5 New SmartApps

One of the most powerful parts about the SmartThings open platform is that it brings together developers from our growing Community who create new ways to use SmartThings, and consumers who want to use them. When these developers create and submit new platform applications, or rulesets — what we call SmartApps — we’ll publish them in the free SmartThings app for all customers to find and use.

Today, we wanted to highlight five brand-new SmartApps that were created by members of the Community and that are now available in the SmartThings app for anyone to use.

220x220-5 (1)1. Lock It At a Specific Time
Created by: Erik Thayer

This SmartApp will trigger your smart lock to automatically lock at a specific time during certain days of the week. In addition, if you SmartSense Open/Closed sensor or a SmartSense Multi sensor, you can customize this SmartApp to only lock your door if the door is closed.

To access Lock It At a Certain Time, tap the “+” icon from the SmartThings Dashboard to go to SmartSetup. Then, scroll to the right until you see the “More” header. You’ll find Lock It At a Specific Time in the “Safety & Security” category.

Here’s an in-app shot showing you the many ways that you can set up and customize the Lock It At a Certain Time SmartApp to meet your needs.

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220x220-lighting (3)2. Smart Light Timer
Created by: Anders Heie

The Smart Light Timer allows you to trigger lights that are off to automatically turn on based on motion or opening doors. Unlike the Light Follow Me SmartApp, Smart Light Timer allows you to trigger lights to turn on and keep them on until a certain number of minutes after motion ceases and/or the same door closes.

To access Smart Light Timer, tap the “+” icon from the SmartThings Dashboard to go to SmartSetup. Then, scroll to the right until you see the “More” header. You’ll find Smart Light Timer in the “Convenience” category.

Here’s an in-app shot showing you the many ways that you can set up and customize the Smart Light Timer SmartApp to meet your needs.

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220x220-appliance (2)3. Coffee After Shower
Created by: Hans Wustrack

Hans’ creation takes full advantage of the brand-new SmartSense Temp/Humidity sensor. Simply place the Temp/Humidity sensor in your shower, plug your coffee machine in to a SmartPower Outlet, and whenever the humidity level in your bathroom rises beyond a certain point (like, when you’re taking a shower or bath), it will trigger your coffee machine to start brewing. Note: Assuming you don’t want to trigger your coffee machine to start brewing every time you wash yourself, you can easily set this SmartApp to only activate during certain custom mode–ie: Morning Mode.

To access Coffee After Shower, tap the “+” icon from the SmartThings Dashboard to go to SmartSetup. Then, scroll to the right until you see the “More” header. You’ll find Coffee After Shower in the “Convenience” category.

Here’s an in-app shot showing you the many ways that you can set up and customize the Coffee After Shower SmartApp to meet your needs.

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220x220-1 (1)4. Working From Home
Created by: George Sudarkoff

This SmartApp is useful on snow days, sick days, or just lazy days.

The Working From Home SmartApp triggers a specific Hello, Home phrase and series of actions to take if SmartThings detects that your SmartSense Presence sensor is still at home past a certain time. You can choose among the phrases “Good Morning!”, “Good Night!”, “Goodbye!”, and “I’m Back!” Optionally, you can choose to receive a push notification from SmartThings communicating that this SmartApp is now active.

To access Working From Home, tap the “+” icon from the SmartThings Dashboard to go to SmartSetup. Then, scroll to the right until you see the “More” header. You’ll find Working From Home in the “Mode Magic” category.

Here’s an in-app shot showing you the many ways that you can set up and customize the Working From Home SmartApp to meet your needs.

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220x220-electronics (1)5. Smart Turn It On
Created by: Sidney Johnson

Smart Turn It On can trigger a lamp, electronic, or small appliance to turn on–and/or a door to unlock–at a set time during certain days of the week only if a specified person is home. It will then trigger the device to automatically turn off or lock after a set amount of time.

To access Smart Turn It On, tap the “+” icon from the SmartThings Dashboard to go to SmartSetup. Then, scroll to the right until you see the “More” header. You’ll find Smart Turn It On in the “Convenience” category.

Here’s an in-app shot showing you the many ways that you can set up and customize the Smart Turn It On SmartApp to meet your needs.

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Developers, you can read more about how to access our integrated development environment (“IDE”), how to create and submit a SmartApp, and the details of our approval process on the SmartThings Community forums.

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  • Chefy J

    Great job developers! Especially smart turn it on. Now i can program my lights to fuck with my family just in time for Halloween. Boo!