I am beyond frustrated with app changes that force users to use the new app without any options. After the app update to v2.2.1 yesterday, the Home screen now defaults to Things NOT Rooms. It happens after force quitting the app and re-opening AND when accessing the app while it is already running but minimized.
According to Support, this change was intentional:
“This is the normal default for the newest version of the app. This was changed due a large amount of users requesting this. I hope this helps clear things up. If you have any additional questions please let us know.”
I was not asked what options I prefer so who are these LARGE AMOUNT OF USERS that were asked for feedback? How about giving us the option of which screen we would like it to default to?
Why give us the option of organizing things by rooms if we can’t choose it as a default?
For many of us who have been using Rooms, now we have to switch back each time we use the app or scroll thru a list (in my case: 35 things) to find one light to turn on.
I would like to be able to view by Room, by Things and also re-order the list of Things by type, not just alphabetical.
Also, It would be nice to swipe to see groups of things like in previous versions of the app; like All Lights, All Temp sensors, etc.
And it would be nice to see a battery % screen that will allow users to organize by highest %, lowest %, etc. This will help plan battery charges and purchases for replacement batteries.