Beecon+ Smart Home Automation
By Ricardo Menezes
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Beecon+ is a home automation app for your iPhone or Apple Watch.
As an interface to things, Beecon allows you to create regions using iBeacons or GPS and define actions that are called when you enter or leave them. You can also use your Apple Watch, Today View shortcuts and in the app itself to manually control HomeKit accessories (lights, switches and locks only), LIFX, Philips Hue and Lux lights, IFTTT recipes, Tesla Model S vehicles, web services or common infrared appliances, including conventional air conditioners or vacuum robots (requires iTach infrared module).
Single or multiple actions can be called:
● When you enter or leave iBeacon or GPS regions
● Manually using your iPhone, Apple Watch or Today View shortcuts
● Using voice commands (Apple Watch)
● Using NLP and machine learning interactions via Api.ai
● Based on proximity to things or spaces (iBeacon)
● Based on outdoor temperature or weather forecast
Beecon+ also offers audible feedback for the visually impaired and spoken reminders that allow you to listen to your calendar events or simple notes when you enter or leave your regions.
Visit it website and the FAQ page to know more.
Important: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 5.5
• Api.ai connectivity bug fix
• Minor improvements
Looks pretty, now if it worked...
Poorly-built Hue app alternative, since the rest doesn't work. Official Hue app is better.
It can see my Hue bulb names, but either confuses which name goes with which bulb, or just flat out has no effect. I'm sure someone enjoys whatever Tesla integration it has, but I'd like to control my apartment a little better.
Looks like I could build IFTTT Maker Channel connections... that's a solution for the newest things, not for connecting my non-Hue switches, for example.
I love how this app integrates different platforms and functionalities. The apple watch extension is one of the best out there. A must have for home automation users.
Crashes on iOS 11
When switching back to app from a different app, it crashes and thus is no longer running in the background or tracking beacons.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jan 09, 2017
- Version: 5.5
- Size: 19.0 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Ricardo Menezes
- © 2016 Beacon Sandwich
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.