Would be great if this managed other devices like the dimmer switch. Otherwise, it works just as advertised and Benjamin is very helpful with inquiries!
It gives precise control over individual bulbs, has an intuitive, easy to use interface, and the widget is useful for instant control. Scheduling is easy to use, and the wifi-detect option is great in order to have your lights greet you when you come home. Lava Lamp and music sync features are nice touches (though it would be nice to have them available in a widget). Edit 1/2017: The best Hue app is still getting better. Lava Lamp and sync are now widgets. The animated presets are one step beyond the lava lamp, letting you set exactly what color changes you want in what order. And to top it off, the developer is top notch, going out of his way to support old discontinued versions.
Great app - easier to use and more powerful than the branded one. The only issue I have, when creating a custom widget for presets, is that the presets I choose for the widget affect all the lights. In the branded app I can choose which group receives the preset from a widget. Would it be possible to allow custom widgets to be set to individual groups? That would definitely rate 5 stars! Edit: After a very quick response from the dev - and actually watching the video on how to use the app! - my previous review would appear to be in error. Now set to five stars!
This app picks up where Phillips drops off. Nothing short of 5 stars, however, I do wish presets wouldn't trigger with just a tap... tap and hold would be ideal, especially when configuring presets. I'd love to award this 5 stars but the single tap activation of presets and lack of accessory supports both need to be addressed. Otherwise, very good applications. Recommended.
Great app, getting used to setup and how I feel it's I tended to be used with quick preset saving and recall, along with custom animation with lots of flexibility. Only thing I could see improved would be to make it possible to arrange bulbs differently as now they appear in presets and settings in the order in which they were added, not the groups that they may be in now. Almost want to start over just to get the bulbs added in the logical pattern they are now in to make other custom presets easier to understand.
This app is way better than the stock Philips Hue app. You have way more control over your Hue lights. The UI isn't bad, but it could be better. Overall great app. It's disappointing that the app does not allow animated presets to be used for schedules. They say it runs from devices not the bridge. They require another paid app Hue Pro Tasker to Google animated presets.
- Added animated presets!
- Performance improvements
- Better Osram bulbs support