I have an 8" Amazon Fire tablet in the kitchen, connected full-time to a dashboard created with HADashboard. Despite the colourful and sometimes garish things that others have done with HADashboard, I think the default look is smart.
But I’m conscious that, though this looks good and basically does what I want, the features of HADashboard are limited, it doesn’t seem to have a lot of active development, its documentation, which is kind of adequate, has been moved out of the main docs onto its own site. I’m happy to write my own code, customise it heavily, contribute to the docs, to make it do what I want to do, but I’m wondering if I should think about one of the new kids in town?
I know some people just use Lovelace directly - I guess you just point your tablet at one of the tabs of your main UI - but that’s probably not ideal for a touchscreen without lots of customisation. And each time I come to the forum, there seems to be activity on the Button Card thread, and the Tile Board thread, but since each of these have over 2000 posts now, it’s a bit time-consuming to work out the current state of play! There are no doubt others…
So here’s a question to the experts: if you were starting now and wanting to have a setup a bit like mine, is HADashboard still the thing to use? Or what would you start with as the basis?