Mobile Applications: For the IoT and Home Automation

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Scan the QR codes to download the apps based on the operating system of your device

Blynk

Updated: July 2018
OS: Android and iOS
Download: Full version (free)

Blynk is a user-friendly quick-start IoT project-builder software for hobbyists, DIYers and for small projects. It has a simple-to-learn and interactive dashboard that lets you create graphic user interfaces (GUIs) for controlling your IoT projects. The interface can be created through simple drag-and-drop operations on available widgets and components (buttons, knobs, displays, etc) in the application. Blynk runs various IoT boards like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, ESP32, Particle Photon and NodeMCU. It supports Bluetooth and BLE.

Stringify

Updated: May 2018
OS: Android and iOS
Download: Full version (free)

In a smart home filled with multiple connected devices, Stringify helps you control all with a single smartphone. It supports numerous smart home appliances and services, and provides remote access, scheduling and automated control over automated devices.

Stringify also integrates voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home for a voice-based home automation. The UI is highly customisable. It supports over 600 smart products, including Google Home, Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, Lutron lights, Philips Hue, Fitbit, Ecobee and XFINITY products, and hubs like Smart Things, Logitech Harmony and Wink.

Google Home

Updated: July 2018
OS: Android and iOS
Download: Full version (free)

Google Home is a versatile application for users of Google products or Android devices. It can be used to configure Google Voice Assistant on any Android device. It can set up Google Home speakers and control Chromecast devices. Moreover, it helps you get search results from other Google apps as well.

Lyra

Updated: May 2018
OS: Android and iOS
Download: Full version (free)

Lyra can be a great alternate voice assistant to Siri or Google Assistant, especially due to its interactive tone and polished natural language processing capabilities. It converses smoothly and detects voice with minimum errors. It helps set alarms or appointments, follows voice commands to play music on your devices, make calls, send texts and many other operations. Lyra supports over 70 different languages.

Extreme

Updated: August 2018
OS: Android
Download: Full version (free)

Extreme voice assistant is modelled around JARVIS, a name well-known to Iron Man movies’ fans. Extreme carries out operations like most other voice assistants, including answering questions, setting up appointments, making calls or taking selfies. It puts extra attention on privacy of all searches and actions done using the assistant. Extreme can also tap into Google Maps and Skype. It is available for Android users only, and supports multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.


 

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