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Offline conchordian

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 10:03:52 pm »
I tried all the free ones out I could find on my Android tablet & phone and Home Buddy: http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy was the nicest.  I like the direct shortcuts you can place on the 'desktop', and the layout was less cluttered.  Also the buttons aren't pressed accidentally when scrolling like in ivera & authomation.


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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2012, 10:07:06 pm »
Have you tried the beta version of AutHomation?

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2012, 11:01:02 pm »
I have to revise my earlier statement...
Since I ve added some more devices, iVera looks much cleaner than automator.
Still think its overpriced though.

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 12:45:45 am »
For IOS environment.......SQ Remote HD (little tricky at the beginning for configuring...once you got it right, you're in business )
For Android environment......AutHomation (nice UI, quick and easy set up, smooth and great support from the developer)


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Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 06:11:29 am »
My IOS Apps
1 iVera
2 SqRemote
3 Automator.app

iVera is easy to use
SqRemote you can integrate with you IR system.
Automator.app to much info that I don't want to see on my IOS for quick control

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2012, 02:38:21 pm »
Currently using below free apps (I believe $30 for iVera is too high):

VeraMobile for my iPhone.
HomeBuddy on a 7" Android 2.2 tablet.

Just downloaded AuthomationHD to my HP Touchpad running CM( (ICS) and ran it. One word: WOW!!!!
I'll try remote mode tomorrrow from work.
                                                                                       
Authomation seems to run pretty well as well on the 7" tab...



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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2012, 12:53:10 pm »
Great system. First time I have used anything like this so it took some experimenting. What I did was put the lock together and get it working manually on my desk. Then I set up the Veralite unit. Put both on my desk so they would pair. Then print the page that has instructions for the Schlage lock. Then on my Samsung S2, download the Vera Mobile android app and install. That will put an icon on your cell. Open it. Select Cameras/Security. Click the lock tab. If your lock is locked, you will see an icon showing an unlocked device. Press it and in a few seconds, your lock will unlock and will stay unlocked. The icon on your cell will show a locked device. Press it and in a few seconds, your lock will lock. First time success. I recommend it. I want to add a camera and some other stuff, but for now this is great. I can give a code to some people doing work on my home before I move in. Or I can simply open the door for them while they are calling. All this for less than $400. I thought that was a lot, but as I use it, it was worth it.

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Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2012, 01:41:52 pm »
My new iOS favorite: HomeWave
IT ROCKS!!!

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Re: Vera lite paired with the Schlage FE599
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 02:31:50 pm »
Great system. First time I have used anything like this so it took some experimenting. What I did was put the lock together and get it working manually on my desk. Then I set up the Veralite unit. Put both on my desk so they would pair. Then print the page that has instructions for the Schlage lock. Then on my Samsung S2, download the Vera Mobile android app and install. That will put an icon on your cell. Open it. Select Cameras/Security. Click the lock tab. If your lock is locked, you will see an icon showing an unlocked device. Press it and in a few seconds, your lock will unlock and will stay unlocked. The icon on your cell will show a locked device. Press it and in a few seconds, your lock will lock. First time success. I recommend it. I want to add a camera and some other stuff, but for now this is great. I can give a code to some people doing work on my home before I move in. Or I can simply open the door for them while they are calling. All this for less than $400. I thought that was a lot, but as I use it, it was worth it.

KenVera,

Some other apps you may want to check out:

HomeBuddy
AutHomation/AutHomationHD

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2012, 08:40:05 pm »
Is there a way to donate to AutHomationHD?  The app is great.

Robert

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2012, 01:18:24 am »
Is there a way to donate to AutHomationHD?  The app is great.

Robert

Donations are not necessary. If you feel like giving, you can donate to my paypal account at the following address:

garrett dot power at gmail dot com

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012, 08:36:55 pm »
My favorites, in order:
AuThomation
Home Buddy
My comments are here: forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,12183.msg89441.html#msg89441

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Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2012, 10:28:15 pm »
Another vote for HomeWave!

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2012, 10:32:18 am »
iOS: HomeWave !
Android: AutHomation !
Vera Lite (1), Kwikset Locks (2), 2Gig-CT30 Thermostat (1), D-Link IP Cam (1), Evolve DM-15 (1), Evolve LRM-15(AS) (4), Evolve LFM-20 (1), Evolve LSM-15 (1), Everspring Sensor (1), Intermatic HA02C (6), Intermatic HA03C (4), Wayne-Dalton HA-03WD (2), MCV Smart Switch (1)

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Re: Best iOS and Android Apps for Vera remote control?
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2012, 01:57:35 pm »
For iOS
1) Automator.app - this is the easiest to get up and running right away. For the comments on to much on the screen, I select the devices I use all the time and make them favorites so the favorites tab has everything I need. As your network starts getting larger I can see this becoming an issue but it also lets you break things up to rooms which would be the equivalent of panels on SQRemote or the way iVera does it. This is also a universal app that works on both iPhone and iPad - Huge Plus. One recommendation to the developer is to use iCloud or something to back up the config so I don't have to make changes to all my devices each time..

2) HomeWave - waiting for this app to work on the iPad, but it looks very promising.

3) SQRemote - I want to like this app so much but you have to come up with each panel and add every single device through a lot of clicking, searching and aligning. The main problem I have for this app is I want an overview page where I can see my statuses plus all cameras and there is no way to see more than one camera at a time with this app which is a deal killer for me. Also the refresh rate on the camera using the Vera plugin is horrible, 1 pic every 5 seconds. I still keep waiting for an update though because like I said I really want to like this app because of the customization options. The developer needs to make the design part of this much simpler though like HomeWave does.

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