HomeWatch – iPhone and iPad App

HomeWatch is an iPhone App available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app is published and supported by SunshineApps LLC on the Apple App Store. Homewatch is a native Apple application that you to monitor your home from anywhere in the world. You can connect back home and monitor in real time your web cameras, inside or outdoor temperatures, turn on heaters, lights or other appliances.

The App Store says, ”…you could also use it for monitoring your work place, second home, holiday villa or even your pet fish while away on holiday.”

The app interfaces with the following hardware:

  • ioBridge IO-204 Analog Inputs
  • ioBridge IO-204 X10 Smart Board for X10 Outlet Control
  • Axis 207 IP Video Camera
  • Axis 207W IP Video Camera

HomeWatch Screenshots

Here are two screenshots showing X10 control of a light using the HomeWatch App:

HomeWatch - X10 Controlled Light is Off

HomeWatch X10 Controlled Light is On

Setting up Temperature Displays

The temperature displays are visualizations of an analog input on an ioBridge IO-204 channel. Here is the process of setting up a temperature display on the HomeWatch App:

  1. Connect temperature sensor to open channel on the ioBridge IO-204
  2. On the ioBridge.com Interface create an “I/O Monitor” widget for the appropriate channel
  3. Scale the widget as either Fahrenheit or Celsius
  4. On the HomeWatch App, touch ”+”, then “IOBridge Widget”, and finally “Temperature”
  5. Enter the Widget ID of the widget you created on ioBridge.com for your temperature sensor
  6. Touch “Save”

Setting up X10 Controls

X10 controls use the the ioBridge IO-204, ioBridge X10 smart board, X10 powerline interface, and X10 outlet and light control modules. To control an X10 module from the HomeWatch app, follow this process:

  1. On the ioBridge.com Interface create an “X10 Control” widget for the appropriate channel, X10 house code, and X10 unite code
  2. On the HomeWatch App, touch ”+”, then “IOBridge Widget”, and finally “X10 Switch”
  3. Enter the Widget ID of the X10 widget you created on ioBridge.com
  4. Touch “Save”

Finding a Widget ID

Once you have created a widget on the ioBridge.com interface, you can find the Widget ID from the embed code:

Widget ID

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