How to I get my smart things app to manage a smart life (tuya) plug?
See the FAQ. (This is a clickable link)
That switch uses the smartlife app. There are many other inexpensive Chinese Wi-Fi devices that also use the same app.
In May2020, SmartLife dropped their IFTTT channel due to increasing costs. Paul Hibbard, a tech blogger, says you can try the “brilliant smart“ app from Australia instead, as it has its own Ifttt channel. That company told him they recently renewed with Ifttt, so he says it should be good for at least a year. However, it’s always possible that the company will shut this down for brands other than their own if it starts costing too much money.
To use the IFTTT method:
Create a virtual switch in smartthings to act as a proxy for the Wi-Fi device. You need one virtual switch for each Wi-Fi device.
Create four IFTTT applets for each Wi-Fi device. one to turn the …
I created a virtual button in My smartthings app. I then tried to link it to IFTTT. When I sign in to link IFTTT to smartthings, the virtual button is not available. It does show on my app as a button. Why does it not appear when I link IFTTT?
Have you allowed IFTTT to control the virtual button in the IFTTT SmartApp under Automations?