Desktop Client

@Ben with the new windows 10, windows apps will be the same as windows phon apps, so i belive you only should have to port the existing windows phon app?

Mac computer

Twenty characters…

+1 for mac computer, for me

1 Like

It would be really nice to have a desktop based interface for everything you can do with the phone app. I used the run the app in chrome happily and quickly until it stopped working and I could not get it fixed. I would love to overhaul all of my apps and dashboard commands etc some way faster than through the phone app interface. My vote is mac if it’s an actual app and not web based. If this is a v2 roadmap item it would be nice to know. Just knowing it is still on the radar would be great.

I know I am posting late on this thread, sorry.

I think a good approach is a browser based app. However, I would serve the app from the SmartHub. Cloud, errr… running stuff from servers on the Internet, is great, but, I think its important for my apps to work, even if my Internet connection goes down (which happens a lot…). The hub can serve as a buffer to my less than reliable ISP.

Bump! There are TONS of ways to integrate other technology if we have a PC/Mac client! Personally, I would prefer a local client as apposed to a web based client. Easier to script local client.

It would be a lot easier to setup all my rooms, rules, devices using my PC and keyboard instead of my little iPhone screen. +1 for windows 10 app or webapp - something to use on my PC

3 Likes

+1 For a linux client or if you’re going to make a windows client make sure that it will run in WINE. I’m sure the linux user base here is not as large as say the mac/win users but give Tux some love.

1 Like

The desktop application would be so useful. It gets hard to manage multiple devices on a phone. I’d love to see an application that enables me to create a wireframe of the house and let me manage and monitor he house room by room.

2 Likes
2 Likes

Looks like it only works if you already have an Android device.

I could never get this working

No, you don’t need an android device… just the android smarthtings client package. I run it on my macbook air. Yes, i’m all Apple. :smile:
@Lgkahn You do have to be a bit geek to get the Android client working in chrome, Google has not made the process of running android apps in chrome easy yet. Though http://www.smarttiles.click is a better desktop solution anyway. For desktop device control I’d highly recommend using and donating to support it.

1 Like

I have the SmartThings app running in BlueStacks on my Windows Desktop just fine. Not as nice as running it in Chrome would be, but BlueStacks gives me no issues.

That was cool…
Thank you. Did you do this?

I’ve been running SmartThings in BlueStacks on my MacBook Pro for several months. Works great.

1 Like

SmartTiles is a project of @625alex with community support (and other things) by @tgauchat

1 Like

SmartTiles? Oh no, I could only wish I could code that well. Alex Malikov and Terry Gauchat are the smart cookies who wrote that. I know Alex spent ~1 yr writing it solo before it was released and other community members joined in to help.

1 Like

Yup… So do I. SmartThings inside BlueStacks is actually particularly handy to take Screen Shots / Clips when I write and post help for SmartTiles configuration questions.

Your idea would be exactly what I am looking for, I have a webcam and a desktop PC in a great location to record the street/my mailbox. I want to trigger an instant 15-30 second recording when my mailbox is opened so I can watch for any shady activity! A desktop app would be what I need to do this, or some sort of way to integrate my webcam with smartthings… right?

Has anyone had any luck with anything like this?

1 Like