we’ve gone tablet—2048×1536 of pure awesomeness
The Vivint iPad app has launched! And like many of you, I’m pretty stoked about it. While the app doesn’t offer additional functionality (because the current app offers full control already), it does make the experience a lot better by leveraging the full resolution of that beautiful new retina display on the iPad. Here are some of the reasons why I like controlling my home from my iPad:
- The big screen: Let’s face it; the iPad screen is beautiful and offers a lot of room to have multiple controls and notifications on one screen. Now you can navigate your system remotely without having to tap through multiple screens, which makes the experience a bit faster and more fluid. The app also works seamlessly in landscape and portrait mode.
- Multiple video feeds: Now you can view all your video feeds simultaneously and enjoy much easier access to pan and tilt controls and recordings. You can quickly open, delete, or protect triggered video clips—all on the same screen.
- Centralized access: Along with multiple video clips, the iPad also allows you to control everything in your home all at once. You can check the status of your locks, thermostat, lights, and appliances and change their status quickly, each on their own screen. You can also see all of your lights and Z-Wave appliances with limited scrolling.
- System history: As you click around on the app, it will show you the history of related items and help you remember where you’ve been and what you’ve changed. The app also allows you to sort your saved video clips with event and video filters. The system history will automatically adjust and scroll to show the history events related to the screen you are currently viewing.
Let’s be honest; a picture is worth a 1,000 words when it comes to seeing the value this app will bring to your home control. Check out the photos of the app below. Let me know if I can answer any questions about the app or Vivint!
On your device now? Download the app here.
Until then, be excellent.