Homeboy for Insteon Hub 4+

Insteon app alternative

Homeboy Software Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 12 Ratings
    • Free


Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to control Insteon lights and appliances in your home from anywhere with an Internet connection. Homeboy uses the native look and feel of your device to provide your entire family with a simple way of controlling the home. Set up your Insteon home and devices using Insteon's Insteon for Hub app, then use Homeboy to control it all. Just sign in with your Insteon account credentials.

- Control Insteon lights, appliances, and scenes with a simple, easy-to-use app
- Quickly access your Insteon devices, scenes, favorites, and rooms
- Maintain a comfortable environment with Insteon fans and thermostats
- Check device statuses throughout your home with one glance
- View device and scene details for deeper insight into your smart home configuration
- Set your Favorite devices and scenes—without the manufacturer’s app
- Switch between two or more homes to control multiple locations
- Use in portrait or landscape orientation on all iOS devices
- Control your home while multitasking with the iPad's Slide Over and Split View features


- Requires the Insteon Hub v2 (model 2245-222) and compatible North American Insteon devices

Current Limitations

We encourage you to provide feedback about issues and feature requests. Current known limitations:

- Supports most Insteon lighting and appliance modules, dimmers, and outlets
- Supports primary load on keypads and dual outlets
- Does not support sensors, cameras, or X10 devices
- I/O Linc modules may not show accurate status

What’s New

Version 0.14.0

iOS app

- Activate or end your favorite scenes right from your wrist with the new Homeboy for Insteon Hub app on Apple Watch.
- Set your Favorite devices and scenes—without the manufacturer’s app—from updated device and scene Details screens in Homeboy.
- Switch between Favorites in the general app settings; choose whether you want Homeboy to show the favorites as you’ve defined them in Insteon Lighting or as they’re represented in the legacy Insteon for Hub app.
- Open Homeboy by tapping our updated app icon.
- We also corrected a problem where tabs didn’t display correctly in some situations.

Apple Watch app

Introducing Homeboy for Insteon Hub on Apple Watch. This is a fast and easy way to activate or end your favorite scenes right from your wrist!

- Select and control all of the scenes in your Favorites
- Use Favorites from either Insteon Lighting or the legacy Insteon for Hub app, as set in the Homeboy app on your phone.

To use Homeboy on your Apple Watch, you must log in to your Insteon account using Homeboy for Insteon Hub on your iPhone.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ligafan ,

Ok App -- but needs work

The app functions pretty well and seems quicker and more responsive than the Insteon for Hub app. However, (IMHO) the graphic interface is pretty lame, unnecessarily colorless and boring and does not make a good use of screen real estate. The real bummer for me is no support for my cameras -- which Insteon for Hub does quite well.

laksjfgljaslgh;angkna; ,

Works as it should

I was a beta tester for Insteon’s new app through testflight. That allowed me to use 2 different apps to control my 2 locations without changing locations in the original Insteon app. Very handy! Well the beta version went away, so I went looking for another app to control my 2nd location. This one seemed to be a good choice while reading the reviews in the App Store. So, I installed it and am real happy with the app.

Cal Reviews ,

Provides a clean alternative to Insteon App

Glad Homeboy continues to make updates. The app works great. The interface is clean and provides a single pane of glass to view all your devices. Thermostats are supported! Thanks!. Load times for device status can be slow but that is with Insteon itself not the App.

App Privacy

The developer, Homeboy Software Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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