button?



Unless this is trivial to implement, we think the current workaround below is sufficient:

  • Use the "Panel Options" button Shown toggle setting under Panel Settings.
  • By setting this to Off, the only way to escape the Panel to get to configuration pages and config settings is to change the address in the URL bar or use a different browser / tablet.
    • If this setting is used on a Shared Panel and accessed via a Buddy Login, no other Panels or settings will be accessible to the Buddy, even if they can reach a different URL.





PIN protect Panel Shortcut Tiles & URL Tiles

Randy 1 year ago in Security • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 13 hours ago 4

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?


Blue Iris: Cycle through cameras?

Shesakillatwo 14 hours ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 14 hours ago 1

Within my LAN I have been able to successfully access my Blue Iris Streams from the Service using the method here.  Replacing the "Short_Camera_Name" in this string with "Index"will display the full set of cameras in one screen.  Is it possible to bring up the view which cycles through the cameras with some other name in place of "Short_Camera_Name"???  If so I have not been able to determine what that name is.......


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Video not streaming after screensaver

Ola Mallaug 1 day ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated 1 day ago 2

I have a media tile that is streaming video from Blue Iris. I use Dakboard as a screen saver. This is running on an Amazon Fire tablet.

The media tile is not streaming after dismissing the screen saver (Dakboard). I have to maximize the media tile for the stream to resume.

Anyone had this problem? Any ideas for what I can try to fix this?

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Capability Window Shade - Rolling Shutter Tile type

Zvika 4 days ago in Things & Capabilities • updated 2 days ago 6

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 ? 


DLink Camera

mitchcat2000 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated by Maltese 2 days ago 16

I have been through the entire feed on using Action Tiles and a live video feed. I found lots of url suggestions, but none that I can get to work. I have 9 DLink cameras with various models that are all connected to my dviewcam dvr on my windows 10 pc. I can also view the camera feed from and the internal ip 192.168.x.x with the assigned user name and ip. I only want to add one of my cameras model DCS-6004L to the action tiles. However all of the url's I have tried fail to connect or even act like they will connect  ie(http://192.168.x.x:80/video1.mjpg?&user=xxxx&pwd=xxxx) will not work in ie, chrome, firefox, edge or action tiles. I am not sure what I am missing, but I would appreciate any feedback from the community. 

Windows iOS Android
Answered: Discussion Open

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

Willis 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Larry D 3 days ago 120

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.


ActionPiXX - Photo slideshow Media Tiles

Jay 6 months ago in Media Tiles / Images • updated by BenOSide 3 days ago 9

First, if this type of post isn't permitted please remove it, thank you.

I’m working on a simple application (it's free) that works like a web server for photos for ActionTiles. Basically you copy this application into a directory and point an ActionTiles Media Tile to the applications IP address.  The Application will serve up either a specific requested photo, or if you specify random.jpg it will serve a random photo from the directory.

You can also (optionally) specify different directories for different tablets etc.  So you could have vacation photos served to the kitchen tablet, while your spouse gets photos of the kids and the garage tablet shows hunting and car photos all while the ActionTiles media tile points to a single local Web URL.

Photos can be: jpg, jpeg, gif and png.

Example directory layout:

The Application Interface:

If anyone has an interest in this local photo server and wants to help in beta testing this please let me know.

I’m working on this in my spare time so response from me could be slow at times as I work full time.

What this program doesn’t do:  

Slideshow the photos in sequence (they are randomly presented).

Access directories outside of its own directory.

Charge for it's use (It's beggar ware)

Have an Apple version.

Thank you,


Answered: Discussion Open

Preview on PC as various tablet screen size?

Bryan Mack 1 week ago in Browsers Tablets Phones • updated by Kevin1 3 days ago 3

I'm doing my action tiles development from a PC, and am developing for a few different devices with different screen sizes. WHen on the PC, is there some kind of option that says "Preview for an 8" screen" (or, preview Amazon Fire 8)...  and then I could "Preview for a 9.7" screen" (or, preview iPad 6th Gen), etc. ? this would be helpful as I don't need every device in front of me -- or, when my panel is mounted, I can see what the adjustment will look like on various panels in my home.

Answered: Discussion Open

Hikvision cameras for action tiles

eriksalo 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated by Adam Murray 4 days ago 27

This took me a while to figure out so I thought I would share.  I have a number of Hikvision cameras around the house, I had a hard time getting them to display on Action tiles.  All the literature said to do this:    


The above did not work for me!  Pasting the above worked great in a Chrome browser but not in IE or Edge.  It didn't work at all in action tiles.  I did not get any image either in My Media or on the panel.

I finally found something that worked... I had to encode the username and password into base64 and append to the end like this:


I added the part "?auth=" and then pasted in the encoded "username:password"

This worked great for pictures.  I used this site for encoding:

It works for video too but while I can see the video on the "My Media" test, I can't get it to display on the actual panel.

Any ideas?  Overall, I'm very happy with this product and bought two licenses (one for each of my hubs).


Answered: Discussion Open

How Do you create dashboards for multipule devices ?

Zvika 5 days ago • updated 4 days ago 3

I have kindle fire 8 and op5 plus and wanted to know what is the best practice for having panels for several devices .

Discuss & Vote

Need ability to "resume" Thermostat Schedule

sflamm 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities • updated by Cherokee180c 6 days ago 9

The thermostat device is missing a "resume" capability -- which tells the thermostat to stop holding the current temperature and resume its schedule. 

This is really a bug - as your up/down temperature controls perform a manual hold on the thermostat and the tile provides not way to resume the schedule....

Feature in BETA

Allow Panel Shortcut to "self" to facilitate consistent layouts

Nashional 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 9

For consistency between all pages, please allow to us to add all panel shortcuts to all pages. Right now you can't add the panel you're viewing. So the buttons are inconsistent between pages (the third one is not always Living Room because if you're in Living Room you can't add it).

Discuss & Vote

Live Traffic travel time Tile! Image from query text using

Rob Cummings 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated by Zvika 1 week ago 48

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!

Answered: Discussion Open

Lock into Panel or PIN Protect Panels?

marksmart 2 weeks ago in Security • updated 1 week ago 1

Is there a way to lock (pin/password) the Panel. ie so that people can not go into the settings? or has to type a pin when pressing the 3 dots in the circle?