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General => Remote Control => HomeWave (iOS) => Topic started by: aldera on November 23, 2015, 02:30:05 pm

Title: Opening other apps from within HomeWave
Post by: aldera on November 23, 2015, 02:30:05 pm
I have some home automation apps that are not Z-Wave (e.g., I have a thermostat that is WiFi controllable). Is there any way you would consider having a button that would open up an iOS app? I'd like the ability to start from HomeWave for all my home automation functions rather than go to each individual app. The wife would be a happy camper, too!! :-)
Title: Re: Opening other apps from within HomeWave
Post by: intveltr on November 23, 2015, 03:31:11 pm
As long as the thermostat app supports being opened by URL, you can do this.  Use an Action button, set the action mode to URL, and enter the URL for the app in the appropriate field.
Title: Re: Opening other apps from within HomeWave
Post by: aldera on November 24, 2015, 06:01:24 pm
As long as the thermostat app supports being opened by URL, you can do this.  Use an Action button, set the action mode to URL, and enter the URL for the app in the appropriate field.

The thermostat in question is a Sensi UP500W. If I enter the URL for the website, "https://mythermostat.sensicomfort.com", nothing happens. Is there a URL associated with the app itself that I downloaded onto my iPhone, and if so, how do I find it? Thank you.
Title: Re: Opening other apps from within HomeWave
Post by: br636 on November 24, 2015, 09:08:35 pm
The app urls that have worked for me are <appname>:// for example if you type homewave:// into safari it will launch homewave
Title: Re: Opening other apps from within HomeWave
Post by: aldera on November 25, 2015, 07:55:32 pm
The app urls that have worked for me are <appname>:// for example if you type homewave:// into safari it will launch homewave

Bingo. That worked! Thanks so much. :-)