NB: This here Topic is now relevant for archival / read-only purposes, please feel welcome to browse it, but then jump over to the SmartTiles v5.6+ release notes and support discussions at:
With great thanks to the dozen or so Beta Test volunteers over the past few weeks, @625alex and I (Terry) are pleased to announce the hot-off-the-press release of SmartTiles Version 5.5 (v5.5.1).
Installer, docs, FAQ, News with RSS feed, Donation Opportunity, direct Support email, and more:
Note: This is not the big Version 6 overhaul release... Lots of work still to be done on that. No dateline yet. No Beta invites. Nothing at all. No promises. No disappointments. Thanks.
Also: Please be alerted that this Version 5.x will have to expire some time after Version 6 is released. We will keep you posted (see the email list option on the install page) and hope we can offer plenty of migration time.
User Support Policy
Please see this linked post:
Brief Release Notes:
There is now a pre-installation form with 2 questions:
(a) Optional no-spam private email list signup. Best way to stay in the loop.
(b) Geo API Region (US/UK) selection.
UK (graph-eu01-euwest1 domain) users are now supported. Unfortunately we cannot automatically detect your region, so take a guess. If it fails, go back and try the other!
SmartTiles can now be installed in each of the Locations (hubs or hub-less) under your SmartThings Account. You need to completely repeat the web based installation process for each Location in the drop-down box of the authorization page. Like all SmartApps, each SmartTiles dashboard is currently limited to devices from one location only, though you can link from one dashboard URL to the other ... and back.
The SmartApp is installed using the new parent/child functionality. You will be installing "SmartThings (Connect)", which when you open to configure, gives you the ability to add/configure up to five (5) distinct dashboards (per Location on your SmartThings Account). You heard right: We've added multiple dashboard support. You now get up to 5 Dashboards for the price of, well, none, actually -- SmartTiles V5 is still free / "donationware"!
Warning: If you
uninstall SmartThings (Connect) (the parent SmartApp), all its children will be destroyed and uninstalled as well. You can uninstall individual SmartTiles children if you are on the configuration page for that child.
Unless you are on SmartThings Mobile App V1, the dashboard children will not show up in your list of installed SmartApps; only shown and edited via the (Connect) parent.
Existing SmartTiles Version 5.4.2 standalone "singleton" Dashboards will remain orphans and should retain your configuration (cross fingers!). The Version will automatically upgrade "in-place" to v5.5 next week. It will no longer be possible to install new instance(s) of this singleton; but for existing users, it's your 6th "bonus" dashboard.
The main SmartTiles code (the preferences pages and the actual browser based dashboard) has various minor improvements which you can discover yourself ... or watch this Topic for further information.
Nearly all the information on various other "old" SmartTiles Topics remains relevant. Please skim this and others....