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Category: My Apps

Author:Yves Racine

ST Community handle: http://community.smartthings.com/users/yvesracine/activity

Company Link: http://www.ecomatiqhomes.com#!home/mainPage



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Summary

MyNeurioAppliancesMgr: the smartapp is the Service Manager for My Neurio Appliances: it instantiates the Neurio objects for each Neurio appliance and polls them on a regular basis"


Prerequisites

  • Neurio device connected via wi-fi to Neurio
  • SmartThings hub fully operational
  • Some ST basic skills to add custom DTH and smartapps (see troubleshooting section, item 1)
  • Use of the SmartThings classic mobile app for instantiation of the custom devices

Supported Features

  • All Neurio devices are supported
  • Multiple devices can be selected to be exposed to SmartThings.
  • Do a poll at regular intervals (custom input parameter) to maintain the authorization with Neur.io
  • Notify you if there is any issue with the ST/Neurio connection (optional).


Code location: https://github.com/yracine/device-type.myneurio/tree/master/smartapp

Instructions for installation (readme): https://github.com/yracine/device-type.myneurio/blob/master/README.md


Troubleshooting

See troubleshooting section under My Neurio Device

   http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=My_Neurio_Device


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Issue #1: I don't know how to create a custom smartapp

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See the explanations of a fellow community member here:

http://community.smartthings.com/t/faq-an-overview-of-using-custom-code-in-smartthings/16772

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=Using_Custom_Code

And, here are some basic explanations with screenshots.

  • Point your browser to you SmartThings IDE for your country (i.e. http://ide.smartthings.com or whatever your shard is, refer to the prerequisites at the readme) and Log In.

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  • Once you are logged in, find the My SmartApps link on the top of the page. Clicking My SmartApps will allow you to produce a new SmartApp.

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  • Find the button on this page labeled +New SmartApp and click it.

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  • Since you already have the code in your computer’s clipboard, find the tab along the top section called From Code. In the area provided, paste (typically CTRL+V) the code you copied from GitHub. Click Create in the bottom left corner of the page.

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  • This will bring up another page, with the code now formatted within the IDE. If the code was copied correctly, there are no other steps except to save and publish the code. In the upper right corner of the page, find and click Save. Now, click Publish (For Me), and you should receive a confirmation that the code has been published successfully.

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To enable OAuth, first find and click the App Settings button in the upper right corner of the page.

From here, find the OAuth section toward the bottom of the page.

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Clicking the OAuth link will reveal a button labeled Enable OAuth in Smart App. Click this button. The screen will change, giving you a unique code for your Client ID and Client Secret. These are the foundations of the security of your app and should be kept secret. You do not need to memorize or write down these codes; nor do you need to add any other information to this page. OAuth simply needs to be enabled for


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Issue #2: I created the smartapp in the IDE, but I don't know where to execute it

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For the initial setup, under the ST Classic mobile app, click on the Marketspace item in the bottom menu, and then, on the smartapps link and finally, MyApps (last item in the list).

If you still do not see your smartapp, please make sure that you have published it in the IDE!


For any subsequent execution, under the ST Classic mobile app, click on automations>smartapps in the bottom menu. The list of installed smartapps will then appear.


P.S. If you don't see your smartapp, it could be that you're not using the right shard for the installation. Refer to

https://community.smartthings.com/t/faq-how-to-find-out-what-shard-cloud-slice-ide-url-your-account-location-is-on/53923

Or the SmartThings documentation here:

http://docs.smartthings.com/en/latest/publishing/index.html#ensure-proper-location

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Issue #3: java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot get property 'X' on null object

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Just update your smartapp by going through all the smartapp setup pages by pressing 'Next' till 'Done'.

The smartapp was recently modified to include some defensive code to ensure that the smartapp is rescheduled. This is intended to alleviate some of the ST scheduling issue as discussed in these threads:


http://community.smartthings.com/t/scheduler-and-polling-quits-after-some-minutes-hours-or-days/16997

http://community.smartthings.com/t/schedule-not-working/3895

http://community.smartthings.com/t/is-it-me-or-schedules-not-firing-this-evening/10176

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Issue #4: Execution time exceeded 20 app execution seconds

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ST has introduced some generic rate limiting rules for all smartapps and device handlers. For cloud-to-cloud integrations, these rate limiting constraints are sometimes too low, and this exception can be raised from time to time.

There are some threads about it in the ST community forum:

http://community.smartthings.com/t/rate-limiting-too-restrictive-max-execution-time-exceptions/17985

http://community.smartthings.com/t/execution-times-increasing/19979

http://community.smartthings.com/t/unschedule-api-execution-time-too-long/11232

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Issue #5: I want to upgrade the code but I don't know how

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Most of the time (unless specified otherwise), you just need to copy and paste the smartapp's code from the zip file.

Click on the smartapp that you want to update in the IDE.

Paste the code into the code window (and make sure to copy all the lines)

And save & publish.


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Issue #6: When executing MyNeurioAppliancesMgr, I have the following error message

"{"error": true, "type": "AccessDenied","message:"This request is not authorized by the specified access token"}"

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This message can appear for recent ST users as you're on a different shard then graph-na01.

Check this thread for more details:

https://community.smartthings.com/t/faq-how-to-find-out-what-shard-cloud-slice-ide-url-your-account-location-is-on/53923

If you are on the different shard, the redirect url in Neurio needs to be changed.

To do so, go to

a) https://my.neur.io/#settings/applications

b) register a new app at my.neurio, and make sure the callback url is set to https://graph-na02-useast1.api.smartthings.com (or your actual shard if different)

c) Change the following code in MyNeurioApplianceMgr at the end of the file:

- def getServerUrl() for "https://graph-na02-useast1.api.smartthings.com" (or your actual shard if different than na02)

- Change the public and private keys for the new ones from your Neur.io app.


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issue #7 - My new Ask Alexa's Message Queues are not showing up in the smartapp

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You'd need to execute the MyNeurioAppliancesMgr smartapp under Automation/Smartapps in the ST mobile app by doing "Next" till "Done" to subscribe to the new AskAlexaMQHandler. The new handler will then be able to process any Queue refresh value from Ask Alexa.