Like many, I spent a good deal of time yesterday trying to figure out why my usually reliable GF simply would not come fully awake. Knowing that the usual – and often correct – advice in such situations is “check your WiFi”, I did a lot of network checking, but, of course, found nothing.
During that whole episode, I kept wishing for a bit more to go on. “Offline”, “Focusing” and “Centering” in a browser running in a computer attached to Wifi attached to the internet attached to a “cloud” server attached to the internet attached to WiFi attached to my GF is, well, pretty meager and awfully indirect.
To help in situations like that, it would be really nice if the GF itself were able to provide some indication of how thing look from its end. So here’s my feature suggestion: As it initializes, the GF itself indicates that it has successfully connected to WiFi and then to the cloud servers. This could be done, for example, by turning the button light green when WiFi properly connects and then back off once server connection is established.
If, as I suspect (but was unable to locate using search), something like this has already been suggested, let this count as an additional vote.