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Idea: Global City Tile (weather and time local to city...)

Kevin Magee 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 1

Name of city, local time (regardless of my time zone), current weather icon and temperature, forecast hi/lo, sunrise sunset.  Searchable by zip code.  Custom Label.  (i'd like one for where each of my kids live)

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Hi Kevin,


  • We have a Feature Request (somewhere...) to offer Timezone customization for the existing Clock Tile.
  • We also have had internal discussions about making other variations of the SmartThings "Weather Thing Tile". We haven't failed to notice how popular weather (radar, forecasts, weather-cams) is to Customers. Weather data suppliers are not free for commercial use; so this would probably have to ride on the existing SmartThings Smart Weather Thing too.

Your idea is essentially a combination of those 2 features. This Topic may merge and evolve accordingly.

The biggest challenge is how to format the Tile: Currently a Tile only has one major content item - Either the current Time or the "current Weather icon". Having to add the Timezone name, perhaps the date, etc., would make this a crowded tile. We don't want to stray from consistent appearance without a lot of thought.


Thanks for the idea. Let's see what discussion evolves!

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Hi Kevin,


  • We have a Feature Request (somewhere...) to offer Timezone customization for the existing Clock Tile.
  • We also have had internal discussions about making other variations of the SmartThings "Weather Thing Tile". We haven't failed to notice how popular weather (radar, forecasts, weather-cams) is to Customers. Weather data suppliers are not free for commercial use; so this would probably have to ride on the existing SmartThings Smart Weather Thing too.

Your idea is essentially a combination of those 2 features. This Topic may merge and evolve accordingly.

The biggest challenge is how to format the Tile: Currently a Tile only has one major content item - Either the current Time or the "current Weather icon". Having to add the Timezone name, perhaps the date, etc., would make this a crowded tile. We don't want to stray from consistent appearance without a lot of thought.


Thanks for the idea. Let's see what discussion evolves!