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Dedicated iPad App

by markstaint on ‎06-16-2014 09:03 PM

Hi there - I was directed to this site from getsatisfaction.

 

I was hoping to get some insight (excuse the pun) on when or if there is an iPad app in development. It is really frustrating to have no access to landscape mode, especially when that is exactly how the netcams want to work. I have my iPad wall mounted as a control station, and this feature would be awesome

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. 

 

Cheers.

Now that we have Harmony Elite, their remote can control Bluetooth and WiFi devices. There's even an socket HW button on the remote. But WeMo integration is sadly missing! Please try to cooperate and implement Smiley Wink

 

Many thanks!

HomeKit integration

by plo90 on ‎09-28-2014 05:28 PM

HomeKit integration so that I can use Siri iOS 8 to control my devices.  Or how about an add-on for notification centre to allow easier access?

... so we could use rules to activate Wemo devices when the light turns on.  We can do that with IFTTT already but within the app could be more responsive.

Wemo Circuit Breaker

by Dingusboy on ‎05-17-2016 05:02 AM

A Wemo circuit breaker could be used to turn electric hot water heaters, electric ranges and other large appliances on/off during extended periods of non-use.

I have had WeMo since the first year they came out. Most of the time we set them up and forget the set up, because they work so well! This week I changed my home network to a Linksys Velop. So I had to reinstall all of my 8 WeMo switches and light switches. I had forgotten how to do so!

 

Since I finally figured it out again with some help from WeMo, I thought I would post steps here for all, as WeMo demos don't cover it well.

 

I love WeMo! Good luck!

 

Set up only one device at a time! Unplug all, except installed light switches to start.

 

Set up switch
Unplug all. Hold down top reset button while plugging in.
Hold for 5 seconds. Let go. Switch will cycle through color lights.
Wait for flashing blue - gold. Then plug light into WeMo switch.
Go to iPad settings. Select wi-fi. Look for WeMo switch.
Select it and then wait for check mark and full bars at top.
Open WeMo app and it should take you to switch set up.
You will choose your switch name. (Add atop, instead of WeMo name), your network and password, add email address and then hopefully see WeMo device on WeMo list.
If any step fails, go to iPad first. Double click on home button.
Close all open apps and then repeat all steps from beginning.
This should solve.

 

Set up light switch after installation by electrician.
Press reset button (bottom right one) for 1 second. Release.
Then press and hold bottom left button for 5 seconds.
Look at iPad settings to see if you find WeMo light switch.
If so, proceed as above with switch steps from here.
If not, close all open iPad apps as described above.
Then repeat button pushes to find WeMo on settings and complete all steps.

 

Grouping rules
Choose rules. Choose two or more devices with checks.
Set time on and off for entire group. Works great!

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.  

WEMO app multiple locations

by NAE on ‎06-21-2015 01:25 PM

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.

WeMo in iOS widget

by A1m1o1 on ‎07-26-2015 07:20 AM
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.

How about a establishing a group construct .. where for exmple you could define group  to have all 2nd floor switches . I would like this group construct carried over to IFTTT.

I know this can be done already with IFTTT, but if you have high number of Wemo switches it would be tedious.

Essentally all switch could/should be a default group. You then could quickly implement something like a IOS proximity event to turn all lights on.

Status: Under Review

Local Grouping of switches/outlets

by dhaaa on ‎10-24-2014 02:30 PM

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.

3d touch wemo app

by A1 on ‎09-19-2016 05:34 PM

3D touch support for the IOS app would be useful.

Wemo water detector

by eddyruiz on ‎04-20-2015 10:11 AM

Wemo water detector. works when a water pipe breaks and the person is not in the home the water detector will avice before it is  too late. example (washer , dishes washer, refrigerator, sinck, toiles, water heater, etc.

Wall receptacle

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎08-11-2012 12:16 AM

I would like to see WeMo as a normal recessed standard wall receptacle. Not something that sticks out.

Status: Under Review
SiriKit enables your iOS 10 apps to work with Siri, so users can get things done with your content and services using just their voice. Belkin WeMo...release a new version of the app with Siri integration asap!

I want to replace and existing dimmer switch at the top of our staircase with a switch  that can detect motion and turn on the lights but also allow me to dim the lights when they are on.

Any solutions??

I love that the WeMo Insight can log power consumption information but hate that there were no software tools to see the data.  So I created my own. 

The writeup is here.
http://doublepane.blogspot.com/…/wemo-insight-switch-automa…
But more importantly the actual result is here.
http://doublepane.blogspot.com/…/johns-computer-energy-use.…

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iOS 8 Homekit integration

by ekulis on ‎01-06-2015 12:20 PM

Any updates on the possiblility of Wemo integration with Apple Homekit?