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Which remote do you use with the iphone/ipod touch?

iVera
21 (50%)
SQ Remote
20 (47.6%)
Web Interface
1 (2.4%)

Total Members Voted: 39

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Offline markiper

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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 10:23:46 am »
I like SQ, but pricing was a little too much, so I went for iVera.  I really like the simplicity of it, no need to configure any of the devices, they just pop up on the screen.  Of course, if customization is what you need, then SQ seems to be a better optin, and now with the reduced price, sounds even better.

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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2010, 02:07:48 pm »
Pssst... The legendary "puck" scientific name "SQ Blaster" can be seen at the bottom of http://www.squareconnect.com home page. If you purchase a blaster from us, the full SQ Remote features are unlocked for free.

We will be officially starting to take orders and begin shipping at CEDIA in Atlanta at the end of September. if you want one of the first ones, sign up at the link to be put on the list.

This is an interesting poll, but limits the discussion to a one winner approach. I think all of the remote interfaces have their place. When I talk to people who use or have tried our app, SQRemote, I see distinct scenarios... Eg Being centered around energy management and control, security or home theatre, or remote versus in home. Each one tends to want different access and layout options.

Long term we have plans to offer different styles of control access within the same app. Allowing you to easily change metaphors depending on what you need at that moment. For now, our focus is centered around making the home theatre and media control primary, with the support for the other scenarios fitting around this core job. We have been delighted that many of our users have expressed how they use SQ Remote in other very novel ways and are constantly letting us know how they would like it to work differently.


Square Connect is here for the long run, and want to build the best and the most functional interface into your home. Trully to be able to Control Anything, Anywhere.
 
Ok maybe the above is a bit too "marketing" for this forum.

For those who want to control AV As well as the rest of your home, I don't think our product can be beaten.


« Last Edit: September 03, 2010, 02:25:59 pm by SquareConnectMat »

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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2010, 05:56:23 pm »
Very interesting. Does that mean that those people (like me) who bought SQ Remote and the full features will get a discount on the Blaster? What will the price be anyway?

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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2010, 08:05:48 pm »
Very interesting. Does that mean that those people (like me) who bought SQ Remote and the full features will get a discount on the Blaster? What will the price be anyway?

Read the last part of my post below and be satisfied that you're helping them develop cool affordable products that we all need by paying an already great price for this stuff.

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=4283.msg22792#msg22792
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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2010, 08:42:38 pm »
Yes $50 or $29 may sound expensive but people really need to understand how much work goes into an app like this and stop thinking its the type of normal cookie cutter 99 cent app that is available to each every iPhone user. Vera is a Niche product!

Not to decry iVera, but the difference in coding effort and complexity between the two apps is night and day and we are very lucky that we have either of these apps!
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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2010, 01:22:57 am »
 
Very interesting. Does that mean that those people (like me) who bought SQ Remote and the full features will get a discount on the Blaster? What will the price be anyway?
 

We are looking at doing something for our current users. The biggest problem we have is that we don't know who you are....

Apple thinks of you as their customer, not ours, and so don't give us any details on who purchased or downloaded the app.

We are still formulating a sensible pragmatic strategy on this.

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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2010, 08:17:15 am »
Thanks Mat, good to know.

Cheers
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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2010, 02:17:22 pm »
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Yes $50 or $29 may sound expensive but people really need to understand how much work goes into an app like this and stop thinking its the type of normal cookie cutter 99 cent app that is available to each every iPhone user. Vera is a Niche product!

Not to decry iVera, but the difference in coding effort and complexity between the two apps is night and day and we are very lucky that we have either of these apps!

@ strangely --> just in case, my post was purely based on what seemed more useful for me at the time, no need to read between the lines.  SQ Connect is a great product; in fact, if they would have come up with the very anticipated PUCK a little sooner, I might have chosen them over iVera (heck, I registered to be on the waiting list for purchasing the PUCK even before Mat posted here in the forum).

From my perspective (leaving pricing out of the equation), the biggest difference between iVera and SQ connect is customization, and if that is needed, then SQ connect is the way to go.  Comparing either of this 2 apps to the thousand 99 cents apps available has no relevance, and if people are looking at that, then mine as well consider dropping any automation project; everything else needed in order to get to the point of buying the final piece of the puzzle to control your "new automation" project will cost you way more than either of this 2 apps (some pieces even more than the 2 apps put together)

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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2010, 02:32:17 pm »
@markiper, no worries, I wasn't singling you out and I actually thought your post was very constructive; my response is largely based on other threads and the way this thread will probably end up going :)
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Re: Which remote for iphone?
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2010, 06:11:53 pm »
and so what is the price of the blaster going to be? Seems a simple question to me but the answer appears to be more complicated. Oh, by the way, as far as supporting companies is concerned, no matter what they do and how they do it, they're in it for but one thing aren't they? I'm not saying that that's wrong mind you.