iOS Widget


(Craig Caruso) #1

Does anyone agree we need a better widget function to turn lights on and off?

I feel its cumbersome to go into the app to turn the lights off in my bedroom.


#2

SmartThings has widgets for both IOS and Android. Or you can use the IFTTT DO button.

See #4 and #5 in the Scheduling Intro.


(Craig Caruso) #3

I think I figured it out. I never had Hello Home setup. Long time user. Feels like alot to setup to have a widget.


#4

Hopefully the new UI they’re working on will improve the process of rule creation. :sunglasses:


(Craig Caruso) #5

Overall I feel the app is cumbersome. I can not give this to my parents to use. It should be easy. No?


(Morgan) #6

@carusoapps It is not at that point at all yet. It is not designed to be that easy, additionally the iOS Widget if you have a lot of lights and switches that is really when you need the Hello Home setup.

I hope the new UI will improve the process, but it isn’t easy yet and it will take quite a while before it is.


(Craig Caruso) #7

I was even thinking of jumping ship and going to a competitor. Just need something that everyone can use.


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #8

Although no widgets (yet?), a “Family Friendly” option is the simple dashboard you can install via SmartTiles.click.