1) Gadget integration – I need to be able to pull these gadgets into other web pages. This would allow me to build my own UI and integrate Opto set points. Them being tied only to Groov pages is a limitation to do anything beyond dashboards (no dialogs, etc). My own UI would allow integration with other functions (harvest data, client profiles, orders, report viewer, etc).
2) Style sheets…I need to be able to style these gadgets to match branding.
3) Gadgets – either I need the ability to create custom gadgets or the existing ones need the ability to interpret multiple tags or a piece of script. I mentioned this in another post. I may want to read two tags and display a status…or I may want to read an integer and display a string.
4) Grid – I have a ton of setpoints in Opto display. I currently build a custom grid. Each cell has a range of values or one of six states (depending on the column). This would be a heavy gadget. If I could access tags directly and build my own in js it would be much simpler.
I think the key here is customization. If we could just scrape one layer off of Groov for development purposes, we would have a winner. That being said, I feel sure you have a plan for the next generation Display product and Groov. My needs are obviously not those of the average user. I want to build something that will give my controller guy a true advantage for sales and something so versatile that I have no limitations for years to come. All being said, I may wimp out and do my best with PAC Display until you guys come out with the next best thing at some point in the near or distant future! I will be using Opto products for many years...
If you ever need a guinea pig…don’t hesitate to contact. Thank you again for your excellent products. I have options with an Opto controller that I would never have had with the alternatives. Thank you