First teased all the way back in June, the official companion app of the Philips Hue lightning system has just been updated with a great addition an iOS 8 Notification Center widget.
That means users can now have direct access to a number of lightning scenes directly from the widget without having to open up the app.
As you can see, I can turn all my lights off or select a specific scene with just one tap. Its a great feature that really makes it easier to control the system.
Version 1.7, along with fixing a geofencing issue, is now optimized for the higher resolution handsets of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The universal app, designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. You can purchase a starter Hue kit, complete with a bridge and three light bulbs, at a number of retailers for $199.95 including Apples online store.
Earlier this year, Philips also unveiled the Hue Lux bulb that only shines a warm, white light. A starter kit with two of those bulbs retails for $99.95.
For other app news and reviews today, see: Set sail and experience The Sailor’s Dream, the new story-driven game from Simogo, Weather app Seasonality Go updated with universal support for the iPhone and more, and Magic 2015 for iPad updated with new Garruk’s Revenge expansion.
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