HomeWatch 17+

Controller for HomeKit

Peter Vogels

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free

Description

I made an app for my Apple Watch to see a glanceable status of our home and to control our HomeKit devices. It worked so well on the watch, that I expanded it to a dashboard app for all our Apple devices. I have now added a configuration interface to make it compatible with any HomeKit enabled home setup. I hope some of you will find it useful.

HOME VIEW

The circle / grid with icons on the home view shows a color coded status of the rooms of the home: red when a door is open, yellow when a window is open, orange when the heating is on, cyan when lights are on and green when nothing is on.

On the iPhone, iPad, tvOS and Mac the app also shows the time, date, cameras, events, reminders, a website and weather information. When there is rain, it will show a rain graph.

ROOM VIEWS

When a room is selected, the circle layout will show the scenes you can control in that room. The grid layout also shows the devices that can be controlled in that room. Additionally the room view has an information section. To the right it can show any characteristics from your devices. Below is a detail view that can show a camera view, a website, a temperature, humidity and climate history graphs.

WIDGETS

Fully customisable lock-screen and home-screen widgets. Tap / Clicking a widget item to go directly to a room view, execute a scene or launch any url-scheme. Customisable complications on the Watch can have actions to go directly to a room view and execute any scene.

MENU BAR ITEMS

On the Mac any HomeKit characteristic can be added to the menu bar and is kept up to date.

CUSTOMISATION

The interface can be fully customised. The user can add their own background images and icons from the photo library. Customise gradient overlays, icons, fonts, colours and more. Make it your own…

What’s New

Version 1.9.7

1.9.7
- The watch app now supports the grid views and all other functionality from the iOS app with the exception of the weather and calendar views.
- The easiest way to setup the watch app to reflect your phone's setup is to select for view layout, in the settings menu on the watch, either a two column square or a one column rectangle layout. Then, with the watch app open, send your current home setup from the settings menu on the phone to the watch.
- Or choose the wheel layout for the fastest way to control a selection of rooms and scenes that fit on a wheel. For a slightly larger wheel disable background overlay's in the theme settings.
- Tapping/clicking a device without an on/off state directly invokes the detailed control and information view for that device. A long tap/long click on any device will also invoke this view.
- Enhancements and fixes.

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