Run SmartApp from our own Android app

(Alex Miller) #1

I’m working on a project where I want to use a SmartApp to control some hardware but I don’t want to use the SmartThings mobile app. If I write my own Android mobile app can I then use my SmartApp as a web service. I basically just want to have my own UX but still be able to use a SmartApp for hardware control.

(Bruce) #2

Before you go to all of that effort, you should at least take 10 minutes and look at SmartTiles. It’s free, and provides a great way to see / control a device or devices in ST from a web app, with customizable UI.

(Alex Miller) #3

it’s for a school project so part of the idea is we build our own app. I just wanted to make sure it’s doable

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #4

Yes. Read the section of the Developer Documentation on Web Services SmartApps.

There are some limitations and complications, but just proceed one little step at a time – like any development project!