In terms of functionality, I haven't yet come across any IR Remote app for android that can match Smart IR Remote. There is a huge database for devices, Tasker integration, Google Now integration for voice commands, air gestures for those that have Samsung phones, macro commands, remote and button customizeability. All told, an impressive and reliable app. However, the UI is a bit frustrating to work with. Adding devices is pretty straightforward, but editing them, and customizing the remotes takes quite a bit of getting into. Once set up, though, it works as well as I think any android IR remote device can possibly do. I would however wish the developers made customization a bit more manageable, and perhaps freshen up the available color schemes a bit, make them more modern. It's an amazing app, and if everything looked a bit slickr and ran a bit smoother, it would be killer.
I really like what the app has become functionally. The editor is painful to use at best to get there. My suggestions: Color Customization: -DO NOT close the Color Selector dialog until I press OK. Too much work selecting text-color, close, reopen, to select button-color!?! A silly waste of time. The OK button is currently void of purpose. -Allow customized color palette, and a reset option, or both a User and System palette. Too much work to use the same colors if they are not one of the presets. -DUPLICATE BUTTON OPTION:. Would save LOTS of time when creating custom group of buttons. Duped buttons can just be reassigned, reshaped, re-texted ... and not painfully recreated from scratch. -PINCHING to re-size buttons is OK. Handles would be better in many cases like w tablets. Overall, the editor has improved some -- but very little by contrast to the rest of the app.
Yay for High Contrast !!!! I've been looking for a remote app that takes into account that needs differ from person to person. This is IT. Configurable for high contrast and colors for my nearsighted, half colorblind eyeballs. Plus I can enlarge the buttons to make it easier for my big fingers to hit the right one! Thanks so much for all the work that goes into the development.
Since the update where you added open of adding notifications to the status bar, they won't go away. I do not want this in my status bar. I uncheck the option, but it keeps re-enabling itself.
MUCH better than stock! Widgets are cool. Customization is fantastic. It seems this app is only limited by the hardware on your phone.
Very good I used to have WatchOn for my Galaxy Tab S until the service discontinued. This is a great app that allows you to customize your remote using default keys found on a normal remote, and able to connect to other IR controlled devices, like an air conditioner. However, a nice feature to have would be a guide to see what's on TV. Most cable providers don't have a guide unless you change the channel to the guide. Other than that, it's a pretty cool app.
- added notification remote
- run IFTTT recipes
- receive IFTTT events
- run Tasker tasks
- can now assign TV station logos to your buttons (limited Beta)
- fixed widget issues on some broken 3rd party Launchers
- htc recorder bugfixes & others
- Fire TV support
- added Network commands for raw UDP, TCP, HTTP cmds
- added Gesture Mode
- added Wake On Lan
- new automated task option to execute when you connect to a specified WiFi
Power Universal Remote Control Pro for smartphones or tablets with IR emitter.