2019: Your favorite new Home Automation device/feature/automation installed this year? (No pre-release stuff, just what you’re actually using)

Well… I just checked out DakBoard and I have to say that this looks like the killer dashboard app to end all killer dashboard apps now that they have ST integration support. Tagging @tgauchat to get his take on this. Have you guys at AT done a competitive assessment of this product? I am inspired to add external graphics but there is no way I can add all the other integrations they have. Wonder if anyone has a fully function ST dashboard integration up and running yet… and if so would love to hear your thoughts on how well it works.


No competition.

DAKboard is an entirely different market with very minimal SmartThings integration.

  • It is view only: No interactive touch response / control.
  • It has a rather expensive per screen / per dashboard subscription fee - certainly compared ActionTiles’s low cost.
  • It is really targeted to business usage. Their home/family customers are just a small niche and not their main target market. Commercial customers are much more lucrative if properly targeted with their extensive investment.

Thanks Terry - good insights as I knew you would have. Their web page did give me some good ideas of things to add to HP to keep things exciting.


So far only very basic stuff. Basically immitating the original IKEA functionality. On/Off, Dimming and change light colour.

I am guessing there are a bunch of use cases though - unfortunately I am not much of a coder, so I am taking baby steps for now.