By Hunter Douglas
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Create the perfect mood in your home using the Platinum™ App from Hunter Douglas. Use your Apple® mobile devices to easily control Hunter Douglas motorized window fashions. Far more than a just a remote, the Platinum™ App enables users to preset and reset the precise position of multiple motorized window coverings for optimal privacy, security, energy management and mood. Moreover, customized slider bars for each Hunter Douglas motorized window covering make programming slide-to-set simple.
•Move your motorized shades individually, by room, or throughout the home any time of the day.
•Use the app’s built-in timer feature and set your motorized shades to open or close… day or night… all week long.
•Precisely control the natural light in every room through the use of Scenes, Room controls, and timed events. Tilt vanes open to greet the day or close your shades at night for privacy and security.
•For more information about the Platinum App and motorized window fashions from Hunter Douglas, visit a Hunter Douglas dealer in your area.
What's New in Version 2.0.11
Removed app rating reminder
Communication bug improvements
Platinum customers dumped
This app is such a shame given the high-end market Hunter Douglas is trying to maintain. What it appears is that those customers with the Platinum system blinds have been dumped for any future significant development of this app and Hunter Douglas's R&D is going solely into its new PowerView blinds (and PowerView app). The app for that system is polished and what one would expect from this company. There is no reason Hunter Douglas can't make these improvements for the Platinum line and improve this app. Since the Platinum blinds aren't compatible with the PowerView app I guess I'm expected to buy all new blinds if I want the sleek new app. Absurd. No loyalty to current customers and this app with no future reflects that. Can't you give us at least the ability to modify the bridge IP so we can access the app remotely!?
Pro: Via a kludgey interface you can set presets that will occur at specific times on specific days.
Con: However, even though I have top-down blinds, there's no way to schedule the tops to come down, only the bottoms to go up. For my east-facing bedroom windows, this means that I have wake up with the sun in my eyes instead of on the roof.
Con: Further, if you don't open the app via your phone about once a week—which helps synchronize the time—the timer drifts quickly enough that you can't use the blinds as an accurate alarm clock. Within a couple weeks the blinds will be opening 15+ minutes too late.
Confusing interface includes a "Test Repeater" button that does nothing when pressed, and a "Recalculate Sunrise/Sunset" button that asks for your lat/long...and also appears to do nothing.
It's an application that's justifiable if you were a first-time app developer. It's unacceptably poor quality for a company like Hunter-Douglas.
Great app overall and thanks for the hard work on the updates.
But I've just learned you dumped ALL Powerise customers forever to create a separate, non-compatible platform? WITH the Apple Watch I've been asking for for a year?
I spent thousands of dollars on this system, to be abandoned? Give us an Apple Watch app at least, please!!!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Aug 11, 2015
- Version: 2.0.11
- Size: 122 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Inc.
- © Hunter Douglas
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.