For those of you who may be interested, I’ve started a project to outline the steps for getting Tasker, NFC and Voice control working with SmartThings on Android.
I’d love to hear your feedback about what you could see doing with this functionality. The sky is really the limit when it comes to Tasker integration.
And before someone says it…yes, I’m aware it would be awesome to get this to work with sensors as well…I just don’t know if I have the ability to make that happen. I’m happy to help where I can, though, just let me know what I can do.
BTW, thanks to @johnessey for pushing me to get this tutorial done. It’s been on my to-do list for a while now.
Wow is this cool. I’ve authorized every switch and plug in my house as an end point. After setting this up I can now voice control individual lights, rooms and even my fireplace. Now my wife and kids finally think this is cool
@csader One issue I’m having problems with is one command I have setup to turn off 3 different switches. One of the switches always fails to turn off. At first I thought it was maybe because it was sending the commands one after the other too quickly so I put in a one second wait between each one, but no luck.
@csader It seems to be which ever one I put at the bottom of the task list. This only seems to happen when I have them all on the same task. If I seperate them into 3 tasks and say “Lights 1 Lights 2 Lights 3” for example it works as expected.
After setting up all my things in Tasker with an On, Off and Toggle tasks I have found an easier way. Instead of going through the lengthy process of cutting and pasting, etc inside tasker you can make a new virtual switch in smartthings to control groups of lights.
Make a new device (on/off switch tile). This will show up as a normal switch at your location.
Then use the app virtual 3 way to control the real items you want.
Authorize the endpoint for the virtual switch.
Setup the On, Off and Toggle for the virtual switch in Tasker.
This is much easier than setting up every switch in tasker. Just setup a few virtual switches and modify them in STs.
I’ve used takser in conjunction with the api endpoint to do basic controls (on/off/toggle). You can also use virtual switches with the endpoint to do other things. I have a virtual switch that turns all my lights on/off. You should also be able to create a virtual switch to change modes as well