Matthias Hochgatterer’s Home 6 for the iPhone, iPad, and World Watch is one of the most powerful HomeKit apps around, offering automation based on functionality exposed by Apple’s HomeKit framework that its own Home app doesn’t plane use. The app moreover does a terrific job of surfacing sensor data that is veiled deep in the Home app, like details well-nigh the air quality in your home if you have a sensor that monitors that.
With version 6.2 of Home , Hochgatterer has widow a new section to the app that reports the remaining tuition for any battery-operated HomeKit accessories, such as window and door sensors. The new section, which verisimilitude codes its shower icons equal to the remaining charge, is accompanied by a new set of small, medium, and large-sized widgets that can be customized to show all of your battery-operated devices or a subset picked by you. Like the smart section in the main app, the rings virtually each device icon are color-coded, making it easy to pick out any with low batteries.
Home moreover offers device widgets that have widow the name of the room to which they’re assigned, making it simple to tell traps untied in the widget. However, the whatsit and scene widgets are not uniform with iOS and iPadOS 17’s new interactivity. Tapping an whatsit or scene will trigger it, but the Home app opens in the process. Having gotten used to iOS and iPadOS 17’s interactivity, I hope Home adds support for it in the future.
Version 6.2 is a small update for Home , but one I fathom all the same. Shower data is too veiled in the Home app, and with Home ’s new widget and smart section, I now know I have a Hue dimmer switch that needs my attention. Plus, if you haven’t checked out Home in a while, it’s worth exploring its automation tools, which are some of the weightier misogynist in any HomeKit-based app.
Home 6.2 is misogynist on the App Store for $9.99, which is a 30% unbelieve from its usual price.
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