With the release of iOS 10, Apple has taken the next big step in further enhancing its operating system for iPhone and iPad. Indeed, we are excited about all the numerous new features and improvements, but what truly thrills us is HomeKit. With iOS 10, HomeKit is finally an integral part of iOS, to such a degree that it is accessible via the Control Center. And of course, Eve and Eve products are made for iOS 10. In addition, Apple now offers users another way to control their connected home – with the app called Home.
Update August 2, 2016: Eve 2.1.1 now restores your measurement history if it was no longer visible following a firmware update and offers overall improvements.
In addition to numerous fixes and enhancements, Eve 2.1 comes with several improved functions:
– Improved communications architecture and status display: Eve now smartly prioritizes the transfer of information you are currently viewing.
– Smoother firmware update process: Easily upgrade your Eve accessories to take advantage of automatic display of current information, automated scene execution through rules, and improved iOS compatibility.
– Overall performance improvements.
Eve 2.1 requires iOS 9.3 or newer on your iOS devices.
Update July 15, 2016: Eve 2.0.1 with bug fixes and performance improvements
In Elgato Eve 2.0 we provide the biggest update of our free app. The new tab bar gives easy, fast access to the most commonly used functions. Now scenes have found their own home in Eve 2.0 and are easy for users to access and sort. Users with Eve Energy will not only see actual power consumption together with total consumption but also “Projected Cost” and “Total Cost.” Eve 2.0 comes with a brand-new app icon as well. This post will give you an overview of the new version.
Rules with location triggers are extremely helpful. Upon arriving at or leaving your home, a scene is triggered, such as switching lights, appliances, or the heating on or off. In addition to setting location triggers for your home address, you can choose triggers for different locations, such as your workplace or gym, to trigger a scene in your home. This post shows how easy it is to set up these triggers.
Rules in Eve allow the automatic triggering of scenes in your home. You may set up rules with location and/or value triggers and assign them to a scene you have already created. Unlike timers, rules can be restricted by time or value conditions. Using conditions allows you to fine-tune your rules. Please see the examples of using conditions below.