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Reload / Refresh as a Tile

sec dom 6 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Luke C. Ruppersburg, Sr. 5 years ago 10

I would have liked the opportunity to have a Tile that would refresh / reload the page. Without relying on the browser's refresh / reload button.

Inside an ActionTiles Panel itself with no Floating Panel Options Button (...). Even a PIN Protected Panel Options button is unnecessary clutter.

This would allow me without having to exit the application that is in full screen mode, to restart Actiontiles when you press commands and the word error appears at the top. When I refresh the page, Actiontiles goes back to work as if nothing had happened. I am using Wink Relay which may explain the errors I'm experiencing, but a Reload Tile is a sufficient solution.

I noticed that on Android 4.3 and 4.4, pull to refresh in the chrome app works. But when I open the ActionTiles page full screen or not, this feature is disabled. This function would completely solve my problem. Do you have any idea how I can enable this option again

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ActionTiles is designed so that reload 🔄 should "never" (or very, very rarely) be required. Reload utilizes extra cloud resources. We don't want to encourage accidental use of the browser reload / refresh function.

I was just going to ask something similar and saw your reply Terry. ActionTiles may never need to reload BUT poor ipads and safari browsers do:)))))) 

I got my cameras set up with blue iris and video feed causes some problems, maybe once a week or so. 

I have to reload the page and it self corrects.

I wish we had an option to refresh panels (pages) at scheduled times. 

Apparently no Topic  Voters  agree with you...?

Because they don't know what they need LOL.. 

You can just add that to my account :))))))

Just kidding of course.. 

You know what,

This may be a very stupid idea (company time vs demand etc)

I wish we could buy add-ons to AT???? 

of course, you might need a bigger demand but I would be adding lots of features;)

Thanks for the reply Terry 


I wish it were that easy! But if it were that easy to justify and create profitable add-ons for a  platform, then SmartThings would be the ones producing and selling something like ActionTiles - and we wouldn't be needed at all.

We're in consensus with a lot of the little Feature Requests (but not all...), but we also need to pay attention to the more complex enhancements and we can't let all the little things be an ongoing distraction.

The best way to ensure continuous enhancements?

Please make sure to help more customers find and give us a try by posting enticing ratings and reviews:

We need 5-Star Ratings / Reviews / Recommendations on all 3 of: Facebook, Play Store, and Amazon Appstore.

The value of sincere and enticing endorsements is priceless!  Just a rating isn't as valuable as a short paragraph.

Thank-you tremendously,



facebook 5 star review... DONE

Amazon 5 star review... DONE

and I wish you millions of users because you deserve it...

Fully-Kiosk has a lot of options to force reload AT. 

I saw a site that had edit the code of the pull to refresh. Instead of disabling it, they put a twice pull to refresh to prevent unintentional refresh. Maybe that it's a options.

I found the problem that caused the ActionTiles bugs. This is on an Android version 4.3. I did not check for the higher versions. 

When I'm on ActionTiles and my device loses internet after a restart of the router or when the microwave works for example. All ActionTiles commands are delayed or in error even though the network has returned to normal for some time. Maybe Chrome goes offline or it's due to ActionTiles programming. 

I solved the problem by creating a program that ping internet and detects a network loss. When the network comes back, it kills chrome and restarts the ActionTiles shortcut. 

I do not understand why this happens, chrome, android or ActionTiles ???