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!
Animated presets cannot be used for schedules SO much better than the original Philips Hue app! Just one thing: Why can't I use the animated presets as an alarm? I would like to use a sunrise animation to wake me up every morning. At the moment I'm using tasker to trigger the preset at the specific time, but it would be a little more convenient, to have this option within the app. In any case: thanks so much for making the "Hue experience" even greater!
This is an excellent app, and one of only two that I've given a full 5 stars to in all the years I've been using Android apps. The GUI is probably one of the simplest and well-thought out that I've come across, and the response of the Hue lights is almost immediate. If it would talk to IFTTT (please?) and/or could be integrated into SmartThings, I'd give it another star and gladly send the developer some more coin. :)
Color has been proven to effect mood, so why not take full advantage of this simple but amazing ability? Hue allows you to create mood and magic with an easily mastered art of LIGHT CUSTOMIZATION! Need energy? Select red and orange hues. Feeling down? Put on some pinks and yellows. Feeling anxious? Change your settings to hues of blue. Cozy night in with a movie? My favorite to comliment TV watching are deep purples, greens, and indigo. Here are some of my favorite formulas. Concentration: bright light blue Peaceful: Dimmed yellow-orange Tranquil: Dark royal blue and purple Happy: Aqua blue, light yellow, medium magenta Energy: Bold yellow and red Sleep: Dim dark teal
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, well worth the purchase to get the most of your lighting system. Animated presets are a hit! One must have feature I'd like to have: Alexa and/or Harmony support. Home automation is all the rage right now, and the Phillips hue app is too limited!
- Added animated presets!
- Performance improvements
- Better Osram bulbs support