Avid Smartthings user here, and although I am not very active on this Community, I have so much love for Smartthings and have gotten many friends to sign up for Smartthings.
Knowing that the Mobile App is going through a redesign (hopefully into 2.0). I can’t wait for its release and would like to provide a list of things that I think the Mobile App can be even better at. Some of these wish lists come from using other apps such as Wink, and others are just hopes and dreams of having a great app.
Consolidate Dashboard - My Dashboard still shows too many items ranging from Shortcuts, Things, My Apps, Convenience, and SmartThings Labs. I know it would get even more items if I were to install more Smartapps from another category. Personally, I would love to see the app initially lands on Things and takes just one click to see my SmartApps. Since the SmartApps usually run in the background, they don’t need to be on the Dashboard.
Shortcut and Things feel redundant - Shortcuts aren’t any faster to get too, as both requires two clicks to operate any Smartthings I have. I would love to see a better managed Things page instead of Shortcuts like “Doors & Lock,” “Lights & Switches,” or “Home & Family.” Seeing the success of Smarttiles (shoutouts to @625alex), I think most users would like to have all of their Smartthings on one page.
Better Utilization of touch screens on all the modern smartphones - I don’t remember seeing any other touch screen actions other than tap inside of the Mobile App (actually you can long press to move things around, but i think that’s it). It makes for a basic and functional app but you are required to put buttons everywhere. I hope Smartthings can introduce long presses and swipes to the functionality of the app.
For example, on the Things page, each Thing has a gear icon on the upper right corner, instead asking people to press that (so hard for fat fingers), I think a long press could be a nice way to handle it (there can be another way to move icons around).
Swipe on the dimmer icon itself instead of needing another click to go into the settings to dim.
Sorry if the post was a bit long.