After several months of work, Stefan Göhler releases version 4.11 of his popular iConnectHue application (App Store link) for iPhone and iPad this afternoon. Included are 700 individual changes and, of course, numerous new functions. The update is worthwhile especially for users with many rooms, zones and perhaps even several bridges.
Just under a fortnight ago, Philips Hue announced that two new effects would be making their way into the Hue app by the end of March: A candle flicker and a fireplace effect. These two effects are available more quickly with the popular iConnectHue app. The developer Stefan Göhler is providing a corresponding update with immediate effect.
After Philips Hue introduced numerous new light bulbs last week, some of you may be facing a very simple question: What is the best way to replace an existing light bulb with a newly purchased lamp? In this article, I’ll tell you the best way to do that. But first, let’s take a look at two examples that I consider to be very realistic in everyday life.
In addition to the criticism around the widgets, one thing can be read again and again in reviews and comments around the new Philips Hue app: users would like to see the timer function back. Shortly after the launch of the new app, already more than one and a half months ago, Philips Hue promised to bring back the functionality with a future update.
Motion sensors are a really great thing. They can automatically switch on the light depending on the brightness and time of day when you move through the room. In my home, I have activated a motion sensor in the stairwell that activates a night light for 30 seconds at night, for example.
About a month ago, the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module was launched and now the corresponding update for iConnectHue (App Store-Link) is finally available. The app for iPhone and iPad is one of the best tools when it comes to configuring the Hue system. And of course it offers more possibilities around the new wall switch module than the regular Philips Hue app does.
After the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module launched three weeks ago, the app scene got moving for the first time last week: Hue Essentials delivered initial support for the new accessory. However, I quickly had to find out: The whole implementation is not yet really suitable for practical use. I am all the more curious to see how things stand with the most popular app for iPhone and iPad.
Since today you can order the new Philips Hue dimmer switch, with the availability in Germany it still looks bad. While users in France or Belgium were partly already delivered, I’m still waiting for my order. I tried it via the Proshop, here the new dimmer switches should be shipped from Wednesday.
The industrious developer Stefan Göhler has once again released a new update for his popular app iConnectHue. In the universal app for iPhone and iPad, which currently costs 5.49 euros, you will now find a new animation package. Here’s what the developer has to say about these new animations: “iConnectHue 4.4 adds new year animations, which are somehow special, as we tweaked iConnectHue’s animation system to be able to make the bridge do rapid changes to the lights.
With the launch of the new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, the manufacturer has already announced its intention to enable colour control of the seven zones of the lightstrip via the Hue app with a future software update. Until the Gradient Lightstrip works without the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, a little patience is still needed.