iConnectHue (App Store-Link) for iPhone and iPad has always offered the possibility to assign a long keystroke to the Philips Hue dimmer switch, and more recently to the Philips Hue Smart Button. Until now, this function had only one disadvantage: the long key press was always executed in addition to the short key press.
In practice, that action was done as follows: By executing a long keystroke, the light scene that was assigned to the short keystroke was activated. The actually intended scene for the long keystroke was activated only after a short moment of time.
Capabilities of the exclusive long button press in iConnectHue
With the next update, expected to hit the App Store in early February, iConnectHue introduces an “exclusive” long keystroke. If this option is enabled in the dimmer switch or smart button configuration, the long key press will be performed alone.
Another exciting feature: if the button is held down longer, actions can be repeated. For example, you can put several different scenes on the long button press and then release the button when the desired scene has been activated.
In any case, this way offers some additional options to the short keystroke – which can also be repeatedly used in order to switch through different scenes.
The function for the dimmer switch, the smart button and also for the Lutron Aurora (which is not available in Germany) is included for all pro subscribers and buyers of version 4.0. The feature can also be unlocked with the level 1 upgrade through a one-time in-app purchase.