ST App Dashboard - Add Comfort Section


(Carson Dallum) #1

I want to start by saying that I really like the overall design of the updated ST mobile app (I’m on Android). The Dashboard screen is a nice way to get a quick view of my home’s status. One thing I’d like to see added is a section on this page to tap and then view the temperature and humidity levels of the various sensors in or around my home, perhaps calling it ‘Comfort’. I could quickly determine if there are any hot or cold spots in the house, which would be especially helpful when getting complaints about how hot or cold the house feels! :wink:


#2

This use to be there not too long ago (or maybe it’s still there…)


(Carson Dallum) #3

I have that section to display moisture, smoke and extreme temperature monitoring. However, what I’d also like to see is the actual temperature and humidity levels for each sensor (i.e. listed by room). This would let me view the status of my home from a comfort standpoint and not just a danger/danger standpoint (e.g. temperature dropping below freezing).


#4

@cdallum Ok, wasn’t sure if you did, or didn’t, lose that Dashboard component. I have done what you want by creating virtual devices for reporting temperature in all my rooms because I have other physical devices that can also report temps. In the image below, the temperature device is virtual and getting the temp from the motion sensor:

Instead of putting the virtual temp device in each room, I could create a separate Room called Home Temperatures and putting all the virtual device in there for a nice and fast view across the house.


Multisensor Status in List
(Carson Dallum) #5

Sounds like a good workaround. I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks!


#6

In case you do, here is the Device Type and SmartApp used to update the virtual device. I like it because you can select multiple temperature devices and it will use the average. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to ask. (all credit goes to notoriousbdg and geko)

https://github.com/constjs/SmartThings-Devices/blob/master/virtual_temperature_tile.device.groovy

https://github.com/constjs/SmartThings-Apps/blob/master/virtual_temperature_tile.app.groovy