Domotics Pad Android Client Introduction

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Domotics Pad Android Client Introduction

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Introducing the Domotics Pad Android Client

Take Indigo on the Go!
Domotics Pad is a native Android client for Indigo Domotics' Indigo home automation software, allowing you to take your home automation on the road (or the couch!) Not satisfied with simply duplicating the current web-based access that most Android users utilize, Domotics Pad provides unparalleled access to Indigo including viewing device/variable histories, viewing the Indigo server log, plugin management, and much, much more!

Interact with Devices, Actions, Variables, Control Pages and more...
As you would expect from an Indigo client, Domotics Pad allows you to view and interact with your Indigo devices... turn on and off lights, ramp up your ceiling fan, water your yard and much more. You can view the details of devices - view all of their custom states and even go back in history and see how those states have changed.

Have lots of action groups defined to control your house? Domotics Pad has you covered with browsing and execution of Action Groups or even one-touch execution from the home screen!

Browse and change variables, including going back in time to see how the variable has changed, or utilize the power of control pages to create a custom, polished interface to interact with your house. Control pages may be viewed in a web-based or native format to fit your requirements.

Extend Indigo's Reach
Home automation doesn't stay, well, at home... you and your phone travel, so why shouldn't your automation? With Domotics Pad you can define geo-fences and execute Indigo actions based on those fences. Want to power up your home before you get there? How about ensure that HVAC system isn't cooling an empty house? Setup a fence around your house and instruct Indigo to take actions when you enter or leave that fence.

Ever been on the road only to find something just isn't quite working correctly at home? With Domotics Pad you can browse the Indigo event log using an endless-scrolling view to determine just what is going wrong (hopefully!)

Need immediate access to a notification? Email impractical? Have Indigo send Domotics Pad a push notification!

Even more powerful features are planned to bring you access on the go...

Control Your Experience
Everyone uses their phone in a different way and everyone's phone is personal... so should be your automation client. Domotics Pad Professional Edition (available as an in-app upgrade) includes extensive settings and customizations to make it your own. From controlling the application's appearance to customizing its behavior, Domotics Pad can work for you.

Choose Your Own Hardware
The Android world is full of devices - big, small, high resolution, low resolution and everything in between. Domotics Pad has been designed to run on virtually any hardware running Android 4.0 and up, adapting to your individual device as necessary. Optimizations to take advantage of the larger screen size of tablets is on the way, have no fear! (Currently tablets will run Domotics Pad and it will fill the screen, showing you more devices, variables, etc. However, we have plans to take better advantage of that space...)

On the Indigo side of things, Domotics Pad will function right out of the (virtual) box. However, to access the Indigo log or device/variable histories you will need to download and install a helper plugin (available for download at the top of this post).

Try It (and Use It!) for Free
Domotics Pad is a free application, downloadable from the Google Play Store, which includes the ability to in-app upgrade to the Professional Edition for those wanting more advanced control of their Indigo system. The free edition allows full control and use of all basic functions -- device control, action groups, variables, control pages, etc. Upgrading to the Professional Edition will grant you access to the customization settings and several Professional-only features such as Indigo Server Log and Plugin Management.

More Information
How-To guides, hints and other information will be posted in this forum as an announcement and/or sticky post... and, of course, feel free to post to suggest a new feature, report a bug, or ask a question!

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Re: DomoPad Android Client Introduction

Domotics Pad Change Log
Major changes by version posted to the Google Store are detailed below; please feel free to post any questions or suggestions in the forum!

Version 1.4.2 BETA
  • Application updated to Android 7.1 compatibility and libraries
  • Added support for launcher shortcuts (long press on application icon) on Android 7.1+

Version 1.4.1
  • Application updated to Android 7.0 compatibility and libraries
  • Improved reliability of Indigo Status Updater's location reporting capability
  • Fixed issues with crash when saving a Geofence but Location Services not enabled
  • Misc. minor improvements

Version 1.4.0
  • Application updated to Android 6.0 compatibility - permissions will now be requested first time they are needed
  • Improved reliability of Indigo Status Updater's location reporting capability
  • Fixed issue causing the auto-switch home/away to not work in some instances
  • Added feedback to Execute Action Group home screen widget

Version 1.3.3
  • Fixed crash occuring when a previously-selected ringtone is no longer available

Version 1.3.2
  • Bug Fix: Status Updater (to Indigo) now properly switching to Away location if necessary
  • Bug Fix: Longitude/latitude in status update could be swapped during reporting in some situations
  • Changed configuration to avoid installation error that occurred in rare circumstances
  • Removed requirement for accessing external storage; fixes issue on some 6.0+ devices

Version 1.3.0
  • Updated network communications to improve speed and reliability when using the Indigo Reflector service
  • Updated to the latest Google libraries for their bug fixes

Version 1.2.0
  • Named Changed to <span style='color: Purple; font-weight: bold;'>Domotics Pad</span>... Why? Well, a trademark infringement claim was made and legal advice was that DomoPad was fine but would cost too much to fight it...
  • Enabled popup variable editor from control pages (use Client Action of Popup GUI)
  • Enabled ability to send status information back to Indigo, allows integration with iFindDevices Plugin

Version 1.1.0
  • Changed devices in an error state to appear in red in devices list
  • Increased maximum geofence radius
  • Updated Roku and TiVo controls to use material design guidelines
  • Enabled auto-refresh on device and variable lists (similar to Indigo Touch on iOS)
  • Added support to control Timers from the device list
  • Added support for custom device control popups (see forum for info)
  • Completed Indigo Schedule support - enable/disable/execute immediate
  • Added setting to keep the device screen on while viewing control pages
  • Added face detection to wake dimmed control pages when looking at device (must enable in settings)
  • Added Swedish language support (thanks Peter!)
  • Added Google Analytics to measure app efficiency and usage (may be disabled in settings in any edition)

Version 1.0.3
  • Added 'preview' support for Indigo Schedules - view and execute immediately
  • Fixed issue with push notifications failing to display in certain circumstances

Version 1.0.2
  • Fixed potential crash with sprinkler control
  • Fixed control pages defaulting to web view before settings are selected
  • Removed flag in Play Store that prevented app from showing as compatible on devices without GPS
  • Memory usage on control pages scales to your device, preventing out-of-memory errors

Version 1.0.1
  • Fixed two stability issues that could cause an application crash

Version 1.0.0
  • Initial release to the Play Store!

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Re: DomoPad Android Client Introduction

v1.9.0 Release
The following changes were made to v1.9.0, which is now posted to the Play Store:

  • Fixes compatibility issues on Android Oreo and Pie devices
  • Adds new setup wizard utility for initial setup
  • Adds ability to show web content on control pages (see forum for instructions)
  • Adds ability to play a voice announcement from Indigo (Requires updating the Domotics Pad Indigo Plugin)
  • MANY more minor enhancements and bug fixes

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v1.9.1 Release
The following changes were made to v1.9.1, which is now posted to the Play Store:

  • Control page default color set to white (for those pages without a background/color selected)
  • Fixes two crash conditions introduced in v1.9

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