Feature Request: tapping a single tile pops up a set of multiple tiles (or another dashboard) overlaid on the existing dashboard, similar to the way tiles are shown for the HSM selector tile (below). The existing dashboard therefore shows through, with its background blurred, so that the user has the seamless experience of remaining on the same dashboard page. Moreover, a simple tap of the close button returns the user to the existing dashboard.
Example use case 1: tapping a single Lights tile pops up a set of individual light switch tiles (or a light switch dashboard) overlaid onto the existing dashboard. This can be used for example to have a single Kitchen Lights tile pop up individual tiles for all of the lights in the Kitchen.
Example use case 2: tapping an album art tile pops up additional music control tiles, like volume control, track control, device grouping, etc.
Example use case 3: Customizable mode selector. Tapping a single Mode tile pops up multiple mode control tiles, just like the picture below for the HSM selector tile. But, with this feature request, the individual tiles that pop up will be customizable in terms of icons, naming, etc.
Associated feature request (also posted as separate feature): dashboard tile’s state (style and icon) able to follow the state of a variable. So the Lights tile can follow the state of an “anyLightOn” variable.
Note: creating a dashboard tile to open up another dashboard (with transparent background) in a modal doesn’t currently do the same thing because the dashboard won’t show the existing dashboard’s background behind it.