Update: What’s New in Version 2.7.1
This version of Eve addresses an issue that could lead to unexpected behavior when using older versions of iOS 10. It also still includes all of the new features and improvements of Eve 2.7
New: Elgato Eve 2.7
Version 2.7 of Eve introduces lots of new features and overall improvements, including improved scene execution, fetching of large sets of previous measurements, and overall responsiveness. Here’s an overview:
– Personalize your At a Glance view: you can now rearrange your favorite accessories.
– Improved At a Glance interaction: dive into details via a long tap or using 3D Touch on supported devices.
– Personalize your Scenes: choose from a new selection of beautifully crafted icons, and opt to hide scenes that don’t require manual activation.
– Improved scene management: scenes you’ve created through a rule or timer are now easily identifiable and automatically tucked away.
– Improved data export: sharing history data from your accessory’s measurements view now conveniently generates an Excel file.
– Eve Thermo: for a more streamlined overview, the valve position is now hidden by default. Tap Edit in your accessory view to show it again.
At a Glance
With Eve 2.7, you can easily sort the favorites among your HomeKit-enabled devices. You can do this in the Edit overview, the dialog “Include in At a Glance” comes up. As before, you can show or hide accessories (favorites) using the star symbol. With Eve 2.7, you can now simply move the order of accessories in At a Glance.
Long press (2 seconds) on an favorite accessory opens Rooms view (also for non 3D touch iOS devices). Even on devices that do not support 3D touch, a long press on an At a Glance accessory opens the Rooms view in accessory details view. Releasing the press fast enough, brings you back to At a Glance view. Keeping pressed opens accessory details view.
With Eve 2.7 you have the Ability to have scenes not show up in the Scenes tab. In Eve 2.6 there were already hidden scenes (the ones that were automatically created for the open window detection). However, there was no way for the user to decide which scenes were visible in the Scenes tab. It’s now possible to make scenes not show up in scenes tab. The new button “Show in Scenes” switch lets the user hide scenes in scenes view. The scenes will only be visible when pressing Edit in scenes tab. In the Scenes tab, tap Edit and select a scene, you may disable or enable Show in Scenes.
Scenes serve various purposes, such as lighting control, heating control and so on. In this setting, you can use Choose Icon to select one of the beautiful crafted icons for your scene.
When adding a scene while creating a timer or rule, the scene is hidden by default, because the scene is usually not meant to be executed manually but only in the context of the timer or rule. To avoid Scenes view to be cluttered, these scenes are now hidden by default. They can still be made visible via the “Show in Scenes“ switch.
In Eve 2.7 Heating is renamed to Valve and hidden by default. This affects accessory detail view as well as Types view. If you like to see the value of Valve, go to Eve Thermo > Edit and tap on the green Icon for Valve.
Types and Characteristics
You can show or hide individual characteristics for each HomeKit-enabled accessory, in the overview of the device, example Eve Energy. To do this, select Edit and activate or deactivate individual characteristics. In the Types overview, only the rooms in which the characteristics of the units are activated are displayed for the listed characteristic.
Export of Measurement Data
You can export the measured values (history) of your Eve devices for a long time, for further processing in apps on the iPhone, your Mac or PC. With Eve 2.7, the measured values are now exported in Excel format.
Eve requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10 or later. To control HomeKit-enabled accessory, iOS 10.2 or later is recommended. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessory automatically and away from home requires an Apple TV with tvOS 10 or later or an iPad with iOS 10 or later set up as a home hub.