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SmartRent Resident App Update Now Available

User experience is one of the most important things to prioritize when creating an app. Even seemingly small visual details play a part in how people interact with content, and it is crucial to continuously make improvements to the interface to ensure user satisfaction. Thanks to feedback from our dedicated support team and residents interacting with the app daily, our team has created a refined version of the SmartRent app that will improve communication, navigation and structure.

SmartRent app redesign screenshots of dashboard, scenes and thermostat

What’s New in the App Update (Version 2.0.0)

The update users will notice immediately is an enhanced home screen dashboard that allows users to play or create scenes and view device statuses directly from the home dashboard without having to scroll or search. Users will also be able to easily access individual device detail pages with one click.

SmartRent app redesign screenshots of access codes, scenes and lock

Along with revisions to the aesthetic aspects of the app, we’ve implemented several improvements to functionality, including easier access code creation workflows and enhanced capabilities. While residents have been able to create delivery codes since our last release, this update has greatly improved the user experience. When creating guest codes, it is important to understand the respective use cases for each type; permanent, temporary, recurring or delivery. We've revised code type descriptions to make these differences easier for residents to identify.

  • Redesigned sign-in experience (Android only)
  • Redesigned home dashboard with improved scene playing and device statuses
  • Redesigned lock detail view
  • Redesigned thermostat detail view (auto, cool, heat and off)
  • Redesigned access creation and detail views (perm, temp, recurring and delivery)
  • Added full-screen scene playing animation from home dashboard
  • Implemented security feature that blurs (iOS) or shows blank screen (Android) in app-switcher
  • Bug fixes related to move-in/move-out, access codes and push notifications
  • Improved UI consistency (e.g. button shape and access-related copy)

With consistent feedback from both our users and support team, we will continue to make important changes like these to enhance the user experience and app functionality as we move forward. We hope this app update helps residents in SmartRent-connected communities streamline their device commands and creates a better experience of the app overall. Be sure to download the latest app version (2.0.0) in the App Store or Google Play store!

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