HSBuddy 4+

HomeSeer companion app

Antonio Vargas Garcia

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 25 Ratings
    • Free


HSBuddy is a free application for iOS® that turns your mobile device into the ultimate companion for your HomeSeer® home automation system. With the included Apple Watch companion app you can take control of your home from your wrist!

Certain features require an additional HomeSeer controller plug-in which you can install from the plug-in manager in your HomeSeer configuration pages. Look for HSBuddy under the User Interfaces section.

Complement your home automation experience and use HSBuddy to:

• Control and edit devices
• Run and edit events
• View history of device state changes *
• View images from your home cameras **
• Create your own customized dashboards
• Speed up your daily automation tasks
» Create Siri shortcuts
» Place Widgets for your Home Screen
• Send push-notifications to your devices as part of your server events
• Browse your HomeSeer server logs *
• Enable geo-location on the app and location-based events *
• Automatically switch between local-WiFi and remote connectivity to your server based on your location.
• Connect to multiple HomeSeer servers and switch quickly between them
• Use Smart Tags to quickly control a device or run an event by tapping a tag with your phone

*Requires installing the free HSBuddy HomeSeer controller plug-in
**Compatible with some existing HomeSeer controller camera plug-ins

To use this app you need a running instance of HomeSeer. To find out more, visit http://www.homeseer.com

For more information and troubleshooting help, go to http://hsbuddy.avglabs.net

What’s New

Version 1.0.84

Fix: Links embedded in device status should open on the system browser
Fix: Better reliability for background notifications
New: Send location updates directly to your server (no longer uses a proxy)
Fix: Re-enable app for iOS version 12 and up
New: Home Screen widgets now support custom shortcuts
Fix: Some dashboards showed wrong font size in auto-resized text fields
Fix: Device history cannot be accessed from favorites list

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

BiboDev ,

Needs update for iPhone 10 and auto refresh

Works fine but for heaven’s sake please update the app for iPhone 10 screen! Also the status of things don’t update on the app unless you click on the refresh button.

Statikk ,

Thank you so much for this app!!

I’ve only spent a few minutes with this app and I can already see that it completely blows HSMobile out of the water! Just the fact that I was able to connect successfully with a dns name instead of having to use an IP. I haven’t tried HTTPS yet but that doesn’t work on HSMobile either. And it looks like you have config backups working to! They should license this from you or bring you on as their mobile developer or something. They should be embarrassed at the quality of their app compared to yours. Thank you so much for creating this and keep up the good work!!

Tornadoslims ,

Must have

Absolute must have for any homeseer user. Only constructive feedback would be to try to eliminate or show a status when waiting on data. It let’s you completely control your house from anywhere in the world, but sometimes feels like it’s “hanging” when I know it’s just waiting on data from homeseer (like when switching from devices to events,etc)

Btw I never write reviews - that’s how much this app has changed my smart home experience.

App Privacy

The developer, Antonio Vargas Garcia, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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