My biggest idea for these plugs is some basic reliability. Every app update that comes through comes with enhancements for coffee pots and crockpots and yet every week often times multiple times my switches drop off the network, the names get muddled, pictures disappear. Why is all this effort being added to other devices when you cannot even get the basics right?
You want us to 'Wemo That' and make everything Wemo but I will certainly not be spending any more money on the switches given their reliability and in fact really want a refund for them but I doubt this will be forthcoming.
If you can nail the reliability then these will be fantastic products that would be highly recommended. These products feel like you have released the product and forgotten about it, ongoing support is essential as is actual product improvement, especially when you want us to trust you with electricity in our homes.
An iPhone 6 optimised app is also a bare minimum, the iPhone 6 has been out for nearly a year now and yet it still is not optimised? Much much smaller companies had apps ready for day 1 and yet nearly a year later you have nothing? Again this feels like a product you released and given up on. The least you could do would be make the SDK open like Philips Hue so at worst and you truly have forgotten about this then others can take up the challenge and release better apps and improve the relaibility.
It would be nice if the WeMo modules could be configured to use a default ON state after a power outage, such that lights would come back ON when the power returned.
Firstly, I believe that ON/OFF state should be remembered even after a power outage anyway, so that if a light was on, it comes back on when the power returns. IMHO this should be the "normal" behaviour since this is what would be expected if WeMo switches weren't being used. Right now, after a power failure, any WeMo connected lights remain off.
Additionally, however, I would like to see an optional setting that could be used to have lights turn ON, regardless of previous state, following a return of power to the WeMo modules. This would not only be useful for things like actual power outages, but also switched outlets -- allowing a lamp to optionally be controlled by the wall switch. In this case, turning ON the wall switch would turn on the WeMo which would turn on the attached lamp.
Numerous people have asked why the WEMO app doesn't work with WEMO devices at multiple locations and only received put-off responses. This is not rocket science. Both DLink and Samsung have apps which control their devices located at multiple locations. A simple interim solution is to supply multiple apps with different names (WEMO1, WEMO2, etc) so users can use one app for each location. But the correct solution should be easy to implement.
Perhaps someone at Belkin can explain why anybody should continue to buy your products when Belkin continues to ignore the needs of its customers. Perhaps Belkin should replace the head of its division which is responsible for WEMO with a person who actually cares. Otherwise Belkin will make what otherwise could be a good product a commercial failure.
As a customer I am regretting that I purchased any Belkin product, and this experience will effect any recommendations or specifications for Belkin products in the future.
But it is not too late. Stop daydreaming, get out of your chair and actually solve the problem or replace the person who is ignoring your customers with someone who is competent to solve the problem.
I used several of these devices to overcome issues with electronics while away from a 2nd home (parents). I use my phone for my residence and my wife's phone for the parents. But after buying some for a third location, I can't even see Wemos using the app.
Interestingly, In three different locations where I also have wireless cameras these DLink register to their network and ALLOW cameras from these different areas to be seen and controlled from one screen - I am able to operate devices in 3 homes. I don't think their scheme is proprietary so this could merely be a software update for Belkin.
Since many WeMo users want to switch their entertainment devices on and off with WeMo, and cannot do so since most TVs and HiFis etc. have electronic on/off switches that return in the standby mode after the WeMo cuts the power to them, it would be a good idea to introduce a new WeMo device that can send infrared signals for on and off.
Since there are so many standards for infrared signals, such a WeMo device could be made so that it can learn the code from the entertainment device's remote control handset.
I would like to be able to control my WeMo switches through the pull-down widget menu in iOS. This way I could control my switches without having to log in to my phone, open the app, and wait for switches to load.
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I would like to be able to specify something along the lines of "When switch A is turned on/off, turn on/off switch B and C also". This should be done entirely on the local network, WITHOUT hitting IFTTT.
My setup is: In my living room, I have a wemo light switch, and two wemo outlet switches. I would like to just press the light switch and have all 3 switches turn off/on. Right now, I have an IFTTT rule set up to do this, but there is something like a 10 second delay for my light switch to send its state change off to IFTTT, have IFTTT process it, and then have IFTTT turn off/on my two outlet switches.
This could be done entirely on the local network almost instantaneously, without having to hit IFTTT.
Is wemo going to have and outdoor camera with night vision and some security components like a smart deadbolt and door or window switches. I can see these being in demand with your already developed products.