I’ve been using SmartThings for years. I’m responsible for hundreds, if not thousands of new users ( years recommending it on GeekBeat) and all the while I’ve made excuses and suffered along with everyone because the iOS app is not iPad native. But it has been YEARS. And there have been too many threads opened on the forums here to mention. Year after year users have asked why the iOS app can’t handle the iPad. ITS NOT THAT HARD! And it pisses me off every single time I open it! Especially on day’s like today when there was an announcement about the stupid Apple Watch!
Really? You’re prioritizing a device that won’t do jack - over the full fledged flagship desktop replacement like iPad Pros? Are you out of your minds???
Seriously, this is a very fundamental thing that all iOS developers have tackled and overcome. And they did it years ago. It’s so simple that there are videos all over YouTube by children who do it. Here. This’ll show you how it’s done: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t-uGZ2aNaCk
The app isn’t special. It’s not a heavily graphics intensive wonder, and doesn’t even have particularly interesting icons. It’s just a simple interface that could be easily ported to run universally on iOS by any 2nd year college intern.
I know that others have to be as frustrated as I am, but I don’t know how the ST staff can go on day to day without being utterly embarrassed knowing that every time someone opens their app on an iPad they have to turn the whole damn thing sideways to see a super crappy interface. It is literally the ONLY app on my iPad that does this.
So can someone explain to us why the app still exists in this state, and exactly what you are doing about it, and when we are going to see an actual update? Because honestly, as long as the interface you give your users is a POS it’s going to leave the impression that everything on the back end is just as bad or worse. I would argue that the iPad app is the single biggest problem ST has, because it is so egregiously outdated.
By the way, with all due respect, I’m not interested in hearing about SmartTiles or any other third party anything. I’ve tried them, and frankly they are terrible. We just need the actual ST app to get an update so it can be used as intended.