The SmartThings Development team is ready to begin the second and final phase of local execution of manually run routines (previously Scenes in the SmartThings mobile app). This phase supports the ability to create automatic routines that execute locally when all associated manually run routines are also running locally. This functionality is available for current enrollees of the Hub Firmware Beta Group using the latest beta hub firmware, which was released on Friday, September 22.
With this beta release, you can start testing this new feature by creating a new routine using the SmartThings app.
Routines are eligible for local execution when the hub firmware version 0.50 or later is installed and all associated manually run routines and devices can execute locally.
Manually run routines are eligible for local execution when all associated Hub Connected Devices can execute locally using Edge drivers. They include Zigbee, Z-Wave, and LAN devices as well as other Hub Connected Devices using Drivers. Many of the existing routines have already been examined for eligibility, and if they are not enabled for local execution, you need to recreate or update them.
You can also use the SmartThings API and the Rules tutorial to create and view local routines (a.k.a. Rules or Automatic Routines). The execution location is local when the
executionLocation value in the API response is “Local”. The small house icon will be displayed next to the routine name on the Routines tab in the SmartThings app as well.
For reference, developer resources for rules can be found below.
Feel free to start a thread or reply to existing threads related to manually run or automatic routine executions in the SmartThings Community Developers Programs forum if you have questions or feedback.
This announcement is targeted at our advanced users in our firmware beta, but don’t feel left out! This functionality will become available to all users over time as firmware 0.50 is released to the different SmartThings hub models.
Anyone who participated in the previous beta is automatically signed up for this one. If you’d like to participate in the beta, but haven’t taken the survey yet: Sign Up Here