Lake Hawk is currently developing an iOS app to use with the HomeSeer Z Wave platform. It will soon be in limited Beta testing. The App is only supported on devices running iOS 12 or later.

This App includes the ability to show weather for USA locations. Location for weather can either be set using the device current location or by entering a valid US Zip Code. Included with the weather is the ability to see sunrise / sunset times and the current moon for today. You also have the ability to select a date and view the times for a specific date. Included is also lunar information and a view of what the moon phase and image for a given date will be.

Z Wave devices that are not marked as hidden in the HomeSeer web interface will be shown in the app. It has the ability to define the type of control user interface elements for multi level devices such as dimmers and fan controls. You can select a slider, a step control or a segmented control that gives you options for low, medium, and high. In the Dimmer Default Settings screen you can also set what the default value will be when a device is turned on.

If the device is off then the controls for a multi level switch will be hidden. You only see the controls when you have the device on. On / Off switches have no controls other than the power button which will display green when on and red when off.

You can control the order of the room icons by holding them down and reordering them like you can with the icons on an iOS screen. If the device supports 3D touch then to initiate an action requires a pressure touch on the user interface button. For devices not capable of 3D touch then it requires a long touch in order to activate the button.

Icon images for the rooms can be selected from a devices Photo Library, or input using the iPhone camera. Default dimming levels can be set for devices.

Devices can be shown in multiple rooms. Events will be shown if they have been assigned to a group names “Scenes”. The scene events can be executed from the Scenes screen.

Future enhancements will include the ability to have multiple locations and switch between the locations. We have a vacation home that we want to be able to control as well from the same App so this is currently in process of being worked on. We have explored a camera screen and if there is interest we will add that as well. We have not found a way yet to get the camera configuration from HomeSeer so this might require manual configuration of the URL’s to access camera images. We also are looking into a User selected “room” within the app. Not unlike the Dashboard option in the official HomeSeer app that we have seen on Android.