I think it would be a great idea if the shortcut we have activated was highlighted in order to recognize that the app and cameras are doing what they are scheduled to do correctly.
Additional work is needed on this shortcut feature. As you pointed out @ericingrampt, there is no way to tell if actions that belong to a shortcut are active or not.
I’ve got 1 shortcut that turns on motion detection and notifications for a specific camera. If I make that shortcut visible on the home page there is no way to know the state of items controlled by the short cut without looking at those values in the per camera settings hiding behind the gear icon.
And then there is the entire area hiding behind the gear that also needs some UI love.
Shortcuts are a collections of actions. Actions, do things and are either successful or unsuccessful. They run and then they’re done, there is no “Active” state. If you want to know if they were successful, you can check the Shortcut History under My Account.
Also, it would be hugely beneficial if the app’s shortcut icons were user-selectable and differentiated. I have shortcuts for “turning on” and “turning off” (and similar functions) for several cameras, but the “shortcuts” all look identical, and the text description is only 9-digits long and impossibly tiny (compared to the meaningless circle icons with squares in their midst).
Really enjoying my Cam Pan and V2. My ask is wanting a visual indicator when a shortcut is enabled. I’ve created a few and when I select one, it pulsates, then returns to the icon. There’s no visual indicator that the shortcut is activate without going to settings to see the shortcut timeline. Is there a way to colour the shortcut icon once activated… Or something along those lines? I find I click a shortcut, forget about it, reopen the app and ask myself, if the shortcut is active or not. Must be a better way…
From two posts up.
I didn’t see this suggestion nor am I sure this is the right place for it but…I would like the icons for “Home” and “away” (or whatever you set them to be called) to change colors when they are activated. IT is hard to make sure you have selected the shortcut to be active.
You post has been merged into this existing #roadmap topic. Be sure to scroll up to the top and click the VOTE button.
That said, bear in mind that shortcuts are not active or inactive. They execute a collection of actions which may or may not result in a change of state. But once the shortcut itself has executed, it is done.
It may be possible for certain shortcut pairs (eg. home/away) to change color if they were the last of the pair to execute. Perhaps that’s where this topic will lead.
In the mean time, you can check the status of execution of by tapping the Account tab and then Shortcut History.
I completely agree with how difficult it is to differentiate the shortcut icons from one another, let alone read the (abbreviated) text labels. I sound like a broken record again, but … there’s simply not enough contrast here (white on cyan). Honestly need to put my reading glasses on in order to know which one I’m tapping. Even if the circles were assigned alternating random colors would be helpful!
7 shortcuts set up between the two cams uses. Right now going into Accounts>Shortcut History is ok. But, IMHO a different color “star” to designate status “active” would be a + improvement on a nice feature. If not that, would it be possible to add a “Shortcut History” icon/tab to the home page?
@kimcheese2017, As explained by @OverWatch above, shortcuts are sequences of actions, not states. They are either successful or not, but don’t retain an active or inactive state. So changing the icon based on being active is not possible.
I think your idea of a small icon in the shortcuts section to take you directly to the shortcut history is a good one. Please submit that as a new #roadmap topic for approval. (See the pinned post at the top of #roadmap for info on how to submit.)
I have 2 shortcuts, home and away. If I click on one I know what is supposed to happen but if I look at it later I can’t tell which is active, Home or Away?
Making an active shortcut a darker green or some other way to identify that it is set would be nice.