I’m going to be transitioning the vacation rental that I manage from 1.0 to 2.0 by October 22nd. As part of that transition, I’m going to put the touches on several custom device types and apps that I use so that others can make use.
Due to the lack of support for local device types on the 2.0 hub, I’ve actually decided that rather than going with custom device types to expose the extended parameters of a variety of different devices that I use, that instead, I’ll be using a SmartApp that exists solely to configure these parameters which will allow me to both adjust ‘advanced’ z-wave parameters, but also make use of the built in standard device types which will allow for local processing.
It also means one will be able to change parameters across a swath of devices at once vs going into each thing and individually setting preferences. Which is a big deal for me — every switch in this light happy house is now a linear z-wave switch or dimmer.
That said, note that I haven’t done this yet, and I should probably check the documentation to make sure my expectations of what I can do with a SmartApp don’t exceed the realities.
@scottlirwin Which parameters were you interested in adjusting and for what purpose?