New Zipatile Home Page

Sebastian Popovic shared this announcement 3 months ago

We have just published the new home page for Zipatile today. 

The main intention was to provide simpler and more customizable user experience. Thus, the new home page is based on the single info widget and set of menu buttons which you can add, remove, reorder and customize.

HOME WIDGET
Shows you the info about: 

  • current date and time according to your android system settings
  • current weather conditions according to your weather station which you set when registering your Zipatile. Please note that weather station which you create during the Zipatile setup is flagged and this is the only one which is feeding the home widget.
  • state of Intruder alarm (armed home, armed away or disarmed). Please note that only the original Intruder alarm which came with the Zipatile can be shown here
  • thermostat state of the original thermostat which came with the Zipatile

All this info will open the corresponding application or widget on single press. in the future, we are planing to add more customizing options to this widget.

MENU
Main menu consist of tiles which are each executing certain action. Currently available tiles are:

  • "type" opening the list of all devices of a particular type
  • "room" opening the list of devices in a certain room
  • "scene" running the particular scenario
  • "application" launching the particular android application available on your zipatile
  • "all scenes" listing all scenes and allowing you to create new ones
  • "all types" opening the list of all devices grouped by types
  • "all applications" opening the list of all applications
  • "all rooms" opening the list of all devices grouped by rooms

You can add tiles by pressing the "+" button in the menu. If you want to further customize the menu, you can press and hold any of tiles which will open the following menu in dialog box:

  • "reorder" allowing you to drag and drop that particular tile on a different place
  • "customize" allowing you to change the color of the tile and the icon
  • "remove" removing the particular tile from the menu

Considering the fact that you can set your own wallpaper for the home screen, having the option to customize all menu items gives  you the power to set yourself the interface which would best fit to your need.

In the near future, we are planing some further improvements of alarm widget and adding some more configuration options which are now only available through the Zipato web application (my.zipato.com)

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@Sebastian, is there a reason why one cannot make the background of the tiles transparent and/or choose custom colour, but instead only use the provided colour selections?

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Reason is purely technical. There is a set of predefined color now. Maybe in the future we will add more colors including the transparency.

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I have multiple thermostats but it shows non of them.

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You can add TYPE TILE in the menu, which will open list of your thermostats.

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Yes I found it works perfect. And the new home screenis a real improvement!

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thank you very much!!!

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@Sebastian - for those of us who want to stay on the 2.1.6 version of the Zipato app, do you foresee any concerns as new firmware upgrades are released?

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Hi Sebastian,


i like the new design , but it is really a pity that you cannot select what alarm or thermostat you can put on the top... for serious big intsallation it is just wasted areas.

teh direction is good as often..

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Sebastian, the new Home Screen is a real improvement ! But I deleted the original Intruder Alarm and the original Thermostat. Thermostat is not a problem but I would really like to see the state of the intruder alarm, How to get it back?

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Did you figure this out Bernd?

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We can now set the alarm and the thermostat in the parameters :

https://community.zipato.com/topic/zipatile-new-ui#comment-41296

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