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[Feature request][Mobile apps] Shortcuts!


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I have a huge request for the mobile app development team.


The problem:

The mobile app (I use Android) has a very limited ability to customize the user experience and it drives me mad.

I typically (many times a day) use 5 functions: open/unlock/close/lock doors (main door, garage door and the gate) and 2 scenes (activate night mode and activate day mode).

Some of them are typically run in a sequence (but not always, so it does not make sense to create a "macro scene"), like when I arrive home by car.

And this is a horrible experience with Fibaro mobile app, because I need to navigate multiple "rooms" to open the gate (yard "room"), then the garage door (garage "room") and then the main door.


It drives me mad.

I know, it is possible to create a homescreen widget in Android (which is pretty cool!), alas not all of the functions are supported (e.g. no secure lock widget is available, for good reasons probably!). Also, widgets are not always optimal - they consume a lot of space on the desktop and cannot be grouped in a folder.


The solution:

How about creating a new folder in the mobile app called "shortcuts" and allowing the user to create a "copy" of any chosen device widget there (in a chosen order)?

I guess it is a very simple solution to implement and would solve a lot of usability issues with the current app.


Thanks in advance!

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@qnstie, are you reffering to this

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? It would be quite usefull, question is what exact control would be in it.

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    , this is a good idea (even if limited, as Android 7.1 has now only 1.2% coverage), but I was asking for something much simpler.

    I wanted to have a folder in the Fibaro app with shortcuts to the functions (devices, scenes etc.) chosen by the user.

    Something like below (this is my quick and dirty visualization of what I imagine). The "shortcuts" folder is highlighted in yellow in the first screen, it would lead directly to the second screen.

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    This is an interesting idea and i'd like to add my +1 to it ..


    I have to admit that a single place that I can mix up devices, virtual devices and scenes. For me this could be a room or a shortcuts location.


    I organise my solution by physical room and then other pseudo-rooms like house control, automation, settings, status, etc but I can't mix the various elements in a way that would work for me ..


    Good idea.. hope it gets supported 

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