I just bought a Ring Video Pro doorbell, wired it up, and installed the Ring app on my Android tablet. This is a Samsung Galaxy Tab that will be mounted permanently near the front door, so we can see who is on the other side of the door. The scenario I’m trying to enable is … when somebody rings the doorbell, I would like the Ring app to automatically launch so the video feed is showing. Currently, the Ring app doesn’t launch automatically (even though it’s running in the background). Their response is that you would have to either leave their app on top all the time (which is not a solution since we use this tablet for many other things), or when the doorbell rings, you have to run to the tablet and be quick enough to tap on the alert/notification in order to launch the Ring app and view the video feed. If neither of those things happen, then you have to resort to tapping the Home button and then launching the Ring app from the home screen. All this, just to see who’s at the door. Ugh. I really want this to be totally hands-free. When the doorbell rings, the video feed pops up automatically, without me having to do anything, regardless of the state of the Android tablet.
Is there a way to use SmartThings to enable this scenario? In other words, can I create an automation in SmartThings that says, “When the doorbell rings, launch the Ring app.”?