Tips and Tricks to Get More out of Amazon Echo

Tips and Tricks to Get More out of Amazon Echo

Get Alexa and Yonomi to speak the same language. Connecting Yonomi to the wonderfully responsive "Alexa" gives you amazing voice control of your smart home. As good of a listener as Alexa is, she can be a little picky when it comes to the names of your Devices and Yonomi Routines and how to run them. We've put together a few tips to make sure Alexa always knows what you're asking.
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Get comfortable with our latest version

Get comfortable with our latest version

You’ve probably noticed that Yonomi is making waves and improving the connected home experience. Our addition of new partnerships with leaders in the smart home industry is just as important to Yonomi as refining and improving our product. Check out Yonomi’s latest updates and enhancements to our app: Add Favorites to Widgets on iPhone and iPad. You can now turn your Favorites into Widgets on the Today Screen of your Notification Center. (Hang on Android users, Widgets are on their way.) Yonomi Widgets are really handy for frequently used Routines like Playing Music, Turning the Lights Off, TV Time…Read more
Hey Alexa, meet Yonomi.

Hey Alexa, meet Yonomi.

It’s almost as monumental as when Harry met Sally or when Luke met his father. The most powerful connected home app meets the most powerful voice command assistant. Your connected home experience didn't just go to the next level, it went to the stratosphere!   Yonomi now plays well with Amazon Echo Ask Alexa to run your Routines and control any of your Devices. Alexa becomes the ultimate multi-tasker thanks to Yonomi managing several devices at once. Don't have Alexa in your home yet? Buy an Amazon Echo   Have Alexa run your…Read more
Be welcomed home by Schlage.

Be welcomed home by Schlage.

Yonomi now plays well with Schlage Connect smart locks. We are very excited to be working with a market leader like Schlage who produces beautiful, reliable and secure connected locks. Locks are, quite literally, the gateway to the home and are a natural, convenient way for the connected home experience to become a seamless part of our daily lives. Want to add a Schlage Connect smart lock to your home? Buy a Schlage Connect   Two Ways to Use Schlage Use your Schlage Connect smart locs as a trigger for a Routine or as a…Read more
Brighten up your morning with LIFX.

Brighten up your morning with LIFX.

Yonomi now plays well with LIFX bulbs. LIFX (pronounced LIFE-X) is a company out of Silicon Valley with roots in Australia that has created a WiFi-enabled, multi-colored LED bulb that you can control via a smart phone. No hub needed. The LIFX bulb is designed to last over 22 years! Buy LIFX bulbs for your home.   Keeping it simple, yet powerful. Have your lights turn on at sunset, dim at bedtime and even change color when the morning brew is up. You can manage them individually or add them as a part…Read more
Connect with Yonomi at SXSW

Connect with Yonomi at SXSW

SXSW is an incredible event that offers “the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.”  We are thrilled to have an exciting role this year at Hardware House. Hardware House is the official consumer electronics event of SXSW. It's the place where SXSW Interactive attendees can connect and explore new ideas and products.   Friday, March 11 - Yonomi Demos at Hardware House Launch Party Be one of the first to experience a Yonomi demo with three of our latest connected devices before they are announced to the public. We…Read more
Get more out of your Yonomi home with the Logitech Harmony Hub

Get more out of your Yonomi home with the Logitech Harmony Hub

We’ve worked with our friends at Logitech to make it even easier for Harmony Hub users to get more out of their home.  Now that Yonomi and Logitech work together, you can effortlessly integrate all of your Harmony Hub’s smart home systems into your Yonomi Routines. We’re making customizing and controlling your home environment easier than ever. Don't have a Harmony Hub yet in your home? Buy a Logitech Harmony Hub   Simplicity, Ease, Control, and Convenience Take a gander at what a day in the life of a Yonomi User with a…Read more
Play Favorites with Your Most Popular Routines.

Play Favorites with Your Most Popular Routines.

As much as we designed Yonomi to make your daily activities easier with automated Routines, we all know life can be far from routine. And that can be the best part. That's why we introduced Yonomi Favorites, so you can run your Routines anytime. Now you can cue up "Movie Night" on a lazy Sunday afternoon, hit "Bedtime" early after a hard day or get that coffee brewing whenever you need to "Wake Up." Favorites make it quick and easy to trigger any of your Routines anytime, whether you want to run an automated Routine like "Heading…Read more

Future Proofing the Internet of Things

Much has been written about this wondrous age of connected devices.  Our music automatically plays throughout our homes, our door locks know if we’re home or away, we arrive home to a lit and warm house.  These wonders are enabled by Connected Devices that, one by one, are replacing our old speakers, locks, lights and thermostats.  These devices are a fascinating mix of household utility and computing technology.  The trouble is we still want and expect that these things must have the longevity of the generation of devices they replaced (10+ years) and lament…Read more

What you’re asking for is not what you’re actually asking for

Stop saying, “Make my devices talk to each other.”  What you really want to say is “Make my devices work together.”  Subtle difference?  Maybe.  But it can have profound impacts on how we design the Connected Home. There have been numerous attempts over the past 2 decades to create what amounts to an Internet of Things Interoperability Standard – see Zwave, X10, ZigBee, IoTivity, UPnP, Thread, Weave, AllJoyn and HomeKit.  The best minds of the industry have collectively spent countless man-years designing, developing, debating and promoting these various standards that can indeed allow devices…Read more