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Apple Watch and Insteon

There are lots of ways to control your Insteon home automation system – with an iPad, touch screen, iPhone app, voice control, or even just by your location. With the impending release of the Apple Watch, chalk up another great

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 25

Calling all (beta) testers: Integration between ISY994i and Nest

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Nest has finally published their public API! I’ve started developing an integration between Nest and the ISY-994i via IntelliHome, and am looking for beta testers. I’ve got data coming from the Nest API into IntelliHome using the Nest Developer Chrome

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 2

Introducing Intellihome: a web-based home automation app for Insteon

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For the past year or two, I’ve been working on writing a home automation application called Intellihome. It’s more of a pet project than an actual product, but recently a few readers have asked questions that can best be implemented

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 27

Apple’s new Home Automation feature in iOS 8

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As you probably know, yesterday Apple announced the new features of iOS 8 due in the fall. There were some interesting features, but of course the one I found most interesting is HomeKit. Details are still wildly vague, but the

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 3

Moves is a great personal activity tracker

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Quantified Self, or Lifelogging, is all about being able to capture and record information about yourself, such as weight, activity/sleep, and location. After Google Latitude shut down, I went looking for an alternative to capture my location all the time,

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 22

MobiLinc: Control Your Insteon SmartHome from your iDevice or Android

When we kicked off this blog, I told a story about the Home Automation Salesman touting that “Crestron was the Neiman Marcus of Home Automation”. But, hey, we’re Walmart guys, right? More expensive doesn’t mean better – so we chose

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 22
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