Elgato today released a free firmware update for Eve Motion. Available for users of Eve 2.7.1, the update includes three brand new features as well as general improvements: Optional LED feedback upon motion detection. Direct LED feedback when setting motion sensitivity. Graphs now honor your motion duration setting. This firmware update requires Eve 2.7.1 on your iOS device. While updating, ensure that you remain close to Eve Motion as updating while out of range or remotely is not supported.read more
A recent report showed that over 40,000 people die every year in the UK from conditions caused by air pollution. It’s a worrisome figure. The report on air pollution by the Royal Society of Physicians included something that may come as a surprise to many in the UK. The fact that it’s not just the air outside that is a danger to us, but the indoor air at home and at work.read more
Update: What’s New in Version 2.7.1
This version of Eve addresses an issue that could lead to unexpected behavior when using older versions of iOS 10. It also still includes all of the new features and improvements of Eve 2.7: Personalize your At a Glance view: you can now rearrange your favorite accessories. Improved At a Glance interaction: dive into details via a long tap or using 3D Touch on supported devices. Personalize your Scenes: choose from a new selection of beautifully crafted icons, and opt to hide scenes that don’t require manual activation. Improved scene management: scenes you’ve created through a rule or timer are now easily identifiable and automatically tucked away. Improved data export: sharing history data from your accessory’s measurements view now conveniently generates an Excel file.
It is only since iOS 10 that Apple offers the Home app as an interface for HomeKit-enabled accessories – an alternative to apps developed by other manufacturers, including Elgato’s Eve app. Another interface to HomeKit is Siri, a simple and interactive tool that enables you to control your connected home with voice commands via your iPhone, iPad, fourth-generation Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
Using the Eve app, you have access to all Apple-supported HomeKit data such as temperature, humidity, and on/off status, as well as additional information not available via Siri — air pressure, recent energy usage, historical data, and more.
Beginning with version 1.5, Eve supports all HomeKit-based triggers (location, value, time) and conditions. The simplest type of automation with HomeKit involves timers. At a user-defined day and time, the timer triggers a prebuilt scene, such as turning on the kitchen lights via Eve Energy. Timers can be set to fire up once or on repeating basis, e.g., every day at 7 a.m. This post explains how to use timers.read more
Elgato released a free firmware update for Eve Thermo today, enabling it to heat even more efficiently. Available for users of Eve 2.6, the update adds three brand new features: Window Detection, Days Off Calendar, and Vacation Mode. The firmware also includes improved schedules management and other general enhancements. To install the update, open Eve. Watch out for the small red circle with a number on the Settings’ icon in the tab bar. The number indicates the number of devices with outdated firmware.read more
New lighting control interface: Easily set lamp and light strip colors, and store your favorites for any mood or occasion. Support for HomeKit-enabled cameras: Preview a snapshot in the Eve app At a Glance view, and access live video with optional intercom audio. Improved support for third-party HomeKit-enabled accessories, including Schlage Sense and Nanoleaf Aurora Improved support for Eve Thermo. General improvementsread more
iOS 10 features the Home app, which grants you quick access to your HomeKit-enabled accessories via the Control Center on your iOS device. HomeKit is deeply integrated into iOS, and offers additional stability and features that benefit the Eve app and Elgato HomeKit-enabled accessories. While the Elgato Eve app permits complete control of Eve accessories, the Apple Home app offers exclusive functions that cannot be replicated by other HomeKit-enabled apps, including Eve.read more
iOS 10.2 finally introduces notifications for Eve Door & Window and Eve Motion in the iOS device lock screen and/or home screen. That means you will automatically be notified of value changes, namely when a door or window is opened or closed, or movement is detected.read more
With TV apps having gained mainstream traction, Apple’s marketing machine appropriately positions Apple TV 4 as “The Future of Television”. Its upcoming TV app gives you access to shows and movies from multiple video apps — via one unified portal. It shows you what to watch next and offers recommendations attuned to your viewing preferences. And, with Apple TV 4 Siri Remote, you can control everything with your voice, including your HomeKit-enabled home – even without the new TV app.read more