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FAQ: New SmartThings App

(Jesse Web Dot Com) #21

OMG - you’re a genius! Thank you. Now I have no idea on what to do from here. I need to:

  • add Siri voice capability
  • add blue iris security cameras
  • add ubiquiti UniFi for presence detection
  • add sense energy monitor devices
  • add Volvo and bmw connected services
  • add emotorwerks juicenet pro
  • and ideally Circle and Plex

I found various links to how to do a bunch of the above but don’t know which to use and how to even start. Are there any good beginner guides / videos for adding custom drivers, smart apps, etc?

Thanks again


There are, but they don’t go in this thread, which is just an FAQ about the new app. So start your own project thread under projects and people will be happy to help you there. :sunglasses:

(Jesse Web Dot Com) #23

Thanks. Looks like I’m going to switch to the classic app until the new app is majorly revamped. The new app feels like an unfinished prototype in comparison (and almost made me return my hub and smartthing devices)


We’ve been told many times by SmartThings staff that their typical customer has fewer than 15 devices and never uses any custom code of any kind – – but often does have a Samsung smart television or even that fancy refrigerator.

So the new app may work just fine for that market. See the following (each of these is a clickable link)

SPECIFIC differences between "SmartThings (Samsung Connect)" and "SmartThings Classic"
"SmartThings Classic" vs "SmartThings (Samsung Connect)" App

(Jesse Web Dot Com) #25

I’d be fine with that but then what happens to user like me with 100+ zwave and other devices? Is the classic app going away?


See the official supportbase article: