Thought I introduce myself and explain some of my existing systems and why I am trying out the SmartThings Hub.
Have a large HA installation mainly based on INSTEON and an ISY994. Decent experience, like the fact that most scenes work even if internet and ISY are down or not available.
Like the ability to create lots of scenes as drag and drop in the ISY that get written into the individual switches. Have tried solutions like Indigo as well but the lack of decent scene management was a showstopper.
Have integrated Pentair Pool through an Autelis controller with the ISY994.
Have written HTTP/REST integrations with various technologies and apps of the iPhone.
Cameras via SecuritySpy on a dedicated Mac Mini Home server. VPN setup for iOS devices to securely communicate with the house.
Sonos, NEST (multi zone), Logitech Harmony, Netatmo and the NOAA weather integration of the ISY itself.
Various lighting and automation scenes controlled by dusk/dawn & time. Many scene buttons (a feature I really like about INSTEON) all through the house. Controlling water circulation pumps, electronic devices all through states of the house (primarily Home vs Away).
Like much what I am seeing with SmartThings as a platform and the ability to utilize Groovy which I have used before.
Clearly I need to bridge the ST Hub with the ISY994 for the setup to make any sense, but given all is REST, that should be easy - already found some code sniplets around here.
My first question is about Mobile App polling and updates:
While I got the NESTs working very quickly, even though they support polling they never seem to update the temp unless I manually go into each of them. Same with the state of who is home. The app tells me all have left the house (correct), but when I look at the list of users, it tells me my wife is still here. Go back out and it says all are gone. No way to refresh that incorrect label/state.
I have also made some additions and changes to the NEST device type and have saved and published them but can’t get the mobile app to reflect any of the changes.
Seems like updates of any sort are not a strong feature of the platform. Maybe I am missing something here.
Any suggestions would be super welcome!
Enjoy your weekend!