Here is my first attempt at an Imperihome app dashboard replacement using Home Remote, I still have some small glitches and issues, but overall its finished ish…
For reference here was my Imperihome dashboard.
I have used the Groups pages, as that seemed like the quicker way to get up and running and have a menu / navigational structure and pages / tiles created for me.
However there is a big BUT…
I have spent days and days and days, learning Home Remote to the point I am at now, which is still rookie level.
I have customised most of the tiles and detail tiles to either change their appearance or their functionality somewhat and what information they display etc. I created all my own icons, as I couldn’t find any matching icon sets.
When you look at the screen shots and watch the new video it doesn’t really look like that much more, when compared to the earlier video here and the default tiles, it obviously better, but the hours of work required was it worth it? … many many hours have gone in to getting my dashboard to what you see in the new video.
I am using my 7 inch Lenovo tablet for the below screen shots.
Yes Home Remote is very powerful and fully customizable, if you are a coder or developer or smart Wiz kid and this type of thing comes naturally to you.
But its not an app you can just pickup and have a decent looking dashboard within a few hours or an afternoon like Imperihome. Anyway I’m sure you more experienced guys have forgotten the big learning curve…
Overall I am happy with Home Remote so far and its the best dashboard app I have found post Imperihome. I just wish it had of been a lot easier and faster to get to where I am now with it.
Bill is an amazing developer and his interactions with the community are one of the things that makes Home Remote great no doubt.
In Version 2.0 if I ever have the time again or the will power LOL, I’d like to create a dashboard not using the Groups and maybe have something looking like this: