This is my first smart things implementation and I’m having a blast. I’ve read thru the thread and can’t seem to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
I am using a raspberry pi with garage sensors that is triggered from a generic URL. For the contact sensor, I am using the smart things multi-sensor. I figure I’ll document the steps I’ve taken and hopefully someone will see a step I missed or did incorrectly and help me resolve.
I created a Simulated Garage Door Button device type
Add the HTTP Button Device Type to the IDE (I’m using this device handler)
Publish the HTTP Button Device Type in the IDE
Create the Simulated Garage Door Button Device
Create the Simulated Button Device in the IDE
Open the mobile app, and edit the Simulated button settings to define the URL and action variables
Trigger the button in the mobile app and confirm that the URL is being called to the PI, and the button is actuated (this also confirmed that the call is coming local from the hub, and not from the cloud), the garage door opens or closes, and the sensor confirm that it now opened or closed.
in the mobile app, moved the button to the room with the garage room to keep things organized
create the Simulated Garage Door Opener Device Handler
Back in the IDE, using the code in this thread (I’ve used both the original, and the modified version by @mark_cockcroft, I create the DH
Publish the DH in the IDE
Create the Simulated Garage Door Opener Device
Go to my devices in the IDE and create the device
In the mobile app, I see the device created, but there is no settings menu item yet
in the mobile app, i move the new device to the garage room
Create the Smart App
In the IDE, i create a new smart app using the code in this thread
I publish the smart app for me
In the mobile app, I add a new smart app, and select the new LGK Virtual Garage Door App
this is where I’m stuck.
When I try to install the App, I just get a screen that says “processing” with a spinning wheel. I’ve waited 15+minutes w/o resolution. Eventually I have to kill the mobile app, and when I open it back up, the LKG Smart App is there, but when I click on it, I either get a network communications error, or back to the spinning wheel.
Can anyone see an obvious mistake or something I’m doing wrong? Appreciate the help from everyone.
edit: I am able to get the simulator to work in the IDE, and it allows me to set the devices, and clicking the buttons actually actuates my door, i just can’t seem to get the smart app to install in the mobile app.
it seems like there may be a problem with the Smartthings app on Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 devices, maybe all of Android 10? I also had a problem connecting my Leviton devices, so I tried the legacy app and it worked, so I also tried to add the smart app there, and it worked as well.
Need some help in getting this smart app to behave properly with the new SmartThings app.
I recently migrated to new app after multiple annoying messages from Samsung and the app as such is working fine with my existing automation to close the Garage Door every night and all.
The issue I have is that it doesn’t show up correctly in the new app. And if I just hit the tile in the new ST app, it doesn’t open the garage door. It would close that however if it was open. I have to go into the tile and select the third option listed as Garage door to open the door from the app.
I’ve just added this in the new app and have set up the smart app. I’m using a Qubino relay and contact sensor. Thee contact sensor reports status perfectly to the virtual garage door, but the relay does not work. I’ve change the relay in the smart app to use different relays, and none of them work. Any pointers?
Have there been any updates to the app that work with the new ST app? I’m having exactly the same problem as ViperTK above. The virtual garage door app doesn’t appear properly in the ST app and activating the garage door only returns the sensor status but doesn’t actually open the door.
I don’t know about beam checks, but there is a virtual device created with an edge Driver in the new architecture, which will let you have a relay and a tilt sensor look like a garage door. So that’s what a lot of people are using. Take a look and see if it meets your needs.