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Deeper / Richer Kodi Control Tile

Spencer 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-SmartThings APIs • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

It would be great to have a tile with deeper control and display of the Kodi Media center. A control that used upnp to view what was playing on a particular Kodi player and control basic functionality like play, forward, backward, stop, and volume. I am really enjoying the application so far thanks for creating a solid application at launch.

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Adding direct APIs to non-SmartThings devices (and/or even supporting SmartThings Things with non-standard Capabilities - Commands & Attributes) is something we are deferring indefinitely. Folks have requested direct control of Nest, Wink, Hue, etc., etc., etc. -- it is a popular wish list.


The implementation timeline depends on whether or not we make the effort to first develop a framework for non-SmartThings APIs (i.e., an abstraction layer), or whether we just ad hoc hard-code each API or device type on a case-by-case basis, incrementally enhancing ActionTiles.


The first case is a good long-term strategy for growing ActionTiles "beyond SmartThings". Right now, we pay tribute and respect for our "Works With SmartThings™" designation by focusing on them (not to mention keeping things focused is best for efficiency!).


In the latter case, we would need know that expending the effort to add Kodi Tile would pull in enough revenue to justify the investment.


Another option we will research is the feasibility of embedding existing web-UIs of some products / devices. This may be perfect for a few services ... but it's going to be sub-optimal in most cases.

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Adding direct APIs to non-SmartThings devices (and/or even supporting SmartThings Things with non-standard Capabilities - Commands & Attributes) is something we are deferring indefinitely. Folks have requested direct control of Nest, Wink, Hue, etc., etc., etc. -- it is a popular wish list.


The implementation timeline depends on whether or not we make the effort to first develop a framework for non-SmartThings APIs (i.e., an abstraction layer), or whether we just ad hoc hard-code each API or device type on a case-by-case basis, incrementally enhancing ActionTiles.


The first case is a good long-term strategy for growing ActionTiles "beyond SmartThings". Right now, we pay tribute and respect for our "Works With SmartThings™" designation by focusing on them (not to mention keeping things focused is best for efficiency!).


In the latter case, we would need know that expending the effort to add Kodi Tile would pull in enough revenue to justify the investment.


Another option we will research is the feasibility of embedding existing web-UIs of some products / devices. This may be perfect for a few services ... but it's going to be sub-optimal in most cases.

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