iConnectHue for Philips Hue

iConnectHue for Philips Hue

By Crossfire Designs

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2013-04-29
  • Current Version: 3.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.24 MB
  • Developer: Crossfire Designs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 409 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $4.99
iConnectHue for Philips Hue App Ratings: 4
4
Total 409 Reviews

iConnectHue for Philips Hue App Description

iConnectHue will bring out the best of your Philips Hue lights! Organize your Hue Lamps: Assemble groups for rooms, areas or special purposes. Light up your party, dinner or bedroom in your favorite colors and moods with easy to use drag & drop-functions! Want to go to bed? Just start up the integrated sleep timer and close your eyes. Intelligent timers only act when you need them. Have you got a Hue Tap, Hue Dimmer or Motion Sensor and want more flexibility? Colors, scenes, sleep timers, reminders, brightness, blinking, on/off and (w/ optional animation editor) even color animations! The motion sensor can either turn off or return to the last state of inactivity. Philips has made it "app of the month" 3 times: iConnectHue was made to be powerful, but still solves complex tasks with ease. This all comes in a nice clean package. It's possibly the only app you will need for your Philips Hue Lights! THIS IS is the iPhone version! "iConnectHue HD" for the iPad has even better usability thanks to the larger iPad screen. Get more information about all the fantastic possibilities on https://iconnecthue.com PLEASE NOTE: If you have any issues, please contact our support instead of giving a negative rating. Our team will try hard to solve any problem that you may encounter. Why iConnectHue? • Full feature set - control almost every aspect of your hues - and constant updates • Family focus: Scene sharing, family geofencing (first one turns on the light, last one off - optional), group hiding (animation sharing requires same iCloud account) • Everything non-music related happens on your bridge - your iPhone can stay off! • Upload color animations to your bridge. No more empty batteries, everybody w/ iConnectHue can stop them! • Create beautiful Magic Scenes, color your home - they work in every group and are super easy to create • Drag & drop colors from one light to another • Multiply the possibilities of your Hue Tap, Dimmer and Motion Sensor! More flexibility than any other app on the market (details: https://iconnecthue.com/features) • Create the iOS widget you want! Add scenes, switches, sleep timers, reminders, light states and dimmers, motion sensor temperature and more • Access your lights and timers when not at home • Powerful timers: Start them by time and day, by condition (group on/off or presence - with optional Automation), use colors & scenes, use random offsets, at sunrise or sunset time • Instant timers: Darken lights when you go to bed, let your lights remind you (blink), transition to scenes • Include your Living Colors / Living whites and 3rd party lights into your Hue system - iConnectHue can find most of them via Touchlink! • Find new lights & devices, add lights from other bridges, update your firmware • Integrated tutorials and FAQ make it easy to understand the usage and to solve problems • Supports every Philips Hue hardware and most if not all 3rd party lights To allow further development, additional modules are available via in-app-purchase: • Automation turns off lights when the first arrives and the last left, plus individually by user • Animation Upgrade for unlimited animations, upload to switches, use them on your Apple Watch, widget & timers • Discotainment - sync your lights to music with Hue Entertainment and make your home a Disco • REAL multi bridge support - control multiple bridges with just one app, without switching between them • With Watch Plus you can give voice commands (also old bridge), control your groups, adjust their brightness and load their scenes, start sleep timers • Additional animation and Magic Scene packages • All in-app-purchases shared w/ iPad version, if same iTunes and iCloud account used It's less than a single Hue light. App development costs time and money - have a look what app development means: https://iconnecthue.com/app-costs It can do much more than Philips' app: https://iconnecthue.com/features/#comparison Terms: https://iconnecthue.com/terms/eula_en.pdf

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iConnectHue for Philips Hue App Reviews

  • Terrible money grubbing interface

    2
    By BiggerTexan
    Complex hard to use interface and wants in app purchase for basic things.
  • Still the best and worth every penny

    5
    By janiemac13
    Intuitive, reliable and outstanding customer support. And excellent free updates, including the latest for outdoor motion sensors. I’ve tried 5 different Hue control apps (all paid apps besides the Philips one), and this one really is the best. Thanks for the Siri Shortcuts update, and the essential last-state update that should prevent all the bedroom lights from turning on if (when) there’s a power outage in the middle of the night!! Love it!!!
  • Everything you want is an upgrade

    1
    By Drawer feller
    This app was highly rated and recommended but not free. I’m fine to pay for an app but out of the box it isn’t anything special. EVERYTHING you want the app to do is an upgrade. Seriously, I am happy to pay for an app; I’m not a Millennial. But unless you want to pay a separate charge for every little scene or feature, skip it.
  • What Philips Should Be Doing

    5
    By DarfNader
    Simply put, this app is made by people who actually use the Hue ecosystem in a manner most like a average user. That is, they want features beyond the minimal (or hacking) functionality offered by the Hue hpp. Counterintuitively, the flow of this app is much more smooth and well thought out as the Hue app. Sure, since it is using the Hue bridge API it is face with some of the noisome limitations of the Hue ecosystem, it does a very good job of working around them in clever ways. While the developers recommend only using this app to control your Hue devices, I have found the with certain restrictions you can safely use Apple Home controls and some other third party apps without too much difficulty. The only thing you need to be careful about is keeping your programming lean so you don’t exceed the Hue Bridge’s wimpy resources. Understanding how it works (RTFM!) will help here, but honestly right from the get-go you will be able to build a MUCH better lighting setup for your home in the first 15 minutes you pick this app up. There are a few minor gripes about the app like how the you can’t enter numeric values for for things and have to do everything with sliders, or how the freestyle grouping can be both a blessing and a curse when you’re trying to find out what group is animating your lights, but overall you can build a wonderful interface to control your home that is completely customized with relative ease. A NOTE ON THE PAY MODEL: while the app is free, use of advanced features costs money. It might feel like nickel and diming, the total cost isn’t that severe considering what it does. P.S. I will warn you that once you get this app you will find yourself replacing every bulb in your house with a Hue bulb when you get this which can put the hurt on your wallet! Just be mindful that older Hue bulbs don’t support the full color spectrum (no green) so do your research before you buy!
  • Buyer’s Remorse

    3
    By ian-eagle
    I thought I would get more from a $5 purchase. They put limitations on the free animations that come with the app, so you have to pay more money to actually use them effectively. I really hate this app- can I get a refund?
  • Great app for Hue... lots of customization

    4
    By DJeTron
    Certainly one of if not the best app for hue lighting. The ability to customize hue switches in this app far surpasses the native app. The design and flow of the app could certainly use some work though. Not very intuitive. Five stars if the app where a little easier to use / navigate.
  • A money pit

    1
    By heltemes
    This app really makes me mad. Basically, you pay money to open the app in order to find out that you have to pay a lot more money to get the features touted in the app description. To the developer- this is a shameless and pathetic money grab. In app purchases for anything other than very basic control? Really? Everything I wanted to use this app for is an in app purchase. But I paid for the app. Now it’s useless because I’m not giving you another penny. I want my money back. Maybe think about changing your pricing around so you don’t gouge your customers who download the app thinking they’re going to get the features you lost for the price paid just for the app itself.
  • More hidden fees than an airline!

    3
    By ThomasOb
    The app charges you extra for basically every little feature. It’s 2 USD for a rainbow, 2 for this and 2 for that. Prepare to spend way more than the initial price if you want to use the features that they advertise on the App Store. Everything seems to work pretty well, though.
  • Full of purchases add ons. Not a fan

    1
    By mojomanflert
    Full of purchases add ons. Not a fan
  • Best all round app to control lights

    5
    By Kathrynelise.art
    I really like this app, and the discotainment I think is worth the few extra bucks. But I would ask the developers if they could add in the ability to set up Siri commands. For the most part you can use Siri suggestions to do automations in the shortcuts app... But specifically what I'm trying to do is have it set up so I can use Siri to turn on and off the discotainment and automatically play music. And I can for the most part, but I can't select any specific lighting preset for the discotainment. It will just turn it on with whatever lighting set up you had it on last. It would be more fun if there was a way for me to say something like "hey Siri, let's have a christmas party" and in shortcuts it opens the discotainment feature, select the Christmas themed lighting setting, turns it on, then plays my christmas playlist. For now, I just can't be that specific.

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