AutomationManager for IoT

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About this app

If you've spent your money on IoT devices you know that IoT automation can be slow and unreliable with restricted rule sets and manufacturer lock-in.

Do you want your *home* automation to stay in your home? Should it really be run over the internet in someone else's cloud? You may feel uncomfortable about using an overseas owned internet/cloud service to monitor and control your home lights and appliances. I want my lights to turn on even when my internet connection is down!

With AutomationManager you manage your own *local* automation server to break free of those other systems. Reprogram your overseas managed cloud IoT devices for safe local access.

This is NOT the official product apps. You will still need the official app at least once to connect your devices to your WiFi (they use a locked/proprietary methods to set your router password into the device).

Refund policy: your app purchase will be refunded if you are not satisfied with the app or you return your devices. Check the developer site (below) for the refund procedure (it's painless).

Why not free? Unlike most IoT apps, AutomationManager is NOT collecting your personal information and habits in the cloud. There is no intention to direct advertising to you in the future. This pays for support and development, and is NOT funded by selling private information to 3rd parties.

Works with:
Belkin WeMo: Dimmer, Motion, Switches, Insight, Socket, Maker, NetCam (motion only), Link, supported appliances
OSRAM lightify hubs and accessories
TP Link: bulbs, plugs, and switches
Philips Hue: bridges, lights, switches, sensors
Philips Wiz: lights, switches, sensors
LIFX: all bulbs
YeeLight bulbs
Tuya devices (beta)
Many ESP8266 based devices w/ custom firmware (see dev website)
Custom devices including IFTTT wrappers and weather/temperature
SmartThings cloud integration
Tasmota, ESPurna devices

AutomationManager includes:
- AM Manager to control your devices while you are connected to your home wifi
- Widgets - build a central console of your own design
- A local Alexa bridge (very fast responses)
- AM Remote for secure remote access (wifi or 3G/4G)
- AM Scenes for single touch control of multiple devices (e.g. "Watch a movie")
- Event log viewer
- ESP8266 Manager for custom device configuration

AutomationManager works with the following apps:
- AM HomeBridge to HomeKit for iOS/Siri/iPhones
- IFTTT/Stringify for voice with Amazon Alexa and Google Home
- AutomationOnDrive adding:
- Web browser access
- persistent logging to Google Drive
- DscServer for DSC panel integration using an envisalink card
- Thermostat hub/server for wifi enabled CT-30/CT50/CM50

Protect your privacy using your Google personal cloud server for remote access, access via a web browser, voice integration, and logging. No need to rely on vendor servers or risk your privacy.

Convert an old or inexpensive low end android phone, pc, mac, rPi, etc into a dedicated INTRAnetOfThings (IoT) hub to protect your privacy and give you secure, FAST, and reliable home automation.

A comprehensive home automation rule set (see the dev page for the full list):
- Turn lights on/off/flash when a security zone is opened/entered/closed or an alarm occurs
- Motion triggers for alarms, garage door openers, cameras, etc
- Link sockets/lights for multiple scenes
- Scheduling including sunrise/sunset with offsets
and much more.

For a small investment and no monthly cost, you can set up your own home automation to rival Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, Time Warner's IntelligentHome, and more without vendor lock-in. Visit the developer's site (link below) or email me for more information.
Updated on
Mar 3, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

247 reviews
June 10, 2020
AutomationManager (AM) saved me from throwing away ~ US$500 worth of WeMo devices. Using the native WeMo control - which requires cloud access - is EXTREMELY unreliable. It's so faulty that I was ready to trash everything due to the frustration of having system failures on a daily basis. AM fixes all that by allowing the user to control his/her WeMo devices from a LOCAL server (in our case, our "server" is an old Android phone that I still had after upgrading phones). By not relying on a cloud-based service, AM has converted our WeMo switches and outlets into a DEPENDABLE network of "smart" devices for our home. Plus, not only is AM rock-steady, it is quite flexible, so that I do things with my WeMo devices that Belkin's WeMo app simply cannot do. Mike provides excellent support for his app, and is easy to contact and interact with (providing -another- stark difference between AM and the Belkin/WeMo app). If you're wanting to use WeMo hardware, then you should get AutomationManager - it's really that simple. Like I said, I would not be using WeMo devices in our home anymore if I did not have AutomationManager to control them.
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A Google user
March 8, 2020
This app is very good. I was looking for a way to log when my basement de-humidifier ran its compressor. I already had a Kasa smart switch that reported how much power it was passing and connected the de-humidifier to it , and i was able to create a rule that only logged the smart switch power level to the AutomationManager log file on my Google Drive when the de- humidifier was running . Thanks for the great app!
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Michael Thorpe