Espresso for Hue by Bram Bos (iPhone)
Released: Jan 29, 2014
Version: 2.3
Size: 15 MB
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Espresso for Hue

Bram Bos
Important: this update makes the app compatible with the updated Philips Hue Homekit Bridge hardware again!


Espresso for Philips Hue is the quickest way to paint your home with beautiful light that is never the same.

Using smart themes inspired by the most beautiful places on Earth, Espresso generates an infinite number of subtle light combinations - and even makes then flow and change slowly over time if you want.

Rather than going for every color of the rainbow or turning your home into Las Vegas, Espresso’s themes are based on subtle natural hues ranging from warm sunset sky inspired tones to icy fresh whites, with sometimes a whiff of color.

No tinkering, no micro-managing, just instant beautiful light for any moment of the day.

Espresso’s key features:
- 40 tasteful themes that will generate many millions of ever-changing light combinations
- based on the most beautiful places on earth to experience every color of natural light
- runs in the background while your iOS device is locked, without draining your battery
- optionally uses microphone to measure liveliness in the room
- up to 10 rooms or groups to organise every light in your home
- switch between fixed light scenes and slowly changing ‘living scenes’ with a tap of your finger
- intelligent support for every Philips Hue-compatible lamp, strip, spot and fixture
- ‘color variation’ function to quickly shuffle and re-render infinite variations of the current theme
- supports unlimited number of Smartbridges (and remembers your preferences for each of them)

What's new in version 2.3
- iOS 9.x compatibility
- 3 new themes
- optimisations and improvements
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Espresso for Hue is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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