Android App Load Time


(Kristopher Kubicki) #1

I have a relatively simple setup with 145 “Things” and 12 custom apps. I noticed over the weekend the “refresh” on my app was taking more than 60 seconds, and device states were not particularly accurate. Is there a way to get this to poll in the background more frequently?

I have to rely on Sharptools for basic controls since it takes a couple minutes to do anything using the ST app (including mode changes?!) where as Sharptools is instant. If anything, certain aspects of the app should be non-blocking. I noticed something similar with HomeBuddy and it was one of the reasons I stopped using Vera.


(Ron S) #2

its not just your android, my iPhone with less than half of your devices is taking a long time and things much slower.


(Morgan) #3

Yeah, I’m having same load issues w/ the iPhone and it appears to be getting slower and slower. I don’t have as many devices, I only have around 80. I don’t know if i would call 145 things a simple setup.

Do you have any wifi devices integrated Sonos, Wemo or Hue?


#4

All of our apps are almost done with complete rewrites of the networking code. For the Android app specifically we’ve rewritten most of the pages from the ground up. I have 6 or more locations with 400+ devices spread across and my loading times dropped from 30+ seconds to approximately 3 seconds.


(Mike Maxwell) #5

Yea!, and the release date?, you had to know that was coming…


#6

When they’re ready!

I’m using our internal Android alpha version and it’s great. Loading time on every page is near instant.


New button in the Mobile App?
#7

Loading comparison. On the left is a Galaxy S5 running the Play Store app. On the right is a Note 4 running our upcoming build.

The Note 4 loads at 0:03. The Galaxy S5 loads at 0:20.


Mobile app loading slowly? 1/26 incident
#8

Will anxiously wait for it. Recently, the third party dashboards have been my goto UI for quick check on status.


#9

Maybe a good test would have been the Note 4 loading the playstore app and the S5 loading the alpha.


(Joshua Lyon (SharpTools.io Dashboard)) #10

@Kristopher I’m glad to hear that SharpTools is working well as a ‘controller’!

You might be excited to hear that I am working on a major UI overhaul of the main SharpTools app. While I originally wrote the app so I could have Widgets and Tasker integration on Android, like you I find myself using SharpTools as quick and easy controller.

I pushed the changes to the SharpTools Alpha test group tonight so it should start hitting your mobile devices soon. Check out the video below for a quick preview:


#11

Sounds like a good idea! As far as I remember it’s the same. I didn’t specifically choose the Note 4 because it’s faster if my word is worth anything!


(Thomas) #12

When will we see this app published?


(Philip) #13

Hi Tyler - does it mean Windows Phone app will be updated?

Thanks
Philip


(Brad B.) #14

I’m sure that more than a few of us would be happy to beta test for you! It seems easier on Android to have a dedicated beta channel that people can ask to be invited to.


(Tony Case) #15

Switching the phones would have been about the same result. The overhauled app we’ve been working on loads quite a bit faster and is more performant all around. We’re excited about it. That said, we’re not close enough to have anything like a release date yet. (sorry).


(Brad B.) #16

Agreed. The Note 4 and S5 are nearly identical in specs.