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Description

The Switchmate app allows you to interact with our full suite of Switchmate Devices!

Connect, Configure & Control Switchmate, SWMbright/Slim, SWMpower, Zip, Cube Camera, and our future devices all in one place. Setup, toggling, setting preferences like timers and Welcome Home, and more!

We are currently hard at work on a MAJOR ground-up rebuild (v4.0) and would love to hear your feedback, we're listening!
Support/Need Help? support@switchmatehome.com
Feedback/Suggestions? reqs@switchmatehome.com

Features:
- Control your existing switches or power ports
- Timers: automatically turn your switches or plugs on/off at preset times
- Welcome Home: automatically turn on switches or plugs of your choosing when you get home
- View, Record, and Manage your Cube IP Camera
- Remote Control from anywhere with a Bridge Device (Power or Zip)
- Full Alexa Integration: "SimplySmart Home by Switchmate" Skill (Requires Power or Zip bridge) "Alexa, turn on my porch light"
- Full Google Home, Home Control Integration: "SimplySmart Home by Switchmate" Action under GH Home Control (Requires Power or Zip bridge) "Hey Google, turn on my living room fan"
- Google Assistant Integration: "Switchmate" action under Google Assistant Explore - Separate from our primary GH integration above we offer limited GH/GA functionality for users without a Power or Zip device! "Hey Google, talk to Switchmate"
- Updates: get over the air firmware updates for your Switchmate device(s) to make sure you have the latest/greatest
- Voice Control: Use the mic icon in the app to control your lights with your voice, see below for more details!

Some of the Features we're working on:
- Widgets: Add them to your Home Screen so you don't have to open the app to toggle switches or use voice commands!
- Grouping: Create & control groups of devices together.
- Timeout: Automatically turn off a switch after X amount of time!
- Android Wear: Because who doesn't want to use their watch to do all this?
- API & Tasker/IFTTT Plugins: Per your requests, we're still in the early planning stages on this one but we're working on it!

Voice Control Feature:
You can click the Microphone icon in the app and simply say your command - voice activation tries to first match by the switch name that shows in your list of devices (and you can change under Device Settings), but if it can't find that it will try to match to the location you selected when you first setup your Switchmate(s). And you can even use "all" to control all switches within range! Here are some examples:
"Turn Kenny's Room light off"
"Turn on my living room lights"
"Turn all my lights off"
"Bedroom on"

Permissions:
- Location Permissions are unfortunately required for BLE by Android - we're huge on privacy and unfortunately there is no way around not requiring Location to be enabled on Android because we cannot scan for BLE devices without it, and that is why the app will not function without it. Beyond that we do use location data only when Welcome Home is enabled so we can tell you're nearing home in order to optimize battery (so we're not looking for Switchmates all the time!). This data is often cached from other apps and we simply grab that data so in most cases we aren't making new location checks - and that data is NEVER transmitted off your phone/to us at all.
- Background Service & Waking your device permissions are also used for Welcome Home so we can ping your Switchmate to let it know you're home without the app needing to be open.
- Internet permissions are used for checking for firmware updates & sending us crash reports (via Google Crashlytics)
- Bluetooth & WiFi permissions are required for communicating with your Switchmate devices.

Requirements:
- Switchmate Device(s) of course!
- Android 4.4.4+ is required so we can use Bluetooth Low Energy in order to save a lot of battery!

Switchmate devices are currently only sold in the US and Canada

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 16, 2017 (about 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 19 days, on average.

Aug 25
2018
(Current)
Version 3.3.0

3.3.0
- Pairing Fixes/Improvements
- MAJOR Timer Rework - Enabled Timers? Please check and re-save your Timer settings

NEW Alexa & Google Home Update
If you have a Switchmate Power/Zip, see our brand new skills! You can find 'SimplySmart Home by Switchmate' on Alexa & Google's Home Control. If you used our prior skills we suggest you unlink & link to the new ones. For previous GH users if you do not have a Power/Zip device you should continue to use the Explore Assistant 'Switchmate' action.

Jul 27
2018
Version 3.2.9

3.2.9
- Many Fixes & Improvements
- MAJOR Timer Rework - Enabled Timers? Please check and re-save your Timer settings

NEW Alexa & Google Home Update
If you have a Switchmate Power/Zip, see our brand new skills! You can find 'SimplySmart Home by Switchmate' on Alexa & Google's Home Control. If you used our prior skills we suggest you unlink & link to the new ones. For previous GH users if you do not have a Power/Zip device you should continue to use the Explore Assistant 'Switchmate' action.

Jul 10
2018
Version 3.2.8

- Various Fixes & Improvements
- MAJOR Timer Rework - Enabled Timers? Please check and re-save your Timer settings

NEW Alexa & Google Home Update
If you have a Switchmate Power/Zip, see our brand new skills! You can find 'SimplySmart Home by Switchmate' on Alexa & Google's Home Control. If you used our prior skills we suggest you unlink & link to the new ones. For previous GH users if you do not have a Power/Zip device you should continue to use the Explore Assistant 'Switchmate' action.

May 14
2018
Version 3.2.5

- Various Fixes & Improvements

Major Alexa & Google Home Update
If you have a Switchmate Power or Zip, you can now use our brand new skills! You can find 'SimplySmart Home by Switchmate' available under the Alexa app & Google's Home Control. If you've used our Alexa skill we suggest you unlink & link to the new one. For previous GH users we suggest the same, though if you only have Switchmate/Slims you should continue to use the Explore Assistant action.

Apr 22
2018
Version 3.2.4

3.2.4
- Various Fixes & Improvements
- (Power/Zip) New 'SimplySmart Home by Switchmate' Alexa Skill Support!

Apr 16
2018
Version 3.2.3

3.2.3
- Minor Fixes & Improvements

3.2.2
- Various Bug Fixes & Improvements
- (Power/Zip) Discovery Screen Improvements
- (Cube) Fixed missing audio when playing recorded videos
- (Cube) Live View and Positioning Screen Improvements

Mar 09
2018
Version 3.2.2

3.2.2
- Various Bug Fixes & Improvements
- (Power/Zip) Discovery Screen Improvements
- (Cube) Fixed missing audio when playing recorded videos
- (Cube) Live View and Positioning Screen Improvements

Mar 07
2018
Version 3.2.1

3.2.1
- Various Fixes & Improvements
- Fix for Cube Notifications not working in all cases

Feb 18
2018
Version 3.1.9

3.1.9:
- Misc Improvements & Fixes
3.1.7
- Minor Improvements
- (Cube) Major Improvements & Fixes
- (Power/Zip) Improvements to WiFi Firmware Updates

Feb 12
2018
Version 3.1.7

3.1.7
- Minor Improvements
- (Cube) Major Improvements & Fixes* mainly around Live View & Remote Functionality
- (Power/Zip) Improvements to WiFi Firmware Updates
* Note this release will provide Cube 2.9.62 and Zip 3.0.39 Firmware Updates which are needed to get the full benefit of the improvements & fixes

Jan 23
2018
Version 3.1.6

3.1.6
- Various Fixes & Improvements

Jan 14
2018
Version 3.1.4

3.1.4
- Various Fixes & Improvements
- (SWMcube) Fixed Video List Timezone Mismatch (videos would appear on wrong day)
- (SWMcube) Fixed Cube Unable to Restore Settings after FW Update
3.1.3
- Various Crash Fixes & Improvements
New App Permission in 3.1.0+ RECORD_AUDIO is used only for two-way audio for the Cube

Dec 23
2017
Version 3.1.3

3.1.3
- Various Crash Fixes & Improvements
3.1.2
- Various Fixes & Improvements
- (SWMpower/Zip/SWMcube) Longer SSID/Password Support
-- New App Permission: RECORD_AUDIO is used only for two-way audio for the Cube

Dec 17
2017
Version 3.1.2

3.1.2
- Various Fixes & Improvements
- (SWMpower/Zip/SWMcube) Longer SSID/Password Support
3.1.0
- Various Improvements & Fixes
- Added Switchmate Cube and Zip Support
-- New App Permission: RECORD_AUDIO is used only for two-way audio for the Cube
-- New App Permission: CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE is used for device detection over LAN

Dec 07
2017
Version 3.1.0

3.1.0
- Various Improvements & Fixes
- Added Switchmate Cube and Zip Support
-- New App Permission: RECORD_AUDIO is used only for two-way audio for the Cube
-- New App Permission: CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE is used for device detection over LAN
3.0.13
- Minor Improvements & Fixes
- Alexa Linking Information for SWMpower

Nov 27
2017
Version 3.0.13

3.0.13
- Minor Improvements & Fixes
- Alexa Linking Information for SWMpower
3.0.12
- Various Improvements & Fixes
- (SWMpower) Enabled Remote Switchmate Device Control when in range of SWMpower (Initial Release)

Nov 05
2017
Version 3.0.12

3.0.12
- Various Improvements & Fixes
- (SWMpower) Enabled Remote Switchmate Device Control when in range of SWMpower (Initial Release)
3.0.11
- Now able to defer Firmware Updates and retain functionality (unless forced update)
- Multiple Welcome Home Improvements
- Icon State Stability Improvements & Fixes
- Power WiFi FW Update Fixes
- Recovery Mode Improvements
- Misc Improvements & Fixes

Oct 30
2017
Version 3.0.11

3.0.11
- Now able to defer Firmware Updates and retain functionality (unless forced update)
- Multiple Welcome Home Improvements
- Icon State Stability Improvements & Fixes
- Power WiFi FW Update Fixes
- Recovery Mode Improvements
- Misc Improvements & Fixes

Sep 25
2017
Version 3.0.10

3.0.10
- Better Original SWM Upgrade Handling + New Update with Random-Toggle Fix
- Google Home Fixes
- Improved Device Scanning/Adding Routines
- Show DFU Steps (when applicable)
- Stability & Misc Improvements

Sep 15
2017
Version 3.0.9

3.0.9
- *Recovery Mode Auto-Detection when FW Updates are interrupted & device gets stuck in update mode
- New Device Icons
3.0.8
- Major Bugfixes & Improvements
- Switchmate (Original): Huge FW Update for vastly improved 3.0 Support
- SWMpower: Major Remote Control/WiFi Improvements
* We quickly became aware of rare cases where the Original Swm 2.99.9 Firmware Update not completing could result in getting stuck in DFU Mode, this will prompt to recover just ensure to select LIGHT type

Aug 26
2017
Version 3.0.8

- Major Bugfixes & Improvements
- Switchmate (Original) Devices: Huge Firmware Update for vastly improved 3.0 Support
- Major Improvements for SWMpower Devices including better Remote Control Handling and WiFi Module Firmware Visibility + OTA from the app!
Have requests, recommendations, or other feedback? We want to hear it! Send to reqs@switchmatehome.com

Aug 17
2017
Version 3.0.5

- Multiple Fixes and Improvements
- Minor UI updates
- SWMpower: Remote Control Capabilities, additional functions including controlling Switchmates in range coming soon!

Jul 25
2017
Version 3.0.4

- Major Improvements & Fixes
- Added Tutorial Overlay
- Minor UI Improvements
- Improvements to Firmware Update Handling
- SWMpower: Added ability to view WiFi Module FW Version under Device Information
- Google Home "NoZip" Fix when app backgrounded

Jun 07
2017
Version 3.0.3

- Major Improvements & Fixes
- Added Tutorial Overlay for First-Run
- Better Firmware Update Handling
- SWMpower: Ability to Disable/Enable the LED Backlight
- Support for the Original Switchmate*
* Original SWM Support requires 3.0 Firmware (releasing soon)

May 29
2017
Version 3.0.1

Major Improvements & Fixes

May 16
2017
Version 3.0

Welcome to the NEW Switchmate v3.0 a complete overhaul, please note this is still in the beta stages so bear with us for the next couple days! If you have the original Switchmate product (not SWMbright or SWMpower) we recommend sticking with the Legacy Switchmate Smart Lighting app until Wednesday 05/17/17

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

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4
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3
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2
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Total Ratings

5
150
4
40
3
53
2
82
1
350