By Avi-On Labs, LLC
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The Avi-on app allows you to claim and control lights (or other electronics) that are connected to any Avi-on lighting control device. With Avi-on's simple Bluetooth Smart Mesh technology, and the Avi-on app, you can dim your lights, set up timers and countdowns, and you can also add upgraded features like grouping*. All from your iPhone or iPad with no wi-fi hub or gateway required. Device settings are saved in the Avi-on secure cloud, and your lights and devices will work as programed regardless of whether your iPhone or iPad are turned on and within range.
To use the Avi-on app for the first time, please connect your Avi-on compatible device to a power source and stand nearby. The app works only when your Avi-on compatible device is powered and within about 100 feet of your phone or tablet. Avi-on devices include:
· GE Brand Smart Plug-in Switches and Dimmers
· GE Brand Smart In-wall Switches and Dimmers
· GE Brand Outdoor Timer Switches
How does it work?
First, the app requires one or more Avi-on equipped device(s) that is properly connected to an electrical power source. Using Bluetooth Smart Mesh technology your Avi-on app will identify any Avi-on devices that are in range of your iPhone or iPad.
Next, you will claim an available Avi-on device and add the device to your account. If additional devices are in range, you will be able to claim each one individually and add them to your account.
Once devices have been claimed and added to your account, you can turn them on and off, dim (if dimming is available on the device), set up schedules and timers, and set up countdown timer to turn devices on and off. The Avi-on app allows you to control all of your Avi-on devices easily and efficiently. You can also control each device manually if your iPhone or iPad isn’t within reach.
What do you need?
· A lighting control device (plug or switch) equipped with Avi-on’s Simple Bluetooth Mesh technology.
· The Avi-on app.
· A device that supports BLE (iPhone 4S or newer, iPad 3 or newer)
· We recommend you have iOS 8 or greater. iOS 7.1.2 is also supported
*Upgraded features like grouping are not available for all devices and users. Grouping can save you thousands of dollars in electrician costs by allowing you to combine and control multiple devices and lights as a single group in real time. If you would like to add grouping to your Avi-on app, please visit avi-on.com/premium.
What's New in Version 1.5.1
Push notifications support, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Worked great the first day - hasn't since
This app should be called "avi-off" for what it really does. The only way I can get my device to work is to manually touch the physical on/off/dim button. The app itself has only one function now: to turn my device off - just by starting the app. If the app is running there is no way the device will work. Only when the app is closed will the device operate. When I do have the app open it says that no devices are found. Really? Well if the device is on it finds the device without problem and turns it off.
I have a second issue with this app in that it attempts to login every time the app is started. Login? Why ever should a Bluetooth controlling device need to login? I understand if I had multiple devices attached to the app and they were spaced around the world then maybe having a location login then maybe...
The concept of Bluetooth is that it is local only and device restricted. My Bluetooth earbuds are not required to "log in" and they work 100% as advertised. My device was not inexpensive and I would expect for the price the same performance as my earbuds. There is something fishy about this logging in. Overall this app stinks.
I suggest to the app developers/ marketing hacks to stop their grandiose dreams of controlling the world and start with the simple on/off switch
Added for update 1.5.1 : rating remains same = less than 1 star. Same lack of functionality for app. I tried unplugging to reset device, etc...still get message saying 'network not found' with device light blinking merrily away. No other device plugged in, app only on one iPhone....
No privacy; Really Disappointed
No privacy. Must be connected to the internet and give your email address to use the app. Why? Bluetooth enabled switches should work without internet- this app fails that simple expectation.
Previously configured switches simply don't show up in app when you disable your phone's internet access (wifi OFF, data OFF, Bluetooth ON).
Login should be optional. Let devices share control with QR code or copy-and-pasteable secret key.
So frustrating to see new updates not address the issues I mentioned. Should've returned the product earlier instead of writing this review. Avi-on seems to be a company that just doesn't care about user feedback. :-(
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Feb 10, 2017
- Version: 1.5.1
- Size: 48.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Avi-On Labs, LLC
- © Avi-on Labs, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.