I’m probably going to get this product soon, and decided to “try” the app using the demo account. I have some suggestions for app design and flow.
- No need to show the device on the main page. That’s a lot of space to take up just to show it’s online.
- Allow a user to reorganize the panels on the dashboard. I don’t want to see device status or weather up top.
- The support tab on the bottom bar is redundant. The same thing exists in the side menu
Even better than the ideas I listed, I’d like a redesigned flow. A new main screen that shows the zones, with the other tabs being scheduling, activity log, and analytics. The weather can be it’s own page as well, accessible from the top right corner. Here are some mockups (I’m not a pro at photoshop, sorry):
Stuff like device status and account info and all that can be moved to the side menu as shown (again, i just moved stuff around in photoshop, so it looks ugly):
I like the current app’s functionality and style, but these changes I think would make it simpler and cleaner. I also like that Rachio seems to have a good community, support base, and development speed. I’m considering moving to Rachio from another product whose app and features are moving much too slowly for my needs (Lono). Anyways, hopefully this feedback will be considered and possibly implemented.