Belkin has announced new software updates would be available for both their iOS and Android WeMo apps. The new apps add support for new features for the WeMo Light Switch. The new features enabled by the app include a customizable long press gesture, enhanced sunrise/sunset rules, away mode setting, and programmable backlight dimming.
The customizable long press option will appeal to IFTTT users who now program settings if you press the switch for longer than two seconds on the physical light switch. You’ll need to setup an account on IFTTT and add the WeMo Light Switch channel. This allows you to create and share recipes which can interact with other channels.
This is a major upgrade. Enabling support for IFTTT, you could program a long press to shut down all your lights or turn on your WeMo switch for your coffee maker. The possibilities are endless. It’s great to see greater integration with IFTTT and WeMo. The app updates are not live yet, but should be soon.
How are you planning to use the new long press gesture? Any great recipes you’ve been using on IFTTT? Jump in our WeMo forums and let us know!
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