Benefit for using HomeKit for building your smart home in that there is a robust ecosystem of third-party apps to build on the experience. A few years ago, Indie developer Aaron Pearce released the popular HomeRun application for controlling HomeKit scenes from Apple Watch.
HomeRun 2 is hitting the App Store today with several new features for controlling HomeKit from your Apple Watch or your iPhone’s home screen.When compared to its predecessor it was reviewed in 2018, HomeRun 2 is an all-new application that has been completely rebuilt. There are home screen widgets, support for multiple grids in the iOS app, new icons and colors to choose from, and more.
Users can use the HomeRun app to set HomeKit scenes or add HomeRun widgets to your home screen. There are three widget sizes from which to choose, and you can add a grid of actions or a single action to each widget. The home app lacks support for home screen widgets, so HomeRun 2 can easily fill that void.HomeRun 2 is the best way to easily control HomeKit scenes from your Apple Watch or your iPhone or iPad. The app is free to download, with a $4.99 annual subscription to unlock the bulk of the app’s features. There is also a lifetime $19.99 in-app purchase as well.