Why is there not an official ST lock code management app?


(Fast, Good, Cheap...pick two.) #1

Not so much an idea but more of a “c’mon man!” comment.

What gives? Why isn’t there a ST native app yet?


(Ben W) #2

I think the answer is in your tag line.


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

It’s a pretty “serious” use case that some users wouldn’t trust to SmartThings.

Regardless, please do note that SmartThings isn’t supposed to be developing SmartApps.

It’s an open development platform for which SmartApps can be submitted for review and publication… and, eventually, sale.

The more use cases they don’t solve, the more opportunities for us developers.


(Ben W) #4

I agree. I picture ST more like Android and iOS allowing independent developers contributing. Still room for improvements on contributing and including into the ST ecosystem.


(Fast, Good, Cheap...pick two.) #5

I think maybe I wasn’t clear.

Why hasn’t one of the 2 community apps been approved?

Maybe non-submission.

I would think ST approval would make many much more comfortable with their use.


(Bobby) #6

How many apps have been approved in the recent history? And although I agree with @tgauchat post, ST has discouraged @ethayer to continue work on his app, because ST was working on an ‘official’ app that would be so much better. Guess what you get when you put up mixed messages? Disenchanted developers.


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #7

Absolutely agree.

And both SmartThings and the Developer get disenchanted Customers, but we all know that “enchanting” is not SmartThings’s forté.