[APP][PRO] Powerview- Luxaflex & Hunter Douglas

Powerview - Moving To Your Schedule


Adds support for Luxaflex PowerView devices over the PowerView Hub


Useful links


Current features:

  • Hub Discovery
  • Setting Scene in flowcard
  • Setting SceneCollection in flowcard
  • Shade discovery
  • Individual shade control

Supported Languages:

  • :uk: English
  • :netherlands: Dutch
  • :de: German
  • :fr: French
  • :it: Italian
  • :es: Spanish
  • :denmark: Danish
  • :norway: Norwegian
  • :sweden: Swedish
  • :poland: Polish
  • :ru: Russian


Contributions
If you appreciate this app, contribute to future development by making a paypal contribution
or buy me a coffee on Ko-Fi or Bunq.me

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Apps made by @martijnpoppen

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Changelog

Live version and Test version

Changelog can be viewed on the app page.

To do:

  • NEW: individual shade control - IN TEST
  • NEW: Homey SDK 3 - IN TEST

Known Issues:

  • Calling the API too many times causes the hub to become unresponsive to any call. The Hub has to be restarted physically

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: My Hub is not responding anymore

A1. Make sure that you don’t call too many flowcards at once. This might cause the hub to become unresponsive
A2. Restart the hub by taking off the power and put the power back on


Q2: How to control inidivual shades by Voice (Google Assistant)

A1. To open and close your shade you can ask the following: Hey Google Open SHADE_NAME x%
A2. To rotate your shade you can ask the following: Hey Google Rotate SHADE_NAME x%
A3 You can set which motor you want as rotater and which as the open/close in the device settings
A4 For top/down bottom/up shades one motor will always act as “rotation”. Via this way you can control both motors via voice control!

App Transfer is currently in Progress. as soon the app is transferred a new update will be posted here :slight_smile:

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New app update (test: 2.0.4)

  • BREAK: Update to Homey SDK 3 (Homey Pro 2023)
  • NEW: Individual shade support
  • NEW: Improved app page
  • FIX: Support links
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Well done Martijn! Works perfectly and even has new options.

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Thanks martijnpoppen

This is so nice :wink:

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You’re welcome!
If you find any issues please let me know

New app update (live: 2.0.4)

  • BREAK: Update to Homey SDK 3 (Homey Pro 2023)
  • NEW: Individual shade support
  • NEW: Improved app page
  • FIX: Support links
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Hi Martijn, thanks for your app!

I removed the old version and installed the new version.
From “Add a device” I can add the three shades. When I choose to add the hub, again it gives me the same three shades but with a diffent icon. What is this for? I would expect a single hub device since that’s what I have.

My Powerview scenes aren’t imported as flows in Homey yet. Is that possible? Or do I have to recreate the flows manually myself in Homey?

Also, in the shade devices the IP address is empty, yet they work. So what is this for?
And in the hub/shade devices the IP address is ‘powerview-hub.local’ which is incorrect and doesn’t resolve on my network (without the .local it does resolve). So what is this for?

Cheers, Nick

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@Nicolas_Reid if you can send me a diagnostic report i can have a look
You can do that via the mobile Homey app:

More - apps - Powerview - settings wheel right top - send diagnostic report.

Guess there are some small issues which need fixing.

May i ask why you deleted the old version and installed this one? Because its only a update. So no need to remove and re-add everything

New app update (live: 2.0.5)

  • FIX: Hub pairing
  • FIX: IP resolve - Instead of hostname + local
  • FIX: IP settings: update to new format when user has a pre v2.0.0 device

Hey @Nicolas_Reid

Fixed in the last update :slight_smile:


You can add Flowcards (on the hub) which trigger your Scenes (same as previous app version)
For the future: no need to remove a app and then install again, it will remove your devices.

If you do so this might help: FIX: devices and flows


Fixed this too :slight_smile:

Hi Martijn,

I have 3 Luxaflex Roller blinds.
I have defined 2 scenes in the Powerview app (not Homey) to move them all 3 down/up completely. The blinds go down/up in exact sync.
The only thing is that this goes way slower than manipulating via the remote or a single blind as a Powerview Shade device in Homey. When I instruct a single blind to move down, then the speed is much higher, but then they will not go down exactly in sync. There is about a second difference, because that is the difference in time to instruct the blinds individually to move up/down.
Do you know if there is an option to move them down/up all 3 in sync but with the same speed as if I was moving up/down just 1 single roller blind?

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Hey @Jos_Stultjens

I have exactly the same. :stuck_out_tongue:
What you can do in Homey is add 3 the roller blinds as a device to the app (new feature :smiley: ) and set a percentage to go to

Or add 3 scenes and trigger those 3 scenes from a Flow. Then they will all run at their max speed.

Unofrtunately you can’t trigger those 3 scenes at once from the official Luxaflex app

The issue is that if you can combine the 3 shades in to 1 scene it will slow them down somehow.
I’ll probably have a collobaration with Luxaflex soon, so I can ask them about this :slight_smile:

Hi Martijn,

That is exactly what I did. Before I had that option, I also tried to send JSON commands via an https request flowcard to the Powerview hub, but I assume that’s similar what you also do internally.

Would be nice indeed if you can discuss with Luxaflex if the API could be extended with a “speed” option like “fast, standard” or something similar.

Yes that’s exactly what the https flowcards do indeed. Saw that topic somewhere here.
But I thought it’s nice to run them individually.

Did you also try the 3 different scenes?

Will do, have a call tomorrow :wink:

I was in the impression that all that is triggered via a scene defined in the Powerview app, is moving “slow”. But then I still would need to trigger 3 scenes individually with some delay in triggering the scenes, or am I wrong?

I separated my devices into 2 scenes stead of both in one. and for me it went at the normal speed.

and in Homey: if you have advanced flows you can start them in parralel