App My Home Blog

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Smart Irrigation with the Rachio Iro

We have been in the market for a smart irrigation solution for our yard and garden for some time. We are in a gated community that provides our front yard maintenance and when we planned...

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Detecting Water Leaks with Iris

A few weeks ago our garbage disposal had a meltdown. We use it a lot and it had been struggling for some time, but it wasn’t until we needed something under the sink that...

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CES Smart Home Wrap-up

The Consumer Electronics Show is the place for companies from all over the world to show their latest products and ideas with the hope of capturing the imagination of the press and the industry...

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Our new Wink Relay

We recently installed the new addition to the Wink family, the Relay. This device allows control of all the same devices as the Wink app, using a touchscreen panel mounted to the wall that...

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Which Smart Home Platform is Right for You?

When we first started our experiments at AppMyHome, there were no real DIY smart home platforms out there, just point devices with a single purpose, like the Nest thermostat or sophisticated specialty platforms that...

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Lowe’s Iris hub works ok, but too slow

We had the Orbit Water Valve sort of working with Smartthings but it was unreliable.  So, I repurchased the Iris hub and, yes,  I provided my credit card against what I think is right. Figured...