What is the SmartThings IDE?

2021-07-07 by No Comments

What is the SmartThings IDE?

The SmartThings IDE allows you to view and edit information about your Locations, Hubs, Devices, custom SmartApps and Device Handlers, as well as view a live log for all your SmartThings devices and apps.

What can replace SmartThings?

The best alternative is Home-Assistant.io, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SmartThings are openHAB (Free, Open Source), Google Home (Free), ioBroker (Free, Open Source) and Home (Free).

Do all Z wave devices work with SmartThings?

The SmartThings Hub is a Z-Wave certified central static controller. It can be included in any Z-Wave network, and operate with Z-Wave certified devices from other manufacturers.

Do I still need a SmartThings hub?

To answer your question, if you already have Google Home and smart plugs in your home, there is no need for smartthings hub. Nevertheless, if you already have a smartthings hub, then you should consider buying Google Home.

What language does SmartThings use?

Groovy programming language
SmartThings uses the Groovy programming language. If you’ve programmed before, you can learn Groovy.

What’s the difference between Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus?

Some of the main differences between Z-Wave vs Z-Wave Plus include: Battery – Z-Wave Plus offers 50% more battery life. Range – Devices are able to communicate up to nearly 200 feet further with Z-Wave Plus. Bandwidth – The network is able to handle 250% more data Z-Wave Plus.

What language does Hubitat use?

Groovy Scripting The Hubitat Elevation Controller uses the Groovy programming language for scripting and you can use this to write your own Plugins / Apps to carry out almost anything that you can possibly imagine, but you will require basic programming skills to do so.

Which is more developed, Vera or SmartThings?

In conclusion, Vera is more developed right hardware and software wise now but Smartthings has the potential to eclipse it. Edit: Wow notepad KILLED my formatting!

How to set up automations in VERA Plus?

Set up a couple of automations (scenes) in Vera: one based on sunrise/sunset (with offsets) and another with absolute time. So far so good. Nice thing about Vera automations is that they can be easily enabled/disabled with a push of a button. This is not possible with ST’s “Smart” Lighting rules, for example.

Is there a problem with exclusion from SmartThings?

Exclusion from SmartThings is a bit of a pain because the mobile app does not indicate when the exclusion is complete. I had to look in the IDE for the exclusion events to show up in the hub event log. Had no problem with inclusion into Vera so far.

How much does VERA Plus cost from Amazon?

Very anxiously awaiting your experience with Vera plus… with support for ZigBee note baked in, not sure that ST has (m)any advantages, other than this community, of course. Vera Plus ($149.95, ordered from Amazon) arrived yesterday, on schedule. Set up was a breeze.