I’ve managed to “hack” together a workable dashboard solution that also acts as a springboard for accessing other automation apps and provides music control.
The music control, smart things widget and various icons are all standard android widgets.
I’m using :-
Fire tablet running nexus rom
Kiosk Browser Lockdown
Overlays (for placing widgets over particular apps)
I’m also forcing the rotation of all apps opened to landscape.
It’s not the most elegant solution but I can control music direct from the dashboard and jump to hue or the smart things app from the dashboard too. Clicking the standard home button (circle button) always returns me back to the dashboard. So if I click the hue icon for example - hue opens, the widgets hide and then clicking home returns me back to the dashboard returning the widgets.