Home - Smart Home Automation
By Matthias Hochgatterer
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Home is the only full featured HomeKit app on the App Store which supports all HomeKit features – including scenes and triggers. You can control all your HomeKit accessories from different manufacturers in one app.
Home allows you to create timer and event triggers. For example an event trigger raises the room temperature when you leave the office after sunset only if the current temperature is lower than 20°C.
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.
You can access your HomeKit accessories remotely by enabling Remote Access in iOS Settings > Home and by having a 3rd generation Apple TV connected to your local network.
3D Touch Support
Use Quick Actions to execute your scenes right from the Home screen on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. 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 2.1.3
- Fixes appearance of Today widget for larger text
- Fixes crashes
Necessary for anyone serious about HomeKit
This app does vastly more than Apple's Home app. You can set up much more detailed Triggers, you can see more characteristics, and you can generally troubleshoot and customize your HomeKit setup much better with this app. (There are a couple of things Apple's Home app can do that this app can't like schedule triggers for 'every weekday', but that's Apple's fault, not the developer's.)
It's a real shame that this app no longer shows up in searches for "Home" on the App Store.
Best available HomeKit app
By far the best HomeKit app available today. The app is able to see many characteristics about devices that the native app does not. You can use these characteristics as triggers to control other devices via scenes. No need to waste time downloading other half baked apps. The flexibility offered by this one is well worth the price.
Very easy to pick up and work with. I only just started messing with HomeKit for the first time and I find it very easy to organize and set up my system with this app.
So far I have had no issues and everything I want to do is very apparent without need for reference. Will update when I have more experience.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jan 18, 2017
- Version: 2.1.3
- Size: 41.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Matthias Hochgatterer
- © 2015 Matthias Hochgatterer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.