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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #135 on: August 04, 2012, 07:16:00 pm »
New build posted:
- Added an indicator for heating / cooling for thermostats.  You'll find a new setting to enable this feature in the thermostat control's preference screen, if supported  (the Wifi Thermostat plugin does not seem to support this).
- Added support for Energy Meters (tested on the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter).
- Fixed a few minor issues with localization.

The last thing to be added to the pilot will be an option to poll individual devices, an information screen (pointing to the website with instructions), and the option to lock controls using a pin code.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 07:17:43 pm by intveltr »
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2012, 12:38:51 pm »
In my android app (AutHomation) I have the option to poll the device when long pressing the device and choosing the poll option. This can be done as you said over http.

Hmm, it seems that Vera does not transmit the device's state after a poll, if the polled value is not different from the value currently held in Vera.  So I still need a way to pull the status of an individual device from Vera in case the comms between Vera and HomeWave failed.  Short of pulling the entire Z-wave net's state, can this be done for a single device?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 12:41:51 pm by intveltr »
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #137 on: August 05, 2012, 01:39:20 pm »
Once you do a poll, you'll have to re-pull the data from via. Not sure how you are getting the data, e.g. user_data2 or lu_sdata. You'll have to pull that data with the dataversion and loadtime of the last update to get the difference.

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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2012, 02:01:08 pm »
Once you do a poll, you'll have to re-pull the data from via. Not sure how you are getting the data, e.g. user_data2 or lu_sdata. You'll have to pull that data with the dataversion and loadtime of the last update to get the difference.

I use user_data2 with dataversion.  The problem is that after polling the device, Vera compares the polled value against the value she already had, and considers the device to be unchanged if the values match.  Therefor the value will not be included in the subsequent user_data2 dump.

This means that if HomeWave did not get the status update after a change due to a comms error, the only way to manually get Vera to re-send the current device state to HomeWave is to issue a user_data2 request for the full status (all devices).
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #139 on: August 07, 2012, 08:12:27 am »
I finally got my foscams set back up.  They work great!

I noticed that if I change the name of a camera in the web UI (renamed the device), the name in homewave does not change, but it continues to work properly.  If I delete and re-add, it picks up the new name.  No biggie.


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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #140 on: August 07, 2012, 08:37:33 am »
I noticed that if I change the name of a camera in the web UI (renamed the device), the name in homewave does not change, but it continues to work properly.  If I delete and re-add, it picks up the new name.  No biggie.

That's as intended: in many cases you might want to give controls (and cameras) a different name in HomeWave than they have in Vera.

Note: there's a small bug in the camera app; if you open the detail view and then close the app (sned it to the background), the camera control will be unresponsive when you open the app again (and it may crash the app when tapped).  After stopping the app (or after it crashes :) ), it'll work again.
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #141 on: August 07, 2012, 11:28:29 am »
Hi intveltr.
Regarding energy usage support. I don't have the clamp based monitors, but I do have appliance module Everspring AN158 and an Aeon Labs Micro Energy Switch (MSES?). Neither of my devices show in the list when trying to add Energy Meter devices. Will support be added for these please? Thanks.
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #142 on: August 07, 2012, 04:50:12 pm »
These will be supported; the energy readout will be added to the button/dimmer control.  Not sure if it will make the first release, though.
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #143 on: August 09, 2012, 03:52:57 pm »
Posted new build:
- Added poll / refresh option: tap and hold >3s on a control will issue a Poll command for that device, and causes HomeWave to reload the state of all controls from Vera.
- Support for PIN code: set it in the Home Screen's help window.  Option to protect buttons, scenes and locks with this PIN.  Delete your lock / button / scene control and re-add to enable this feature for that control.
- Minor bugs and localisation issues
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #144 on: August 09, 2012, 04:58:24 pm »
The beta testing for HomeWave has started.  Those who have accepted the TestFlight invite (or sent me their UDID) should have an email, and should be able to download & install the app.


 I'd be interested. Is it too late to buy in?
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #145 on: August 09, 2012, 05:21:02 pm »
It is too late to join the beta, but the app will most likely be sent to Apple this weekend. Then it's another two weeks or so before it hits the app store
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #146 on: August 09, 2012, 05:46:19 pm »
Exciting!

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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #147 on: August 09, 2012, 07:36:52 pm »
Intveltr,

Just wanted to say great app!  It is quick and is easy to set up. 

I'll be using it daily for quick control tasks.  Within 5 seconds I can load it, swipe to the screen, and send a command.

 I also use Automator app when I need full control (another great app).

Great job!!



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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #148 on: August 09, 2012, 09:06:45 pm »
Great app. Definitely has a high wife approval factor (WAF).
I can't wait for it to appear in the UK app store so I can install it on her iPhone.
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Re: Beta started!
« Reply #149 on: August 11, 2012, 03:26:58 pm »
New build posted:
- Info screen added
- Moved the buttons for setting the PIN and default screen to the info screen
- Setup button asks for the PIN if one has been set\
- Some minor bugs fixed
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