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SmartTiles Dashboard 5.4.2 - July 13 (
(Alex) #1009


Huray, all whopping three SmartThings users in Edmonton work in the same building!



Edit: Ignore this update. I’ve figured it out.


(Darc Ranger) #1011


I am wondering if version six will allow custom device types or will be like the current version with the select standard device capabilities. I ask because in the past I have edit the various versions of SmartTiles to include attributes from my Ubis. I added things like sound level, air pressure, and light level, before it became a standard capability. I had no issues in doing this under the device type while specifying the attribute. I also know I can use the catchall sensor.capability to select the attribute data point, but the pick list includes every device that has event data in my system.

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( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1012

In order to avoid scope creep, initially Version 6 is very unlikely to support custom device types. We have definitely recognized this feature requirement, however, and believe that our new architecture will help to facilitate some implementation in incremental releases. As you know, the SmartThings “Device Type Handler” has an entire definition section to describe the mobile App User Interface portion of a Device; in some ways, replicating this degree of customization and flexibility is tempting, but certainly not practical in the short term.

Currently, we expect the popularity of specific non-standard / non-typical device types to influence which ones may be first manually coded into the platform – smoke detectors have come up, just as a random example, though not sure it is the highest priority.

Feature prioritization and design details will incorporate user feedback as much as practical. Donors to @625alex will be among those first in line for announcements and Beta opportunities for Version 6, but absolutely all suggestions here are appreciated and noted. Thanks!



Looks like the smart tile app finally showed up in my smartapps section. Not sure if it appeared after I did the weatherbug integration or not but I’m happy to have it back. Anyone have any success getting the foscam C1 camera stream to work yet?

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(Bill J) #1014

This is an awesome front end! It looks beautiful on my PC on Chrome and on Firefox, but on IE11 the display is totally messed up. Has anyone else seen this? Any tips for fixing? Thanks in advance!



Just thought I’d share something I did for my SmartTiles. I had a hard time remembering that long URL that SmartTiles creates, so I used my WordPress site to make a custom URL for it using WordPress’s permalink structure. To secure the URL, I made a function for that page that checks the IP of the client and redirects to SmartTiles if it matches my home dyndns hostname IP. If anyone else were to stumble on that URL and their IP doesn’t match my home, they’ll get a 404.

If you have WordPress, and want to try something like this, here’s my quick write-up on it.


(Bruce) #1016

Thats super cool ^^^^

Need to read up on that!

I’ll share something that came in handy when setting up SmartTiles to be viewed on a Windows 7 PC touchscreen. I was getting tired of launching SmartTiles and having the Webbrowser come up in non full screen mode. It would show the address bar above , etc when first launched. So I continually had to press F11 to have the Chrome browser enter fullscreen mode. That got old quick.

Did some searching and determined that one can create a shortcut that launches the Chrome browser in Fullscreen or “kiosk” mode.

Here is the syntax of the Properties that would need to be used: (note that in the example below it assumes that your Google Chrome browser is installed in the default location. If this location is changed during install then modify the syntax to match the location) Also, include all the parentheses that are present below. They DO belong there!

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” --user-data-dir=$(mktemp -d) --kiosk “enter full url of your SmartTiles path here”

After creating the shortcut one may add it to their startup group so that the SmartTiles interface is presented when Windows displays the GUI.

Hope this helps out.



Buy the US version of the ST Hub V2 and you are golden. PM me if you want help getting it and shipping it over.


(Vic Singh) #1018

This app is awesome… i am using it for Nexus 7 which I would like to mount as a central control.

I would like to have voice alert and command. I am currently testing all solutions.

I want to setup motion to turn on screen when someone walk by.

i will also use the front camera a security camera.

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(Alex) #1019

Voice alerts are possible with @ule 's awesome DLNA Media Renderer .

Voice commands are possible with SharpTools, AutoVoice and Tasker. Search the community for setup guides.

Check out this thread for discussion on the topic.


(Alex) #1020

As I said before, this is a niche feature and it’s not likely to be implemented in the near future. When I read a generic sensor value, i don’t know what 42 is and how to display it. Keep pushing ST to add more capabilities. I can’t imagine why they are holding back on this.

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About the Capability Types Suggestions category
(Alex) #1021

I have tested on IE11 - 32bit version and there was no issue. PM with more details about your bug, I will take a look.

Who ever uses IE anyway?


( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1022

I posted a new Comment in this regard here in the "Capability Types Suggestion Category.


( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1023

Just added a minor News Item to the website today.

:soon: We expect to make a slightly bigger announcement in the near future (no not Version 6 yet, sorry everyone :hushed: … gotta make sure to get that release done right!).

To directly get the latest SmartTiles News alerts (like this one), add the page feed to your favorite RSS tracker/reader! The RSS XML Link is:

If you don’t have an RSS reader; click this direct link to the use the free feedly service.

And/or follow the SmartTiles Twitter feed, tweet tweet, tweet… :bird: @SmartTiles


(Gareth Rees) #1024

Anyone got this working with the UK Smartthings oauth

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( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1025

As far as I know, no UK Web Services SmartApps work yet due to ongoing authorization issues. I wish SmartThings would share the details… Is it a problem with key synchronization between US and EU servers? Some other mystery? … @slagle?


(Beckwith) #1026

This was discussed at Wednesday’s developer meeting.

When SmartThings expanded geographically, they found a problem with oath across multiple AWS servers. It is also an issue in the States as SmartThings attempts to expand regionally (ala multiple v2 hub users). No resolution was in sight but we were assured engineers were working hard to come up with a solution.


( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1027

Isn’t this a “known issue” with AWS, then? ie, haven’t other services encountered and resolved a similar challenge?


(Beckwith) #1028

I would think so…

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