Toon App: Home Assistant (basic)

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Toon App: Home Assistant (basic)

Postby AMWN » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:48 am

Hi Guys,

A month ago I created an App for Toon to control Home Assistant. I was waiting for a friend to test the application on his toon, before posting it here.
In the mean time there is also another App posted by Luc_S. See this thread: domoticaforum.eu/viewtopic.php?f=87& ... mp;t=12078.

Anyway I still want to share my Toon app: Home Assistant. The app is inspired by Dashticz for Toon: https://github.com/Dashticz/dashticz_toon.
It is a much more basic variant of Luc's App.

Features
- Switch Lights, Groups and Switches
- Show Sensors
- Setup multiple groups in settings, and the buttons will be rendered (dynamic)
- No SSL support (yet)
- unlimited buttons

Download en Instructions
https://github.com/AMWN/homeassistant

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Re: Toon App: Home Assistant (basic)

Postby TheHogNL » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:02 pm

Nice job. But I think it is a bit confusion to have two seperate home assistant apps. Isn't it a better idea to just join forces and add your input to the one Luc_S is publishing on github?

Then again, it is all up to you to decide :-)
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Re: Toon App: Home Assistant (basic)

Postby marcelr » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:54 pm

TheHogNL wrote: Isn't it a better idea to just join forces and add your input to the one Luc_S is publishing on github?


Seems the sensible thing to do. Better have one excellent app for homeassistant than two good, but competing ones.
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Re: Toon App: Home Assistant (basic)

Postby AMWN » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:42 pm

marcelr wrote:
TheHogNL wrote: Isn't it a better idea to just join forces and add your input to the one Luc_S is publishing on github?


Seems the sensible thing to do. Better have one excellent app for homeassistant than two good, but competing ones.


I agree it would be better to join forces and create one great app for home assistant. But our approaches are totally different.
Luc_S created an App with a fixed amount of buttons, sensors, scenes and alarm. All elements in the UI are static. It really isn't generic.

My App is dynamic, unlimited buttons and groups. The buttons in the UI are rendered dynamically, even when changing your entities in groups in Home Assistant configuration file.
Look at the (minimal) footprint of this App. At this point I don't see how we could merge things to one app.

At this moment I do not have plans to extend the app with new features. For me it does exactly what it needs to do: my wife, kids and babysitter are able to switch the lights without a phone of tablet in range :).
Although, if someone wishes new features in this app, let me know! I'll look in to it!
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Re: Toon App: Home Assistant (basic)

Postby Luc_S » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Nicely done, I really like the dynamic approach. I agree with your point of view. My app is more like a remote for some key features and sensors. I noticed I was only really controlling a small amount of objects in my Home Assistant on a daily basis for which I didn't want an additional touchscreen on the wall next to the Toon.

As for an idea combining the 2 apps, maybe we can just keep the apps as-is but adding an option for which kind of experience you want to activate. Full mode / Overview mode.

I'd like to hear your thoughts and of course I would like to know if there are indeed people interested in this before spending a lot of time, this is not something I will be able to fix in a few days :P Also, as you already pointed out it will undermine your app being lightweight because mine is most certainly not :)

Cheers!
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