More phones? (UK)


(Dunning) #1

Hi all, quick update/question on iPhones.

I want to add family members…do I need to install the app on every phone then add that phone as a “thing”, then delete the app so they can’t access the hub??

Surely ST can just find phones when asked to look for new devices, but doesn’t seem to do this at present? Please help.

All I want to do is use family phones as presence sensors


#2

Apple does not allow iPhones to be tracked by location without having an approved app on each specific phone give its permission for that. So there’s no way to just automatically have it happen.

If you don’t want to put the SmartThings app on each phone, there are some alternatives:


(Dunning) #3

JDRoberts…Thank you!

Quick question/problem…Ive downloaded life360, but somehow there doesn’t seem to be a way to connect it to Smarthings anymore? All of the online/youtube info shows a previous App version but now its not there?

V Frustrating again!!


(Mark) #4

Look in marketplace–>smartapps–>social. You’ll see the Life360 connect app.


(Dunning) #5

Thanks,

Im looking (on iphone App) but still cant see it…Maybe Im going wrong somewere?

Im in marketplace, but theres no “social” section?

Thanks


#6

(Dunning) #7

Thanks, the problem Im having is finding the “social” bit in marketplace??

Thanks


#8

Are you in the US or the UK?

iOS or android?

  1. Open the SmartThings mobile app

  2. Select the “market place” icon at the bottom of the screen. It’s supposed to look like a market store with an awning, but to me it looks like a muffin. :wink:

  1. Select “smartapps” at the top right of the screen

  1. Scroll down and select “social”

  1. Scroll down and select the life 360 option.

If it’s not there, contact support.

https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-us


(Dunning) #9

Im in the UK on IOS…the app looks different, can I still access it??

Thanks


#10

Sorry, I don’t know. You should be able to ask support in the UK.

https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-gb


(Bob) #11

I’m in UK and it is not in the smartapps.
Have a read of this.
It works for me.


(Dunning) #12

Thanks,

in brief (and for a beginner), how do I “Copy” source code for device type and create a smartapp? Or is this quite complicated?

Surely this should just be readily available in the smartapps??

Thanks


#13

(Bob) #14

In the ide, go to my smartapps.
Then click on the green button, + new smartapp.
In the new window, click on the ‘code’ tab.
Copy in the code and then click on create at the bottom.
Now click on save, then publish, then for me.
It will now be in the Marketplace, Smartapps, MyApps in the ST app of your phone.
You can do s search for how to create device handlers and smartapps.


(Mark) #15

It is easily available, in the US. Apparently it’s not intended to be used in the UK? But this is a workaround that someone discovered.