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  Quote prestigetx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Snap-Link Android Improvement Thread
    Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 9:43am
Star 1.1 is only the begining and I am sure our friends at HAI will continue to fix issues and add great features to this software package. They know that their customers want to get the value out of the $50.00 they spent for this software.
 
Use this thread to post all the suggestion for improvement.
 
- Please post only ideas that can honestly be done.
- Think about how exiting HAI software works, and ideas you like from that when creating your post.
- Make sure you read others suggestions first before you post yours to insure it is not posted twice.
- Comment on others suggestion too, to show you like the idea and would like to see it also.
- Do not RANT about issues or problems, only post about ideas to make it better.
 
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  Quote prestigetx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 10:04am

So here is my first round of suggstions for improvement.

1) Easy to Understand List - When looking a a list of information such as the Thermostat information, there is no way to tell what item in the list can be selected and what can not be. Such as "Current Temp" Vs "Mode". In the list, they look the same. If there was a way to have changeable entries be a different color or in bold face just so the use would know that item in the list can be changed. Also, a key at the bottom to de-note that "bold" means changable. So, "Mode" would be in bold face, because its changable, and "Current Temp" would be in normal face because it can not be changed.

EDIT By AARON: 1.2V has larger FONT and BOLD for the Current Temp.

 
2) Skins/Themes - Just like the PC version of Snap-Link the look can be changed. Add skins or themes to snap-link. Add new skins/themes on each new update. Make the skins/themes saveable to each connection type. That way if a user chooses House A ... then the theme would look one way... and if they want to conenct to House B... then it can have another look. (we have a list of suggested types of themes too, just ask)
 
3) Advanced Settings - Settings Suggestions: a) Allow the user to setup how oftern the data is refreshed. b) Set Start up Page... (example: after connect, go to Control Vs Home)page. c) Control Phone Screen Time out and Backlight while the program is in use. d) Control how the program is to end/exit when the back key is pressed (Stay running, or close) ... and if running.... add more options... such as enable notify on event.
 
4) Widgets - This should be a given... however, it would be great to have a widget that would let the use know there home status right on the main screen of their phone. Also have it show some type of blinking red LED on the screen or the phone it self if there is a new logged event. I can keep going with this.
 
5) Complete camera control - Support for all HAI cameras, servers, and 3rd party... PTZ... and advanced settings.... Framerate, size, ect....
 
I will think of more later.... let me know if you guys like this stuff or not, and I will add more later.
 


Edited by aaron.ard - 20 Apr 2011 at 10:46am
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Stickied.


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  Quote Curtis_Mayes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 7:33pm
Need to fix the bypass zone issues. No matter what zone I tell it to bypass it bypasses zone 1 which is a fire zone.

EDIT By AARON: Fixed for version 1.3


Edited by aaron.ard - 20 Apr 2011 at 10:44am
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  Quote Commander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 9:20pm
1) Ditch 2 button clicks to select lighting settings. If I hit 25% don't make me hit ok too. It is redundant.

2) Put Temps in the Status Section

3) Allow hiding a lighting controller (on a long hold would be a good way to do it)

4) Security: Get rid of the 2 menus. Why do I hit security and then hit security again to get a pop up menu? Would be much nicer to have a screen with buttons I can choose.

5) Make the security key format in the setup match the Omni format. Please use hyphens.

Those are my initial thoughts...

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  Quote jsutaria@gmail.com Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 10:59pm
it would be nice to have a slider for lighting control instead of discrete buttons--25, 50, 75, 100 doesn't give me enough flexibility.
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  Quote Commander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 12:00pm
I like how the Security Item in the Security area turns read when Armed.  Is there a way to make the main menu item turn red instead so you can tell the status from the main screen instead of needing to click through other menus?
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  Quote mics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 9:39pm
Can we see Flag or Unit status countdown timers?
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  Quote kaosbandit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2011 at 10:28am
When you change security modes and it asks for a code to be entered it would be nice if a keypad was on the screen in the app instead of using the keys on a droid pro or an on screen keyboard.

Having the option to hide flags and buttons. Maybe a long touch for hiding options.

Lighting controls similar to the SuperLink software out there. Reduces number of touches and allows more control.

"Favorites" tab from the main screen where a user can put their most common tasks for quicker access.
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  Quote turbohome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 2011 at 11:45am
Zone Status, just like snap link for the PC
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