ARMING: Given that the partitions and security devices are all located on the same page and look identical (other than the icons), it's not immediately clear to a new user what to do to arm the system. Tapping on one of the partitions brings up the current status (ie. AWAY), but it's not immediately clear or intuitive for a new user on what to do next (ie. that you need to tap on the blue AWAY to bring up the status change menu). In contrast, when tapping on a lock, the app shows the current status (ie. LOCKED) and the blue options at the bottom are clear (either UNLOCK or TIMER). It would be great to have similar functionality in the Arm/Disarm... seeing the current state twice is redundant.
This is a good point, we will revise this.
ICON COLOURS: On the same main security screen, where all locks, partitions and devices are listed... I would suggest that using Green to indicate 'READY' for partitions and Red for 'ARMED'. Likewise for the locks, Green for UNLOCKED, Red for LOCKED. Right now both statuses are orange. For zones/devices I can see that Red is being used for zones that are 'Not Ready'... to keep things consistent for an average, non-tech user, I'd suggest that orange/amber is the right colour for that.
The lock status colors have been fixed in 1.01. This was a bug. We will be reviewing the colors/tweaking in the coming updates to make things clearer and more accessible.
ICON IMAGES: It would be great to have more icons so that specific device types can be identified (ie. motion detector vs. glassbreak vs. flood vs. door vs. window)... it would be even better to be able to upload custom icons.
We will be adding more icons and possibly the ability to assign custom icons soon.
SIMPLE ARMING: Further to point #1 above, it would be nice if holding down the security icon on the main home page brought up simple Arming shortcut.
Working on similar functionality as well (arming from home screen).
PHANTOM DELETIONS: When adding cameras into the app, it crashed a couple times (both iPhone and iPad). Also, on a couple iPads cameras that had been working suddenly stopped. When I went into the edit screen to see why, all of the data I had entered was gone (only the camera name remained). I had both Axis and VideoIQ domes working before (and again now).
I believe the camera editing crash issue has been resolved in 1.01.
ROOMS or SHORTCUTS?: Any chance that individual cameras could be attached to a room... or some other way to access buttons from the camera page (ie. if I want to be able to see that the garage door has indeed closed after I press the 'Close Garage Door' button without having to navigate to a different page. Similar to my suggestion about the arming shortcut from the main page, it would be cool to be able to access specific button shortcuts from a specific camera view.
You can add cameras to rooms, but it has to be done via the controller's extended setup. You add the camera entery into a room and it will appear and be viewable in the same room in Space. We're looking at adding support for buttons on the camera viewer, this is a commonly requested feature.
Thank you for all of your feedback!
Edited by lupinglade, 10 January 2015 - 04:24 PM.