HomeWave is a Vera remote control app that is designed with the "end user" in mind. That's just a technical term for your dad, your wife, your room mate, or anyone else who does not know or care about Vera, but who has a vested interest in being able to turn on the lights every now and then.
Most iPhone apps for Vera expose you to the full set of Z-wave devices, often in cumbersome lists that are not easy to navigate. In contrast, HomeWave will let you build an interface that looks like a remote control, easy to use, with only the right buttons shown.
- provide a Vera remote control app that is as easy to use as an actual remote control, suitable for people who do not know what Vera or Z-wave is.
- allow the app to run on older Apple hardware and older versions of iOS; second hand iPhones and iPods will make cheap but feature-rich Vera remotes.
To get an idea of what the app looks like, here's a video of HomeWave in action.
, or check out the HomeWave web site
HomeWave will not be free (gotta make a living), but it will be competitively priced compared to other premium Vera apps. The price will be $3.99.
- today: in development:
- 17 July: start of Beta
- 15 Aug: end of beta
- 31 Aug: available in App Store.