@sam_alian No problem. I tagged you in another one of my posts as well.
Anyhoo, why are you trying to use the IDE to create the device? There is no need for this and it may wind up making the integration more iffy. The R1 is an officially supported speaker. You can add it right from the marketplace through the ST app. There is zero need to use the IDE to install the speaker.
BigTalker, on the other hand, will require the IDE to install the smartapp, but it seems like that piece you got down without an issue.