I was upset that there was no inclusion of non listed items in the V3 app. So I emailed this to Samsun Smartthings.
Kinda of an alarming issue I’m seeing with the version 3 hub. Might cause me to scrap plans on getting into the new ecosystem. Zero support for 3rd party devices. Meaning the buttons, sensors and fan controls I purchased through non supported devices will all go away with this new version with no way to add them like in previous versions. That’s nearly $400 I will loose if I buy the new SmartThings Wifi system. That seriously sucks. Is this true or is there a workaround . Does that mean all of the custom automations and device handlers go bye bye also? If that’s true your killing off a lot of devices and the hard work of avid and rabid users who have helped expand your platform. If you do that it’s seriously going to cause a ton of platform jumpers.
Thanks for any response. (If it’s true please put it back in)
And here is the reply with a big sigh of relief… BTW I did search and did not see a topic on this … IF there is one please let me know and Ill drop this post.
Mike D. (SmartThings)
Thank you for contacting Support.
That’s a great question and I’m more than happy to help.
Although the features for using custom device handlers and custom SmartApps for non-supported devices haven’t been added to the new app yet, there is a workaround.
Initially, you will need to use the new app to set up the latest hub. However once set up, you can go back to using the Classic app and upload any custom codes to the IDE.
One thing to note, to access the SmartThings Classic app using your Samsung account, please tap on the option “New to SmartThings” to trigger the Samsung login screen.
The reason both the Classic app and new SmartThings app exist at the same time is because we are still in the process of updating customers to Samsung and moving features to the new app.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great day!
So there ya go we can still use our Non listed devices… Hopefully Ill have the 3 pack Mesh networked Smartthings by months end and let you know if it works or not…