Home+ 5 is the best-in-class HomeKit app on the App Store with powerful new features. CONTROLLING ACCESSORIES You can turn on accessories with a tap, dim lights with a swipe and easily change the lights of your colored light bulbs. Home+ also allows you to control multiple accessories at once. For example dimming all lights in the living room with a simple swipe. AUTOMATIONS Home+ allows you to automate your home with automations. For example you can raise the temperature in your living room if the temperature drops below 68°F and somebody is at home. TODAY WIDGETS There are multiple widgets available to control your favorite accessories, cameras, scenes and sensors. BACKUPS With the new Backups feature, you can restore your HomeKit data easily. APPLE WATCH On your Apple Watch you can see all your favorite accessories, cameras, scenes and sensors and control them with a single tap. REQUIREMENTS The Home app only works with HomeKit compatible accessories.
This really is a well thought out app and I’d love to give it 5 stars, however there are a few caveats... Pros: • Clean and simple UI with an appealing design. • Tiles are layed out in such a way where you can collapse rooms and therefore only focus on the accessories you’re interested in which keeps things uncluttered. • Very powerful automations with conditional statements. • Provides for a full replacement of the Home app. Cons: • Expensive for what it does. • Device status is often not current. Example: turn on an accessory while Home+ is in the background, then open Home+ and the status shows that it’s off. All of my other homekit apps show real-time status so I’m not sure why status polling is so different in Home+. This is my biggest gripe with this app. • No ability to use device groups in the accessory page. You can create groups in the groups tab, however this is cumbersome and a poor implementation. • Key custom icons seem to be missing. Example: There is a generic fan icon but no ceiling fan icon. A greater assortment of icons would go a long way especially if you have a lot of accessories like myself. All in all, I really do like this app and would like to re-evaluate my review in the future if these key features/improvements are made - especially the device status issue...
I don’t post many reviews in the App Store. But I feel like this app deserves it! Don’t let the price scare you away. Apple should hire this team to redesign the native home (HomeKit) app on the iPhone. I’m very much into home automation and I also use Home Assistant for my automations. But after finding this app I changed some of those over to this app with great success. It does take some time to figure out how to properly set automations, but in the end it’s so worth it. What I like the best with this app is the ability to set conditions for automation triggers. For example if I want my lights to come on when my Motion Sensors detect Motion they will but I can also set them to only come on if my TV is set to “off” then after Motion is not detected it will turn the lights back off again. Now if the TV is “on” nothing happens if I choose. This is just a small example of what is possible with conditions in automations. I also run a humidifier in my home but when the humidity in the room is above 50 this app turns my humidifier off and stays off until the humidity level drops below 45. This is awesome and I absolutely love this app. Again don’t let the price scare you away. You will not be disappointed. The author is here to help you if you have any questions. Thanks for making this app! I will be looking for any future releases from you guys!
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.
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.
I really miss the old app a lot. Why did the app loose the names that it used to have no problem getting automatically. It’s super annoying that the names are all changed ti defaults for some reason. Could you guys please fix this? I still fell like the UI Change was a bad direction to move in. I liked the old one a lot. It was more functional and easer to quickly get to relive the settings and payed out more clearly. I really didn’t like Apple’s solution and that’s why I loved this app so much. Why try to make it look like apple’s Home app? [Original Post]: Opening ANY scene instantly crashes the app every single time. The app crashes when trying to open an automation I had set up in the older version. All the names that were already set for devices are gone now and replaced with default names despite them all already being named and had shown before the latest major update with the interface change. You have to long hold on a device in order to get into the real settings for the device. I’m really not liking these changes. If i wanted it to work and look like the apple version of home i would be using the apple version of home. I LIKED the old interface and the fine controls it gave you. Why are you tying to hide all the useful stuff away now behind an interface nobody asked for and already exists? Could we PLEASE get the older interface back that actually worked back?
Developed by Matthias Hochgatterer.
Home+ 5 is ranking in Lifestyle & Utilities
Last update was at Noneand the current version is 5.1.1.
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