January 15, 2021, 5:14pm
@Paul_Oliver there is a SmartApp that should be with the DH at the same source. Install the SmartApp, then you have to create an instance of it in the ST app.
Go to SmartApps
Go to the bottom of the list as that is where custom handlers are listed.
Run the Virtual Thermostat Manager SmartApp for creating the thermostat and the manager. During setup you identify the sensors for controlling the “current” values.
Hope that helps.
But I still don’t get how can I change what to show on tiles and details for my Virtual Thermostat
Thanks, I will give it a try.
Is there anyway to display the humidity along with the temperature when you open the virtual Thermostat?
I can see the humidity is available form the virtual Thermostat in 3rd party app like WebCore and Sharptools.
January 23, 2021, 12:07am
To do this requires a custom vid.
How can we create a custom vid?
February 1, 2021, 2:53pm
Use the CLI, see the developer subforum there is a very long thread on it
Am I being thick? I can’t seem to get this to work. I’ve looked through all the other replies and can’t see that anyone else is having issues.
I’ve created my fork of the code, and uploaded the app and device handler into the IDE.
When i try and run the device manager smartapp it says that it is unable to connect. but then creates a thermostat with the temperature at 23 degrees C, but i can’t do anything to edit it.
February 23, 2021, 11:38am
you must select a humidity sensor as well, even though it says optional.
@mvevitsis i’ve included the humidity sensor
February 23, 2021, 12:27pm
It works totally fine for me as long as both temperature humidity and one outlet are selected.
looks like its something to do with the temperature sensor I’m using (Shelly IOT HT sensor). I’ve changed it so that its using my hive thermostat instead and all loads ok
March 8, 2021, 8:37am
When i adjust the temperature it stops at 7 degrees. Is there a way to go lower? I use it for a “frostguard” and it would be nice with 4 degrees.
March 8, 2021, 12:53pm
Unfortunately it seems that this depends on the vid, so no.
May 11, 2021, 5:37pm
is there any possibility to update the app to make it work in the new ST platform? Temp can be set by 1 degree only, and the interface is diferent.
unfortunately I don’t have time to work on this right now, but agree it should be updated.
What I do is that I use it from Google Home, there there are not the same limitations.
Has anybody seen an Edge alternative to this excellent SmartApp?
October 6, 2022, 1:34pm
[ST Edge] vEdge Creator: a virtual device generator for end users - Devices & Integrations / Community Created Device Types - SmartThings Community
I’m pretty sure it is dumb, but the developer has already made some changes to make it operate, as well. Take a look at the thread I linked above, and then search for thermostat.
In response to my own question, I’ve implemented
(New Release) Edge Driver Z-Wave Sensor and Child Thermostat Mc [BETA] as a replacement and it works very well.