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ActiveHome Pro => Plug-ins => Mobile Apps => Topic started by: Tuicemen on November 24, 2010, 02:26:19 PM

Title: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: Tuicemen on November 24, 2010, 02:26:19 PM
Is this a money grab or what? ::) :'
Update a program and charge users to get the update?  ???
Hey Microsoft does it with Windows right! rofl
But these apps haven't been around a year yet!  ::) :'
I guess once AHP is into version 4.000 then we can all look at forking out more! :'(
X10 will call it ActiveHome Ultimate! rofl
Sorry I need to rant once in a while! rofl
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: Brandt on November 24, 2010, 07:17:47 PM
If you decide to go with a free OS like Linux and free home automation software like Heyu, they both now work with Melloware's mobile apps  ;)
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: nybuck on November 26, 2010, 09:30:13 AM
Tuicemen -
I noticed the same thing...  I started to rant about a month back, but -someone- deleted a couple of my posts, so I stopped visiting the board...

My gripe:  (I took some liberties with the quotes)

"View your cameras from anywhere in the world" - claim of VICC a few years back
"View your cameras anywhere you go in the world" - claim of the NEW Iwatch Mobile Pro app

"Get an email image instantly when motion is detected" - claim of XRay vision, AHP, etc. for years
"Get an email image the moment motion is detected" - claim of new HotBody Alert mobile app

It would seem that you are correct.  They made AHP work with mobile phones, and are charging us to use it.  The good news is that they seem to be really paying attention to the bug fixes and listening to the users, almost like they are paying to beta-test the new apps...  My favorite is the guy who got the $9.99 app free, after he agreed to host the troubleshooting forum for them... 

[Stepping down from soapbox now]
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: tybirdtybird on November 28, 2010, 10:57:47 AM
I feel the same way as you do. Why do x10 calling them apps ? ? ? X10 commander is an App At least that what i call app. Everytime i try and instill onalert mobile  windows giving me hell.

I wish i know how to make  x10 app that does it all.
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: Brandt on November 29, 2010, 02:33:30 AM
What do YOU want in an x10 app?
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: tybirdtybird on November 29, 2010, 09:57:04 AM
Like iphone app that does it all.  without have to open your web page just to use it.

Let say

1 screen does activehome like X10 commander
1 screen does the on alert
1 screen does Iwatch

 so on so on
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: Brandt on November 29, 2010, 11:37:22 AM
well, i don't use active home, but in a generic sense?
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: tybirdtybird on December 03, 2010, 09:22:47 PM
Does Heyu work with windows ? Is it better than Ahp ?
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: Brian H on December 04, 2010, 06:03:15 AM
Heyu is for Linux, Unix and Mac OS X
http://www.heyu.org/
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: birdzeye on December 16, 2010, 08:08:08 AM
I just wish I could get MyHouse to work.... B:( >*< B:( >*< B:( :'
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: ErikP on December 16, 2010, 02:54:54 PM
What is it doing to you?  maybe we can help :)
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: birdzeye on December 21, 2010, 01:33:24 PM
What is it doing to you?  maybe we can help :)

I can't get it to work.

I've got a Bell 2wire modem, and have already phoned Bell "support", and they apparently do not offer any support for this modem (surprise surprise) with respect to port forwarding.

At least I think I know it's a port forwarding issue  ::)
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: ErikP on December 21, 2010, 02:35:22 PM
Actually, MyHouse Online shouldn't require any port forwarding.  It uses the older reflector technology (as opposed to the new mobile application reflector) so both the client and server machine initiate outgoing connections to the X10 reflector server.
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: birdzeye on December 21, 2010, 04:20:44 PM
Actually, MyHouse Online shouldn't require any port forwarding.  It uses the older reflector technology (as opposed to the new mobile application reflector) so both the client and server machine initiate outgoing connections to the X10 reflector server.

Huh? So how come I can only view AHP from within my own network, but not remotely from a computer outside my home network?
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: ErikP on December 21, 2010, 04:57:11 PM
What web browser, URL, and version of windows are you using?  Both at home and from outside your home network.
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: birdzeye on December 23, 2010, 06:24:09 PM
What web browser, URL, and version of windows are you using?  Both at home and from outside your home network.

web browser on the remoter computer is internet explorer, and both computers are xp.
Title: Re: The Pro mobile Apps?
Post by: jayman13 on January 18, 2011, 07:31:37 PM
That activephone is the biggest waste of money I ever spent.  Who designed that webpage to be used on the phone?  The buttons are small as hell and the lettering is even smaller.  They really shouldn't charge anything for that.  What a waste!