I am new to ST and figuring out how to use SmartApps - both those included in the (Android) App and those created by Community Members.
I am having trouble figuring out how Community Created SmartApps are organized. So far I just do a search for something, and scroll through the topics to find SmartApps.
Also, once I’ve installed a Communicty Created SmartApp, how do I know if there are updates to it?
The community – created wiki has quick browse lists for the community developed smart apps and device type handlers that should be pretty easy to use once you know they exist.
For the officially published smartapps you just have to look through the marketplace section and see what’s there.
If after checking those two, you can’t find a solution for a particular problem, just start a thread in the smart app ideas section of the forum and people will be able to help you either find an existing smartapp or create a new one.
That is pretty much what I was looking for.
I’ve been browsing the forums off and on for a couple of years and never knew this existed. Great resource, especially for a beginner.
The wiki’s been around for less than a year . Additional articles are always welcome.
Something has been bothering me for a while, and I’ve seen others comment on it as well… There is so much amazing content from the community on these forums, but in the forum format, it can be really hard to find the info that you’re looking for, and when you do find an answer, it’s impossible to know whether it is the latest and greatest info on the topic.
To solve this problem, I’d like to announce the launch of [ThingsThatAreSmart.wiki], the unofficial SmartThings wiki!
We’ve setup this wiki to provide a place for the community to create content in wiki article format, that can be easily linked to, updated, and maintained by everyone.
The initial set of categories includes:
Officially supported devices
Details we’ve learned about these dev…
The quick browse lists were only added about a month ago because as more and more community-created smart apps and device type handlers got added into the forum section (a good thing) it became harder and harder to find things if you just looked at the whole section at once.
They are mentioned in the beginners’ scheduling guide, but I don’t know how many people see that:
(March 2018: All of the following applies only to the SmartThings Classic app. If you purchased your hub after March 1, 2018 and are using the new “SmartThings (Samsung Connect)” app, creating rules works differently.)
You’ve got your hub. You’ve got some devices. Now how do you schedule what happens when?
SmartThings doesn’t have a rules engine/scheduler, so there’s no one tutorial for how to do this. But it’s an open platform, and there are about 12 different ways to set up various kinds of schedules. Some require custom code, some don’t.
A “scheduler” in this context is anything that causes a networked device to perform an action, even if it’s just to toggle on or off immediately. (Network engineering definition, forgive me.
(Note: as of April 2017, the original author of …