Elgato today launches Eve Light Switch (USA & Canada only), the world’s first light switch with HomeKit technology for the most seamless light control experience. Eve Light Switch replaces a single pole switch, and enables you to use the Eve app or Siri to control your existing chandeliers, built-in lights, ceiling lamps, ceiling fans, and more.
After upgrading the firmware of your Eve accessories you may automate your connected home with timers, and rules entailing location and value triggers. Using timers, you can activate a scene at a certain time, either once-off or repeatedly. Rules with location triggers activate a scene when you reach or leave your home or another location. Rules with value triggers activate a scene once a change in a value of an Eve accessory occurs. Moreover, rules can be refined with conditions.
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.
Eve offers timers and rules for value triggers and location triggers to automatically trigger scenes in your home. The setup is performed in Eve’s settings under “Automation.” To set up automation to help manage your home, you will need some insight into how timers, rules, triggers, and conditions can be used.
Update: With Eve 1.4 helper apps for creating time triggers are no longer needed, Eve allows setting of time triggers.
As of iOS 9.2.x, location and characteristic HomeKit triggers are not yet available for Bluetooth Smart devices. Once this functionality is enabled in a future version of iOS, a free Eve app update will enable support for location and characteristic triggers.