I may be a little bit behind the game, but I just discovered Fibaro’s site and their concept for how to roll out a smart home. I have to say that it looks absolutely beautiful. I think ST has some serious competition here regarding the intelligence and general feeling and context of the application.
To me, right now, ST is too much of a group of things sitting there waiting to be told what to do and having to custom write apps and scrips for some of the most useful and contextual functionality. The app also has way too many pages back & forth for simple adjustments.
These examples of fibaro intelligence seem like the way a smart home should work. And its exactly what I am hoping ST can be in the near future. It would take a lot of coding and custom app writing to accomplish this in ST right now.
Fibaro also has a system for writing a if/then sort of script for the scenes and I think thats pretty valuable.
http://www.fibaro.com/us/the-fibaro-system/home-center-2 (bottom of page)
The basic concept of “If this happens” then “do this, then that, and also this, plus change this and adjust that” If I could write that out in a drag & drop timeline way, it would be amazing!
Keep it up ST dev team, Im excited about the future.