These forums don’t seem to have an official “introduction” thread, so I thought I’d say hello here.
I’m completely new to SmartThings & WebCore. I’m a refugee from Home Assistant. I worked hard for a month on a Raspberry Pi automation system, only to have my interface wiped out when they pushed an update to the system, because it’s technically a beta.
I’m 100% lost here, but I’ll get there. I’ve been a developer/hobbyist for 35 years. I know I can figure it out, but the “mentality” of how all this fits together is a total mystery. But I’ve only had my Hub for 24 hours.
Once I figure all this out, I hope to contribute some development material. It’s very rewarding to me to share my code with others. I’m a developer for the KDE Linux system, although I’ve been slacking off since I got into this automation system.
My first goal is to get an attractive and sensible interface for my collection of smart lights, switches, and plugs. After that, some simple automations. I made a timer to turn on and off my tiny Xmas tree and it fired off like I was supposed to. Hooray me.
That’s all for now. Hello all. Look forward to lots of stupid questions. Immediate goal: work out the difference between WC and adding non-official components to SmartThings, namely my TP-Link switches and outlets.