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

Have looked back at Virtual Devices | virtual-devices (arjankranenburg.github.io) and now it makes sense. Feeling a bit stupid but all good, thanks again

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When adding a VD “light” with either Hue/Color Temp/Saturation, I am missing flowcards to actual use those functions. Any one else noticed this?

Situation: using a VD to control multiple Philips Hue GU10 lights.
On/Off & dimming works fine, but no option to control temperature via flowcards

thank you.

Perhaps < group > is a better app to do this. :slight_smile:

Make sure you select all the color related capabilities:
Color temperature
Color Saturation
Light mode (mandatory when selecting color and color temperature)

And the right class at the start:

But I guess in your situation, yes < group > would be better.

Class as well as capabilities are all correctly selected, there is just no flow card for changing hue/color/temperature available…

But it is working perfectly fine now with < group > :slight_smile:

Thank you anyways!

That’s odd. At my Homey I got those color cards for virtual lights…

That is very odd indeed. Thank you for sharing the screenshots…
Not sure why I only have on/off/toggle/dim…
And before you ask, yes I have double checked class and capabilities, actually tried several different capability combination. All to no avail.

But it is not an issue anymore, since I came across the < groups > app :slight_smile:

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Is it possible to add a virtual device, with a free text value or perhaps change the device name, based on the value of a text Variable?

I have a HomeyScript that retrieves the status from my Bosch Indego Connect robot mower, and I then set a text variable. So the value can be:

  • Docked
  • Border cut
  • Mowing
  • Charing
  • Idle in lawn
  • Spot Mowe
  • Mow without dock

I want to show this in a nice way in a device on Homeydash

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With colors? So we can use color icons?

Hi all, I feel quite stupid asking this, but I have been reading and playing around with no luck. Ok, so the thing is that I’m trying to set a thermostat for both heating and cooling, so that it would have not only a target temperature but a target range, let’s say [20,27]. Then in auto whenever it goes below or above it would control either the heating or the cooler, so it would be useful all year round.

Any ideas how to make it something like this? Thanks in advance!


Is there still someone working on this app?

If yes, is it possible to add on/off functionality to the speaker virtual device.



Not sure that there is but, have a look at
[APP][Pro] Device Capabilities - Enhance the capabilities of devices - Apps - Homey Community Forum

Device Capabilities App for Homey | Homey

Hey Dennis,

In the Advanced Virtual Device - Forum from Device Capabilities - Forum you can fully configure as many fields as you would like, and each of the default functions (fields/ShowAs) that Homey has is supported.

If you need help, let me know, i can create a AVD and Share The Device! - Forum even with the Flows in it: The Flow Exchange(r) - Forum.

And if something is missing, DC and the AVDs is fully worked on, so just let me now.
(Custom Dropdowns are on the list, just haven’t found a “real” solution yet, only a very dirty one.)

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You got to be kidding me. This is insanely fantastic! No more boundaries.

Thank you @Arie_J_Godschalk. I let you know when I need help, but first I’m going to fiddle around myself.

Again, thanks!!!


Yes you can now: with the Advanced Virtual Device from Device Capabilities: [APP][Pro] Device Capabilities - Advanced Virtual Device with Unique Text Status Indicator

You can have custom icons for capabilities/ fields, and as many fields as you would like.

If you have questions, let me know!

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With Device Capabilities AVD, you can have a text status indicator on the device tile: [APP][Pro] Device Capabilities - Advanced Virtual Device with Unique Text Status Indicator

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Look at the AVD Template for Unique Text Status Indicator on Device Tile

Take a look at the AVD Template: Changing a button/field name through flows
It also shows the custom icon you can pick for a list of 80 custom icons, that you can set to any default icon or your own!


Yes you can, see the AVD of DC.


Take a look at the AVD of DC; you can add and change fields whenever, and set the decimals, min/max and step just how you want it!

Hey @Bonden , take a look at the AVD’s of the DC App.
Not only can you change a device icon after creation, you can alter the field/capability icons just how you like it.
Take a look at the AVD Template for Living Room Example, it has three nice custom icons.
Well, maybe the icons are not that nice, but you can even upload your own icon!

Hey @Heula, take a look at the App Device Capabilities, it has an Advanced Virtual Device that you can configure anywhich way you want!

Hey @nytro , with the AVD from DC you can! There are flow cards (which you can execute from HS i guess :wink: ) with which you can set values!

@Arjan-21 , yes you can, with AVD from DC!

Hey @Bulletcather , did you figure this out? If not, you can with the AVD’s from DC!

Haha nice one! But i guess/hope you have allready changed this now you have a beter way? :stuck_out_tongue:

@MatsHansen , yes you can now! You can add as many as you want and you can give it custom names and units even!

Hey @R5Turbo, i don’t now if you are still looking for a way, but i just created an AVD for you: Slider with 3 steps (0%, 50% and 100%).

These Advanced Virtual Devices can be easily created:

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Thanks Arie, Gonna try it out, but sounds great!

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If I read the beginning op the post @Arie_Laxed likes to have this app developed by some other talent. Is there already someone on it for the 2023 version? This is for me a basic used app because of the without no trigger option that the experiment homey option not have for toggle switches/ modes.

I see a lot of app transfers to @Arie_J_Godschalk for example?

Thanks Robinjo,

I just PM-ed the developer to see how things are with this app and if it can be transfered.