I’m excited to announce a new release to SharpTools.io which includes support for brand-new media tiles and improved thermostat tiles for Ecobee and Nest users.
- Support for MJPG, GIF streaming images
- Support for JPG, PNG, and other static images
- Support for periodic refresh
- Adjust the tile size in the tile edit menu
- Double-height thermostat tile for Nest and Ecobee thermostats
- Quick adjustment buttons on thermostat tiles are activated
- Improved thermostat ‘adjust’ modal
- Thermostat icons adjust based on the operating mode
The media tiles support streaming from MJPG and GIF sources as well as periodic refresh of traditional images (JPG, PNG, etc). Media tiles also have support for editing the dimensions of the tile. When you are in edit mode for your dashboard, tap the
... overflow in the top-right corner of your media tile and select edit.
Any kind of source that serves up images can make for a great media tile source. For example, grab the weather forecast from your local news station and save it as a media tile that refreshes every 30 minutes (eg. 1800 seconds). Or grab the MJPG stream or a snapshot image from a local or remote IP camera so you can see what’s happening around your house or your favorite destination.
The thermostat tiles now support a double-height tile for Ecobee and Nest thermostats. These thermostats often operate in an ‘Auto’ mode where you’ll want to individually control the target heating and setpoints and let the thermostat figure out whether to heat or cool. (Coming soon is the ability to choose which layout you want your thermostats to use so you can pick this layout for other thermostats).
The quick adjustment buttons on thermostat tiles are activated which allow you to quickly increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat without opening the ‘adjust’ modal. And the ‘adjust’ modal has also been improved with improved speed of adjustments and a visual indication of the changing temperature. The icons displayed on standard thermostat tiles now also adjust to show icons for heating, cooling, and off making it easier to see the status of your thermostat.
For more information on thermostat tiles, check out the thread: Thoughts on Thermostats?