When I add a device (let’s say a motion sensor) I’m asked to do some actions, like trigger a light when there is some action.
This will automaticaly add a smartapp to the device.
How to add some more smartapps after device creation ?
All I can see is creating (from a template) a new smartapp through the developper website. Am I wrong ? Am I missing something ?
If you want to use some of the smart apps that have been officially published, they’re available in the mobile app under the marketplace section.
Tap on the multicolored asterisk at the bottom right of the screen, then choose smart apps. They’re organized into functional areas.
If you want to add a new smart app from custom code using the IDE, this should explain:
So you’re new to SmartThings, you asked a question, and someone suggested “custom code” as an answer.
Or you were browsing the forums, and you found something that sounded like it would be perfect for what you wanted, but again, “uses custom code.”
What does that mean, how hard is it to do, and what’s the difference between a “SmartApp” and a “Device Type Handler”?
(Note: the official terminology has changed a couple of times. “device type handler,” “device handler,” “DTH,” and “device type” all mean the same thing, and you will find all these terms used in the forums.)
SECTION I: SMARTAPPS AND DEVICE HANDLERS: WHAT THEY ARE
SmartAPPS: Tiny Programs to decide what a specific device should do when, or to collect the information from a specific device
SmartApps, including the various f…