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5 stars out of 5
· 2/2/2016
Beta version already running fantastic

Great to see how this app develops and is getting better every update. Runs great on the phone and on the PC. And it is very nice that the scenes sync between the devices.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/5/2016
Love the features, but not very stable on W10

I love how fully featured this app is! The geofencing/remote access is fantastic, and something I haven't seen on competing apps. I can't recommend it very highly in its current state, however, since the app constantly gets stuck in a loop (at least on my 950) where it continually disconnects/reconnects to the bridge, during which time adjustments cannot be made. Other apps aren't showing this behavior. It sounds like the developer is working on a fix, and I hope it gets released soon, because it really is a fantastic app apart from this one issue.

NielsLaute responded on 1/6/2016

Hi Daniel, yes I'm aware of the issue and triggered be to start a complete re-write. This update is tailored to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. First BETA release is already out - if you wish to test this version, then please let me know (huetro@outlook.com) with your Microsoft ID so I can add you to the list! Gr. Niels

1 stars out of 5
· 2/7/2016
Didn't Work

Connected to the hub and listed all of the fixtures but doesn't control them. The app also requires access to your photo library???? No way.

NielsLaute responded on 2/7/2016

Hi David, can you please send me an e-mail (huetro@outlook.com) and I'll send you the upcoming BETA for Huetro 3.0. It fixes lots of bugs. The photo-access is only for creating scenes with your favourite picture, please read the app description there, so its up to the user if you want to use it! Niels

5 stars out of 5
· 1/9/2016
Works as expected

Despite a few quirks with the W10 mobile version, was easy to get set up, even with never having used the official app on other platforms.

NielsLaute responded on 1/10/2016

Hey Chris, I'm hard at work on writing a brand new version for Windows 10 from the ground up (new code base, much faster, scene syncing and a new UI)! If all goes well, it should be released at the beginning of February! Niels

4 stars out of 5
· 12/26/2015

Really easy to have multiple tiles open of program, then seems not responsive to color changes. Easy set up, does the job no other Win phone app does.

4 stars out of 5
· 12/19/2015
Pretty Good

This is a pretty decent application, although there appears to be some issues on WP10 that are cleared up by killing the app. The one feature it is lacking for me is the ability to set a light off on a scene and exclude other lights. Sometimes I do not want all the lights on in a room for some scenes.

NielsLaute responded on 12/20/2015

Hi Shawn, you can select and deselect lights and when saving you can set the preferred action for the other lights (like turning them off). I think this is the behaviour you are looking for? I am aware of the W10M issues, and started working on a brand new version tailored to Windows 10. Send me your Microsoft ID and I can add you to the BETA participant list so you can try it out to see if it solves the issues! Niels

5 stars out of 5
· 2/8/2016
Easy to use Philips Hue power at fingertips

While I haven't figured out Disco mode, I am enjoying controlling the office lights on my PC vs loading up an IOS app. Huetro allows for some control that the Philips IOS app seems to obscure or not do. Looking forward to any future enhancements.

NielsLaute responded on 2/9/2016

Hi Daniel, thanks for your awesome rating and review. The current version is optimized for Windows 8.1, but very soon Huetro 3.0 will be released: new features, new UI, improved performance AND tailorered to Windows 10 :). Stay tuned! Niels

4 stars out of 5
· 12/13/2015
Will donate if...

Will donate as soon as syncing scenes between Windows devices is added. Otherwise great app. The white part of the color wheel makes my light red. Not huge deal to me since I rarely use this but super odd.

NielsLaute responded on 12/13/2015

Hey Chad, I'm working on version 3.0: this will 'sync' scenes across devices (you'll be able to use scenes on other devices, and edit them but only if they are not using images (it's hard to do this, because you can't store these images in the Bridge so you'd need a custom cloud to do this). If you'd like to help BETA testing, please let me know (huetro@outlook.com)! Niels

3 stars out of 5
· 12/20/2015
So so..

I only have the dimmable light installed and the app is not really user friendly for just setting the brightness on these lights. Also, is constantly keeps refreshing and flickering my scenes from other devices. Last but not least, cant control light from my homescreen without entering the app!

NielsLaute responded on 12/20/2015

Hi Sjoerd, yes - Huetro is optimized for color lights. The refreshing is related to Windows 10 Mobile. I'm working on a fix for this: A completely new version for Windows 10. If you wish to try it out, please let me know! Niels

3 stars out of 5
· 1/16/2016
Barely functional

If you expect this app to actually do any of its more advanced features, like geo location triggers, or pinning a working function to the home page, you shouldn't. This app does the basics. All else is broken window dressing.

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Nov. 3 ( • Improved support for Windows 10 Mobile. • Starting on a brand new version of Huetro for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Stay tuned! June 8 ( • New transition slider on the disco page allows you to set the transition time! • New radius slider on the Geofencing page allows you to set the geofence radius (higher = triggered earlier). • Bugfix: disco feature not working after Bridge firmware update. If it's still not working, make sure to update to the latest firmware version on the system info page. • Bugfix: reset button not working. • Bugfix: fonts were too big when OS text size was > 100%. • Bugfix: bug-report mail functionality not working. (Is not working on Windows 10 due to new Windows 10 API's). • UI improvements and more minor bugfixes.

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