The SmartThings platform is currently in transition to a new hub (V3), new app (“SmartThings (Samsung connect)“) and a new cloud platform ( The old one used the groovy programming language, the new one doesn’t).
This means that a lot of the information you will find in both this forum and the official knowledge base may be a little confusing.
The Mobile Apps ( yes, there are two right now)
If you have one of the new model hubs, you will have to use the new app to set it up, but after that, you can use both the new app and the “classic“ app if you want to. At the time of this writing, the classic app has a number of features which have not yet been implemented in the new app, which is why a lot of people use both.
Official SmartThings Tutorials for New Customers
If you just want to learn more about using smartthings, there’s a decent get started section in the official knowledge base:
The SmartThings/ADT Hub Model
If you’re looking for information on the SmartThings ADT hub model, there is also an official FAQ, but people seem to still have questions after they read that:
You can find community discussion threads on the ADT model features on the following list:
Samsung Smart Appliances, Vacuums, and TVs
If you’re looking for help with Samsung brand appliances, vacuums, or televisions, including how they work with the “SmartThings (Samsung Connect)” app, see the official support forum, which includes assistance from Samsung staff:
Inspiration and Ideas
If you’re looking for inspiration or project reports from other customers, you can find those by looking in the community – created wiki on the quick browse lists, looking down near the bottom of that page for the “project reports” section, and then choosing the first list, called “get started.” That has discussion topics on everything from “the 10 best things to do with smartthings” to “ what device should I buy next?“
Former Iris Customers
If you were previously an Iris customer, you can fine thread from other fellow Iris refugees on the following list:
If you’re interested in using smartthings as a development platform, see the developer section of the forum
And the developers website at Samsung: