Release Notes - Platform - 8/18/16

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  • Fixed an issue where apps that were scheduled in the cloud then moved to local execution and the cloud schedule would remain. SmartApps will now only be scheduled in either AppEngine or Ticker.

  • Improve SmartApp performance by caching preferences and pages.

  • Added option to force delete device that are references in any SmartApps.force delete

Apologies for the lateness. Started gather the info for this as soon as I got back. It’ll be on time next week. :slight_smile:


Great news Tim. Could you elaborate on this? Is this for bundled apps in the firmware of is there a way to migrate custom apps onto the hub for local execution?

No there isn’t. This is for apps that are approved for local processing.

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Also, we have a blog now… so that’s cool, right!?

These will all be posted there and cross posted here as well. So if you are ever wondering if there was a platform update but don’t want to traipse through community, just go to


That’s so 21st Century Tim… :slight_smile:

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Blog now added to my RSS Feeds! I use “RSS Feed Reader” for Chrome:

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Glad to see the force delete option!

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Thank You.

This plagued my system for months, glad to see this for sure.


@SBDOBRESCU, this local/cloud was affecting you, yes?

Yes, I am glad to see this bug acknowledged and hopefully fixed.


Interestingly enough, as far as I can tell, no amount of client side configuration or manipulations could have prevented or overcome this issue.

I.E. this isn’t something theories or best practices down here in user land would have fixed.

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Interestingly enough, my speedometer is not as sensitive to detect if the bug crushing runs at the speed of a snail or a turtle. But one positive thing is, that we are moving forward, at least, or so it seems, lately.

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I have found a few things over the past 6 months

  1. ST’s response time have gone from average to great. They are getting good at tracking and fixing reported bugs.
  2. A long time request from @alex has been to have a dashboard which tracks first time right and recurrence of bugs. This had been one of my biggest issues with ST and plagued the overall reliability. While I can’t say if he did or didn’t implement one, I can say I see far fewer recurrence of bugs of late esp with the mobile phone apps.
  3. QA is still a concern to me, benchmarking to some of the best metrics I’ve seen delivered at this scale there is significant room for improvement but I’m still amazed the ground they have covered in the last 6 months given their history

Keep it up ST


Response time I feel is improved. But the app updating has gotten worse. I have things that won’t show its right status until I click on it and even then sometimes when I back out to my things it still says off when its on. I click it goes to on and I click again it turns off. If I click off in the device before going back to things it turns off quickly.

FYI, this thread isn’t tagged with the usual “Platform Updates” category. I just now saw it because of that (I watch “Platform Updates” but not “Announcements”). Guess it doesn’t matter with the new blog that I’m about to follow, but thought I’d mention it.