Home Automation – The interface V0.01

One of the things most of my projects always lack, is a easy and slick looking interface. But not this time!

To control my home automation system, I first used an app called HttpRemotes for my iPhone, but pretty fast ran into problems.

The app itself worked as it should, but was too limited to  my ever expanding bag, full of ideas. So instead I had a look at how to make iPhone web apps, and to make things even easier, I found a package called iWebKit, where most of the work is done, just modify it to what you want to have on the different pages, and you are ready to go!

The first thing that meets me when I access the web app, is this page. Here I can select the room I want to control something in.

On the next page, there are a list of switches and buttons… Or so there would be, if I had more things hooked up to the node in the garage.

 

4 comments

  • Yeah! I’m also working on a similar project!
    But I have some problems with the loading speed of mi iPhone 3G… It’s old e really slow! Also with nothing installed after jailbreak!

    • It got problems loading web pages too? I never had a 3G so I have no idea how slow it actually is.

      • it’s a hardware problem! In standby mode I have only 50 megabytes of free RAM,
        I tried the app on an iphone 4 and works beautifully!

        • Okay, this new way I am doing it, is actually only a webpage that is designed to fit the screen of an iPhone, installs nothing on the phone, besides the icon on the springboard, if you put it there.

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