I was quite happy to see that stellarmate now comes with a dedicated app. This was high on my wishlist.
From my current understanding, however, the app companion to stellarmate is inteded to be a tool to set and control only a basic operation of stellarmate. In comparison it seems to me that ASIair is taking a somewhat different approach. ASIair can only be controlled from the app and does not probide any "desktop" comparable to Kstars+Ekos. Now I understand that Ekos will always be more complex as any app. But are there any plans to extend the stellarmate app in functionality and make it an alternative to Ekos desktop mode rather than an extension? For example, ASIair seems to offer a lot of control for autoguiding whereas stellarmate app seems to rely on the parameters set in Ekos GUI.
I am asking because I'd like to use stellarmate as a substitute for standalone devices such as the MGEN autoguider etc. For a mobile setup it would be handy to have an app which is "standalone" as well.