Call any URL with an appropriate sized button on any of your devices (iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch). The screens can be configured according to your needs using a json file via iTunes file sharing.
The app is ideal for all home automation systems which support http:
- i.e. HomeWizard, PEHA-House-Control-System, PHC, KNX, control4, Domoticz.
- It can also be used to control your IP camera (i.e. Mobotix)
- Or as a remote control for some HDMI DLNA adapter
- The app and watch app can also be used to trigger IFTTT.
Follow the configuration manual: https://github.com/sebbu/iControl-Web
In summary: Use iTunes file sharing folder of this App to get a sample json file for your configuration. Name your file gui.json. The structure is really simple. You may want to use a json editor. If you have messed up your gui.json, remove it from the App to get a new guiSample.json. You may use http or https for calling a remote command within this App or other known URL schemes to open another App (iPhone/iPad only).
Support for self-signed certificates is not includes on purpose. There are many free possibilities to get a certificate of different flavor,
i.e. StartSSL Free, Let’s Encrypt or CAcert (this list is not a recommendation and it is not complete, but it can serve as a starting point for your search).
This app can be controlled via its own custom protocol icontrol://. Currently it only supports the execution of a command. (See guiSample.json form an example)
iControl does not prompt for a review as it would probably interrupt your workflow. I would really appreciate it if you take the time to leave a review (maybe with a short hint or description which system you are using). Thank you in advance!
- App registers for json file type and new config can be imported via other programs
- Changed watch complication icons back to old version.
Ratings and Reviews
Works great with RaspberryPi, PHP and LightwaveRF
Took a little while to figure out the JSON file formatting, and could do with some error reporting for syntax issues, but once cracked it works brilliantly. Got it calling a control.php script on a RaspberryPi to call LigjtwaveRF functions, works great. One request for the developers which I shall try to email is that it won't work with SSL unless it's an trusted cert, despite the profile being installed on the iPhone and it working fine in Safari.
Thanks for a great app!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.