Was working... Okay.. Think there's room for improvement. Don't know if there's a widget available. However, what's more important is that the latest update seems to have made my connection to the only bulb in the system flaky. Loses sync after 5 seconds and can't control from the app. Remote still works fine though.
The app is good, but it really needs to have 4G data compatibility. I have had to install the Alexa app to turn my lights on/off using my 4G data as WiFi isn't always easily available away from home. Many users have large 4G data allowances, adding 4G compatibly will improve user experience and app functionally massively.
Would really love the ability to rename wake up lights. I have these in mine and my kids' bedrooms primarily for the wake-up light functionality but need to be able to set mine earlier. A bit more flexibility in the presets and timers would be great. Overall fine, but still occasionally glitchy. I really hope Ikea start delivering on their promises of Google Assistant integration and a developer SDK.
The most recent update has not fixed the connectivity issues, so the app is still useless at random times. Up to two stars from one because at least they've acknowledged there's a serious problem. Hey devs, my router reports the ikea gateway's local ip but the app has always refused to connect when I enter it manually since you introduced that feature, including the recent update. Maybe allow connections over lan but have a backup server-side over ip gateway?
The hardware is decent in my experience and reasonably priced. The system has some gotchas like you need a remote control before you can set up the gateway which wasn't clear when I bought the gateway. The app is crude at the moment although I don't have the connectivity problems others report. The user interface is poorly thought out, especially on a tablet. I had Alexa integration working for a day then it stopped. Still waiting for Google Home integration. IFTTT support is also needed. I hope that the app is improved and I can increase my rating; it's all fixable with effort from the developers. UPDATE after 1.3 upgrade, Alexa integration works again and some small but worthwhile app improvements. Added a star.
SUGGESTION: Not sure where to reach you guys with ideas/suggestions doing this app thing so i'm trying here. I would like to have a timer to turn off a light/group X minutes after the light has been turned on. Imagine the TV's sleep function that activates every time you turn ON the TV, so after X minutes of the TV being on it turns off. Would like a timer for the lamps like this!
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