Try rebooting the tablet.
I rebooted 4-5 times. Chime works but no speech. Does it have anything to do with the fact I set up the first 3 tablets through the ST Classic app?
Don’t know, I’m on Hubitat🤷
Rebooting my Fire HD8s usually restores TTS for me.
Rebooted and reloaded. Still no speech on the 4th tablet. Head scratcher.
You may want to switch to the alternative DTH provided by Bloodtick…
Hello. Noob here. Trying to work my way thru these instructions. I believe I almost have everything done, however, “Application to launch” is confusing me.
I have Smartthings and a Fire HD8 running Actiontiles and Fully Kiosk Browser and I want to make my tablet a TTS device for Security Entry/Exit spoken alerts. I don’t understand what the application to launch is supposed to be. I understand how to get the syntax from Google Play, but I guess i’m lost on what app it should open?
Smartthings really isn’t support anymore by any driver that I am aware. If you are looking for this type of capability suggest extending your solution by adding a Hubitat Hub.
Are you saying that this DTH doesn’t work with Smartthings any longer?
It MAY work, but the infrastructure (groovy api/smartapps) is due to be retired near-term. (like within a year) so if you build a solution based on this DTH - if it still works - you will need to redo your work.
The replacement for Device Handlers (DTHs) are Edge drivers and is in beta right now. Look for someone building this functionality into an edge driver.
Correct, and there hasn’t been any indication that will change with the depreciation of groovy on the SmartThings platform.
Thank you for the replies. And might I say… what a beating.
Ha, exactly. I wrote a driver very similar to arnb (and is referenced in this thread) and was trying to support SmartThings, but it just was too much. The near real-time performance, stability and flexibility of the ‘other platform’ finally pulled me over. I get the ‘other platform’ is not for everyone and as Nathan indicates, maybe someone will jump on the edge driver for SmartThings in the future.
Tried the other DTH, but still no Speech on my 4th Fire Tablet. I know the voice works as Alexa talks back to me on it. I hear the alarm tone file, but no speech when I send it something to say from Webcore.
any other suggestions?
Hi, Sorry I am late to the party but only just seen this as I was looking how to use the ret api into FKB
Can I ask if there is a way to use this dth to do something a little different please.
I have, like most with home automation a wall mounted android tablet with dashboards that are controlled by fully kiosk browser.
Because connecting a tablet to power all the time cooks the battery, I would like to automate the charging of the tablet. My thought was … use FKB rest api to determine battery level ( checked and this works) then based on that level create an automation to switch charger on or off.
I can do this in Home Assistant but is there a way to do it in ST perhaps with this DTH
My Fire Hd8s have been continuously plugged in with Fully for perhaps 3 years, first on ST now on Hubitat. I also have two old android phones plugged in for well over 1 year without any battery life issues, however YMMV.
I’ve been on Hubitat over two years, so I have no idea what still is works or for how long on ST . However, if the tablet’ s battery level is available, it should be an easy automation, perhaps with WebCore, to control a power plug sensor on and off.
When possible I avoid cloud servers on my HA system.
same-I haven’t had a device that behaved this way in literally years. I’ve multiple Fire HD8’s right now on constant usb charge, no issues, no swelling, nada. And to be quite honest if the battery wont take a charge anymore I don’t care - it’s always plugged in.
THis DTH did give me access to the battery info - and as such you should be able to do some klind of automation. Just be advised the DTH is based on Groovy and groovy is due to be sunset. If oyu implement with DTH device handlers you WILL have to redo the work (at some unknown date) in the future when Groovy is retired within the year. So just be aware.
Good time to see if someone is planning on implementing a Fully Kiosk Edge Driver
Well, I asked the Fully-Kiosk folks and Alexey will not be doing anything with the resources they have…
Thank you for detailed information. Unfortunately we are Android specialist and we barely have enough capacity to maintain the Fully Kiosk apps with all the features. For now it’s very impossible for us to develop and maintain additional driver software for the Smartthings intergration. In fact there are many systems like Smartthings on the market. We can’t serve all of them as we want to focus on the good app, cloud and service. We must let other developers who know those systems to make the integration.
I see so many talented folks creating a variety of new EDGE drivers, and with the ‘framework’ from the existing DTH’s currently in existence, maybe one of them can be talked into it… For as well used as Fully-Kiosk is, it is languishing in this Groovy>LUA transition.
There might be a better question to ask to the SmartThings, Hubitat engineers or both communities…is there any plans to build an integration with ST edge or ST cloud to the HE hub similar to HE HubConnect that exists today. There is no technical reason that couldn’t be done in a full featured solution; other than time and energy.
I can’t speak for everyone, but there is very little reason (other than $120) that folks can’t run a dual hub solution and live quietly in both worlds.
HA! I love the dual system integration effort!
Still, working within the ST framework, an EDGE driver for FKB would be the best answer to a lot of folks… especially me!
With the sunset of DTH, I’ve been looking for an Edge driver replacement for my integration with Fully Kiosk. My primary use case is to send text-to-speech to my wall-mounted Fire tablets when certain events occur (ex: garage door opening or doors left open too long).
I found that pairing ST routines with an Edge driver device that can sent http commands does the job for me, and I found this Edge Driver to post web commands to my Fire tablets. [ST Edge] Web Requestor: a driver to issue local POST and GET HTTP requests
If this solution helps anyone, or if people have questions on how to set this up, let me know.