If you have a SmartLinc INSTEON controller from SmartLabs (part #2412N, not an INSTEON Hub), HomeGuru is the perfect way to control your home's lights and appliances. It allows you to view a list of all configured scenes in your house, view their status and control them by sending on, off or fade commands to them. It is much quicker and friendlier than using the web interface to the device, especially if you use authentication.
HomeGuru supports all the devices the SmartLinc knows about automatically, no further configuration is necessary.
IMPORTANT: HomeGuru supports SmartLinc firmware version 3.0 (iPhone 2.0). It is known to work with 2.8 without device status. (To check your version, look for Firmware Version under the General Settings.) Make sure you have a supported version before purchasing. If you have communication problems with your SmartLinc, please contact us for assistance or send an error report under your controller in settings.
Support for dark mode.
Ratings and Reviews
Fast Control of Insteon switches
My Insteon switches respond almost immediately with this app, unlike MobiLinc. I wish I could control my Insteon thermostat. The blue indicator when a dimmer is off makes it appear like its turned on. Would like to see gray for off and blue or red for on.
I wish I bought this sooner, but...
... having unfortunately paid for and tried most of the other Insteon- compatible remote controllers, I wish I had stumbled upon this one first. Most of the apps out there are simple enough, but getting them to work is such a pain... and when they do, they are slow to refresh the on/off status of a device, or simply time-out while doing so. Initially I had much better luck with HomeGuru, but over the past few months it's also had some failures to refresh and device time-outs. I also agree with some of the other reviewers that the graphic interface could use some improvement, but I think it's still one of the best available.
Developer is responsive - but app still lacks features
It's one of the better Insteon drivers out there. Could be so much more as people start getting more and more iOS devices in their homes.
For me - it needs the ability to hide devices/scenes - or specify favorites… I don't want the same view to show on all of my iOS devices. That's something that wants to be configured client-side… not from the server/controller interface.
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- Scott Jann
- 6.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2009-2016 Scott Jann
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.