Philips Hue 1.1 major app and firmware udate

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Philips Hue 1.1 major app and firmware udate

Postby Bwired » Tue May 14, 2013 9:45 pm

You cant say that philips is not busy with this product
A new firmware and new apps in the store
I have my doubts about the geofencing, need to check it, for example: will it only turn the lights on when its dark?


Location geofencing:
It means your hue lights can now automatically turn on or change settings as you arrive home. It's like a happy puppy welcoming you at the front door! But without all the slobber or the chewed up shoes. Plus, don't ever worry if you've switched your lights off or not. Just walk out the front door and they'll switch themselves off. All without you ever having to take your smartphone out of your pocket.

Alarm:
You can now calendarize your time settings and have hue wake you up and put you to bed at the same time every day, without having to set it each time. We've also improved the security feature, making hue an even better guard dog than before. Just set the alarm to “randomize” and the lights will turn on at slightly different times while you're on holiday. Because who switches on the lights at 18:00 sharp every night? Not you. And bad guys know that. But this keeps them guessing and adds another level of security. Woof!

Timer:
With the new timer function, hue can turn the lights off, flash, or change color after a set amount of time. So you can time your workout with light, have your lights flash when your favorite show is about to start, or even shine bright pink to let you know when the cupcakes are ready. It's also great for telling the kids that playtime is up and it's time for bed. It's so much cooler if hue tells them it's bath time than when daddy does!

IFTTT:
We're very excited about our partnership with IFTTT. This super useful service enables you to connect your hue lights to over 60 different products and services with IFTTT Recipes. Try Recipes that do all kinds of neat things like:

Change your light's color to let you know when it's raining outside
Blink your lights when your favorite sports team starts a new game
Randomly change your light's color with a text message
And much, much more. The possibilities are endless!

Check out
http://www.meethue.com/en-US/whatisnew
en mijn blog http://blog.bwired.nl/?p=656
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Re: Philips Hue 1.1 major app and firmware udate

Postby jeroen_ » Wed May 15, 2013 10:31 am

> I have my doubts about the geofencing, need to check it, for example: will it only turn the lights on when its dark?

There is a condition for that in the App; it seems the bridge checks where you are at through some method and then uses the known sunset/sunrise times to determine this.

Note that geofencing only works on devices that have GPS; eg a non-cellular ipad won't work.
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Re: Philips Hue 1.1 major app and firmware udate

Postby Bwired » Wed May 15, 2013 6:41 pm

that would be nice!
thanks for the addition
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