[RELEASE] ActionTiles, the homepage for your SmartThings home!

How do you tie the virtual switch to the contact sensor?

I did it via webCoRE.

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Smart lighting should work too.


Hey @tgauchat, I’ve had actiontiles on my HD 8 for months and this past week every couple hours I look at it and it’s not working. It seems to be stuck at the loading screen. This happened to me before when I first got started and you helped me figure out I needed to change the refresh on my camera tiles. It’s been flawless for months now it’s tripping again and I tried slowing the refresh rate again and it’s not working. Any ideas on why or I can figure out what is causing? I know my internet connection is fine, I’m running a fairly new setup, few months old and don’t see drop outs in my connections.


No specific ideas, except to ask you to test a Panel with no Media Tiles just so we can be sure that they are the likely area of problem.

Please add all new posts to our “fresh” Topic initiated for Release v6.8. Thanks!

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@tgauchat I have my media tiles setup but I wanted to pull in Blue Iris Server to display the profile in BI. When I add it as a thing and save it doesn’t (blue iris server) show as a thing.

A lot more customization had been added since your post above, including tile, font, and spacer sizing, and Theme editing/building for a generous amount of color customization.

We’re working a “mega” icon libraries right now (still monochrome icons; though picture icons aren’t out of the question in the future).

SmartThings Cameras can’t be added as Things - SmartThings doesn’t provide access to them.

But you can create Media from the LAN addresses of your Blue Iris MJPEG streams or JPG snapshots. No userid/password can be specified - but since these are on the LAN, the risk is low.


No I know that. I wanted to add the server as a thing to display the state if BI: home, away, night etc.

There is no SmartThings “Capability that has an Attribute for “home, away, night, etc”. There is only one location.mode.

No the capability is in the smartapp BI Fusion. Why I asked the question was I was able to add it as a thing in Actiontiles when I checked all the things I could add. So the blue iris server is seen as a thing from the Actiontiles smartapp but doesn’t actually pull in when adding a thing in SmartThings.

Tiles are based on the subset of SmartThings Capabilities that ActionTiles is compatible with, not with any arbitrary capability and/or custom Attributes and Commands of your Thing.

Here’s what is currently compatible: Compatible SmartThings Capabilities (Device Type abstractions) / ActionTiles Knowledge Base / AT Support & Ideas

Got it, it can be confusing when you can pulling a thing on the smart app.

Things may make multiple Capability claims (and sometimes don’t implement the claim!).

We have no control over the Authorize Things screen, unfortunately, so we can’t improve filtering.

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Don’t show this to my cats. They’re pretty smart and will set it to always show Hungry.


…and this is why I will never own cats. Besides the severe allergy, I don’t need pets who are smarter than I am.


This seems like a good place to share the panel I made, it’s an old samsung phone inside a wooden enclosure…


Cool! Thanks for sharing!

We need to figure out the best place to recommend our Customers post their Panels and Frames.

We are @ActionTiles on Pinterest… And Instagram, Facebook, etc…

im just about ready to start on my Action Tiles project… trying to keep costs down as much as possible, would i be able to use the Eee Slate EP121 on a Windows 10 (https://www.asus.com/Tablets/Eee_Slate_EP121/) if used exclusively for Action Tiles?

anybody else in this thread using the same PC TABLET?

thank you.