Apologies in advance, I searched the forum with many different constraints and never could find an answer. I feel sure it’s already been covered…
I’m using an iPhone and would like to create a shortcut to certain devices/routines so I don’t have to go into ST and execute them. Are there any other options
besides the Widget?
If you want to create a custom controls you could try
Action Tiles. I made a nice control panel for my mom’s house. And they can be pinned to a iPhones home page:
This has nothing to do with what he is asking about.
OK, it turns out there are two different ways to do this but it’s a little awkward and the set up is time consuming. So it can be done, but I don’t know if it will be worth the effort to do it.
use the IFTTT service’s maker channel to receive a Web hook as the “if” in an IFTTT applet and then make smartthings the “that.”
@rscott09 had shared a how to article on this about six weeks ago, but to be honest, I had forgotten about it. My bad.
Found this helpful guide today. Works pretty good but has some delay when using the iwatch.
use the free yonomi app to trigger Logitech Harmony Activities
If you have a Logitech Harmony hub integrated with SmartThings, you can get the free yonomi app and then they have a pretty nice UI feature to set up a Siri shortcut to fire a Harmony activity.
Setup is still clunky because you have to create a Harmony activity (probably using virtual switches) to do whatever you want SmartThings to do, but it can certainly be done.
So either of those methods would let you create a Siri shortcut for anything that you can trigger from a virtual switch coming on in SmartThings.
Again, more trouble than most people will probably want to do, but it is possible and some people, particularly those who have to rely on voice, may find it useful.
…I saw you tagged me
There is another way but it is a lot more complicated (however it’s great once you get it to work!). You can set up a “Homebridge” server and use it cconnect your smartthings devices to Homekit. The apple Home app offers lots of flexibility to create shortcuts for Smartthings-Homekit devices.
I’m not sure how many of you know who I am but I meant to share this with the community…
I’ve ported over and heavily modified the Homebridge (HomeKit) plugin/smartapp made by @pdlovelace.
[IMG_0615] [IMG_0616] [IMG_0617] [IMG_0618] [IMG_0619]
Added Alarm support for Hubitat Safety Monitor
Added inputs to define device types in HomeKit for the following:
Speakers (Not Supported in Home App) - Apple has really didn’t add much to this except mute and volume control
Window Shades (Currently works with the Generic Z-wave Drive)
Native HomeKit Irrigation Support (Rachio Only at the moment)
You can have Devices created for selected modes in HomeKit that will trigger modes. (They are On when the linked mode is active)
Added the ability to restric…
… there is another option. You can make a call from iOS shortcuts to WebCore directly . This post here explains the principle.
For those on iOS, I created a Siri Shortcut/WebCORE combination where you select from a list of speakers, then enter the text you want it to speak. It uses the “Execute Endpoint” integration in WebCORE.
First, the piston:
Once you create the piston, copy the piston id, and follow the instructions under “Executing Endpoints” under Settings > Integrations in WebCORE to obtain the endpoint url.
And the Shortcut:
Here’s an iCloud link for the Shortcut. Don’t forget to rename the devices in the Shortcut and match them exactly to the names in the “If” section of your WebCORE statements. Note also that the variables don’t need to match your Echo device names in SmartThings. Make sure you paste your WebCORE endpoint URL in the URL field.
This should also work …