We are happy to announce that we are going to release the brand new MiOS App early Beta soon. The new application is almost here.
This new mobile application puts you in control of your home automation setup with software that is not hardware-dependent.
Feature list available for early Beta users:
Create a new account by using your email address
Login into the MiOS app by using VeraMobile credentials
If you forgot the password, you could reset it anytime.
Link your Alexa or Google account
Create custom dashboards and control devices connected to Alexa and Google from one place.
Create virtual devices
Create a scene to control both Alexa and Google connected devices.
Use the Ezlo VOI feature without having to buy an Ezlo controller.
We will continuously update the beta apps as we progress with the development.
If you want to participate in this Beta Program, please fill in this short form
Ezlo & Vera controller is not mandatory, however, you can also use it with your existing controllers.
Amazon Alexa hub, Google Home hub.
MiOS application runs in parallel with the Vera Mobile application, this means you can use both of them, without issues.
Please note that since the beta/Alpha apps have not yet been commercially released, they may contain bugs, errors, or technical inaccuracies. It may not function as well as general availability software releases.
1-Hardware manufacturers writing software/app!
2-Apps are designed to sell hardware
3-Apps are not designed to work with competing hardware
4-Hardware manufacturers charge extra for their hardware to pay for software, therefore removing the incentive from independent software developer to develop software, because hardware manufacturers take all the money.
5-Software/App does not have an income source on its own to develop the software further and reliant on hardware sales.
6-IoT, Home Automation silos are created as a result that forces end users to create Frankenstein solutions, that stops
We need to break this chain that is stifling innovation and progress in IoT and Home Automation.
1-Find a manufacturer that will stop charging too much for hardware.
2-Then create a software team that will take that money left from not charging too much for the hardware for them to develop a software platform that will work with everything.
Who can do that?
It has to be a someone who already have hardware presence in the market place…with amazing software development capabilities, who are prepared to change the business model for the greater good! That comes with short-mid term pain, with long term gains for everyone!
That is the journey we started on .
We want MiOS App to be your software/app/web platform to be able to do everything you need. It will take us time to get there but we are determined to get there. The platform must allow customization, must work with multiple hardware vendors, allow ecosystem for developers and must continuously be updated and innovated on.
With MiOS App we now have
-created cloud based scenes: where you can download this app and start using it without a controller…use VOI, get some Alexa and Google devices and create scenes to control them both with these Cloud based scenes…more integrations coming…
-Dashboards…(starting point of a dashboard…will progress to be the most comprehensive dashboard)
-Web/App based Scene creation: very powerful scene creation capabilities (not on this version but will soon)
-Work in local mode as long as its viable/technically achievable.
-provide many other services like object recognition for cameras and so on…(coming…)
-Energy management utilities…
This current version is merely a starting point that we will develop and improve with every version. We run 2 weekly sprints where we are hoping progress will be plenty and quick.
thanks for this explanation, but what about the Ezlo App? Is it planned to have only one application at the end? What is the state of play? Screenshots?
I want to see
I want to believe (X-files)
Ezlo app and MiOS app will join together …running them seperate allow us to develop things seperately faster, then we start combining them. For example you can see the dashboard from Ezlo app is already integrated into the MiOS app…Only one application is all you need at the end of the day!
An obvious question about the MiOS app I did not ask you, this being cross platform we can first expect to see it support both Vera controllers running Vera firmware and Ezlo controllers running Ezlo firmware ?
Ideally both at the same time so we can migrate over to the Ezlo controller firmware slowly.