Author Topic: Updates for VeraMate 5  (Read 7006 times)

Offline veramate

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 569
  • Karma: +17/-7
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 08:51:59 am »
5.5 fixes most connectivity issues, with 5.6 (coming out towards the end of the week) will fix all other known issues (at this time).  So yes, customizing the device list pages for the size and custom icons will be coming up next.   This will be a fair amount of dev work to refactor and make sure I can resize it efficiently, so probably won't be being finished for a little while.
VeraMate for iOS - simple, customisable, Vera control.  http://www.veramate.com
Apple Watch, Voice Control, GeoFencing, iBeacons, Today Widget, UI5/6/7 support, Alerts.

Offline ElMagnifico

  • Sr. Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 12:54:31 pm »
5.5 fixes most connectivity issues, with 5.6 (coming out towards the end of the week) will fix all other known issues (at this time).  So yes, customizing the device list pages for the size and custom icons will be coming up next.   This will be a fair amount of dev work to refactor and make sure I can resize it efficiently, so probably won't be being finished for a little while.

Great Job. Everything is working good and I am really enjoying this app. I really like the customizable icons.

Only issue I have is setting temps without changing modes. Is this one of the fixes you are referring to, or have I just not figured out how to do this?
 Thanks again for what you do.


Offline veramate

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 569
  • Karma: +17/-7
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2014, 04:52:28 am »
Great Job. Everything is working good and I am really enjoying this app. I really like the customizable icons.

Only issue I have is setting temps without changing modes. Is this one of the fixes you are referring to, or have I just not figured out how to do this?
 Thanks again for what you do.

Great :)   As for setting temps, I'm not sure what you mean?   Is this a thermostat, or a simple temperature +/- buttons?
VeraMate for iOS - simple, customisable, Vera control.  http://www.veramate.com
Apple Watch, Voice Control, GeoFencing, iBeacons, Today Widget, UI5/6/7 support, Alerts.

Offline ElMagnifico

  • Sr. Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2014, 01:06:15 pm »
Great Job. Everything is working good and I am really enjoying this app. I really like the customizable icons.

Only issue I have is setting temps without changing modes. Is this one of the fixes you are referring to, or have I just not figured out how to do this?
 Thanks again for what you do.

Great :)   As for setting temps, I'm not sure what you mean?   Is this a thermostat, or a simple temperature +/- buttons?

I'm sorry for not being specific. See the attached Photo, I have 3 thermostats, 2 Honeywells and one 2-Gig and I can not change temps without changing the mode. Example it currently is set to Cool at 74, and I want to change to 72. I have tried every way I can imagine to change it in the app. I set both dials available to 72 and hit done, but nothing happens. The only thing I found that works is If I change to Heat and set temp at 72, it will change to Heat Mode and set the desired temp to 72, then I have to change back to cool and 72, and then it will change to Cool/72. Appreciate the help!

Offline veramate

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 569
  • Karma: +17/-7
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2014, 04:25:10 am »
Thanks for the information.   That would seem to have to be a bug - let me have a look when I'm back in the office and I'll get back to you.
VeraMate for iOS - simple, customisable, Vera control.  http://www.veramate.com
Apple Watch, Voice Control, GeoFencing, iBeacons, Today Widget, UI5/6/7 support, Alerts.

Offline ElMagnifico

  • Sr. Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2014, 07:36:34 am »
Thanks for the information.   That would seem to have to be a bug - let me have a look when I'm back in the office and I'll get back to you.

Thanks!

Offline aaronsquire

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2014, 09:14:16 am »
Upcoming Schedule. I like this feature. In fact I have went and taking automation out of my PLEG plugin and created scenes with schedules just so they appear in Veramate. Helps keep my wife from freaking out when automation occurs.

However there is a problem. If I tell it next 24 hours it doesn't list the next 24 hours. It lists almost the next 24 hours and then it lists an event for Friday evening.
Thanks!

Offline veramate

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 569
  • Karma: +17/-7
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2014, 09:21:52 am »
Upcoming Schedule. I like this feature. In fact I have went and taking automation out of my PLEG plugin and created scenes with schedules just so they appear in Veramate. Helps keep my wife from freaking out when automation occurs.

However there is a problem. If I tell it next 24 hours it doesn't list the next 24 hours. It lists almost the next 24 hours and then it lists an event for Friday evening.

:/ Yes I was contemplating this when I added this screen.  I decided on showing all upcoming scenes in the view, but the "badge" on the smart button would show a count of only those that were upcoming.  I agree though this is confusing - I'll restrict the smart button to only show the ones chosen from the settings.  (There is a "schedule" in the settings menu which is the same screen, and shows all).
VeraMate for iOS - simple, customisable, Vera control.  http://www.veramate.com
Apple Watch, Voice Control, GeoFencing, iBeacons, Today Widget, UI5/6/7 support, Alerts.

Offline aaronsquire

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 03:53:17 pm »
I now see this is a vera error and not veramate as my UI upcoming schedule says the same thing. I'm not sure why it's missing the upcoming scheduled automation and jumping to Friday.
Thanks!

Offline veramate

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 569
  • Karma: +17/-7
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 06:47:04 am »
Hmm likely yet another quirk in UI7.  VeraMate definitely does just show the next schedule (which is what the UI shows), but what it should be doing is showing the next couple by calculating, for instance, daily runs - it doesn't do it now which would actually overcome the UI7's problems.  I don't see it as major so it's a ways down the development list though.
VeraMate for iOS - simple, customisable, Vera control.  http://www.veramate.com
Apple Watch, Voice Control, GeoFencing, iBeacons, Today Widget, UI5/6/7 support, Alerts.

Offline aaronsquire

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2014, 10:34:16 am »
Hmm likely yet another quirk in UI7.  VeraMate definitely does just show the next schedule (which is what the UI shows), but what it should be doing is showing the next couple by calculating, for instance, daily runs - it doesn't do it now which would actually overcome the UI7's problems.  I don't see it as major so it's a ways down the development list though.

Yeah it isn't hurting anything and doubt will get any real answers til after the release which they are now saying end of June. Hopeful all this extra time has given them opportunity to really work some things out.
Thanks!

Offline aaronsquire

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 144
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2014, 11:30:28 am »
URL Links

If I'm not mistaken there is a way to assign a custom URL Scheme for apps to be opened via a URL. My knowledge is very limited so I'm asking if this is even possible. A Custon URL link that would open the veramate app. My reasoning and thought on this... I as well as many others get notifications on our phones for events either via PushOver, VeraAlerts, and etc... One could put the custom URL link in the message that would open the Veramate app.

So for example I get a pushover notification and it has a URL link in the message, could that link open the Veramate App if I clicked on the link?

Thanks!

Offline veramate

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 569
  • Karma: +17/-7
Re: Updates for VeraMate 5
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2014, 11:53:34 am »
There is indeed.  This is fairly simple to have an app associate itself with its own schema.   I've looked into VeraAlerts briefly, as well as doing my own plugin to send alerts to an iDevice.  It's definitely possible, I just need the time to investigate it a little more to figure out what I need to do on the push side.

So push notifications are definitely on the list :)   A bit of effort to do them properly though.  The easiest way is to have the app constantly poll, but that is a bit of a cheap development way out (being a bit flaky, and taking up resources, as little as they are) when we have the perfect server (Vera) to do this.  So I won't do them this way, it just needs more time :/
VeraMate for iOS - simple, customisable, Vera control.  http://www.veramate.com
Apple Watch, Voice Control, GeoFencing, iBeacons, Today Widget, UI5/6/7 support, Alerts.