Sharptools rules engine


I just signed up for SharpTools and gave it access to my smartthings. I’m experimenting with the Rules engine and I have some questions

Where does the rules run? On my phone, on a server, on my hub?

I’ve seen there is a mobile app for Android and IOS but I didn’t install it, do I need to so rules can run in the background?

If my phone is off rules are not going to run?

Thank you for all the help in advanced, I’m a completely newbie😂

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The Rule Engine runs in the cloud. There’s no need to leave a phone on or open in the background or anything for the Rule Engine to work. :grinning: also has a dashboard available that you can run on your phone, tablet, or any device with a modern browser.


I’m ashamed to admit that although I’ve been using SharpTools for a looooooooong time, I haven’t bothered to look at the dashboard or rules…

I’m going Tasker/SharpTools to a virtual sensor for presence, to a piston with WebCore… when perhaps I can stay away from WebCore and within SharpTools.

I guess I need to look into that now :slight_smile: