New app — which CUSTOM DTH’s will work?

Swap the DH to something else. And back to your updated DH. Or make a copy of your current DH and update that. Then swap to the updated DH.


The SmartThings temperature sensor uses ocfDeviceType: "oic.d.thermostat"

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HI guys. I’m trying to edit this DTH [RELEASE] New Virtual Thermostat With Device

I have already fixed the temperature reporting error. However if I enable the thermostat capability or set the vid to thermostat it displays UI elements that this DTH cannot support like fan mode or cooling temperature. Is there any way to hide these?

If I disable the main thermostat capability it shows only the proper ui elements but then doesn’t show the thermostat icon. If I set the ofc device type to thermostat it displays the icon but then I lose all the UI elements except temperature display.

Is it really this inflexible with what UI elements or icons are shown?

@mvevitsis, Unfortunately, yes at the moment. It will change during the next few months.

But look at this post and you might will be able to find a vid which fits for your needs:

I was able to get it perfect using one of the radiator options. Thanks.
Do you know when we will be able to edit the UI of devices in the new app? You said the next few months…

No. That is still work in progress (for years now).

Sign up for the SmartThings Developer newsletter to get updates regarding these details. The last one had the update about the Vid-selector.

Where do I sign up for this newsletter?

@mellit7, you can find it somewhere here, or just register for a developer account.

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Thanks, but I have a developer account and have searched, but haven’t located a place to sign up for a newsletter, which I would love to see. Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but no luck do far.

I am really sorry but I cannot find it neither.

This is what the email says at the bottom.

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Thanks for trying. Appreciate it!

The best I could find is the generic blob links:

The newsletter is a mystery to me too.

Something I did notice today is that when you just ‘update’ a device in the IDE, it runs its installed() and configure() methods (if you have the Configuration capability). If you actually change something before updating, the updated() method is run too. That seems to correspond with metadata changes becoming visible to the mobile app. So rather than mess around changing the device handler away and back again, just changing the device name might suffice.

That said I can’t get the app to refresh reliably and even if it does I don’t know what it is displaying. It would be useful if the device ‘information’ page said what profiles / plugins / guesswork it was using.

I’m actually trying to use an organisation device profile. I’m not even sure if I am spitting in the wind or if it is sort of working.

Update: I have now received version 1.7.44-21 of the Android app, and I am finding that if make a change to the device in the IDE and then update it, the app picks up any metadata without any need for clearing of caches or forced closures. However what it doesn’t do, in my case, is immediately detect changes to the device profile I am using. Those changes seem do seem to work through eventually. On the other hand maybe I am misinterpreting what I am seeing.

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maybe @erickv knows how to get signed up for the SmartThings Developer Newsletter?

is there a vid for a presence sensor with button?

Edit, nevermind. It’s undocumented but it’s generic-arrival-4

So much for the vid selector tool

interesting. You happen to find one with presence and switch?

Yes. I’m rewriting NST manager presence and hopefully weather to display correctly in the new app.

I understand your idea, but will that work when you try to re-connect your rewritten stuff? -I mean the Nest authentication.

I’m already connected, I just edit the DTH. I already got them mostly working

You just can’t remove nst manager. But you can turn off one or two devices from within it.

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So which vid has presence and switch?