[sup][This is an updated “introduction to VeraMate” to replace the previous thread][/sup]
I’d like to introduce VeraMate - an iPhone and iPad app for the vera controller. VeraMate is a simple but powerful home automation application to connect to your Vera controller. This allows you to control z-wave/X10 devices like your lights, curtains/blinds, heating, locks, and more.
VeraMate is designed to be a simple and elegant way to control your device. No setup is required, it simply chooses the best configuration for you to control your home. The power is then in your hand to customize !
Now works with Apple Watch
VeraMate is one of the most advanced apps on the market. How about just some of what VeraMate offers:
[ul][li]Control your home with your voice. Say, “Turn on the kitchen lights”, and VeraMate will carry out your command. **
[li]Automatically activate scenes on leaving your home using GeoFences.[/li]
[li]Use iBeacons for indoor location sensing; turn on your lights as you walk in.[/li]
[li]Change your device icons to be more meaningful to you. Select from a wide range of custom icons, or download community built packages from the web.[/li]
[li]Have alerts/push notifications sent straight to your phone when your door opens.[/li][/ul]
You will need a Vera Lite, or a Vera 3 box to be able to utilise this app.
- NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
List of Features:
[ul][li]Support for UI6/1.6.x and UI7/1.7.x firmware (please remember UI6/UI7 is BETA firmware from Vera - VeraMate will attempt to support any changes that occur).[/li]
[li]Voice Control - control your home with your voice. This currently only supports English, with more languages to be supported in the future.[/li]
[li]GeoFencing - activate scenes upon entering or leaving different physical locations.[/li]
[li]iBeacons - indoor location sensing to interact with your devices via your iDevice (IOS7/8).[/li]
[li]Easy to setup Push Notifications - get alerts straight away when something changes.[/li]
[li]NO setup required. It will load the settings based on your existing Vera.[/li]
[li]Log in to multiple Veras[/li]
[li]“Smart buttons” - unique to VeraMate. Buttons that appear based on your usage.
For example, low battery warnings, active lights, and more.[/li]
[li]Create shortcuts (anchors) for your most commonly used buttons.[/li]
[li]Use your own icons for room images. Select from a wide variety of images.[/li]
[li]Set different background images, including the ability to choose your own photos.[/li]
[li]“Speak to Me”. Speak the commands you make. (IOS7/8).[/li]
[li]Support for virtually all devices.[/li]
[li]Automatic switching between fast/slow (WiFi/3G) networks - no manual control required.[/li]
[li]Hide items that you don’t wish to see to prevent clutter.[/li]
[li]And much more.[/li][/ul]
We are under active development, with many new features planned. We won’t give away all, but stay tuned for more exciting changes.
VeraMate comes in 2 flavours - a free one supported by ads and limited use for the iPad version which can be upgraded “in-app”, and a premium one with no limitations.
Feel free to try them out:
Full change log (from v5 and onwards) can be found here: