HomeKit Best HomeKit App

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by bluespark, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. bluespark macrumors 65832

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    Is there a consensus view on the best HomeKit app, both for device control and automations? Apple’s Home app seems quite polished and is convenient in many ways, but I just realized the Eve app allows control of all my HomeKit apps (not just Eve products) and allows more granularity with automation conditions, etc. I also see that there’s a non-Apple “Home” app with solid App Store reviews for $15. What do people think?
     
  2. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    HomeKit is just a framework.

    You can try all free apps, which were designed to control HomeKit devices as manufacturers were forced at some point (or still are) to publish a HomeKit app together with their HomeKit-enabled device.

    Yes, Eve is one of the best.

    There is also HomeDash, Koogeek's app, FIBARO for HomeKit Devices app, and much more.
     
  3. bluespark thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Thanks. Eve so far seems to be a good fit for me. Any others in particular that compete? Is the $15 one worth it?
     
  4. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    It's very insightful but it uses all, even not publicly visible, HomeKit characteristics.

    I wouldn't use them because Apple can change them, adjust them, or replace in next iOS versions without any warning so I'd rather use Home app for automations.
     

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