[APP][Pro] Virtual Devices - Virtual Devices to simulate 1 or more real devices

I have multiple flows for several virtual devices running without any problems.
Only today I got the idea to combine them with light switches.

I’m on Homey Bridge. Coming from the Zipato ecosystem. Right now I’m missing Virtual Devices, like switches etc in Homey. Are you planning to make an Bridge version available?

Workaround for the cloud/bridge:

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Great solution

Hi! Thanks for a great app! Would it be possible to implement an option to switch icons for the virtual devices?

Do you mean the icon of the virtual device?
Hold the icon, click right upper corner - settings, change icon, change the icon and save it.

Would it possible to allow target_temperature to have decimal values? It now doesn’t seem to accept values like 36.5. Even the half degree steps would be enough.
I have a flow that takes target temperature from an other device, then subtract 1.5 from it to have a new target_temperature to be set in a virtual device. Now when values is xx.5 that gets rejected and the flow fails.

Did you try the calculation of @Peter_Kawa ,sep 21? In this topic…

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Rounding the value does not help, since it is then in full degrees, and not degrees with decimal. It actually is a big difference in my use case the half degree.

Why don’t you even try first, @OH2TH
This really rounds the input and outputs it in 0.5 steps:

This f.i. rounds to 1 decimal:
{{round([variable] ,1)}}

Or, round to 2 decimals:
{{round([variable] ,2))}}

I have the rounding and the value is what is expected, the issue is that the virtual device’s target_temperature does not accept it. It says:

Which says, that the valu must be in 1 degree steps. Where can I set stepping to 0.5 instead of 1?

That’s unfortunately only settable when creating a virtual thermostat.
So the best you can do is to rename the current virtual device to …-OLD or something, and create a new replacement virtual device for it, and replace it where necessary in your flows and such.

Ah indeed it is there. Need to rethink the setup then. Thanks

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Is there a replacement for the multi-mode device ?

Is there a replacement for the multi-mode device ?

TL;DR not in the VD app and otherwise also not that I know of

When Homey moved to V2, some parts of the Multi-Mode was no longer working. I didn’t find a solution, so I disabled adding new Multi-Modes since then.

I would like to make a virtual device that can display the same type of variables several times, in order to have a return in one box of several variables or sensors, and if possible to be able to put a personal name.


Thank you.

I was trying to create virtual devices, fridge freezer for example, devices that aren’t smart or connected but that do use power and have an approximate value of power use. Can’t figure out how to add a power value

Hi There,

Is there a way to make some preset buttons to trigger flows?

Example: I make a custom virtual device like a 4x4 Video Matrix in my case. In the options of the virtual device I would like to have some “preset” buttons to route the matrix. Like set input 2 to output 4. I want to have toggle buttons and don’t need any response. I know its possible to play the flow with those commands but it is not so nice on the interface.

Now its possible to rename the Virtual Device and it’s icon but is is also possible to rename a function and it’s icon. And add custom functions as many as you want? Or more buttons than one?

Maybe it’s a feature request but I think this would be very handy.

Let me know!

You’ll need to run a one time flow, with this action card;
At ‘sensor’, enter measure_power
At ‘value’, just enter the power value

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Thank you so much, that worked straight away. I have to assume I missed instructions somewhere

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