So the email I just got from SmartThings is the first I’m hearing about this. Lovely. >.<
Now I’m a ball of anxiety trying to figure all this out. Looks like I have 9 custom device handlers, and 6 SmartApps, not to mention a bunch of stuff in WebCore that provides essential functionality I couldn’t do elsewhere. I’m certainly glad they “slowed things down” because I’d be very likely to ditch SmartThings completely based on the original timeline. If enough things break I might do it anyway. People like me are the biggest reason SmartThings needs to be careful about stuff like this, because I’m not a developer, and have just patched my system together over time to meet individual needs. Stuff like this is overwhelming.
So from what I can gather, I need to contact the people who made all my custom device handlers and see if they have ones for the new system? And any SmartApp stuff will just need to be replaced via SmartThings new automation options (or not at all)?
And then I need to see if I can do what I’m doing in WebCore in the new Rules API? (Whatever that is; I know nothing at present.)
I saw some folks talking about migrating to Hubitat? How does that work? Is it seamless and easy to do? At this point in my life I just want things to work and minimize difficulty
I feel pretty lost, and don’t have time to deal with any of this stuff. Super frustrating this is even happening.
My device handlers that I’m still actively using and are:
Enhanced SmartPower Outlet (ady624)
Inovelli Switch NXZW30 w/Scene (erocm123)
Universal Z-Wave Lock with Alarms (rboy)
Zooz 4 in 1 Motion, Humidity, Illuminance and Temperature Sensor (Enhanced) (rboy)
3 Button Remote (ZBWS3) (thegilbertchan)
cast-web-api / device (vervallsweg) – nbd if this breaks
SmartApps that matter are:
Garage Door Manager (rboy)
Advanced Button Controller (stephack)
Smartweather Station (rboy) – nbd if this breaks
Cast web service manager (vervallsweg) – nbd if this breaks
Anyone have any clues on any of this stuff let me know.
Also, I have about 18 virtual switches… did anyone figure out what the deal is with those? Many of them I could live without, but some are quite important.
Oh, and ActionTiles… will this impact that at all? I haven’t touched that in a long time. It just works for me.
Sorry for the long post, I just feel like I’ve been dropped in the deep end of the pool while I was having a pleasant dream. Feels like that’s a thing SmartThings does every few years for fun.