True, but it’s not technically a support forum. It’s really a collaboration space for all things ST, and if we get a little support from employees from time to time, that’s a bonus.
I agree, and since I have close to 270 devices (only 4 are virtual), and several thousands of dollars invested in this platform since it’s inception from the Kickstarter days, I also had concerns when the new app came out almost 2 years ago.
Not too long ago I was one of those users that absolutely refused the new app, but I’ve completely moved to the new app a couple months ago, and while some things from Classic are missing, I have found workarounds until ST addresses them. I also have my own custom DTH’s that needed to be tweaked until more info becomes available to make them work 100% with the new UI (remember, smartapps can still leverage capabilities/attributes exposed in custom DTH’s).
I’ve also kept all my automations/rules within SmartThings in terms of Automations, Scenes, or SmartApps. I do not use WebCore or ActionTiles. We are heavy users of Alexa and automation of devices throughout our home.
I’m also fully engaged with STHM, including arming/disarming via mobile presence. That’s actually been almost flawless. Absolutely no issues with my Android phones, but my 1 iPhone is a different story (but that will soon be gone forever thankfully).
Yes, there’s room for improvement, but it’s a whole lot better than just a few months ago.
That’s coming from what I understand. I converted with no documentation/communication on what to expect. I just played around with the new app until I discovered what I needed. That’s not for everyone, so let’s hope ST does a good job with communications and documentation. Hint hint @blake.arnold If you’re using any custom device handlers, you should be expecting them to update their DTH (but don’t bank on all of them doing that).
I think there’s more info to come, but I believe @blake.arnold said he’s a user, as many are. I believe there may be a separate thread on that somewhere in the community.
Yes you can, and the more time the developer spends on understanding the new app, and ST provides documentation on new capabilities/attribute we can leverage, they should eventually work as expected.
Not sure ST can really answer that since they didn’t write it. That’s up to the ActionTiles developers to say for sure.
I really think the direction ST is going is to make the platform capable of serving both the technical and non-technical user, but that will take time. I am technical and can develop, but I’ve resisted as much as possible, which is one of the reasons why I’m not a WebCore user. I want my family to be able to configure rules and use devices without having to know how all that stuff works in the background.