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 Posted: Monday Jun 24th, 2013 12:27 pm
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Since we are looking at changes to the iPhone app, we would like some feedback on the user interface between the iPad and iPhone apps

The iPad user interface is different from iPhone



Instead of a keypad sitting on the screen, you touch the security icons  to arm to different modes or disarm the system. A popup window appears to enter your code


in the  iphone, you select tabs at the bottom row to go to different pages, in iPad you swipe to left and  right to go to previous or next page

iPad also has an option to "remember code" once you enter a correct code, only when connected locally, not remotely so you do not need to login wth the code next time. However arming and disarming still needs code


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 Posted: Monday Jun 24th, 2013 12:46 pm
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Hi ident,

a couple of intersting things with the apps would be for example,displaying system time on the main screen, and a page to see flag status etc. Perhaps even the option of displaying some critical counters etc on the front page (eg, heating status counters etc).



 Posted: Wednesday Jul 3rd, 2013 12:37 pm
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Thanks for the suggestions

Displaying comfort time could be done, in fact it will be implemented in the next Comfigurator

I am not sure that showing flags and counters would be useful to many users, except the very technical and it would be quite cluttering

Any other ideas?



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Just started to play with the iPhone app and a possible amendment is the option to have the voice prompts come through the app - this could be done via localise simulation as opposed to routing comforts voice to the app.

Also the ability to mute / change the keypad press sounds as these sound odd. Maybe just some simple beeps?

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Hmm .. The voice menu is quite extensive, and it is not a fixed voice, it can announce dynamic values like the state of lights, appliances etc so it would be tough to get the app to be able to talk the same way

But do users really want to listen to all the voice menus when a visual interface seems to be more natural for an app?



 Posted: Thursday Aug 22nd, 2013 01:43 pm
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I probably wasn't being very clear - Suggestion would be for some of the more important phrases eg Security State, or some important trouble alerts

The keypad tones should be easy to resolve however?

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That will depend on what other users think

Annoucements may not be welcome if you are using the app eg in a meeting, as you may not want the security alarm or mode to be heard by everyone

The key sounds are also debatable because different people have their own preferences. many people seem to be comfortable with the "chunk" sound as long as it is not too loud



 Posted: Friday Aug 23rd, 2013 09:32 am
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All fair points, and like you say, it is personal preference at the end of the day.

I was just providing some feedback as requested :)



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Thats fine, please share whatever other feedback you have



 Posted: Friday Aug 23rd, 2013 08:38 pm
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OK

Can i suggest that you take a look at two other product apps

RAKO because of is pure simplicity ease of set up and just well overall excellence.

Loxone because of the way that it uses the PLC building blocks to seamlessly create the app. So the programmer or person setting up the device builds an app (and the browser interface (they are treated as one) with out ever having to touch a graphic.

More specifically its blatantly obvious that you have had two software houses do the iphone and ipad - as i have suggested on MANY occasions in the past i think that you need common graphics between ALL of your components.

On taking a look at the app for the first time in a while last week it was noticeable how poor the graphic was i think you need higher definition or different file type!



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No, same software developer did both versions




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Any chance of viewing the past log file (ie., previous to when you are connected)?



 Posted: Tuesday Sep 3rd, 2013 12:46 pm
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Not planned at the moment, but perhaps in the future



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Since the app currently detects when it has entered the home wifi local area network, would it be possible to have the app inform Comfort itself that it has entered the LAN and allow a response to that event by Comfort. So for example if I walked up / drove up / to my home and entered the wifi LAN in proximity to the house, I could have a response which triggered outside lighting, etc. Alternatively, could the app itself have a response which it executes on Comfort once it detects the LAN.



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I dont think the app will know that it is connected to your own home wifi network
You may have several profiles eg to your office, friends house etc
I am not sure that it can even get the wifi in range information especially as the phone should be in sleep mode

The app setup also may have diferent connections eg Home, Office etc and you have to manually select one eg Home






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iPhone for sure will not connect to WiFi unless it's woken up by pressing the 'Home' button - not sure about Android.
This is a power saving feature.

The only wireless protocol that's 'awake'in sleep mode, other than 3G, is Bluetooth - Which does not resolve the problem in your case

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