Home Remote - Activator is a companion app for the well received Home Remote app for iOS.
It will sync your iOS actions via iCloud and allow them to be called from your Mac. If you don't have iCloud enabled you can still export a configuration file from the iOS app and import it here!
It also supports Home Remote: Remote - A new feature that will remove the need for port forwarding if you want to control your home automation from outside the home network.
Some examples of hardware supported: LIFX, LimitlessLED, Belkin WeMo, Raspberry Pi, Milight, EasyBulb and Hue. Lots more also supported via URL commands.
Bug fixes - The auto start feature has been removed as it was not working for the majority of users.
Ratings and Reviews
Unlike the others, it didn’t work at all for me!
After many hours of trying everything, buying it on AppleTV, iOS and macOS, searching for support and getting nothing to work, it did only one thing for me:
It made me realize that Apple could and should have offered support for HomeKit for macOS, much like they should and could have offered support for HealthKit, but offer nothing.
Instead, they leave it to people who offer hacks to those kits and effectively, send people who buy into the Apple ecosystem onto their iOS devices to do everything their Mac cannot.
Purchased the iOS and Mac Version to work with a 100% Insteon smart home (for now)
Once I figured out what exactly the app does and how it works (slight learning curve) I installed on a iPhone 6 Plus, my MacBook Air, Apple Watch and ATV4. The sync worked great, all 4 devices the newly created commands. Everything seems to be working great
I love that Insteon Action Groups (control multiple devices) can be executed with a single button.
Its great that every command is so accessible, whether its on my iphone's Today Screen, my Apple watch using glances or the app, on my AppleTV using siri or the app. I can see that I will be using this alot going forward.
This is a must buy.
This is an amazing app you can use in your apple tv, iPhone and you mac. It is a great way to integrate your smart home systems. Simple and powerful!
This latest release takes it to another level with the built in web server.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.