I am the only one who is starting to think that Samsung’s vision for SmartThings is moronic and they are running this platform straight into the ground??
When the app first came out it was great. So much flexibility. A bit of a learning curve, but it just worked.
Flash forward to today, almost 5 year later for me and Smart things is just stupid. There is almost no functionality left in the app. There are exactly 13 smart apps available, 10 of which noone will ever use. It’s a fricking joke. Stupid train is literally off the track.
Please Samsung, fire all your project leads and managers and put some fresh innovative minds in place to bring this platform back to what it once was.
You need to fix this stuff or this platform is doomed. Firstly, why do you only have 13 ridiculous published smart apps in the app??
Most of them will never be used by anyone. Secondly, the stupidest thing ever is why isn’t there some sort of button to search community provided apps??
My frustrations came to a head today, when suddenly my gradual wake up disappeared. It has been running for years and it is literally just gone. Looking through the app, there is literally no way to add it back. I am well aware that I can likey restore this functionality from the IDE, but do you really think that Grandma is going to be able to figure out how to do that? I mean does anyone believe that it’s okay that I can’t gradually fade on might lights(literally the first thing that many people try to set up), but there is an app to turn on a vent when co2 levels are high or operate smart windows that three people in the world own. It’s completely mind boggling just how idiotic the few published smart apps are and just how few useful features are available in the app.
I am seriously concerned. Fix this and fix it now. You’re going to have to fire several people because the people currently making decisions are completely out of touch with the reality of what people want to do with home automation.
If Samsung does not make changes, this platform will be dead in a matter of years.