Wondering what mobile app (Android) people are using for creating custom dashboard pages to control Vera on your phones and wall mounted tablets ?
I’ve been using Imperihome for a long time now, it seems to be one of the best apps for easily creating dashboard pages, with no need to be a code programming expert.
I had a bit of a rant over on the Vera Mobile app Android preview thread, seems their “new” single customisable dashboard page is very lacking in imagination and not looking good so far.
Update: There is a brand new Ezlo app being developed along side improvements being made to the existing Vera app.
I also created a lot of my own icons and used a mixture of those and the ones that come with the Imperihome app. I can easily lock the app down and only give my daughter access to the dashboard pages and you can also lock individual widgets with a pin code, which is good for the Vera House modes, for example so you have to enter a pin code when entering Home mode which disables the alarm system.
I also like the fact that Imperihome supports Logitech Harmony and Philips Hue natively. And using widget buttons with http json commands behind them I can also control aspects of the Vera / Harmony plug-in and its API or any other IP device that supports posting http commands to it.
Another good feature of Imperihome is the Composite widgets so you can add more than one device in to a widget for control, for example group several lights together in to a single Composite widget and then you can control all of those individual lights via the one widget in the Imperihome app.
I’ve used Vera for over 10 years and I’ve never used the official Vera mobile app as I just never liked it and you can not customise it or lock down areas of the app for other family members, so they cannot get in to the Vera settings and configuration areas etc.
Home Habit app is a newish app that is in Beta which looks promising also and supports multiple platforms. Vera has experimental support currently.
Here is my Imperihome app running on an Android / Amazon Fire 7 tablet. We just normally use the Dashboard page views and not the List views of the app.