My transition experience

Good write-up.

iOS indeed shows the sames message for Linked Places :frowning:

1 Like

Excellent write up!!! Many, if not most, should read this in it’s entirety and take good notes.

Your story regarding migration is/was very close to my experience. No spreadsheet but I used screenshots…A lot of screenshots!!! The transition also gave me an opportunity to clean up a lot of things that I no longer needed. Physical Devices, Automations, Virtual Switches, Contacts, Motions, etc.

The New App Automation is just not dependable. Mobile Presence is not dependable and now SmartLighting, which has worked flawlessly in the past, is no longer dependable. I’ve been moving everything I can, which is most, to webCoRE.

I don’t understand how someone, bless your heart Andy, can make a rule engine that’s so darn reliable and a whole team at ST can’t match or beat it.

Your Apps @MichaelS were very very good and one of the reasons why I was able to do some of the awesome stuff I’ve accomplished. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Without question, @JDRoberts IS THE BOMB!!! Whenever I am searching for something, I put what I’m searching for then @JDRoberts behind it.

In the end, I’m sticking with ST because as you stated, 2019-early 2020 was heaven! I’ll gladly pay a sub for more advanced features that I’ve come to rely on and love.


Yeah but still is a device hit. Hopefully Scenes will become discoverable in webCoRE then that’s that. The work around for me, without adding a Virtual device, is to just trigger the scene with Alexa.

1 Like

You can run a scene from webCoRE with a web request if you particularly want to avoid extra devices. You just have to get an access token and look up the scene ID.


Good to know! Even better to know how. :rofl:

1 Like

A write up on this would be great for the community as Scenes are not readily seen by WebCore (as you know).


How do I get the access token and scene ID?


I just realized I need to keep my virtual switches to activate scenes because ActionTiles does not support the new scenes directly yet.

They have beta support, I believe.





Wow. Guess I need to pay more attention. Thanks!

That kind of goes against my philosophy of trying to use stock stuff…so yeah…it ends up being a catch-22 :frowning:

1 Like

I feel your pain… :disappointed_relieved:

1 Like

ActionTiles has Beta support. It may or may not work for you because the ST API is not stable, yet.

Although I see “Scenes”, nothing shows up when I click on it… (Edit, I see the steps listed when you click on Scenes in the Control Panel)

I really hate going over to the webCoRE forum with all them darn adds everywhere. Yuk!

What ads? Ahhh how nice to have an ad blocker in my browser

1 Like

Oh - I am holding Samsung to it’s promises by leaving as soon as I find a suitable replacement.

Samsung bought SmartThings and then started slowly destroying everything good about it. Now they are pushing out the one thing that made it great - the free work of a lot of people that are smarter than the engineers at SmartThings.

Samsung is a victim of the same thing that affects a lot of big brainless corporations - the “almighty dollar” and the belief that “freedom” equals less of those dollars going into their accounts. They think all these independent developers are hurting their bottom line by making it more difficult for the average consumer to get their head around SmartThings because we’ve had the freedom to code for for the platform - and Samsung is here to help - by killing off all the “dirty code” that they feel is hurting their brand and dumb things down to help the poor hapless consumer that just wants everything to magically work - meanwhile, the people who are really investing in the SmartThings platform are going to leave in droves because we are losing the IDE and don’t want a dumbed down platform, nor do we want everything that Samsung makes shoved down or throats on top of it. It’s Samsung’s business to lose for sure.

3 posts were split to a new topic: How can I remove a former household member?