I appreciate your reply, and I hear you about having a focussed approach. I bought a license as I like what you’re aiming for.
My original comment lacked some detail so let me try to expand.
The “greater SmartThings market” is a good market to target. But how did SmartThings build momentum? By having both a low barrier to entry and being hackable through custom device handlers, smart apps etc.
If SmartThings had just been their mobile apps, hub and branded devices it wouldn’t have got where it is today. Early adopters are more tech savvy, put up with buggy/thin first versions of the product, fill in gaps by coming up with their own hacks, and generally pull in others to the platform.
ActionTiles today has zero hackability and a simple, low barrier to entry. Early adopters like me who are willing to put up with early products ask for something in return: trust us with ways to hack and we will speed up your development and pull people into your platform.
ActionTiles has an opportunity to copy the SmartThings model for the smart home dashboard. However it is severely held back as it has zero hackability and thus no (in relation to its competitors) tech savvy early adopters to evangelise, learn from and pull in to develop new things as a true platform.
WebCoRE’s coming dashboard offering looks promising, and as platforms like Home Assistant become simpler and yet hackable ActionTiles will have no ground left to stand on.
I think you’ve done great work so far in pushing forward this part of the market, this is just my view of how things will develop in this exciting area.