Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Feature Requests for Rover

If you have ideas or suggestions for improvements to Rover, please post them as comments on this post. Don't forget to check the future plans too.


Hawthorn Thistleberry said...

A number of feature improvement suggestions were posted on the Welcome page and since the blogger software won't let me move comments to a more appropriate page, I'm doing it manually. The Future Plans page has been updated with a current list of requested improvements I am intending to do, to wit:

An option to sort devices alphabetically by name (requested on this thread by chris)

An option to show dimmables only at 25, 50, and 75% instead of by 10s.

An option for a page that shows only devices which are on.

A "mixed" mode (between text and icons) that shows only on/off/dim as icons, but not the device icons themselves.

Hawthorn Thistleberry said...

A few people have asked for Rover interfaces into HSTV, HomeSeer Phone, and similar things. Sorry, at this time I do not plan to expand Rover's scope at all. Rover will never provide a web interface to a web interface (which is what HSTV is); that'd be silly. And I can't really think about making Rover support something like HomeSeer Phone if I don't use it myself and it doesn't fit into the usual devices paradigm of HomeSeer.

Jono said...

I love using rover, but I can't get some devices on it. Specifically I was hoping to use the devices created by DSC Panel and the Aqualink plug ins. Is there anything I can do to activate these?

Hawthorn Thistleberry said...

If the devices are marked visible and their plugin offers buttons, they should show in Rover. If they don't, but use tricks to provide controls by some non-standard method, then, no, they can't show in Rover.

Wawa79 said...


Options should include choice of font size / font name: on old small browsers (320x240), the standard Rover page is still too wide...