By obycode, LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-03-13
  • Current Version: 2.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 31.37 MB
  • Developer: obycode, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 159 Ratings


SmartRules lets you easily create rules for SmartThings, so you can finally make your smart home smart! No more struggling to search through the published SmartApps to find something that meets your needs, or worse yet, trying to write the code yourself. With SmartRules, you just specify what should happen, when, and it does the rest. Want to turn on a light when motion is detected outside, it's after sunset and you're not home? No problem! Want to unlock the door when you arrive home, but only if there's a leak in your basement? Strange, but you can do it! Define a trigger, set some conditions, and specify the actions to take. Your devices are all organized and easy to work with. You can also quickly trigger rules with QuickTap. Add SmartRules to your Today Screen, and to your Apple Watch and quickly trigger a rule with a quick tap! Just add the "QuickTap" trigger to any rule, and it will show up in both of these convenient places. **Currently supported capabilities (see for details)** Acceleration sensors, Alarms, Batteries, Beacons, Buttons, Cameras, CO2 sensors, Color controls, Color temperature, CO detectors, Contact sensors, Dimmer switches, Door controllers, Energy meters, Humidity sensors, Illuminance sensors, Locks, Momentary switches, Motion sensors, Music players, pH sensors, Power meters, Presence sensors, Shock sensors, Sleep sensors, Smoke detectors, Speech synthesizers, Switches, Temperature sensors, Thermostats, Tones, Valves, Water sensors Show SmartThings who's boss with the all new SmartRules app. Don't hesitate to visit our support page or email for help with any trouble that you run into. We will happily assist with any issues :) * SmartThings and SmartApps are trademarks of SmartThings, Inc. Note that SmartRules currently only works with one location. You cannot define rules for multiple locations.



  • Doesn’t work most of the time

    By TravelingDragon
    I’m really disappointed that I paid so much for an app that rarely works. I got a couple of rules to run, but they do not trigger when I am away from home. Worse, I can find no log of whether or not a rule was triggered.
  • Cannot live without

    By CGrossmeier
    If you need to activate a device based on an advanced rule like “if (this event) or (that event) while (a is active) or (b is active) then (turn on device) and (turn device off after 30 minutes), then this is the solution you need. It amazes me SmartThings still has not purchased this solution or improved their own. I cannot live without it. Example complex rules. - If after sunset, turn on entry lights. - If motion in Entry after 10:00Pm while entry Light Entry is off, turn on light and turn off light after 15 minutes. - If window a is open for 5 min, or window b is open for 5 min, or window c is open for 5 morning , while temp > 80, then turn off AC and send text to my mobile phone. The variations are endless. He full support for temp, humidity, motion, state, routines, thermostats, Lights, summers, timers, contact sensors, and all features of every device I own is wonderful!
  • Sadly... this didn’t work

    By Everything'sTaken98450
    I wanted to love this because it seems like it does everything WebCoRe does but with a “designed for the average Joe” UI. I’m not terrible with WebCoRe but it does tend to take me a very long time to setup a complex routine due to my lack of knowledge on it, for lack of a better word. Anyway, my problem with SmartRules is when I attempt to connect my SmartThings account. After I put my credentials it takes me to the authorization page. When I authorize the connection it delivers a successful message but shortly after says “oops... something went wrong”. It suggests updating iOS and deleting then reinstalling SmartRules but those steps didn’t work for my install. As of writing, i am on iOS 11.2.6 on a iPhone 7 Plus. Will update review if this issue eventually gets resolved for me. Edit: After developers response I went ahead and tried their suggestion but no luck, still an unsuccessful setup. To be frank, it is the same method I tried after reading the response in other reviews. This time, I went a little further by denying the existing authorization, deleting SmartRules and re-attempting to connect per the instructions. When I open through safari to the page that reads along the lines of “tap here to connect” I always get the oops message. That message pops up regardless of the app I’m using to click it - safari or SmartRules. It’s interesting to note that SmartThings does show SmartRules as an app with permissions, however that connection doesn’t seem to function from SmartRules side.
  • Super easy and very powerful!

    By BigJ2280
    Perfect addition to my smart home set-up!
  • Can't authorize app

    By ChadsReviews
    Can't authorize the app with ST. Won't let me add anything.
  • Why doesn't it work....(update)

    By JD605
    When I try to connect to my smartthings it says that I need to update to latest iOS and reinstall... I'm on iOS 11.2 on my iPhone X. Please fix this. I want my money back if it won't work. I found the solution myself, app works as expected now.
  • May have a place

    By b.o.b.1kenobi
    I think SmartRules is for those who want to give a boost to SmartThings functionally in a simple way and couldn’t care less about $10. If you’re okay with a bit less simplicity or do care about $10, you’re better off using Stringify. I don’t believe SmartRules offers anything Stringify doesn’t offer, and Stringify is free. Not to mention the many things Stringify can do that SmartRules cannot. I also don’t appreciate the lack of transparency about the cost. Nowhere in the description is anything about a free version mentioned, and the app doesn’t even have “in-app purchases” noted in the App Store. Two stars for possibly offering something someone can use, but only two stars for the non-transparent high cost for something you can get elsewhere for free. I noticed many of the best reviews for SmartRules are two years old; that’s probably not a coincidence. Kudos to the devs for offering this enhancement to SmartThings, but as sincere feedback, I feel you need to lower the cost and improve the functionality to entice most informed DIYers. My two cents!
  • Useless

    By EM0215
    The basic version only allows for 1 rule. IFTT is a free alternative.
  • Great app that makes Smart Things hub actually useful

    By Madcodger
    We have had two automated homes that use rather sophisticated control systems, but when we bought a small office building and desired automation we decided to try out some newer (and less expensive) hardware along with the Smart Things hub. We were almost ready to throw in the towel and go back to the more expensive systems because of the lack of complex rules in Smart Things (e.g., multiple conditions for triggers) when I found Smart Rules. With just a few minutes I was able to set up rules that should allow us to control our HVAC system based on things like humidity sensors (in thermostats) and outside temperature. Assuming it works as promised (and reviews in the Smart Things community suggest it does) this app takes Smart Things from a simple user interface to a product that’s actually useful. It’s what Smart Things SHOULD have been, but has never been.
  • Best Rules Engine for SmartThings!

    By Zen367
    So I’ve been using SmartRules for a while now and it’s definitely the best rules engine out there at this moment. I’ve tried the others including CoRE but this is the most intuitive and easiest to use by far. It’s not perfect but I use it exclusively for all my home automation. Thanks to the developers for offering what SmartThings refuses to do!