We previously announced our plans for migrating devices, SmartApps, and the platform from Groovy and other legacy SmartThings architecture. We are excited to announce that we have made major progress this year including the following.
- Millions of devices have been migrated from Groovy to LUA drivers
- Our two most popular SmartApps, SmartLighting and SevereWeather Alert, have started migration
- We added Edge Drivers for new device installations in SmartThings
We’ve also made dozens of changes in the background to improve SmartThing’s overall performance.
There is still a lot of work ahead of us going into 2023, but we will be pausing our migration efforts for the holiday season to ensure stability.
We plan on transitioning devices and the platform after the new year. To provide more insight into what devices are being migrated, we have created a list of device types that have already been migrated and will continue to update this list as migrations continue. You can find that list HERE.
We have received multiple inquiries regarding virtual devices, and have a plan in place to migrate individual devices. More information will be provided on this topic in a separate announcement.
In order to ensure a smooth transition and a desire for minimal interruptions to our users, we will be extending the transition timeline from December 31st into early 2023. Groovy devices and SmartApps will sunset soon once we have completed migrations (Note: Groovy SmartApps and Devices may be sunset at different times).
If you are a developer of Groovy DTHs or SmartApps, we recommend you transition to our newer architecture as soon as possible to avoid losing the functionality of your project.
We appreciate your continued support of SmartThings and we look forward to improving the platform even more in 2023!