Description

*** Featured on AppleInsider.com - "Our favorite tips and tricks for making the most out of Apple HomeKit"
*** Featured on HomeKitNews.com - "save your lungs, and get this app"
*** Featured on HomeKitHero.com - "clever way to get someone’s attention in your home"

Have a HomeKit home? Have a family member that needs a little extra 'nudge' to get moving? Look no further - Home Flash can help!

Home Flash works with ANY HomeKit compatible lights, including Hue, LIFX or any other brand available - it even works with Switches and Outlets that have lights attached! With deep Siri Shortcut support, you can record any phrase, and watch the lights flash on your command. Don't underestimate how satisfying it can be to say "Hey Siri, Summon the Child", and then hear them come running!

Paid a bundle for multi-colored lights? Now you can take advantage of them, and choose the color to flash! Different colors can be used for different meanings -- Green can mean it's time to go, while Red can give more urgency, when your family needs to get downstairs NOW!

Can work great if you have a family member with a hearing disability as well!

And no need to worry about leaving your kids in the dark (or the light) -- when Home Flash is done, it will return your lights to their previous state.

Requirements
- Any HomeKit equipped light bulb, switch or outlet. Switches or outlets must be configured with a light attached. HomeKit must already be configured.
- Currently compatible with iPhone and iPod touch only. iOS 13 required.
- Apple Watch app requires watchOS 5. Sorry, original Apple Watch not supported.

Usage Notes:
- Due to a change in how iOS 13 Siri Shortcuts works, Home Flash is no longer able to control your lights in a Siri Extension. Don't worry, your Siri Shortcuts will still work, but the Home Flash App will need to open in order to operate correctly - most notably, this my result in problems if using with the Home Pod.
- If you have a bulb or switch with a slow ramp/fade rate, try shortening this rate in the manufacturers app, if the flash isn't noticeable - if this doesn't work, please let us know at https://homemadeautomation.wordpress.com/contact, so we can help find a solution!

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

Happy iOS 13! Are you ready for Dark Mode? Because we've got some Dark Mode for you! We think it looks great, but tell us what you think on Twitter: @HomeMadeAutoma1

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

user2840457 ,

Great way to get attention

This app is great for getting the attention of anyone in the house. I can flash the lights in a room when dinner’s ready, quick and easy. So handy!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much!

Grateful E ,

Does Not Work Consistently

I love the simple concept of this app, however, every time I open the app up it gives me the message of “Looking for lights”. So I have to close out the app completely and open it back up in order to get it to work. If that was fixed, I would rate it 5 stars.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m sorry you’re experiencing occasional delays when opening Home Flash. For some background, the ‘Looking for Lights’ screen is shown only while the app is waiting for the HomeKit API to provide the list of devices. Most users see it only for a moment, or don’t see it at all.

If you’re interested, I’d love to help track down why this might be happening. Feel free to send us a DM on Twitter @HomeMadeAutoma1, or email us at homeflashapp@gmail.com

Thanks again!

Driving-blind ,

Easy peasy. Fun to use.

Simple to use. Good alternative way to alert someone. Latest update for Leviton switches greatly improves effectiveness.

Developer Response ,

Great to hear, and thanks so much for the review! It means a lot, and it really does help!

Information

Seller
Matthew Corey
Size
16.5 MB
Category
Lifestyle
Compatibility

Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
$0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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