looking from end user view I think the tiles must me more customizable - and not only for developers (in future)…
Customer is adding as sample an Aeotec Multisensor 6 /Z-Wave) or multisensor (Zigbee)
What does he see after adding process?
A simple Tile with a motion symbol / window contact symbol. Yes - these symbols are “active” elements, changing by state.
But in label I see duplicate text information - more or less useless
Why user cannot define what he want to see here? As sample
Same for any multi sensor - user see after integration
But would be nice to see:
The multisensor symbol could be also here active - depending on temperature or humidity.
In case of the SmartThings multisensor (contact/vibration/temperature) we see the same - the contact only as symbol, no temperature information and no vibration (could be at symbol).
What I want to say is - the user expects to see the device at the app after adding process - and not just a part that cannot be influenced. And he want to see the (for him) most important information.
If he is checking the app - the probability of a detected motion is very low at that very moment - so why not display the temperature?
If I show the door/window contact only - why not display “last event at 04:30” instead of the simple “contact open” label (or “last: today, 04:30”)
In all cases (motion,vibration,door sensor) we could show the event on the icon - and after user have checked it at second tile - this information at symbol could be cleared). User could select this option, if he like it.
These changes are (more or less) simple to integrate - all information is available and could be selected by customer.
And of course for all developers it would be a great help for integration of new devices to make it more attractive for our customers.
This are only some ideas how to make the UI more user friendly and more interesting for the customers.
I hope developers will check this and give any comment.
@erickv - what do you think?