Besides the litany of problems with the new ST app and widget, I have just discovered a very serious security issue with the app on iOS. When you use the widget to activate a scene, not only does it open the app to run the scene, which completely negates the scene button on the widget to begin with, it tends to also run two or more other scenes at random from the favorites page. This meant that when I ran my “Leaving Home” scene this morning, it locked my door, turned off the lights and closed the curtains, but at the same time it ran the “Unlock Door” scene, and the “Disarm Security” scene, leaving my home unlocked, and all security disabled. The other scenes are nowhere near each other in the app, so it wasn’t a case of the app registering touch on the same spot on the screen when switching to the app, and the other scenes aren’t present on the widget anymore, because of the measly four spaces available now.
Luckily I saw the scenes that ran in the app before leaving, so I was able to run the “Leaving Home” scene again from within the app, but not everyone might be watching their phone screen like I was. I therefore highly encourage all users to stop using scenes from the widget, and I expect Samsung to do something about this immediately, since the new app isn’t just broken and annoying, but also a security risk for those of us with smart locks and connected security systems.