Struggles to connect and when it does it will not recognise and remote I try. Customer service didn't want to know as they check it remotely and say all is working. Well it isn't so be warned . Have tried it at several friends houses and with lots of different brand remotes and nothing will connect.
Pretty buggy still, and could use a scheduler to turn things on and off. Also, having issues with 315 mhz devices. Hook is not reading the remotes
Good budget solution This makes a good budget solution for home automation. I've only had it one day now, but it was fairly easy to set up and I was pleasantly surprised to find beta Alexa integration. Not all of the light sockets I have respond to the toggle consistently with Alexa, but they don't with the remote either. Now I just need to figure out the IFTTT flow to create timers (there's currently a bug that doesn't properly get a hook on mobile, but does on a computer) and I'll be set.
Good but...... Overall I like the app. Negative reviewers have valid complaints. The lack of timers is a downer and a lack of a widget is crazy. The menus do seem cumbersome and this is compounded by the lack of widgets support. Hopefully these complaints will be resolved by an update. At least that is what I am hoping for.
The app works, but does not make turning on or off devices a quick task. You have to open the app, switch to devices or groups view then find the device or group that you want to perform the action on. The application also hides the navigation bar on phones that use the soft navigation buttons. So you can't quickly toggle a device and then exit the app. You have to swipe up to show the navbar again before you can exit the app.
Don't waste your time. It's obvious whoever built this app never tested it. Connect to photon WiFi and select the name and hit connect and it attempts to connect. For an hour straight if you let it. Doesn't time out. No further setup/options to do anything more advanced or even attempt again without starting over. Gotta send it back. No way I'm wasting $50 on this.
Fixed issue in pairing hook with Android 7+.
Turns old phones to home security cameras, with motion detection & cloud storage