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Description

Controller helps you to control and manage your HomeKit devices. Backups save your laborious created setup. Workflows enable new ways to control your home with Siri. Control views are helping you to keep track.

TL;DR
● Backup and restore - Save your setup
● Overview - Crete own control views
● Workflows - Program procedures and start them with Siri
● Automations - Intelligent grouping, Support of entire HomeKit API
● Vendor characteristics - Use them with scenes and automations
● References - Scenes, automations of a device at a glance
● Search - If you know what you are looking for
● Calendar - Synchronization of time-based automations
● Logs - Observe changes of your devices

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BACKUP / RESTORE:
Controller is the only app that can create a backup of your setup and restore it afterwards.
You invested hours to create a smart home with a bunch of devices?
Secure the work done and be prepared, if HomeKit reports synchronization errors or your kid likes swipe to delete.

A backup saves the logical structure of your HomeKit setup.
The following parts can be restored:
● Rooms
● Zones
● Device and service names
● Room a device is located
● Service groups
● Scenes
● Automations
● Control views

It's worth it to always have an actual backup!


OVERVIEW:
This new customizable area is shown after app start and allows you to easily create an individual HomeKit control center.
The data shown in control views can be selected explicitly or is provided by powerful smart filters.
In just a few clicks you can create one that shows all power states from light services in the kitchen and living room, grouped by their value.
A great control view to check and control your lights quickly.

A basic set of control views to start with is being created for you.


WORKFLOWS:
New unique feature to accomplish actions not possible before with HomeKit!
● "Hey Siri, unlock the door for 30 seconds."
● "Hey Siri, status of my windows and doors."
● "Hey Siri, turn on the lights at 7 am."

A workflow is defined by a series of steps and can be executed manually, with a Siri phrase or a Siri Shortcut.
You can execute scenes, read or write device values, pause execution, create time-based automations and define a output in the order you need it.
The output is displayed or read out by siri.
By using the clipboard action in a Siri Shortcut you can retrieve the output and use it.


AUTOMATIONS:
An important part of a smart home are automations.
Controller supports the entire HomeKit API and can interpret all common automations, even if they are created by other apps.
Automations are grouped by their name, very helpful to keep track of them.
Experts value the possibility to clone automations and scenes.
E.g. Clone a time-based weekly automation for the whole week and fine tune the time setting afterwards.


VENDOR CHARACTERISTICS:
Your devices have more capabilities than most HomeKit apps show.
Controller shows vendor specific characteristics and let you use them in scenes and automations.


REFERENCES:
In which scenes have you used your thermostat?
Controller shows you that in the device detail views.


LOGS:
Reports current value changes of your home.
Expert functionality to check and understand automations better.


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What’s New

Version 4.0.1

Controller for HomeKit 4.0 is here! What's new?

OVERVIEW:
This new customizable area is shown after app start and allows you to easily create an individual HomeKit control center.
The data shown in control views can be selected explicitly or is provided by powerful smart filters.
In just a few clicks you can create one that shows all power states from light services in the kitchen and living room, grouped by their value.
A great control view to check and control your lights quickly.

A basic set of control views to start with is being created for you.

WORKFLOWS:
New unique feature to accomplish actions not possible before with HomeKit!
● "Hey Siri, unlock the door for 30 seconds."
● "Hey Siri, status of my windows and doors."
● "Hey Siri, turn on the lights at 7 am."

A workflow is defined by a series of steps and can be executed manually, with a Siri phrase or a Siri Shortcut.
You can execute scenes, read or write device values, pause execution, create time-based automations and define a output in the order you need it.
The output is displayed or read out by siri.
By using the clipboard action in a Siri Shortcut you can retrieve the output and use it.

BACKUPS:
● Adding iCloud files synchronization.
● Control views are saved within your backup.

AUTOMATIONS:
● Improved characteristic start event - start an automation on any value change.
● Improved editing interface of automations.

SCENES:
● Show active state of scenes.
● Easier creation of a new scene during editing of automations.

CHARACTERISTICS:
● Hide all unsupported vendor specific characteristics.
● Improved reading of actual values from the devices.

SETTINGS:
● Choose the landing screen. (Overview or home)
● New help desk link for improved support experience.
● Option to remove all donated siri shortcut actions.

NOW PART OF THE BASIC VERSION:
● Search
● Custom views (Part of control views)
● Custom ordering of data
● Hiding of characteristics & services
● HomeKit calender for time based automations

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Cadel Lowe ,

Deep, developer level access to HomeKit

Definitely an app for the advanced user, but boy does it fix problems when your HomeKit setup decides to pull a temper tantrum.

My Apple TV decided to automatically reboot while I was in the Home app on my iPhone, subsequently orphaning every automation with zero devices. A bunch of actions had no triggers. With a very rapid response from the developer on a question, I was able to clean up the mess without deleting and starting the house over again.

The backup feature alone is worth the pro version.

jmkodc ,

Backup works great

This alone makes it worth the price for the Pro version. I accidentally deleted my entire “Home” through the MyQ app (I still can’t believe that is allowed), and it has been a huge pain setting up all of my devices and automations. I just wish I’d had this app before all of this.

mbautsch ,

Does nothing but crash.

Updated to the new version and it won’t run.

Update: The developer contacted me and has promised a fix.

Update: I’m very impressed. Not only is it a great program but the developer fixes the problem in 24 hours.

Developer Response ,

There was an unexpected issue with setups that contain HomeKit TVs. A bugfix update is on its way! Sorry.

Update: Thanks for updating your review! If any further questions or feature requests don’t hesitate to use the service desk. :)

Information

Seller
Jan Andre
Size
23.8 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2019 Jan André
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. PRO Version $8.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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