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Compatibility with other platforms?

JonnySax 9 months ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 5

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 definitely far down on the to-do list.

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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 definitely far down on the to-do list.

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.