Belkin(tm) WeMo devices are awesome but the app to manage them, is politically speaking, less than optimal...So we put some monkeys to work pounding on a keyboard and created an app that made management of local WeMo devices easier and prettier. A better way to manage WeMo apps..
We made A WeMoWay..A WeMoWay....In the jungle...oooooo
-- Features --
*New* Tasker Background Service
Version 2.0 brings a new background service to monitor the devices in without the application running. This should allow for Tasker Conditions to run smoothly.
-- Usage ---
Since we are using the WeMo SDK, the devices only work after they have been provisioned with the Belkin WeMo App. Belkin does some proprietary magic in the cloud but once the devices are setup in your home network, you are free to use the WeMoWay app.
The WeMoWay app only works when you are connected to the same wifi as your devices. That way no information is sent over the internet and all the connections are handled locally. Even if the internet goes down, your lights can stay lit.
Since this is the first release we are looking for lots of feedback. Let us know how it works and how you are using it. We are always improving the app and new features will be coming out often!
If you want to be part of the Beta Test community email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the list.
-- What's Coming Up ---
Sept 20 Update
Android Wear Integration. Turn my lights on from my watch...(Still working on this)
NFC Writes/Reads. Tap your phone to turn on / off anything...(I'm not sure this is a priority for anyone but it can be implemented quickly)
Cloud Synchronization is off the planning because of potential security risks. You have to be connected to your local wifi network in order to use any of the features.
The app uses a lot of permissions. Belkin WeMo SDK (http://developers.belkin.com/wemo/sdk) needs us to include all of them. To that end I have no idea what they are needed for, email email@example.com and ask.
-Our Monkeys collect crash statistics in the really, really unlikely situation that the app crashes. We send that to the internet so the Monkey Handlers can berate the Monkeys.
-Local storage is used to cache images and settings.
Wi-Fi connection information
When you switch between networks, we need to connect to the new WeMo devices. This permission lets us verify your wifi network