Forgive me if this topic has already been discussed somewhere. I did a bit of a search and couldn’t turn anything up.
I’m going to be moving to Hub 2.0 sometime next week and would like to try and limit myself to local apps as much as possible in the hopes of improved stability. But, I’m trying to figure out what apps are local apps… stuff that will run off the Hub completely.
It’s easy to exclude a number of them: Anything that requires info from the web (sunrise/set times, info from a outside source like IFTTT, smartapps that interface with things in the cloud). I’ve also heard than any custom app I write will be cloud based, even if it doesn’t need any Internet resources. But, what about an “approved” 3rd party smart app? Can those be local?
So, hoping to clear up my confusion, here’s some questions:
Will an app, if it can be run locally, automatically load and run locally on the hub or do users need to do something to push it to the hub?
Is there an easy way to determine which apps are running locally, and which aren’t?
If a built in SmartThings app doesn’t require outside communication, can we assume it will/can be run locally or are there some even ST created apps that won’t run local?
Can user apps that: a.) Have been submitted and approved by ST and b.) do not require outside communication… can these user apps be run locally?
Can user apps that have NOT been submitted or approved but don’t need outside communication… can these user apps be run locally? (Pretty sure this is no, but thought I’d ask to make sure.)
Anything else I should know re: Locally run Apps that I didn’t ask?
Thanks for any help you can provide… just want to de-mystify the process before I start my migration.