Yes that is exactly what I am trying to do. I am adding power monitoring in a few places soon so really want to be able to correlate the data. What I would like to do is do some have some of these views I can save as a tile.
I don’t see a way to make multiple tile pages, so to track different things do I need to publish multiple versions of this app with different keys to have batter/environment/power on different tile pages?
Currently, the only way to separate device capability events into different buckets in initial state (and therefore different views) you must create different SmartApps and select which devices you want for each app. For example, you could copy the app and change the name to something like Power Initial State and Lights Initial State then you could setup the power SmartApp to use a power specific bucket (or however you want to organize) and the other SmartApp could use another combination of events.
Should be pretty easy since you’re familiar with installing/modifying the SmartApps yourself!
Currently, there is no way to delete or remove streams once sent to a bucket. However, we’re in the process of developing a feature to allow a user to hide certain Tiles from view, so that you can do exactly what you’re saying. Right now, the best way (though not user friendly if you have other history you want to keep) is to just create a new bucket.
So I have an energy switch on the washer now. Looks like it only logs kWh. Is there a way to make it log W? There is no live log for the Smart Energy switch showing up so not sure. The app shows W though.
Hey @mander, currently, the device has to have the capability of incrementing a Watt counter (since kWh is energy usage and W is consumption over time). Some device developers will build this into their device and you can reset the W counter through the device whenever you’d like. However, I have one of these devices and have noticed that I can’t seem to reliably get power consumption from it as events. Device Apps that are capable of counting Ws often don’t send these as events on the ST network, however, you could certainly find some energy meter device code and see if you could modify it to do so!
This is a great idea for an expression inside Initial State though, some way to define a formula for producing a W signal when given a kWh signal over time. Currently, you can define your own equations inside the expressions feature, but this kind of equation would be better suited to have a helper expression because of the time component.
thanks for the update. I have been out all week, but I will check out the device code and the return values and see if I can get what I want. I know on the one device ST shows the current watts. need to figure out how to get that sent. More to follow
So I am using the Aeon Labs Smart switch with energy monitor. The new version of @jpansarasa device handler pulls power (Watts) and Energy (kWh) and the smart app pushes it to the initialstate site with no issues.
@JimKirkby being able to separate a bucket into different views is also something I’m quite keen on as well! For now, you can actually create duplicate SmartApps inside your own SmartThings dev account, but it doesn’t allow flexibility after-the-fact. This is why having the ability to configure the views would be really valuable! Rest assured knowing that we’re working on this very experience right now!
Thanks for the kind words! And thanks for being an Initial State user!
@JimKirkby You’re more than welcome to stay on the DIY version! I created it and it’s instructions to promote flexibility! The official version simply allows you to control the integration from within your account page on Initial State.
Thanks @andy_taylor so, for some reason, you’re app is missing all the most important pieces in it’s settings! Can you try something for me?
You should be able to go to your Initial State account page and email me a screen shot of your SmartThings Streaming Connection tile? We actually perform a little magic in the background when you load your account page that sets up the keys required inside the SmartApp in order to stream. Once you land on your account page in Initial State, it should automatically see that there are no keys setup in your SmartApp and fix them for you.
The only reason this would not work is if your SmartApp got downloaded manually or without a connection to your Initial State account. Let me know how it goes! Feel free to email me as well.