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Homey App [IOS and Android]

Looking at Dashboards etc for a new house build.

Will the Homey App {IOS or Android] capable of looking intellengent to run a double storey house, so you can turn lights on and off etc…

For example - Living Room - Lights, AIr Con, Blinds

Wanting to use a Google Hub in the kitchen and an iPad at the entry Foyer.

thanks in advance

Using Homeydash on tablet you can control almost everything.

Have looked at HomeyDash {only through the forums]

What I want is a menu system like Control 4 to control the rooms etc.

Nested via Floor, Room and Items (eg. Lights, TV, fireplace etc)

eg. Middle Floor - Living Room - Lights - Options 9Turn on/Off/dimm

Wife does not want all the techo goop … Just straight functionality

As you can understand (the techie goods can be a button) etc.

So far nothing better than Homeydash available. But if you want to make your house WAF ready, then you should nit change the way how to control lights, ac, heating etc compared to as is control. Just extend existing functionality to be smart (modules behind regular switch, smart implants, regulat thermostat with zwave/wifi connectivity)…
This way, tablet control will be limited.

I disagree:

You can make as many dashboards as you want, you can cast them to a Hub or an Ipad.

Ok, I thought we are talking about end user solutions without need to know mqqt integration, programing and server setup. Then possibilities are limitless :wink:.

I thought only his wife didn’t want techie stuff, only a userfriendly interface. I reckoned TS himself might enjoy the dashboard. But you’re right. Homeydash is the only out-of-the-box dashboard.

Ultimately.

THis is what the wife wants. Maybe using Control 4 would be easier (more costly)

A simple dashboard/menu’s to show each room/floor and options.

eg
Middle Floor - Kitchen - Lights
- Bedroom 2, Air con, Lights, blinds
- Bedroom 3, Air con, Lights, blinds
Bottom Floor - Media Room - Air Con, Ligts, Blinds
- Bedroom 4, Air con, Lights, blinds
Front of HOuse - Door Bell, Video Camera, Lights
Pool Area, - Pool Loghts, Exterior Lights

etc.

No extra hardware needed

Looks like a massive limitiaton of Homey and their developers (not community) not interested in the professional/upmarket market AT ALL!

Based on a Athom Blog… this is supported

Your home is not so simple

Homey is very unique in supporting your home’s zones hierarchically. We took this concept even further by showing all devices in a specific zone, and its underlying zones.

By default the Devices screen shows all your devices. Tapping the title shows your zones. Selecting a zone shows the devices in that zone.

For example, selecting First Floor shows all devices in First Floor , but also Bedroom , Bathroom and Study, as these are part of the First Floor. And saying “Turn off all devices on the first floor” as speech command finds those devices and turns them off.

You can install the app and run a demo if I’m not wrong…