SmartTiles Dashboard v5.5: Added UK 🇬🇧, 5 × Dashboards, and more! Nov 6, 2015

Definitely under consideration, but we don’t have a published API from SmartThings to interface with SHM. Still researching though…

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Is there a way to have a tile which runs just one routine? I have it showing all the routines, but I want one that just runs the “I’m back” routine which would in effect disable the alarm and change to home.

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@gcoombs, can’t you just make a Virtual Switch and tie it to that Routine then have SmartTiles show that switch?

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Sounds like a good solution. However I’ve not set up a virtual switch yet, how do you do that?

My first thought was…Why would you even want this?

Then, the other part of my brain said…I have to have this!! lol

AWESOME!

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Try here:

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See if this works: enter the following 6 characters into the title field of that video tile:  

Alternatively, you can hide the label by adding a custom CSS block. The above method should be easier, so try that first.

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I also have it running on an older 55" TV using Nexus Player and Harmony Remote.

Amazingly, I can turn off the TV via SmartTiles using the TV remote! It’s kind of redundant, but it’s good to have options, right?

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On the SmartTiles SmartApp configuration screen, look for “Dashboard URL” or “View Dashboard” section. Step into it to view the dashboard URL.

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Yep,   worked perfectly, thanks!

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Thanks, I think you’ve just opened my eyes to a few new things! I couldn’t work out how to use via a routine, but by having a switch I found a smartapp to use.

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@swindmiller’s Virtual Switch idea is great and useful for many functions… Glad he shared and you discovered that.

Adding a “Single Routine Tile” to the list of “thing tiles” the user can directly create is something we’ll put on the “probably easy improvement” features request list. :smile:

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Good question…! I’ll put together some more screen shots that explain the various config pages…

Should it be a momentary switch?

Yeah that would probably be best.

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What app would I use for the momentary switch? The one for Alexa requires an action for on and off

Momentary is just like an on button to Alexa, although it does a push command.

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the problem is when i use it on SmartTiles, it runs the same command twice in a row and seem to be causing confusion for my system

Virtual Switches can be a little touchy depending on the SmartApps that use them to, well, link to other SmartApps. (Amazon Echo and SmartTiles are both example SmartApps that can use Virtual Switches to workaround current feature limitations).

That said, don’t stress too much about this particular goal… Dedicated single Routine trigger Tile(s)… I’m going to be experimenting with some code to try to make this a built-in feature of SmartTiles, very shortly.

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Would it be better to assign a normal virtual on/off switch to each routine I want on SmartTiles? If “good morning” is ON and someone presses “good night” then what happens? does one routine cancel the other? will both switches still show ON status? Really trying to make this stuff easy so my family doesn’t throw it away,

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