We all know how it feels to scroll through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and getting a bit overwhelmed with all of the apps available. How could you possibly tell which apps are the best to choose? This is especially true when you want to make your life easier and start automating some things in your home.
Well, you won’t have much confusion any longer! You don’t have to go to coding school to figure out how to automate your home. Below are some apps that’ll do it all for you.
Basically, Smart Things aims to transform your Smartphone into something much more than just a device to call people and check social media with. With the help of the Smart Things platform, you can transform your iPhone or Android device into a remote control for various items in your home. You can purchase a Smart Things hub for around $300, which comes with different sensors to stick onto the items in your home that you want to automate.
For example, if you stick one of the sensors onto your oven, Smart Things will notify you on your Smartphone and allow you to turn your oven off from anywhere in the world. There’s not going to be anymore forgetfulness with this!
Next up, we have a app/kit that’s perfect for any of you DIY-freaks out there. Ninja Blocks gives you the ability to create your own apps to program how your home is automated. Basically, these “Blocks” are cloud-enabled computers that taken in information from various sensors placed around your home. Plus, you don’t have to go to the Dallas Coding Academy to figure out how to do this – everything is explained thoroughly in the kit.
With this next app, you’re going to be able to transform anything that you can plug into the wall into a smart electronic device. With the WeMo app, you will able to check on any device left plugged-in in your house, wherever you are in the world. The age-old question of whether or not you turned off the curling iron can finally be solved without you having to rush back to your house!
You can go further than this, however. You can set various appliances to work on a schedule. Want your coffee going in the morning before you wake up? You can do that with WeMo. Automate away!
Savant True Control
This app is absolutely gorgeous and super easy to use. Working in conjunction with your Savant home automation system, Savant TrueControl works on a two-way road between your Apple device and those Savant devices. You have full customization options with this app, so it’s perfect for those of you who want to make your home automation your own.
Who would have thought a couple of years ago that we would finally be at the point that we’re transforming our old homes into smart homes? This seems like something from a future sci-fi film, but these apps help make it a reality one device at a time. Try them out and let us know what you think!