Home+ 5 is the best-in-class HomeKit app on the App Store with powerful new features.
You can turn on accessories with a tap, dim lights with a swipe and easily change the lights of your colored light bulbs. Home+ also allows you to control multiple accessories at once. For example dimming all lights in the living room with a simple swipe.
Home+ allows you to automate your home with automations. For example you can raise the temperature in your living room if the temperature drops below 68°F and somebody is at home.
There are multiple widgets available to control your favorite accessories, cameras, scenes and sensors.
With the new Backups feature, you can restore your HomeKit data easily.
On your Apple Watch you can see all your favorite accessories, cameras, scenes and sensors and control them with a single tap.
The Home app only works with HomeKit compatible accessories.
HomeKit now requires that the recurrence days (ex Saturday and Sunday) are specified for time-based automations (ex Time is 9.00 AM). This update makes sure that Home+ shows the recurrence days for those kinds of automations.
Ratings and Reviews
Missing main feature I wanted
Updated - After using this app for almost a week I have updated my review to 4 stars. The app is fantastic and allows things that the stock home app does not, such as zones and, as I have just found out, renaming automatons to something that is identifiable. Thank you to the developer(s) for the quick reply to my review and my incorrect concern. Excellent support for this product. I am holding back the 5th star as I have only been using the app a short time. Hoping to have this app turn out to be a 5 star after a bit more use.
I bought this app hoping I could use it to name my automations. However, it will not allow me the do this. The free Eve app from Elgato allows this so I am at a loss why this app does not!
Will raise my stars if this is ever added.
Developer Response ,
In the list of automations tap "Edit" and select an automation. Then change the name of the automation and tap "Save".
Everything Apple Home App Should Be
I don’t post many reviews in the App Store.
But I feel like this app deserves it! Don’t let the price scare you away. Apple should hire this team to redesign the native home (HomeKit) app on the iPhone. I’m very much into home automation and I also use Home Assistant for my automations. But after finding this app I changed some of those over to this app with great success.
It does take some time to figure out how to properly set automations, but in the end it’s so worth it. What I like the best with this app is the ability to set conditions for automation triggers. For example if I want my lights to come on when my Motion Sensors detect Motion they will but I can also set them to only come on if my TV is set to “off” then after Motion is not detected it will turn the lights back off again. Now if the TV is “on” nothing happens if I choose. This is just a small example of what is possible with conditions in automations. I also run a humidifier in my home but when the humidity in the room is above 50 this app turns my humidifier off and stays off until the humidity level drops below 45. This is awesome and I absolutely love this app. Again don’t let the price scare you away. You will not be disappointed. The author is here to help you if you have any questions. Thanks for making this app! I will be looking for any future releases from you guys!
Best Home Automation Program Available
I have been using this app for a long time now and have seen it grow as apple allows the developers to have more options with the programming. I have spoken with Matthias on several occasions asking for various abilities that weren’t programmed in and if he was allowed he would come out with an update down the road incorporating my request. I have been looking for a way to turn on my lights a certain time before sunset since its dark in the house before sunset and after apple opened it up to developers Matthias put it in Home 3. This allows me to not have to worry about constantly changing the time the lights come on as the day lengthens or shortens. I also wanted the ability to activate devices only on certain days and that is now programmed in. Lastly I wanted the ability to move my scenes and automations around in the stacking order and that is also the case now. Everything I wanted in an automation program is now within Home 3. There are also other options that I don’t use now, but its great to know that if I want them in the future, they are there. This program is well worth the money I paid for it.
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- Matthias Hochgatterer
- 37.4 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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- © 2021 Matthias Hochgatterer
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