Hmmmm i do and dont agree . . .
Yes IOS / ANDROID / PHONES / TABLETS already have all these things . . . But that’s not really the point, if that was the case we could say " do we really need smart tiles, i have smartthings app and i have a cctv app " but the reason you guys invented SmartTiles as far as i know is to get everything into one clean and easy to use location to save having to go through 101 steps / apps etc to do stuff . . .
so in my eyes the ideal situation for SmartTiles is to eventuallllllly show in one nice clean and customizable dashboard: SmartThings switches & content (as it does now) / heating / energy monitoring / cctv & control / calendars & alerts / shopping lists etc (maybe an future integration with samsung fridges etc) . . .
having all them things in one place on one clean dashboard gives SmartTiles more power in the home, it will make a lot more people permanently mount large tablets on the wall and just run SmartTiles on them as its essentially become the only app/page you need to control everything . . . no need to close it and open other apps, because it all there in one place.
even better that other things work with it like echo aswell, because you could say for instance " ALEXA, PLEASE ADD A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT FOR 3PM TO THE FAMILY CALENDAR " . . . . to which alexa does . . . . and then it adds it to the calendar view in smarttiles for other members of family to see
— just an idea like
but i never think the argument " we can already do this in other apps " will work for smarttiles, i imagine this one smartapp eventually holding the real power to smartthings, this dashboard in my eyes will become one of the main selling forces of ST as it develops into the homes one stop shop dashboard