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Important changes to Community Code Submissions and Developer Discussions

(Dan) #187


Is there any chance you’d consider releasing your ST SmartApp for Imperihome as Open Source? Most of us are very familiar with installing custom SmartApps in the ST IDE for our accounts. This would at least get you some feedback on how well your product works with SmartThings from a group of people that are very knowledgeable on the platform. You might also generate some revenue from the App/Play Store sales!

( Cosmo) #188


Just randomly wondering if you guys have a timeline to resume evaluations. It’s been a few months already.

(Tim Slagle) #189

We have some stuff coming up that is exciting. All I’ll say right now is keep a look out for news at the next few developer/tech conferences.

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(Anthony Genovese) #190

It’s been a few more months, what’s going on?

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #191

(Anthony Genovese) #192

What’s this mean in terms of ImperiHome?

(Jody) #193

Is this an App that was submitted? I am not familiar.

(Anthony Genovese) #194

From what I’ve read in this thread it looks like it was submitted in April.

(Matthew Sidden) #195

So…over a year later and where do we stand on this? I have thousands of dollars invested around ST and would like to purchase some more stuff, but have stopped because developers cannot integrate anymore.

I am sure you have some grand plan, but you are taking way too long to share.

(Ron) #196

I am real worried about the new changes coming. I have not been told to upgrade to the new app yet but I can tell you that 90% of my devices and smart apps are custom built by myself and a few others. If custom isn’t supported going forward my entire automated home and work systems will be offline. I too have thousands invested. I will have to find a new hub to support and start all over if this happens. It has be concerned.

(Carl) #197

I don’t have more information than you, but I’m pretty sure it will be possible to continue to have custom devices & apps. It’s already available if you want to build in-cloud devices or in-cloud apps.

My hope will be an integration of new technologies like dotnet core for running locally in the hub…

(Ron) #198

That’s good to hear. That’s basically what they have now right. You can only build custom DH and SA for cloud side not local hub. Of course I will believe it when I see it working in the new app. Little faith based on my time served with ST, haha.

(Jimmy) #199

Custom smart apps already work in the new app.

(Ahmed) #200

Just came across this thread. A little confused, does this mean our favourite smart apps like WebCoRE and stuff might be effected? or is it only for new Smart Apps? So, I am assuming that every smart app originally needs to be approved by ST and this is something they are stopping? so what happens to the already approved ones?

(Carl) #201

From what I know, apps in WebCoRE won’t be affected. I suspect there will be easier way to create custom apps than WebCoRE, but I’m pretty sure they will continue to work for a long time.

(Antony Pugh) #202

Is it just me but we are a year on and still the new api and dev areas are not released???

(Amauri Viguera) #203

Everything that’s “coming soon” usually takes years or doesn’t materialize.

Hey, it’s true. :slight_smile:

(Jimmy) #204

The new dev areas are released. A lot of it was covered at SDC 2018 in November. The only part that isn’t moved over to the new dev area is hub connected devices (which is pretty significant).

(Jason Dossett) #205

Yeah, and in the hub connected devices they only mention zigbee and z-wave, at least what I was able to find. I really hope they don’t get rid of LAN-connected. Otherwise, I guess the expectation would be that you have to build an external facing service so it can integrate with the cloud? So local device to ST cloud to local hub. Seems a little inefficient and overly complicated.

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #206

Unless I misread, they have a “reference platform” based on Broadlink (in addition to ARTIK?) and rPI is in the works, and possibly Arduino.

Broadlink is highly likely WiFI, of course.

Device-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Cloud are two obvious paths for IoT; but SmartThings is unlikely to toss out Device-to-Hub via multiple protocols, including IP/LAN.