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Writing a PC-desktop Application to control my SmartThings-based home


(Petar Dozet) #1

Before I start reading the extensive documentation, I wonder if it is doable to write a PC application that would access either/or/and smartThings cloud/router/both to access the list of my paired devices and control them from my PC.

Please, somebody who is already knowledgeable, respond and advise!?

Thank you muchly!!!

Petar


(jkp) #2

(Petar Dozet) #3

Thanks for the extremely quick response (if made by human).
Yes, something like this, just improved with both graphical design and much richer set of IFTTT features.
Any further engineering advice?!?!?

Thanks


#4

Yep, we are all human here. LOL! :sunglasses:

Anyway, if you look in the quick browse lists in the community – created wiki, look down near the bottom of the page for the “project reports” section and look for the list “dashboards,” you can see what a number of other community members have done. Some of the threads our hardware oriented discussing panels to put on the wall, but there are at least four or five which are software projects.

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section

There are also some community members who have used eventghost with success.

So there are different ways to approach it.


(Pete L) #5

Isn’t that what Sharptools.io does? They let you build a many different dashboards, all customized, with uber funtionality, and build those dashboards to whatever size and onto my of the major OSs as well. I’ve got an Amazon Fire 10" on its way which will be my dedicated control center device for everything.

That’s not even the most powerful part, either. It essentially was built to any as bridge betwixt the home automation hub which allows for the most integrations of other brands, the Samsung Smartthings Hub, and what is arguably the absolute most powerful Android automation app available, Tasker, along with the hundred or so plugins.

I really didn’t use Sharptools to its fullest potential until just recently, but it does what it was created to do exceptionally well. Plus, I have yet to find another help desk that runs at such a high quality and efficiency as these guys. They have a forum where you’ll learn a ton. Definitely worth a look for sure.

The attached image is what can be done with some intuitive skills, time, and creativity. 34ab6c770481ef899fcda4a0b54fce73c24b8f70_1_690x431

Pete