It’s been a year since I first released iHomeTouch to the world. I’m pleased to announce that version 2.0 is here, which comes bundled with many more features, UI changes and bug fixes.
iHomeTouch is available in the App Store for £5.49. iHomeTouch is an innovative home automation app to use with your X10 enabled home.
Now that we are working from our new offices in Felixstowe, we’re in a better position to focus more time on more frequent updates. So it won’t be long until 2.1, which will include editing for iPad and UI improvements.
But what’s new in version 2.0?
A new dimmer!
We had a lot of comments about our previous dimmer. It was hard to understand, it didn’t give you any feedback. This one now does via a slide and a beautiful UI.
* It does require that your device can communicate it’s current status with iHomeTouch Server.
Different button options
Not all devices have dimming capabilities. iHomeTouch now gives you the option to define what buttons to present when a device is selected. The options are:
* ON / OFF/ DIM
* ON / OFF
* Toggle. (Uses the status of your device. So doesn’t present any buttons.)
Swipe between rooms
Using two fingers you can now swipe between rooms on the iPad.
Previously you could not edit a device, only delete it and recreate it. In version 2.0 you can now edit a device, which allows you to rename it, change its house code, device code, button type etc.
There are now per room device lists. So instead of a screen with every single device listed, you now have a screen with devices in the “Living Room” and “Kitchen”. This screen replaces the “Please rotate your device” screen.
The “all devices” screen now includes the room name as a subtitle in the lists of devices.
Sync has been added, which is in beta right now. Allows you to sync your rooms and devices to the server, so that other iPhones can sync back to it.
Some more themes.
Runs in the background.
We want your feedback
Did you see our Siri Video?
We used SiriProxy to light up our Christmas tree and play some tunes on Spotify.
Users upgrading from v1.0
Unfortunately due to a database change, upgrading to version 2.0 will result in not being able to access your previous data.
To begin using version 1.0 you will need to “Reset Database” from the Settings menu.
Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.