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Compatibility with other platforms?

JonnySax 1 year ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 9

wow!  this seems like a beautiful way to have quick intuitive access to my smart home controls.  Its just a shame it only works with SmartThings ... Is there any plan to expand to other smart home platforms?  I specifically use Axial Control with an Aeon Labs stick on a windows PC, but I'm sure owners of other hubs would love to have AT as their visible interface.  

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We've actually answered this dozens of times, so I'm just leaving this open for discussion until I get a chance to merge or paste in any existing answers.

ActionTiles is not a portal app. It is the #1 Dashboard Panel builder for SmartThings, which, in turn, is the #1 smart home platform, which, in turn, can intergrate with hundreds and hundreds of devices (Things) from many different vendors. It would take a significant distraction and diversion of our resources to integrate with "other platforms". Not saying it won't ever happen; but this is further down on the to-do list than Features which will benefit our thousands of existing, loyal Customers.

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On Hold: Discussion Open

We've actually answered this dozens of times, so I'm just leaving this open for discussion until I get a chance to merge or paste in any existing answers.

ActionTiles is not a portal app. It is the #1 Dashboard Panel builder for SmartThings, which, in turn, is the #1 smart home platform, which, in turn, can intergrate with hundreds and hundreds of devices (Things) from many different vendors. It would take a significant distraction and diversion of our resources to integrate with "other platforms". Not saying it won't ever happen; but this is further down on the to-do list than Features which will benefit our thousands of existing, loyal Customers.

ok thats all i wanted to know... bummer... smartthings may have the majority of the market share, but it still wont do half the stuff I can do with Axial. 

Just checked Android Play Store... the Axial paid App has only 36 reviews and 1000-5000 installs (1% of what SmartThings and Wink has). While it may be a good product, the platform isn't an attractive market at that size for sure. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Mls.InControl


FYI: The most common platforms we get requests for integration are Wink, Vera, and Nest. There's been interest from fans of HomeSeer, OpenHAB, Alfred/Gideon, and more; but those are "power user" products who have had a variety of UI options available to them already for years. Facing them head-on would also really spread us thin.

So is there the potential for Vera integration ? It looks sooo good !

We "never say never"; but in the context of this Topic, it's rather obvious that we would focus on the most popular, exciting, and growing vendors / platforms, ahead of any others. Vera no longer counts as a popular platform in the smart home industry, unfortunately.

What about Wink?  I'm currently using Wink Hub 2 and would like to get Actiontiles. 

TBH: We don't think Wink is going to survive as a company.

What about HomeSeer?  HomeSeer has been around a long time and has a ton of people that use it.  I think integration  support for ActionTiles to HomeSeer would be a great idea.  Thoughts???

Hi Anthony,

We don't have sufficient HomeSeer market information to determine what "a ton of people" is. If we're able to confirm a lucrative market, then it may be a good candidate. "Long time / Legacy" platforms give us mixed feelings, as some of them are likely losing market share to SmartThings and other new products, and their total user base and potential market may actually be shrinking.

If you have a source for actual number of HomeSeer customers (and how they can be reached), please let us know.

Thanks.