I have a Switchbot mini, it works pretty well if you dont tap too many buttons too quickly. If you do, it freaks out and you have to wait for it to reconnect to the wifi. Thats unfortunate, but its probably time retire the tv anyway. The screen started to seperate from the frame. fixed it with E600 but its creators obviously did not intend for it to live this long, I guess planned obsolescence comes for us all some day. Regardless I appreciate the response!
It seems really strange to me that there are so few of us who are interested in developing these smart apps on the edge. The end is coming and nothing works for me anymore: Neato, Netatmo, Life 360. All very essential things for my home automation. I didn’t understand if these integrations are of little interest, or if the developers really don’t have the possibility to do it. I’m just asking to understand.
Groovy integrations were hosted in the cloud which gave Smartthings issues with reliability, costs and the fact there technology was reliant on outside sources
Groovy smartapps would need to be hosted on a developers own server if re created, presently no one has shown interest, why should they if they cannot earn money from the integration
Alot of the old Smartapps can now be created using smartthings automations
The Manufactures of the devices used in Smartapps were responsible for the integration in a lot of cases, those same manufactures need to be contacted to see if they have plans to develop drivers for there equipment for inclusion to the new platform
Yes its a ball ache but the upshot is a faster more reliable platform with a decent outlook for the future
Thanks for the clarification.
My total ignorance on the programming and operation issue makes me think that if an integration could be made that allows you to integrate pre-specified devices into Google Home or Alexa at will, it would solve 90% of the problems we have for the loss of current smartapps. Am I talking nonsense? I have no idea how to do that of course
Completely valid point, as you point out the manufactures of certain devices have allowed there devices to show up in Echo and Google why not Smartthings… that is a question only the manufacture of the devices can answer
In the future many devices will be Matter compliant which means the need for groovy and cloud hosted integrations is no longer needed
My Life360 integration died yesterday (with Groovy). As I understand it Life360 isn’t going to connect to SmartThings any longer. They are not going to develop a link for the new SmartThings system. I’ve had to turn on presence sensing on my phone for my presence and I respond to Life360 notifications using Tasker/SharpTools (I have a Pixel 6, so using Android, not iOS). Oh well. I guess I need to actually reconfigure a few things this weekend…