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Offline Shazster

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Diminished control app.
« on: September 05, 2016, 12:11:23 pm »
I have an idea that might be worth considering:

A reduced functionality version of the Almond app for friends or family of a household that you want to provide some basic access to HA infrastructure, but without giving them total control of the router, or tailoring the app interface to just list the connected devices you allow them too.
Use cases, kids within the household who probably shouldn't be trusted with the "keys to the kingdom", elderly within a bigenerational household who might be confused by the complete listing of connected devices, but need access to some of the them, ie, the ability to unlock the front door,  and trusted friends that you want to give access to without having to show them how the whole thing works (neighbors coming by to check up on the place and clear the mailbox on your vacation, pet sitter comes by to walk the dog, etc).

There are a lot of use cases where a slave app with only the options visible are approved by the owner would be of use.


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