Populating SMART SELECT in runtime

This is not working for me … https://framework7.io/docs/smart-select.html#smart-select-auto-initialization

smartSelect = undefined
In F7 v1.7 i was populkating smart select with myApp.smartSelectAddOption() and i could access selected values with $$("#smartSelect_abc select").find(“option:checked”). But this is not working anymore…
Since method smartSelectAddOption() is not available anymore i’m populating SS with $$('select#smartSelect_abc ').html(optionsList);

How should I populate SMART SELECT in F7 v6?

Can you please help?

Anybody dynamically adding options to SMART SELECT and reading selected values?
Any examples, pls?