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RELEASE v6.8.0: Theme Builder (color selector), plus minor features, fixes, tuning

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago in Announcements / Release Notes • updated 5 days ago 11

Major Release!

Big exciting Feature! Custom Theme Builder (i.e., custom color selection per Panel and per Tile Intentionnot "per Thing" or "per Tile" or "per Tileset"). Includes the ability to copy the built-in ActionTiles Themes or your own existing Themes as a starting point, export and import Themes as a JSON clip in plain-text (or a downloaded .json file) for sharing with fellow Customers.


Theme is of a set of colors for the Panel background, Tileset Titles, and the elements of Tiles for each of the 4 Tile Intentions. Themes may contain more properties in future versions.


          



Changes

  • Custom Theme Builder.
  • Capability "Voltage Measurement" added. Full list of compatible SmartThings Capabilities here.
  • Carbon Monoxide, Smoke Detector: treat "tested" state the same as "clear".
  • PIN Code Pad appearance, Input (Tap) progress indicator, and improved performance.
  • Inter-panel fade animation changed to black (no white flash when using Panel Shortcut Tiles).
  • Other various performance improvements and bug fixes throughout the app.

We will update various open "Bug & Idea Topics" soon if their status has been affected.


Let us know what you think of Custom Theme Building and the other features and tweaks in this Release.


Thank-you from your ActionTiles team...

...Terry & Alex.

Nice update Thank you

What is "Capability Voltage Tile"

The addition of "Capability Voltage Measurement" Tile, means that ActionTiles can display the values reported by devices measuring Voltage.


The complete list of "SmartThings Capabilities" is shown here: Compatible SmartThings Capabilities (Device Type abstractions)

This is pretty cool. Now is there a way to apply my custom theme to ALL panels without having to go to each panel and re-assigning a theme? Or change ALL panels back to one of the stock themes?

"Carbon Monoxide, Smoke Detector: treat "tested" state the same as "clear"."\

One of my sensors is still showing as "tested" and doesn't have the same appearance as the "clear" ones. How do I fix that?

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Deleting the tile, and then adding it back seems to have fixed the issue; not sure why that was necessary.

Still unable to select from the array of icons available on routines. Routines still only showing 8 icons to select from.

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There are only 8 icons available for Routine Tiles at this time. 

The Feature(s) for a wider selection of icons for all Tiles are under development.

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  • PIN Code Pad appearance, Input (Tap) progress indicator, and improved performance.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for the PIN Pad improvements!  This was the biggest problem I had, especially with older tablets.  It's not perfect but at least it's usable on all of my devices now!  It also looks nicer now with the outline of the numbers, and the progress indicators seem more reliable where before they would usually not show up until after the full PIN was entered.  Maybe one of these days I'll get around to actually incorporating an actual hardware keypad, but this is fine for my needs right now.


  • Custom Theme Builder.

This is probably second on my list of "most liked" from this update, I will definitely have to play around with this one! Looking forward to the "wider selection of icons for all Tiles are under development" mentioned in a previous comment, but the theme builder is an awesome capability.



  • Inter-panel fade animation changed to black (no white flash when using Panel Shortcut Tiles).

Another pet peeve of mine, I'm glad to see that go away... Especially in the middle of the night!  


I've only been using AT for less than a month, but I love it.  I have a few items on my "wishlist" I should add them to the discussion to see what's possible, feasible, and useful to others also.


Thanks again!


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Custom themes are awesome, thanks for the update!


Any way to change Routine colour from Info to Normal?

Thanks for the compliments, Kevin!

The Routine Tile(s), and a few others, are locked into just Info Intention for now; but we appreciate the various questions and bits of feedback like that. Bigger Topics we'll spin off into Feature Requests at some point.


In the meantime, we're listening to the reactions to the Release and we'll decide that some tweaks are easy enough to slip into a Minor Update. We haven't decided any specifics yet.