We are exited to announce another feature-packed SharpTools.io platform update. Today’s release includes a number of awesome new features like color control as well as some powerful feature enhancements based on popular user request.
- Color Control
- Hyperlink Tile Options
- Media Tile Options
- Copy Tiles / Dashboard
- Hubitat Safety Monitor Enhancements
- New Icons
- Other Enhancements
Ready to wow your friends and family with the power of color? Today’s platform release includes an all new Color Control tile to control your favorite color bulbs, lightstrips, and color enabled devices. By default, the Color Control tiles show a nice glow of color to match your color device. There’s also options for how color is displayed including making the whole tile color change, adding a circle of color behind the icon, or disabling color altogether.
When you tap on a Color Control tile, you’ll be presented with a new color picker dialog that let’s you quickly change to your desired color, dim the level, and turn the light on/off.
Hyperlink tiles now have an additional setting called Link Action which you can use to determine how the hyperlink is handled - open in the current window, open in a new window, or open in a modal.
- Open in Same Window (default)
- Open New Window
- Open Modal
These new options provide additional flexibility for integrating with third party apps and platforms. Now you can choose if you want to stay immersed in SharpTools, but load content from another website… or choose between opening links in the current window or new window depending on how you like to interact with your dashboard.
Here’s an example showing the Hyperlink Open in Modal option used with the Dark Sky Maps website.
Media Tiles have also picked up some new tricks with the new Action option where you can choose what happens when you tap on the tile. By default, tapping on a media tile will now make the image fill the screen so you can better inspect the media item. There are also new options for making the tap action Refresh the Media as well as open a Hyperlink.
- Refresh Media
- Open Media Fullscreen (default)
- Open Hyperlink
The Open Hyperlink enables some really nice integrations with other applications. Like normal Hyperlink tiles, you can link to Android or iOS applications. One cool example of this would be to display an image snapshot from a camera that is periodically refreshed… then when you tap the tile it could either open the native camera application, link to your NVR, or open the streaming version of the image!
Ever wanted to take some of the customizations you’ve made to a tile or even a complete dashboard and easily copy those? Now you can with the new Copy Tile and Copy Dashboard features!
When editing a dashboard, if you tap the
... in the top-right corner of a tile, you’ll now find a Copy option in the drop down menu which brings up a prompt allowing you to pick which dashboard you want to copy the tile to (including your current dashboard).
Similarly, when you are viewing the list of the dashboards, if you tap the
... to the right of a dashboard, you’ll now see a Copy option which enables you to make a complete copy of a dashboard.
Hubitat has added a new ‘Arm Night’ action to the list of available Hubitat Safety Monitor actions. This action is now available across the dashboard and Rule Engine. When using the new Arm Night action in dashboards, you’ll see a new moon icon to reflect the new HSM state.
Additionally, we’ve added the ability to edit the HSM Picker tile to choose which actions you want to show in the dialog box that pops up.
This release also includes several new icons including a number of popular requests:
(Valves, Heaters, Radiators, Vents, Fluorescent Lights, Spotlights, Track Lights, etc)
- Add option to disable glow on switches/bulbs
- Thermostat tiles can be scaled using Dimension setting
- Added disabled indicator to rule list for disabled rules
- Allow decimals in Rule trigger conditions
- Fix device control on some older devices (Android 4.4, older Fire Tablets)
- Left navigation is hidden/disabled when in Kiosk mode
- Added option to disable tile title truncation under Dashboard Settings (Advanced)
- Weather tile updated work with new SmartThings SmartWeather (TWC integration)
- Other bug fixes and enhancements