So I’ve been developing the iOS app. All going well so far. However, I’m in a bit of a rut and I realised that it’s largely down to me not having a good plan for what to support.
My initial thoughts were to be the same as the Android app, i.e. MyElectric. But then I realised there’s a couple of issue with that:
- It’s not very extensible. I personally use MySolarPV (well, my +divert one) on the web app. And so I’m not particularly fussed about the MyElectric. Shooting for that alone seems limiting.
- I thought that a list of feeds and current values would be important in the mobile app.
- I liked the idea of being able to decide on your own graphs in the mobile app, and combine them to make your own little dashboards.
However, I’m getting a bit stuck. I just don’t know which direction to move in. I’m at the point where I need to dedicate some work time to moving it in the right direction.
So I’m soliciting opinions and thoughts. What direction should the iOS app move in? Options are:
- Mirror the apps from Android / web app. Just single MyElectric, MySolarPV, etc.
- Mirror the apps from Android / web app, but allow you to have multiple MyElectric, etc. Benefit there is you can have a MyElectric style dashboard for your overall consumption, or for other things.
- Keep going on being centred around feeds and charts. And go all out on that, adding more options and features like bar graphs, combining charts into little dashboards, etc.
Help! Especially folks who are on the beta testing of the app - I’d love your thoughts as you’ve got the app to play with.