Simulator Not running for example apps

I have been trying to run the most basic example app : “Turn It On When It Opens” and it is not running on simulator. I am able to set the location and see all the devices. But when ever I try to “install” them I get the following error: Access is denied. Under the simulator section I see “Simulator is not currently running…” followed by the “uninstall” button.

Logs are all clean. Any idea what is going on?

The developer IDE seems to be in a bad way. I got an acknowledgement a bit over an hour ago from support that they were looking into it. There’s also a thread at:

where the problem was first reported.

This is occurring for me now. I am trying this SmartApp, copied from the examples:

    name: "Test",
    namespace: "...",
    author: "...",
    description: "test",
    category: "My Apps",
    iconUrl: "",
    iconX2Url: "",
    iconX3Url: "")

preferences {
    section("Turn on when motion detected:") {
        input "themotion", "capability.motionSensor", required: true, title: "Where?"
    section("Turn on this light") {
        input "theswitch", "capability.switch", required: true

def installed() {
	log.debug "Installed with settings: ${settings}"


def updated() {
	log.debug "Updated with settings: ${settings}"


def initialize() {
	log.debug "initializing..."
    subscribe(themotion, "", motionDetectedHandler)

def motionDetectedHandler(evt) {
    log.debug "motionDetectedHandler called: $evt"

If I comment the subscribe line, I no longer receive the error and the SmartApp installs, however it doesn’t log anything to the console.

Anyone else experiencing issues today?