UI tweak for the new UI!!! - everyone MUST READ THIS
Hi Sebastian and the whole Zipato team.
I'm writing this email to raise attention to all of the peaople, who like and withstand at Zipato. I understand that you have a lot of issues with support, software and firmare...
We all know that Zipato is different. Everyone admits this. Everyone admits, that the new UI is stilish and is completely different, than any other UI. This is a positive and also a negative thing. Positive, because you can differentiate yourself from the others and negative, because you are trying something, noone else does and obviously this brings a lot of issues you cannot even imagine right now.
But to return to the main topic, Sebastian, I hope you will read this topic as you will see a lot of people will share the same opinion as me. You must get the guys to extend the UI in a way, that will not include a lot of developing for them. I know that many people will react to my topic wanting to add this and that...
Generally, the new UI is great when creating rules. I think this was in your and in your teams head when the system was programmed. This has one downside. The purpose of home control and at-glace devices view is not that easy to be followed and is limited to see. Every other vendor is thinking here different trying to have an UI that can show more, so why not use the middle part of the screen if it is not used for the rule creator?
- simply extending the width of the side panel (or have a checkbox for selecting the number of desired columns) will greatly help for everyone to see all devices in the category, especially when I see you at CES and scrolling through all the devices to find one. This will allow for double or even triple amount of devices to be seen at-glance without the need to scroll.
- Exactly same applies to favorites - 1 column is not enough
- How about another small icon on the left sidebar (somewhere arounf the users) which would list the rooms in the system. It is not easy (ans this is where Zipato lacks when compared with the others) to fjust simply select a room and see everything linked to the room (on the mobile app this feature is great, so why not extend a little bit for the desktop version?). I know I can filter by a room when is a specific type of device, but hey - adding a simple room creator would greatly help for beginners to use this sofisticated system.
Have a look at the attached printscreen, tell me it is not complicated for your team to add as functionality. I bet all othe users will agree to me and surely this should not be that much of a problem...
What do you think?