+1
Discuss & Vote

Yes/No icon or text for Switch Tile

TheChad 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Owen Stevens 2 years ago 4

Is there a type of simulated button or anything I can create in SmartThings that will allow me to create a Yes/No Tile?  Or a Red/Green Tile?


i.e.  If I have a sensor on the dog food container, and I want to create a tile called "Has Dog Been Fed?" and using Core set it to Yes or No for the day?  Or change the color to Green or Red?  I have the coding down and am setting a simulated switch on and off...but would rather have a tile say yes or no if possible...not just for the dog food but possible other uses too.  :)

Answers

+1
Answer
Waiting for Customer

We have some complex Feature requests from folks wishing to display arbitrary numeric or text values from SmartThings on a Tile, but your request is a much simpler case:


  • If Yes/No are just like On/Off, then perhaps we can just provide icons that either say, or clearly represent, "Yes" and "No".
  • The ability to define the colors for Tiles of Things in the active vs inactive state is a part of a bigger scope effort on color customization.

Does this sound like it would fit your idea?

+1
PINNED

I think the yes/no option would work - if color changing came along later that would just be an added plus!

+1
Answer
Waiting for Customer

We have some complex Feature requests from folks wishing to display arbitrary numeric or text values from SmartThings on a Tile, but your request is a much simpler case:


  • If Yes/No are just like On/Off, then perhaps we can just provide icons that either say, or clearly represent, "Yes" and "No".
  • The ability to define the colors for Tiles of Things in the active vs inactive state is a part of a bigger scope effort on color customization.

Does this sound like it would fit your idea?

+1
PINNED

I think the yes/no option would work - if color changing came along later that would just be an added plus!

Discuss & Vote

Great! I changed Topic to a Feature Request!

I love this idea, I'm tempted to impliment something similar for my dog, but this is quite a specific use case, perhaps the ability to customise the colour of the text and the background in each state would also work for this and considerably more use-cases? 


In the example above the text or icon could say anything but by making both the text and the background Red when 'off' and text and background green when "on" - It would be a clear indicator of a 'yes' and 'no'


Equally, for a door sensor the background could be red when open.

Or for a presence tile the background (or just the text if you prefer) could be green when someone is home

Or for a motion sensor, it could be red/orange when it detects movement. 

etc etc.