Just a thought, if you want to re-design the dashboard, don’t think of this as an APP, think of this as a remote control… I don’t want rows of items in the app (useful for configuration maybe, but not for use) and I think the app needs to be distinct between both, not try to achieve everything in the same screen. I want to be immersed in my home control, with an option to go out to do setup and tweaking, but don’t want to see that side of it every day, this should be behind the scenes.
Currently I click on “My Home” at the bottom and that button highlights, to why do I have 1/3 inch of screen being wasted at the top saying “My Home” which is redundant, I know this later then says the room name, but then make this more discrete.
Then below that you have another 1/3 inch lost to “Recent activity”, It’s not important to me 99% of the time, in fact only if something isn’t working!, make it a discrete option, like setup and customisation, this is essentially logging, which I don’t want in my remote?
I tried to have a quick look for a screen shot of something that feels professional, the key is to keep it simple and sleek, you need to consider that a big chunk for people on this forum need to deal with “the wife/husband acceptance factor”. I couldn’t let my OH near the app at the moment, she would accidentally press a button and end up on some random screen.
Pressing the actual dashboard button now by the way instructs me to setup SHM - I don’t want to, I don’t have any interest in using SHM, give me this space to do something useful, because dashboards are not about security for me, I don’t want to check a dashboard to know if my house is secure, I expect ST to tell me when it’s not! And then go in to the dashboard to view my camera or turn off the alarm or turn on some lights…
I just found, the below screen shot, that looks good although perhaps too much noise, but appears in their current app this is much simpler (second screenshot):