We need a Widget for the Smartthings Classic App

(Matthias Ertl) #1

Hi Folks,

devolo just launched a new app with a great widget.

this is exactly what we need for the smartthings classic app - sure with selectable devices

(Matthias Ertl) #2

wouldnt it be possible to create a community project out of this ?
will we find some people for coding that ?
i can do graphics … i can support, …
cmon guys, lets go !

… lets make the classic app “great again” :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: … or create a sideapp for it :wink:

(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #3

@joshua_lyon’s “Sharp Tools” is an excellent way to create Android Widgets!

(Matthias Ertl) #4

dont get me wrong, … sharptools are great, but the design does not fit into my world, …
i looking more for a widget like that:

(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #5

Well… That looks like a Thing list from inside the SmartThings App.

SmartThings doesn’t open any “hooks” into their App for 3rd party developers.

That’s why SharpTools, ActionTiles, etc., exist to provide alternative (and, subjectively, more efficient) interfaces. ActionTiles is meant for entire custom dashboards; maybe we’ll expand into widgets someday.

(Matthias Ertl) #6

ok, and now, someone is trying to make another alternative to the tools you have mentioned above, …
sorry, but 30$ is too expensive for me …


Don’t mean to rain on your parade, but the SmartThings Classic App has a very limited shelf life right now as it is being replaced by the new SmartThings app. That information is in many threads and also been sent via email.

Widgets do exist for Routines only in the Classic app (entire list or individual Routines). You aren’t getting any any other widgets directly from the Classic app no matter how many people you get for a community project.

As Terry stated above, you have a couple of options to see devices outside of the native Classic app, one doesn’t fit into your world and the second one you aren’t paying for.

With that being said, your options are pretty much limited to using the SmartThings Classic app to see your Devices under Things. :slight_smile:

(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #8

… $28.99 (per SmartThings Hub: No limit to the number of phones, tablets, Things, …) < The cost of one SmartThings sensor.

(Matthias Ertl) #9

i use a lot of self designed sensors and actors as well as self modified DTHs, … how can i get them working in the new smartthings app ?

(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #10

The API is still under development.

(Robin) #11

As well as the incomplete API, you also need to wait for ST to migrate your account, until then the new ST app isn’t even worth downloading.

I’m generally against compulsory fees for apps and prefer making voluntary donations (which I often do)… but for ActionTiles I make an exception.

AT is more than just a string of code pasted into the IDE, it needs servers and other backend infrastructure. Terry is super active and helpful on this forum, and he supports users outside of his AT promotion.

This is unlike other commercial entities on here, who aggressively push their products, consider themselves “the best” and slag off the alternatives (not naming names but everyone knows who I’m talking about).

(Joshua Lyon (SharpTools.io Dashboard)) #12

You can also use the SharpTools Tasker integration to create custom widgets if you prefer a custom design. It’s quite a bit more work, but you have full control of the end result.


You should see what I just finished building! I’m going on a trip for 11 days and we are having a house sitter while we are gone. Seems a smart home can be overwhelming for people not accustomed to it or the tech impaired out there. I made a complete full screen dashboard in tasker primarily with Sharptools, except for individual device control through my Harmony remote using a different plugin through Tasker.


Point is, with SharpTools and Tasker, you can build LITERALLY anything you want!

(Joshua Lyon (SharpTools.io Dashboard)) #15

That’s an awesome example - thanks for sharing!