1. EVOjet's Avatar
    I'm wondering if there is an app that will control electronically controlled things at home. HVAC/thermostat would be a great start, TV/receiver/DVR would be a great next step, then maybe preheat the oven or turn lights on here and there. Anything like that exist? I found no related topics when searching. Thanks.
    07-15-2010 01:16 PM
  2. Tacom's Avatar
    If you have the Verizon fios tv package, there is an app to control the set top box. There's one to control the DVR too iirc.

    07-15-2010 01:17 PM
  3. canonfaz's Avatar
    If you have a Tivo, then the tivo app works really well - I use it all the time. That doesn't help you out much for the HVAC and thermostat though.
    07-15-2010 02:25 PM
  4. bigscout79's Avatar
    autom8 will work with x10/insteon stuff.
    07-15-2010 02:30 PM
  5. edarchitect's Avatar
    My old Samsung SCH-i730 Wi-Mo had a Infrared transmitter and a nice remote control application that would learn the codes from any IR remote. Something like that would go a long way towards making the phone a good remote device. I wonder why the phone makers are leaving IR off the new phones?
    07-15-2010 04:09 PM
  6. rmiles7721's Avatar
    Check out the DroidSeer X10 app (in the market). You have to have the home automation systems to use it but it looks pretty cool. I use Homeseer for all of my automation stuff and just access it through a mobile web page myself rather than using the app though.

    Check out the forums at homeseer.com for a ton of information on home automation.
    07-15-2010 04:41 PM
  7. mikemsd's Avatar
    Home Buddy is also a good one. It works with the Mi Casa Verde Vera controller. I've got it set up for my HVAC and lighting at the house. Vera is primarily a Z-Wave controller, but can also control X10. If your looking for HVAC control, I'd suggest looking at Z-Wave. It's a little more expensive than X10, but it's a much more resilient system that actually gets stronger with more nodes as it works as a wireless mesh network.
    07-16-2010 09:22 AM
  8. Syner's Avatar
    we are releasing an app to control IR devices soon. thread with video here:
    07-29-2010 11:50 PM