Home is the only full featured HomeKit app on the App Store which supports all HomeKit automation features. You can control all your HomeKit accessories from different manufacturers in one app and create your very own smart home.
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, cameras, groups and scenes can be marked as favorite. Favorites are available in widgets and on Apple Watch.
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.
This version contains a new app icon for the Apple Watch app as well as new complication icons.
- In automations the room name is shown next to the device name to make it easier to distinguish between devices with the same name
- Updates the thermostat automation example when creating a new automation
- Brightness changes of lights by using a swipe gesture are now correctly send to the device
- Change of name of a room and zone is now correctly shown
Ratings and Reviews
Best Home Automation Program Available
I have been using this app for a long time now and have seen it grow as apple allows the developers to have more options with the programming. I have spoken with Matthias on several occasions asking for various abilities that weren’t programmed in and if he was allowed he would come out with an update down the road incorporating my request. I have been looking for a way to turn on my lights a certain time before sunset since its dark in the house before sunset and after apple opened it up to developers Matthias put it in Home 3. This allows me to not have to worry about constantly changing the time the lights come on as the day lengthens or shortens. I also wanted the ability to activate devices only on certain days and that is now programmed in. Lastly I wanted the ability to move my scenes and automations around in the stacking order and that is also the case now. Everything I wanted in an automation program is now within Home 3. There are also other options that I don’t use now, but its great to know that if I want them in the future, they are there. This program is well worth the money I paid for it.
Missing main feature I wanted
Updated - After using this app for almost a week I have updated my review to 4 stars. The app is fantastic and allows things that the stock home app does not, such as zones and, as I have just found out, renaming automatons to something that is identifiable. Thank you to the developer(s) for the quick reply to my review and my incorrect concern. Excellent support for this product. I am holding back the 5th star as I have only been using the app a short time. Hoping to have this app turn out to be a 5 star after a bit more use.
I bought this app hoping I could use it to name my automations. However, it will not allow me the do this. The free Eve app from Elgato allows this so I am at a loss why this app does not!
Will raise my stars if this is ever added.
Developer Response ,
In the list of automations tap "Edit" and select an automation. Then change the name of the automation and tap "Save".
Purchased this today and have really enjoyed it! Much better than Apple’s Home app. There are a few changes I would love to see: First, support for Logi Circle 2 camera. I have reported characteristics for the device. Second, I would like the ability to use both conjunction AND disjunction within the same conversation (e.g if either this OR this condition exists, then do this AND this AND this). And lastly, allow for the programming of multiple button presses and fade/dim controls for Hue dimmer switches. The default device settings allow for five scenes to be assigned to button 1, dim in/out assigned to buttons 2&3, and off assigned to button four. It would be great to be able to configure with these base settings as a starting point. Overall I’m happy with the investment in this app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.