Today, the Ajax ecosystem is growing rapidly, being supplemented with devices for comfort and productivity and already has more than 60 different items in its portfolio. As the customer base is growing no less strong and last year reached the million users mark, and the number of use cases is increasing, many new features were expected to appear in the applications, which required a change in the design approach.
Ajax Systems product design team has done tremendous work to make the user experience holistic and more comfortable, without changing the familiar system control patterns.
Turn on with one movement
The company has received many requests about the opportunity to change the device order in the list to quickly move the most frequently used ones to the top. Most often, these are automation devices — Socket, WallSwitch, and Relay.
Design department has done its research and realized that simply moving these devices to the top of the list is not enough. The interface should take into account the structure of the human body, movements, and interaction context. A way to what the user wants must be short and natural to the fullest. And for natural interaction with a person, you need gestures and large buttons to hit them easily. So now the user just needs to open the app, make one gesture, and instantly turn on the device.
Quick access to automation devices.
See out of the corner of your eye
So that, regardless of the eye conditions, every user could easily and quickly see the necessary information, the application has increased contrast and extra icons for clearer navigation. Fonts and details became more contrasty in pretty much every corner.
To ensure that installation engineers and users see conveniently summarized and grouped information, the same approach is applied in the Rooms menu.
Thanks to the clear color coding, the information is easy to read, and the updated text icons leave no doubt about the meanings.
The new design is available in mobile applications for Android — version 2.25 and iOS — 2.22. In addition to the updated look and feel, Ajax applications now support new comfort and productivity devices introduced at the Ajax Special Event, as well as temperature scenarios.
To get access and fully use the above-mentioned advantages, it is enough to update the hub operating system to the OS Malevich 2.14 version.