A question for @david.mccrindle, since I see he is head of Consumer Visual Design…
Is Mode slated to become a depreciated item in the interface?
I’m not being flippant here, it is a genuine question. In the 2.1 version of the app, Mode is now buried even further in the app. There is no quick way to determine the mode of the location unless you tap the menu. And, even then, the text between the field title and the actual mode itself is the same - there is no visual differentiation between the two except for an ever-so-slight increase in font weight that is nearly imperceivable.
I view Mode as an important datapoint, right beside SHM.
In the community, we are constantly teaching new users that Modes can be their best friends for controlling how the house behaves throughout the day and night. So many “how do I do X” posts have mode as a component of the answer.
I’m asking the community to comment on this as well. Am I being overly dramatic? (I did meet my wife doing theater!)
It really seems like mode should find a place on the Dashboard. The very definition of a dashboard in computing terms is a graphical summary of various pieces of important information. SHM, Mode, locks, etc are those important pieces of information.