Well, I hate to do this, but honestly, a reality check is needed.
I’ve been patiently waiting for simple functionality and can’t wait much longer. I’m stalled in all my integration projects, hoping for better IP local capabilities, better image handling, better UI customization / interaction with end users, etc.
Android still doesn’t have persistent image access, which means cameras are useless
Can’t send MMS or email with or without an attachment either
No user level support, so I have to annoy my wife with all my alerts
No official Nest support, I get 5-10 requests a week to make my device “Official”
IDE is a mess… It has become a slow, annoying pile of lack of debug logging because the response is too big, it doesn’t feel like it or somewhere my code is wrong, but it doesn’t know where…
Sure, promises for a better IDE are thrown around, but no timelines given.
SmartAps that spawn child devices can’t even be logged properly
Temp sensors are so random, I’m not sure what climate I live in.
Local IP support for devices / SmartApps is non-existent… The answer is write it yourself…
The SmartApp UI sucks, no real way to get a users input unless they are configuring the App. Even then, its a mess of dynamic pages.
Android presence is broken, every time I reboot it says I’m gone then back…
Andorid ChartTile doesn’t work, but promised another method, no timelines
No way to dynamically create, modify or hide tiles in a devicetype
UI for the Things area constantly resets.
No support for streaming video
No UDP support for local hubaction
No response from Raw socket sends
Truncated responses from local hubactions, its a mystery as to how big a response can actually be.
Have to create a smartapp or device just to browse other sample apps/devices
No tablet version, iOS or Android
No Windows mobile
No windows app
No web interface for end users
No list view in devices for showing data in a response
No scene support
No offline or cached mode if internet connection is down…
No ability to sort devices in IDE also in Apps, etc.
This is my current list of issues with SmartThings… I’m sure there are things I’ve missed, but honestly, most of these issues have been on the “board” for months. I know they are working on it, but we don’t know when, if or how they will be fixed.
It’s Monday… Take that with a grain of salt, but seriously, I would love to know when or if any of the above issues will be resolved.