I’ve decided to stop answering many questions in the forums on anything that is SmartThings -specific, since I’m just not finding it possible to keep up. I can’t use the app, I don’t use the rules API, and I’m no longer using a hub. And I’m not in any of the beta programs.
I do still use smartthings in a hub-optional configuration, so I may get involved in discussions of some of those devices.
And I will still be happy to participate in discussions about third-party protocols, including zigbee, Z wave, and now Matter.
But I’m not going to even try to get into discussions about DTH details or Automations any more. I’m just too far out of date. If there’s a question about a device or integration that I myself am using and it’s relevant, I’ll post that, but I will also mention that I’m not up-to-date on what you can do with the app.
If there are any FAQs that need to be updated, feel free to let me know but someone else will have to replace them with a new FAQ, preferably in the wiki so that anybody can edit it, but otherwise with a new FAQ here, and I will deprecate the old one as soon as the new one is available.
It’s been fun, and I’ve enjoyed learning a great deal and sharing a bit of what I’ve learned, but, like I said, I just can’t keep up these days.
Maybe in another year or so if smartthings has a solid matter Integration I’ll be able to come back to that.
But don’t bother tagging me on DTH‘s or integrations or even IFTTT or echo as I’m just too far behind now.
Also, as weird as it may sound, I’m no longer comfortable answering most device specifications questions because I don’t know what will or won’t work with smartthings. Fibaro Devices being a good example.
I do have hope that matter is going to bring a lot of very significant benefits to the DIY home automation market in the next 18 months or so and that smartthings will be a major player there, particularly for android users.
So this definitely isn’t goodbye: but I’m just going to sit back in the recliner for a while and let people who know the answers answer the questions.