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
Limited Automation(only what HomeKit offers)
I liked the fact that developer responds immediately to a concern but I am disappointed that this app has the same level of automation what the HomeKit offers. When I looked at the screens and reviews on the app, all I wanted to achieve is to turn off the lights and switches in my kitchen(not hue bulbs) to turn off 3 minutes after there is no motion detected and I learned this app doesn’t have the ability. It does allows you to create a trigger/automation but it overrides in apple HomeKit and turns off immediately which is a pain as it turns off every time I step out for a quick second and then turns on which defeats my purpose. I didn’t really see any value to pay $15 for an app which only can automate what HomeKit offers.
If you are not keen on automations, then this app works great but if you are big into automations, this doesn’t justify the price.
The last update was great. Addressed many issues. The performance of the widget is much better but still needs improvement. The main reason I bought this app is for the Services Widget. Apple home does not provide that functionality. Looking forward to frequent updates. I’m even willing to donate to your tip jar (if you add one) for frequent updates. Updates to this app are too few and far between.
Developer Response ,
Please check out the latest version 3.3 which should drastically improve the performance and stability on iOS 12.
Your suggestion for a dark theme is to instruct users to turn on Smart Invert? That’s a terrible solution. Not all apps support smart invert. And even if they did, why assume someone would want that for their entire OS? Should have just left the Dark Theme “setting” out of the app entirely.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.