● Device API logins are now stored in Apple Keychain, allowing for automatic renewal of expired access tokens.
Ratings and Reviews
Best option for iHome smart plugs
There are Lifx bulbs and iHome smart plugs in my office, controlled using a combination of Siri/HomeKit, Google Home Mini, and a mix of Mac and iOS apps.
While the iHome smart plugs haven't been particularly dependable, HomeControl has been the most reliable system for controlling them, potentially better than the official iHome app itself (which always shows at least one plug as offline every time I open it). The plugs respond more quickly and more consistently to HomeControl than with any other app, and certainly better than any cloud service like Google Home. Well done! Local control (not a remote service link) makes all the difference.
With that said, I haven't used any of the scenes or other features of HomeControl, since it doesn't support the dimmable/RGB bulbs I have installed at the office. Two features I hope can be implemented in the future: Lifx bulb support (I know the local control isn't enjoyable to program for, but it's worth it) and a menubar-exclusive setting (so I don't need to keep the app running in my dock all the time).
Multiple Hue Bridges and Wemo Support
Originally purchased the app to control 1 Hue bridge persistently (not having to re-logon everytime I started the computer), which it did great! Contacted the developer to see if multiple bridges could be done (I have some unique needs), he was super helpful and went well out of his way to solve my problems. Would highly recommend this app to anyone that’s putting together a smart home. There are always new updates rolling out, so new features are always being added. This is one of the few Smart Home apps that is actively being worked on and not abandoned by their developer(s). Well worth the money.
Just what I was looking for!
I have a Hue setup with mostly Hue lightbulbs, but also have 2 Wemos. This app is exactly what I was looking for. It controls all of my Hue bulbs and Wemos with simple menus. It is much more than just a menubar toggle (although it does that too!). I love that I can setup my scenes and control everything on my iMac. It is a perfect control station. Just for fun, I actually also installed this app on an old 2010 Mabook Pro, not really expecting anything. I was deligted to see that it works perfectly on my old computer too! Awesome.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.