Home – Smart Home Automation
By Matthias Hochgatterer
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Home is the only full featured HomeKit app on the App Store which supports all HomeKit features – including the new automation features in iOS 11. You can control all your HomeKit accessories from different manufacturers in one app.
Home allows you to automate your accessories using triggers. For example you can raise the temperature in your living room if the temperature drops below 68°F and somebody is at home.
You can control multiple accessories at once using Groups. For example you can turn on all lights in the living room and set the brightness to 50%.
Your most important services, groups and scenes can be marked as favorite. Favorites are listed in the Today View and on Apple Watch.
Use Quick Actions to execute your scenes right from the Home screen. Take a quick look at your accessories using Peek and Pop.
Outlets and light bulbs can now be control using swipe actions. You can toggle the power state by swiping to the left. Swiping to the right lets you quickly change the brightness of lights.
The Home app only works with HomeKit compatible accessories.
What's New in Version 3.1.1
Fixes an issue where the today widgets couldn't be loaded
I like it. For power users.
This app fills in the gaps in Apple’s Home app, revealing additional nuanced options that HomeKit provides but Apple’s Home hides for simplicity sake. You still need both apps, though, because they each have features the other doesn’t.
Also, the developer is very responsive to feature requests.
The app “provides” a dark mode joke. I think it must literally be a joke, because the app just tells you to go to accessibility settings and invert the display settings, instead of actually implementing a real dark mode theme.
The Very Best
I’ve been using this app since the early days of HomeKit. It is far superior to any others, including Apple’s app. It supports everything I can imagine and I love the fact it works with all my devices. I have over 80 devices controlled by it.
The Zones feature, which I don’t think Apple’s app supports, is the best I’ve seen. “Hey Siri, turn off the downstairs lights” is something I say every night. (A zone is a collection of rooms).
Apple Home App is way too clunky compared to this Home App which has detailed settings one click away.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 16, 2017
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 28.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Matthias Hochgatterer
- © 2015 Matthias Hochgatterer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, 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, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.