Is Samsung Automation Studio the alternative to Groovy IDE?

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Is that the new tool that will substitute Groovy IDE ?

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THis looks interesting. Maybe @jody.albritton can comment on the purpose of this site.

It’s not very clear what it will cost. It looks like right now they are giving out free codes, but this doesn’t seem to be the long term plan.

edit: looks like it is a year free. still no details on the cost after

The ToS seems to support sharing

There seems to be a NodeRED node for it:

And it looks like it is developed by the South Koreans.

Otherwise the github repo shows it is there since March.

Link to the NodeRED Nodes:

But looking at the 2019 Copyright marking at the bottom of the page makes me think what is going on. It looks like a crossover…

Some further reference:

and now the site is down :laughing:


Let’s wait to know what they will say.

I was able to build a couple automations using the Automation Studio. I’m not familiar with Node Red, and the Samsung docs could be easier to follow (as usual), but got it done eventually. Still not sure how I feel about this application. I would rather have seen a UI for the Rules API. There’s things missing like location mode, push notifications, etc. I’m not sure if anybody even wanted a Node Red applicaiton to combine Bixby and SmartThings?

I haven’t tried it yet.

I am still curious whether it will be the alternative to the current groovy ide.

I was looking into Node red in home assistant,. It’s real popular over there and they talk about it in their forums a lot. Haven’t used it personally, but from what I’ve seen, its a visual rules engine somewhat like webcore, and maybe it can possibly even replace webcore at some point. I don’t really know if it could be a suitable IDE replacement, but this stuff is hard to keep up on. Would be a massive pain to rewrite all those pistons but I think that’s going to end up being what happens after the IDE phaseout no matter what they do. Here was some more info on how they use it over there.

No, I wouldn’t consider it a replacement for the Groovy ide. It just an automation builder like SharpTools, yonomi, webcore, etc.


Just been playing with this. I added it to my node red server and combining it with the node red dashboard i was able to setup a quick webpage showing temps, battery status and added a switch to turn a power outlet on and off. Its very cool. I hope it remains free for more than a year.


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Has anyone tried setting this up with multiple endpoints in one flow, or multiple devices in one flow of the sme type. I have tried that and am getting allot of error codes when the Smartapp tries to setup subscriptions.

could you send me a print of your temperature change?

Not sure what you mean? do you mean the flow?

if you can send the flow you would be grateful … otherwise … the screen print of how you collected the temperature data … but if you can send me your flow you would be grateful

Ah ok. So make sure you have the Node Red dashboard pallete installed first
Next make sure you have the device you want to read temp from added to the flow before you can use it.
for example
Next add a status item image and then set the capability etc like this
Then add a change node and set the payload and topic like this

wire that up to a dashboard graph, here are my settings

Here is an image of the flow

and the output
Regards Hugh

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I followed your flow extamanete and I couldn’t … what information gets on that topic?

Captura de Tela 2021-04-12 às 11.10.07

The topic provides the line chart with a name for the data. So in my case i have kitchen and porch. the line chart recieves both temps from the porch and kitchen sensors.
If you connect the deug tool to the output of the temperatura change node do you see data coming from the sensors?

yes … the debug shows me all the data … but the graph does not generate

How often are you triggering the flow from the time stamp? I think I do mine every 10 mins or so. Each time it runs it should add a data point to the graph.