So I’ve been using Smartthings for a couple of years now. Recently I’ve been checking out the competition to see if there was a better alternative. For me, Smartthings is great for controlling devices. I like that I can create my own handlers etc. My biggest gripe is with the UI.
So I looked at Openhab and Home-Assistant, and spent a few days on each trying to create something I was happy with… Home-Assistant was limited by some bad CSS, and Openhab didn’t support all of the devices I had. And I wasn’t in the mood to compile Java to try and fix it.
Anyway, I ended up back at Smartthings and decided to just create my own UI. I wanted a dashboard where I could quickly and easily see what’s going on. I wanted to control devices, but didn’t want to be bogged down in them. I also wanted to be able to control Apple TV, which I don’t think can be done within ST at the moment.
This is a work in progress, and only has a few sections at the moment. It’s also completely bespoke to me, but I’m happy to share code or answer questions if it’ll help anyone else out! It’s inspired by a theme I saw on openhab (matrix theme) and some other stuff on behance etc.
Graphs are from Graphana.
Be great to see what you guys think and if you have any cool suggestions of what you’d want to see.