I’ve been working on a washing machine integration all day, and I have everything working.
But something is bothering me that I noticed in my “return to home” portion of my pool light setup:
When you click a dashboard tile on a dashboard, or a back or forward button, the transitions are quick and seamless. No evidence it’s loading–it just makes a graceful transition. On the other hand, when you send a command for a certain page to load, it reloads the site, the blue bar up top, loads the dashboard in, then slides the blue bar up off the page. There are loading circles, delays, etc.
Why the difference? I have noticed that, despite the page seeming to just “change” rather than reload a new one, the browser does in fact show that it has loaded a new page. So what I’d love is if there’s a way to load a page (through the Fully Kiosk Remote Admin/Rule Machine, for example) with the seamless transitions.
The project I’ve created here uses IFTTT to trigger rule machine to load a custom dashboard in Fully, which shows the current status of my washer and dryer, and speaks the status of whichever just changed. I’m using Sharptools rules and variables to make a very informative dashboard, but I just wish it would load a bit more gracefully.
Likewise, after it has been displayed for a minute (just as a visual notification screen), I have it auto-reloading the start URL, my main dashboard. This load is suffering the same roughness.
When navigating within SharpTools, we can do the fancy client side routing that results in the fast and smooth transitions.
Ah! Well, that page you linked describes EXACTLY what I was talking about, huh!
I know juuust enough about this stuff to have figured it’s something along those lines, but I appreciate the explanation. I had already been thinking it would be nice to somehow be able to simulate a screen touch or something, or bring the dashboard up in a modal, etc, considering it’s really just a 10ft notification screen more than an interactive dash, for now at least.
Long shot: nothing in here would be of any use to poke around in?
My wife is nonplussed about the laundry notifications being back, btw.
I used to use a Samsung contact/vibration sensor and a peanut plug on our old washer/dryer with some semi-complex RM rules set up to do voice notifications. Then when I got GE smart washer/dryer, ironically, I have been unable until yesterday to get it integrated into my system. She had no idea what I was working on, but the first time she heard that voice today, she was like, “UH-UH.”