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Creation of Application Widget on Phone

WB70 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

Terry from our conversation earlier and what SmartThings introduced with their Favorites on the Dashboard, versus the existing SmartThings Widget that add ALL SmartThings Routines to it. Maybe there is an opportunity here to recreate as you stated, a version of the existing Widget to be able to access and run all Routine that have been previously added to Action Tiles.

What I think would be even more powerful would be to create this Widget, if it's even possible, to allow modifying of the widget to add / remove specific devices and routines from it, versus how the ST widget contains ALL routines with only a Refresh functional element. Also how for the flexibility of sizing the widget as you see in my screenshots, length and width. The ST default is 2x2 but it allows it to be resized vertically and horizontally.

Here are some screenshots of my ST Widget on my home Page with all he routines. I moved my clock so I could expand the table even larger for you:



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An add-on App for ActionTiles to allow the creation of certain types of Android Widgets linked to Tiles might be a great way for us to test the waters for extra-browser (i.e., "outside the browser") functionality. This isn't trivial to implement, though it is exciting to consider how to leverage the platform that is underneath ActionTiles!

We might specifically build on the Routines Tile, in which case, you probably ought to support this other Feature Request as a starting point:  http://support.actiontiles.com/topics/971-pre-filter-routines-tiles-in-settings/

In the meantime, we gotta throw this Topic on the back-burner. (And I guess I ought to come up with a whole special Category for "native app" ideas sometime too!).

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