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Mobile “Home Page Icon” (Android and iOS)

To set SmartTiles as home page icon which likely will run in full-screen mode, open the URL in Safari on iOS or Chrome on Android device, then add shortcut to the home screen. When the shortcut icon is tapped, the dashboard launches as a full screen native application (without tool bars).
 

Security

  • If you need to revoke access to a dashboard, you can reset access_token via the SmartApp preferences. Go to SmartThings Mobile App > SmartThings Labs > tap the instance you want to change > Preferences > Access and Authentication.
  • You may choose to temporarily disable a dashboard, or put it into read only mode by choosing appropriate setting at SmartThings Mobile App > SmartThings Labs > tap the instance you want to change > Preferences > Access and Authentication.
 

Video Streams

Dropcam / Nest Cam Live Stream With Flash

Flash stream only work on browsers that support Flash. In order to display a Dropcam stream, your camera must be public. This is the only way to display a live Dropcam stream.

  1. Login into your Dropcam account and select the camera that you want to add to the dashboard. Click on Sharing > Public. Click on “Make Public” button.
  2. Copy content of “Embed Video” box to a text editor.
  3. Inside the block of code there will be a URL that looks like https://www.dropcam.com/e/1234abcd?autoplay=true
  4. Copy this URL into your SmartApp.

Dropcam / Nest Cam Stop Motion Video Stream

This works by reloading a static image from your camera every 5 seconds. This works great for older browsers and mobile devices.

  1. Log in to Nest.
  2. Click on one of your cameras.
  3. Copy your camera’s ID from the end of the URL (e.g. 7aa344190bd348dfaf85bc4382814908).
  4. Paste your ID at the end of this URL: https://nexusapi.camera.home.nest.com/get_image?width=1280&uuid=7aa344190bd348dfaf85bc4382814908 . (Or alternatively try:  https://nexusapi-ire.camera.home.nest.com/get_image?width=1280&uuid= …).
  5. Use this new URL (e.g. https://nexusapi-ire.camera.home.nest.com/get_image?width=1280&uuid=) for your Stop Motion video tile.

If your Dropcam / Nest Cam is private, you must be logged into Nest on the same browser as SmartTiles.

MJPEG Video Stream

This works for cameras and browsers that support MJPEG streams.

Panasonic:
URL format to use (internal IP address):
http://#.#.#.#/nphMotionJpeg?Resolution=640×480&Quality=Standard/videostream.cgi?&user=XXXXXX&pwd=XXXXXX
[It will also work with Resolution=320×240]

DLink (I am using model DCS-934L)
URL format to use (internal IP address and port):
http://#.#.#.#:###/video.cgi?&user=XXXXXX&pwd=XXXXXX

Stop Motion Video Stream

This works by reloading a static image from your camera every 5 seconds. This works great for older browsers and mobile devices.