HomeWatch 17+

Controller for HomeKit

Peter Vogels

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

- Grid-view for camera's in the fullscreen camera-views. Tap / Click a camera to toggle between page-view and grid-view.
- Camera activity indicator. Green, video is streaming. Orange, snapshot less than 10 seconds old. Grey, snapshot older than 10 seconds.
- The theme editor now supports changing the color of the navigation buttons and tab buttons.
- Compatibility with iOS 17, tvOS 17 and watchOS 10.
- Optimisations and small fixes.

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