I received an eMail from SmartThings this week saying the CoopBoss is certified and on the official SmartThings compatibility list! You can also find it on your smart phone under Marketplace -> Things -> More -> Pet Care.
Yes this is a self serving post as I would like to sell a lot of these devices (buy at CoopBoss.com or Amazon) but this is kind of a big deal for me. I feel like I owe a special thanks to a lot of people who supported me over the past year.
It was spring last year the great chicken massacre occurred when a mink got into my wife’s coop sparking this project. After that point I devoted most of my spare time last summer to the circuit design and firmware for the CoopBoss. This project simply wouldn’t have been possible without SmartThings on the back-end. See this was not a Kick starter funded campaign no external funding what so ever just me with my nose to the grind stone (or should I say circuit board) focused on making a reliable coop door controller. SmartThings provided all the back-end infrastructure and software (for free) I just had to write some Groovy code to take advantage of it. That is where this forum proved to be invaluable!! I got so much from the developers on this site most of which I never communicated with just read through their post and examples. I want to say thanks to @alex for creating this platform!! I know you have been beat up lately but I want you to know this has been a complete enjoyably and rewarding experience for me. Everyone I have worked with from SmartThings has been helpful and genuinely cares about their job and the SmartThings vision!!
I would like to also say thanks to @Ben for creating this community and developer calls. I never dialed into a single one but I have watched almost all of them and the insight and information has been extreamly valuable! @slagle is doing a great job of hosting them now and appreciate his time as well as @jody.albritton and other SmartThings employees that call in!
I would also like to give a special thanks to some forum members who have been extreamly helpful over the past year! @JDRoberts, thanks bud for all the great support and positive feedback!! @tgauchat, thanks for being a sounding board for the “big picture” side of things and the positive feedback! @pstuart, thanks for the code support and your excellent code examples I have refereed to and learned from!
I know I’m forgetting a lot of people and I reserve the right to come back and edit the above list as I think of them.
Note to existing customers: If you have a pre-certificated CoopBoss your CoopBoss is now certified! I didn’t have to make any changes to the hardware or firmware to achieve certification. If you have any questions please contact me through our support forum!