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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2014, 06:16:10 pm »
One of the best features of this app seems to be missing in all IOS apps unless I'm missing it somewhere. That's the ability to have a device on your homescreen like an Android widget. Is this possible to have these widgets or shortcuts?

Vera can control any device via a HTTP get, so once you know the device that you want to control from the home scene (iOS), then its as simple as creating a home screen shortcut/URL from within safari.

You can find the URL you need by going to:

http://VERAIP:3480/data_request?id=lu_invoke

The above is for when you have LAN access, however so long as you know the Fwd server your vera is attached too, and the username password, then it is possible also to do it remotely too.

No app required for the above at all!  8)
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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2014, 07:57:08 pm »
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however so long as you know the Fwd server your vera is attached too, and the username password, then it is possible also to do it remotely too.

This strategy will not work for UI6

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2014, 08:17:34 pm »

This strategy will not work for UI6
Another good reason to stay far away :)
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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2014, 08:41:25 pm »
Cool Thanks Strangely, this is exactly what I need. Would be nice to have this built in an app that would do this for you in IOS... Dev's might sell more copy's including and advertising this feature. :)

Thanks again,
TC

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2014, 09:11:41 pm »
http://VERAIP:3480/data_request?id=lu_invoke

The above is for when you have LAN access, however so long as you know the Fwd server your vera is attached too, and the username password, then it is possible also to do it remotely too.

No app required for the above at all!  8)

What is the format for adding your username and password, and also the forward server to the URL?

Thanks!

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2014, 08:32:38 pm »

What is the format for adding your username and password, and also the forward server to the URL?

Thanks!
See this page:

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/UI_Simple

Look in the section titled Mode 1: Basic setup and locating the engine
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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2014, 08:54:57 am »
One of the best features of this app seems to be missing in all IOS apps unless I'm missing it somewhere. That's the ability to have a device on your homescreen like an Android widget. Is this possible to have these widgets or shortcuts?

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view :) ), Apple does not allow active widgets on the home screen. 

However, for apps that register a URL scheme to perform certain actions like flipping lights, it is possible to add icons to the home screen to perform those actions.  This works through Safari, and it's a somewhat ugly hack.
HomeWave is available in the App Store!  Turn your iPhone/iPad into an easy-to-use remote control for Vera.

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2014, 04:19:36 am »
iViri is an iOS app that people should check out for its implementation of geofences and voice control, both of which are things no other iOS app offers at the moment and definitely not for the same prices as iViri. 

Disclaimer: I am the developer and a little biased but have used and purchased most listed here and think iViri is at least comparable outside the added features of geofencing and voice control.
I am the developer of iViri.  iViri is available in Apple Store.  Check out its Voice Control and Geofence integration, which causes less battery drain than the other options for locating an iphone.

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2014, 11:59:19 am »
Can someone please suggest an iPhone/iOS app I can download that will work w/ my DSC panel & Insteon controls.  I've downloaded (and paid) for a few apps already and haven't had much luck w/ an app that automatically linjs in my alarm.

Thoughts?
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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2014, 06:34:06 am »
Just installed AuthomationHD on Android.  Brilliant App.  Much faster that official app and the GUI so much clearer and easier to navigate.

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2014, 11:18:07 am »
Can someone please suggest an iPhone/iOS app I can download that will work w/ my DSC panel & Insteon controls.  I've downloaded (and paid) for a few apps already and haven't had much luck w/ an app that automatically linjs in my alarm.

Thoughts?

My BETA testers for iViri have informed me that their DSC Alarms function correctly with iViri.
I am the developer of iViri.  iViri is available in Apple Store.  Check out its Voice Control and Geofence integration, which causes less battery drain than the other options for locating an iphone.

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2014, 08:20:02 pm »
My vote is for Homewave because it supports UI6, is reasonably priced, is easy to setup/customize, and loads very quickly on my iphone 5s.

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2014, 04:19:20 pm »
How about an app (for iOS) that can be restricted to control only limited set of devices? E.g. for kids, they could only control lights in their rooms..

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2014, 04:52:19 pm »
HomeWave app , no doubt !!!

you will draw each screen for each user....

perfect... the best app for use with Vera Control.
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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2014, 11:25:15 am »
I agree with guessed; SQRemote takes time to set up well, but it's worth it.  You'll end up with an interface tailored to your particular needs.

Still, none of the current apps meet my needs, so I've started developing my own :)  I want something that looks and functions somewhat like a remote control or a wall mounted control panel: easy enough to use to trust your (grand)mother with it: the true test of any interface :)  The current crop of Vera apps seem to be aimed at the administrators of the Vera network rather than the end users.

I want to talk with the person that posted this but it says I'm unauthorized I'm interested in helping develop a control panel