Dear Homebridge users,
After almost half a year of development, we now finally present Homemanager 3 to the public.
Over the last months the number of users has been multiplied. This resulted into more than 100 mails with direct feedback, you are awesome!
For everyone who never heard anything about Homemanager: The Homemanager App is a community orientated and native app for iOS and iPadOS, with which you can manage your Homebridge and HOOBS system.
While HM1 was fully community orientated and highly compatible with any Homebridge installation, we lost this focus a bit with HM2, as many features were exclusively available for HOOBS 3 users.
With HM3 we finally come back to our initial principles. We rebuilt the entire interface and communication class structure to achieve the highest compatibility possible.
Now you can use Homebridge on Synology, RPi, Mac and Windows without compatibility issues in the app.
Most of the new features for Homebridge are only possible due to the full switch to API communication (instead of SSH). Without the close technical collaboration with the developer behind the Homebridge UI (@dev_oznu), the update wouldn’t be available in the way as it is today. He opened the API on my request early summer, made a couple of modifications on the API to enhance some app functionalities, provided deep technical assistance and was the first beta tester. Thanks a lot u/dev_oznu
Everyone interested, using Homebridge with Homebridge UI or HOOBS 3 installed, can join the public beta with this link: https://testflight.apple.com/join/d3incB1q
Feel free to share any kind of feedback directly via TestFlight or mail to [[email protected]
As the entire app received optimizations, here is a list with just the most notable changes that make the app more beginner-friendly, compatible and powerful than ever before:
⁃ Switched entirely to API based connections, instead of SSH (Homebridge UI API and HOOBS Core API)
⁃ Significantly reduced loading times
⁃ More stable connections thanks to the close technical collaboration with the Homebridge UI developer. Configuration
⁃ Improved visualization of multi-level config schemes, as well as "schema conditions" support
⁃ Find config entries even faster with the new sort and search functions.
⁃ Hybrid Config: navigate visually through the config and edit only the desired area in plain text
⁃ New Swipe gestures for sharing, plain text view, copying, duplicating and deleting config objects
⁃ The setup guide is now even more dynamic, simple and interactive.
⁃ Plain text config view now with syntax highlighting
⁃ Simpler menus for managing generic config objects
⁃ SmartDetect 3 now also allows sample configurations that contain small syntax errors Plugins
⁃ Support for "Homebridge verified Plugins"
⁃ Installation and removal are now interactive and include additional background checks
⁃ Plugin versions can now easily be changed interactively and can also be defined during installation
⁃ Config objects are now directly accessible from the corresponding plugin page
⁃ HOOBS users receive plugin data now entirely from "plugins.hoobs.org" Instance Log
⁃ Now finally natively available for all Homebridge and HOOBS users
⁃ With Homebridge, including colour visualisation Software Page (will be available during beta)
⁃ View Homebridge, Homebridge UI and HOOBS Core Updates
⁃ Possibility to trigger the above updates
⁃ View additional information (only some systems) Setup
⁃ Transparent and independent setup instructions for Homebridge and HOOBS
⁃ Add new instances quickly, with a new automatic instance detection (soon even faster with Bonjour detection)
⁃ Useful tips and general additional information
⁃ Instances and servers can now be managed more clearly General
⁃ New optimized layout, including various design changes (for example an improved dark mode)
⁃ More beginner-friendly and detailed descriptions
⁃ Intelligent assistance during various tasks
⁃ More precise error messages and optimized loading animations
⁃ Localization into new languages. In total: German, English, French, Greek, Czech and Chinese
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