Besides of course the usual bug fixes and changes, homee 2.5 basically has one huge feature in store for you, which we'd love to talk about in this blog post:
During the last months, ambitious homee visited an evening school and took some lessons on statistics. Now he's ready and waiting in the wings, so we can provide you with one - we think - really cool feature: starting with updating to 2.5, your homee will collect data from all of your devices. He will collect temperature data, solar radiation, noise level... and so on. homee will collect what you have! Then, this data will be visualized in charts. For the time being, this only works in your webapp, but upcoming updates will let you use charts also in iOS and Android app.
Have a look at the video - based on one of our homees here we show you what you can do with those charts and what they look like.
Let's chart it up!
You can see that you can visualize your collected data in daily, weekly or monthly view. The day view shows every single collected measurement data in detail. If you touch the line with your cursor the single measurement data will pop up. If you wish for a more "global" view, you can display the monthly data chart. We recommend this if you want input on how your smart home behaves over a longer period. In every view you can zoom into a certain period by just marking it with your cursor.
Benefit of charts
Basically, the charts feature delivers interesting insights in what's going on in your smart home. But it can help you optimizing some processes, too:
Example: Lower the shades
Imagine this: your charts show, that the over a month, the solar radiation at your windows climbs a certain value at 7.30am and falls below this value again at 4.45pm. Now you can use this information to set the timing your shades should go down and up again just perfectly - and regulate them from month to month.
Example: Last one hits the lights
Measurement data like carbon dioxide trend or noise level indicate e.g. when the last one left the office in the evening. Knowing this, you have the possibility to let the electricity automatically be turned out after the last one usually calls it a day. And it's turned on again when the first friend of early mornings storms into the office the next day. Of course you can do the same thing at home - like turning down electricity automatically when the last one goes to bed.
Your charts - your feedback!
Before saying goodbye, we again want to invite you to our homee community! Please feel to free to tell us what you do with this new feature and how you use your measurement data to make your home smarter? We're looking forward to reading all about it!