Q: I installed this app but none of my devices show up. What gives?
A: Unlike some other apps for Vera, HomeWave can be fully configured to your taste. This does mean that you will have to add the devices yourself. After installing HomeWave, it will have no Vera devices and one control screen. Click the button for the control screen, go into edit mode , and start adding your devices and scenes
Q: Can I control multiple Veras with HomeWave?
A: Yes, you can. When you first start the app, it will add all Veras found on your LAN. Later you can add additional Veras from the Settings menu.
Q: Where can I set the temperature unit to be used, or my MiOS account details, or access the other settings?
Q: My device doesn’t appear to be supported by HomeWave?
A: From version 1.41 onwards, HomeWave should support all devices and plugins that implement the uPnP services in use by Vera. Devices with additional services and/or unusual features may not be supported. In this case, send us an email with the details of your device, and we’ll include it.
If your device is not supported, but you are only interested in displaying values from it, try the “Multi Value Display” control (available in v1.41 and up). This will let you display up to 3 values from any device.
Q: Can HomeWave display the battery level of my device?
A: Yes, in several ways: If your device reports a battery level, this will be displayed by default in the corresponding control. You can display the battery level numerically by using a Multi Value control. And lastly, if you want to have an inactive control that only displays the battery level in an icon, create a “No Control” control, link it to your device, and the battery level icon will be shown.
Q: HomeWave wants permission to receive and display Push Notifications. How do I set this up, and how do I send notifications from Vera to my iPhone?
A: See the page on Push Notifications for full instructions.
Q: I switched HomeWave on my iPad from split screen mode to full screen mode (with sliding Home panel). My controls and background image now look weird, why?
A: When switching from split screen to full screen, your control panels will be resized to fill the larger available space, stretching each control a little. You can adjust the grid to fix this; in most cases your best course of action is to bring up the grid resize window and select “Reset grid”, then start over with setting the grid size (resetting the grid will never delete existing controls!).
Full screen control panels do not rotate, as opposed to the square control panels on an iPad in split-screen mode. This affects how a background image is displayed. To set the right orientation of a background image, delete the existing image, then hold the iPad in the preferred orientation, and add the background image again. It will remain right-side-up in that orientation.
Q: My Vera is in a separate subnet, and HomeWave keeps changing the IP address to an incorrect value. Help?
A: In this case, you need to enter your Vera’s IP address manually in the settings, and turn on the “Ignore MiOS IP address” option.
Q: I can’t find HomeWave in the App Store? (Switzerland)
A: In Switzerland, the HomeWave app is called CS Home.