**Homemanager 3 Update now officially available**
Homemanager 3 - Community-oriented, native, powerful and beginner-friendly Homebridge / HOOBS management.
--What makes Homemanager better than other apps?--
- Fully API-based connections.
- Full support for HOOBS systems.
- Multi-server and instance support.
- Platform independent (more info below).
- Interactive setups and guides.
- Several intelligent features for easier configuration.
- Visual configuration support for more than 600 plugins.
- Easy plugin browsing and management.
- Important software updates at a glance.
- Native and modern user interface.
- Free trial period without any restrictions.
- Community-oriented and active development.
- Various support options (email, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and GitHub).
- And so much more...
--Is there a feature overview?--
Yes! Please visit our website to learn more about the main features. However, we think it's best if you just test it directly with your system and try out the features yourself. You can read more about licensing below.
--Are there any requirements?--
Starting with Homemanager 3 we support all Homebridge systems which use the Homebridge UI with V4.29.0 or newer and all HOOBS systems with V3.2.10 or newer. It doesn't matter anymore on which platform you have Homebridge or HOOBS installed.
Due to the close collaboration with the Homebridge team, new features or API changes will be implemented on time. The only thing you need to do is simply updating the app, we'll take care of the rest.
--What is Homebridge / HOOBS?--
Homebridge is an open source software written by a large community to provide HomeKit support for almost all smart devices on the market. Homebridge works as a bridge between your physical smart home devices and HomeKit. Once set up, you can control your non-certified HomeKit devices in any HomeKit app and with Siri.
HOOBS is an alternative to Homebridge, developed by "HOOBS Inc." whose focus is on hardware out-of-the-box solutions.
If you don't have a server running yet, you can find more information and interactive instructions right in the app.
--Does the app cost?--
Yes. Due to the large maintenance effort, support and new features being added all the time, we are unable to offer the app for free.
To get to know the app better, you can test everything 14 days free of charge, without any payment or in-app purchase.
After this time you can decide if you like what you have tested and have two licenses to choose from.
Licenses are lifetime, localized prices for your country can be viewed right here in the AppStore in the in-app purchases section.
--Is there a way to contribute?--
Yes, as we target a community-oriented concept, feedback and feature requests are always welcome. If you would like to help us with localizing the app into your native language or with beta testing, please don't hesitate to contact us.
--Can I receive help?--
You have found a bug, have problems with a plugin or just have general questions? Simply write an email to email@example.com. We will answer you in less than 48 hours.
You have questions that might be interesting for more users? Check out the various communities of Homebridge, HOOBS and the app out there.
- Fixed timezone issues in HOOBS log
- Fixed issue introduced with HOOBS 3.3.3 that made the CPU load unavailable in the app
- Fixed issue that prevented plugin version selection on HOOBS systems
- Moved support articles from GitHub to the official Homemanager blog
- Improvements for Chinese translations
Previously in 3.0.0:
⁃ Switched entirely to API based connections, instead of SSH (Homebridge UI API and HOOBS Core API)
⁃ Significantly reduced loading times
⁃ More stable connections thanks to the close technical collaboration with the Homebridge UI developer.
⁃ Improved visualization of multi-level config schemes, as well as "schema conditions" support
⁃ Find config entries even faster with the new sort and search functions.
⁃ Hybrid Config: navigate visually through the config and edit only the desired area in plain text
⁃ New Swipe gestures for sharing, plain text view, copying, duplicating and deleting config objects
⁃ The setup guide is now even more dynamic, simple and interactive.
⁃ Plain text config view now with syntax highlighting
⁃ Simpler menus for managing generic config objects
⁃ SmartDetect 3 now also allows sample configurations that contain small syntax errors
⁃ Support for "Homebridge verified Plugins"
⁃ Installation and removal are now interactive and include additional background checks
⁃ Plugin versions can now easily be changed interactively and can also be defined during installation
⁃ Config objects are now directly accessible from the corresponding plugin page
⁃ HOOBS users receive plugin data now entirely from "plugins.hoobs.org"
⁃ Now finally natively available for all Homebridge and HOOBS users
⁃ With Homebridge, including colour visualisation
⁃ View Homebridge, Homebridge UI and HOOBS Core Updates
⁃ Possibility to trigger the above updates
⁃ Option to change the temperature unit
⁃ Transparent and independent setup instructions for Homebridge and HOOBS
⁃ Add new instances quickly, with a new automatic instance detection (with Bonjour detection)
⁃ Useful tips and general additional information
⁃ Instances and servers can now be managed more clearly
⁃ New optimized layout, including various design changes (for example an improved dark mode)
⁃ More beginner-friendly and detailed descriptions
⁃ Intelligent assistance during various tasks
⁃ More precise error messages and optimized loading animations
⁃ Localization into new languages. In total: English, Chinese, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish and Spanish
Ratings and Reviews
Great management app
I really enjoy using this app, allowing me to quickly manage my HOOBS server from my iPhone or iPad without having to use the web. The interface makes it user friendly. I have one suggestion though - when you are managing devices, and make changes, there should be a save or upload button on that screen. Instead you have to click the ‘back’ button, tap the three dots and tap ‘upload’. This was the only counterintuitive thing I encountered. Otherwise, a must have!
Edit - thanks for taking the time to respond! Happy to hear you guys are making improvements! Looking forward to receiving updates
Developer Response ,
thanks a lot for your review.
In our next major release - Homemanager 3 - we have a new optimized configuration page with many new features and a lot of improvements. One of the improvements is an always persistent and directly accessible Upload button ;) The update will be available later this year.
If there is anything else, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
This app is a “smart home” game changer. My family really likes Apple. I’d looked into HomeKit but felt the supported devices were limited, expensive and sometimes just not the best choices. I like having IoT devices and had everything already set up in SmartThings, Alexa and Google Home. I just felt like we were too far down the path to switch over to Apple Home.
I’d read about Homebridge, but it was a little deeper into the smart home pool than I was ready to dive at that point. Then I came across the HOOBS subreddit from the Homebridge subreddit I’d been on reading and eventually found Homemanager. WOW.
In my opinion the Homemanager app and HOOBS make adding unsupported HomeKit devices on par with adding devices in Alexa or Google Home. Especially with the Import Config feature in Homemanager. The app is so well designed and makes updating the configuration file for Homebridge really easy. You don’t have to worry about syntax with brackets and commas. It imports the sample config into a GUI form for you to simply enter parameters. Trust me, if I can do this, anyone can do it.
I don’t write a lot of reviews, but felt compelled to add one for Homemanager. It’s my favorite app by far!
Developer Response ,
thanks a lot for writing a review.
It is great to hear that you like our app and especially our simple Config import feature and generic visual editor.
We have a lot new things planed for summer 2020. Stay tuned.
Lacking HomeBridge on Linux
I would give it 5 stars but it does have two glitches that need to be fixed. It crashes every now and again. Also you can’t change the port. It forces you to use a 2 in your port number.
Developer Response ,
Homemanager 3 is now available for beta testing. Reach us out via mail to receive a TestFlight invitation. HM3 should fix your problems with the app.
Thanks for your feedback.
Luckily I am already able to tell you that all of that is fixed and much more optimized in the next major version - Homemanager 3 - coming soon later this year.
If there is anything else you would like to share, let us know: email@example.com
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- 36.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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