How to Quick Browse the Community-Created SmartApps Forum Section

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Many community members enjoy writing smartapps and device type handlers (DTH) and then sharing them with others. There is a category in the official smart things community forum just for this purpose. Many members also post project reports of specific set ups they have found useful. However, with so many entries it can be hard to find the solutions that you're looking for.

Fortunately, you can quick browse the forum by using the tags.

This page is separated into sections:

Groovy SmartApps

Groovy Device Type Handlers

Edge Drivers

Project Reports

Specialty Hub Discussions (ADT, Nvidia, Samsung Mesh WiFi)

Third Party Developer App Stores

Quick Browse Links for Groovy SmartApps

Below are a list of links to the most common SmartApp tags. These lists only show community-created custom code. There are many additional features available in the official "solutions" like SmartLighting and Smart Home Monitor as well as the officially-published smartapps listed in the Marketplace section of the official mobile app.

Note that Samsung has announced that it will no longer provide a free Groovy cloud in the future. No exact date has been given for the shutdown, but it will likely be by the end of 2021. At that point, none of the custom groovy smartapps listed below will work. This includes Webcore. If the functionality cannot be reproduced with the automations available in the SmartThings app or the official Rules API, it will have to be completely rewritten and hosted elsewhere. For more information, see the Announcements section of the SmartThings community forum.

-SmartApps for Alerts and Notifications [1]

-Smart apps for Appliances including vacuums [2]

-Smart apps for Audio/Visual Equipment [3]

-Smart apps for Cameras [4]

-Smart apps for the Garage [5]

-Smart apps for health trackers, including fitness, heart, sleep, and weight [6]

-Smart apps for HVAC, including fans and air conditioners [7]

-Smart apps for Irrigation [8]

-SmartApps for Lighting [9]

-Smart apps for Locks [10]

-Smart apps for Logging (See also "wellness check".) [11]

-Smart apps for pets and livestock, including aquariums [12]

-SmartApps for Pools (See also the Project Reports section below) [13]

-SmartApps for Power Meters [14]

-Smart apps for Presence [15]

-Smart apps for Remotes and Buttons [16]

-SmartApps for Security [17]

-Smart apps for Sensors [18]

-SmartApps for Voice and TTS [19]

-Smart apps for Weather [20]

-Smart apps for Wellness Check [21]

_SmartApps for Window Coverings and motorized windows [22]

-And Miscellaneous [23]

Quick Browse Links for Groovy Device Type Handlers (DTHs)

remember this will only return a list of community created custom code device handlers. There are many more devices that can work with the official DTHs.

Note that Samsung has announced that it will no longer provide a free Groovy cloud in the future. No exact date has been given for the shutdown, but it will likely be by the end of 2021. At that point, none of the custom groovy DTHs below will work. Many devices will have new drivers provided by the manufacturer. These will be available under the Add a Device feature in the SmartThings app. Some devices will have community-created Edge Drivers. See the Edge Drivers section of this page for the ones that are currently available. For more information, see the Announcements section of the SmartThings community forum.

-DTHs for Devices used with Alerts [24]

-DTHs for Appliances [25]

-DTHs for Audio/Visual Devices [26]

-DTHs for Cameras [27]

-DTHs for Doorbells [28]

-DTHs for Garage Devices [29]

-DTHs for Health Devices, including heart, sleep and weight trackers [30]

-DTHs for HVAC devices, including thermostats, air conditioners, and fans [31]

-DTHs for In wall micro, relay, and dimmer devices [32]

-DTHs for Irrigation [33]

-DTHs for Lighting [34]

-DTHs for Locks [35]

-DTHs for outlets [36]

-DTHs for plumbing devices [37]

-DTHs for pocket sockets (plug-in modules.) [38]

-DTHs for Power Meter Devices [39]

-DTHs for Presence Devices [40]

-DTHs for Remotes and Buttons [41]

-DTHs for Security devices, including keypads, and smoke detectors except for Nest, which are on the HVAC list [42]

-DTHs for Sirens [43]

-DTHs for Smart Bulbs [44]

-DTHs for Solar Devices [45]

-DTHs for specialty swimming pool equipment (See also HVAC and the lists in the Project Reports section) [46]

-DTHs for Virtual Devices [47]

-DTHs for Voice and TTS devices [48]

-DTHs for Wall Switches [49]]

-DTHs for Weather devices [50]

-DTHs for Window Coverings [51]

-DTHs for Miscellaneous Devices, including Raspberry Pi applications [52]

DTHs for Various sensors

-DTHs for Sensors [53]

-DTHs for Humidity Sensors [54]

-DTHs for Lux Sensors [55]

-DTHs for Motion Sensors [56]

-DTHs for Vibration Sensors [57]

-DTHs for Flood/Leak/Water Sensors [58]

Quick Browse Links for Edge Drivers

Using Edge Drivers requires subscribing to the developer’s edge channel. Drivers will then be downloaded to your own hub. This download may not occur for several hours. Once the driver has downloaded, you use the smartthings app to “scan nearby“ and the driver should be automatically assigned to any new device with a matching fingerprint. The device will then show up in the smartthings app under “no room assigned.“ The good news is that after that, the drivers are eligible to run locally, no cloud required, so the connection should theoretically be faster and more reliable than previous cloud-based DTHs. (However, you will still need an active Internet connection to the smartthings cloud to use the smartthings app to control the device.) As of October 2021, the Edge platform itself is still in Beta, so all edge drivers should currently be considered Beta as well.

(Note that the IDE is part of the old architecture, so entries for Edge Drivers Will just be marked “placeholder” and may not be complete. This will not affect their functionality).

-Edge Drivers for AudioVisual devices, including Logitech Harmony [59]

-Edge Drivers for Lighting [60]

-Edge Drivers for HVAC, including fans and sensors as thermostats [61]

-Edge Drivers for Pocketsockets/Smart Plugs [62]

-Edge Drivers for Handheld or Wallmount Remotes and Buttons [63]

-Edge Drivers for Security System Integrations [64]

-Edge Drivers for Sensors [65]

-Edge Drivers for Virtual Devices [66]

-Edge Drivers for automated Window Coverings [67]

-Edge Drivers for Miscellaneous Function Devices, including a Webhooks manager [68]

-Edge Drivers created by the manufacturer for Inovelli zwave devices [69]

-Zooz is actively working on Edge Drivers for their devices, but at the time of this writing were running a private beta and had not opened it up to the public yet. They want to focus on getting advanced functionality complete before opening up access.

-list of devices included in the official SmartThings channel [70]

-Instructions for subscribing to the official SmartThings Edge Driver channel [71]

-custom requests. If you would like to request that the community developers (not official SmartThings staff, just other customers) create an Edge Driver for a device not already listed, post in the forum request thread. No guarantees, but at least developers will know you’re interested. [72]

Quick Browse Links for Project Reports/Questions

Projects by Category (accessibility, get started, holidays, impress your friends, mailbox alerts, etc)

From time to time individual community members post project reports to the forums under the PROJECTS category. These may be an explanation of how they solved a particular kind of problem, photos and wiring diagrams for specific projects, or just questions about how other Community members would approach a specific issue. These can provide guidance or inspiration.

  • The GetStarted tag is used for topics where community members new to SmartThings ask questions about what SmartThings can do. Also includes topics like "The 10 best things to do with SmartThings." Get Started List
  • Project Reports for Accessibility issues including wheelchair users [73]
  • Project Reports for A/V and Home Entertainment [74]
  • Project Reports for Alerts and Notifications, including Weather [75]
  • Project Reports for Animals, including Pet, Aquarium, and Livestock projects [76] ( also see the pets list below)
  • Project Reports for Bathrooms [77]
  • Project Reports for Cameras [78]
  • Project Reports for Dashboards (or Control Panels) [79]
  • Project Reports for Home Doorbells and Apartment Buzzers [80]
  • Project Reports for Fireplaces [81]
  • Project Reports for Freezers, including temperature monitoring [82]
  • Project Reports for Garages [83]
  • Project Reports for Gates [84]
  • Projects Reports for holidays [85]
  • Project Reports for HVAC including fans and plumbing [86]
  • Projects to Impress Your Friends, from magic wands to secret rooms [87]
  • Project Reports for Irrigation and Gardens [88]
  • Project Reports for Lighting [89]
  • Project Reports for Locks [90]
  • Project Reports for Logging [91]
  • Project Reports for Mailbox Notifications [92]
  • Project Reports for Miscellaneous [93]
  • Project Reports for Mobile Homes and RVs [94]
  • Project Reports for Pet and Livestock projects, including aquariums [95] Also see the list for animal projects.
  • Project Reports for Pool and Pond applications [96]
  • Project Reports for Power-related projects including monitoring energy use and shifting battery-powered Devices to mains power or vice versa [97]
  • Project Reports for Presence including Microlocation [98]
  • Project Reports for Remotes, Buttons, battery-operated switches, and smart watches [99]
  • Project Reports for Routers, VLANS, and other infrastructure issues [100]
  • Project Reports for Second homes or other remote management issues. Also projects for landlords. [101]
  • Project Reports for Security, including smoke detectors and integration with other security systems Security System Projects
  • Project Reports for Selling a Smart Home. Includes discussions on what to remove, how to show features, what interest buyers, how to transfer accounts. Home Sale Discussions
  • Project Reports for Small Appliances, including blenders, coffeemakers, vacuums, etc. Also see the "Appliances" List in the DTH section above. (For ACs and fans, see the HVAC list instead. For pumps, see the Irrigation list.) Small Appliance Projects
  • Project Reports related to Weather [102]
  • Project Reports for Whole House projects including planning and budgeting [103]

Projects by Room (see also lighting and sensors projects)

  • Bedroom Projects, including motion sensor lighting issues [105]
  • Hallway and Staircase Projects [107]
  • Home Theatre Room Projects [108]
  • Nursery and Baby Projects [110]
  • Swimming Pool and Pond applications [111]
  • Yard Projects including outdoor lighting (see also the Holidays list and the Irrigation/Garden lists above) [112]

Quick Browse Links for Specialty Hub Models

  • SmartThings/ADT Model Hub [113]
  • SmartThings Nvidia Link [114]
  • Samsung Vodafone Model [115]
  • “Samsung SmartThings Connect Home” Mesh WiFi Model (WT520) [116]
  • “Samsung WiFi” Mesh WiFi Model (WT525 with Plume) [117]

Quick Browse Links for Third Party Community Developer App Stores

These are a list of third party app stores run by community developers/teams who have created apps/code for SmartThings. Listed alphabetically.

  • ActionTiles Runs in any web browser. "Web-based dashboard secure control Panels. “The homepage for your home!”™"
  • RBoy Apps 40+ very popular apps and device handlers to Make your Home your Butler!™
  • HAM Bridge Mac software. "HAM Bridge is a tiny server that lets you easily run AppleScript, Automator workflows, shell and python scripts on your Mac by sending it a simple HTTP GET request from just about any device. iRule, Tasker, SmartThings, Vera, even a web browser."
  • Custom code for the SmartThings platform. "Energy-efficient solutions for your comfort and safety in your home: control of heating, air conditioning, lighting, door locks, etc."
  • Obycode Mac and iOS apps that integrate with SmartThings.
  • SharpTools Android app. "SharpTools provides Widgets and Tasker integration for the SmartThings platform on Android." There is also a browser based version that will work with iOS for the dashboard and rules engine features.

More FAQs

There is also an FAQ section in the forum with topics like the best switches to use with smart bulbs, good outdoor motion sensors, international issues, getting signal to an outbuilding, etc. [118]