Wondering if incorporating user-designed icons is within reason.
What I’m thinking of is probably best implemented on a pc or laptop with a mouse. Provide the user with an empty grid representing the pixel dimensions of the icon. Clicking on a grid location alternately fills or erases it. An actual-size icon would also be shown to preview the design,
And some way to add it to the icon table, or provide an additional table for user-designed icons.
Thanks for the feedback, Stan! We’ve had a few requests around icons, but this is a unique one!
One of the requests we’ve had is to be able to use user supplied icons - either being able to link to an icon that the user has hosted somewhere or perhaps even be able to upload custom icons. We have it on our tracker and interest in icon related enhancements seems to be growing!
Considering that there’s lots of software packages available dedicated to graphic design, I think the ability for a user to design their own icon using one of those packages and then upload it might be a good approach. That would let us continue to focus on value added dashboard UI features while still providing an approach for custom icons. That being said, if there’s enough user interest in a built-in custom icon designer, we’re always open to considering it!
I thought I would revisit this topic with you. I would love the ability to create custom Icons. I can think of a ton things I would use this for like music tiles, custom buttons for remotes( like Hulu, Disney Plus, ESPN, and others. The ability to grab a logo or an image would really make a huge difference for me. I have kids and this would make the interface more usable for them as well.
Hey Josh even though I know icons aren’t the main request how about some number icons? Really simple stuff. I’ve created one dashboard that is a TV remote control, however I couldnt put a number pad on the dashboard remote only because there are no number icons.
I would also suggest some icons with a simple color (like a yellow button, green button, red button, etc).
Another possibility would be using a media tile linked to web image and attribute a rule to that media link when clicked on. This would also work as well.
I have an idea for custom images for rules that might work. Any of our Hyperlink enabled tiles, including Media Tiles, can use an optional syntax for making calls to other servers (eg. IFTTT, WebCoRE, etc).
Perhaps we could extend this special syntax with the ability to run a rule. That way you could use a Media Tile with a custom image - like that of your radio station - and when you tap on it, it would run your rule.
Just an update that this topic has been moved to the Feature Requests category.
Since this topic was focused on building icon designer tools (which is considerably more complex), I’ve also split out a topic focused on being able to upload or link to custom icons - please make sure to cast your votes!