[quote=“tedp, post:13, topic:189388”]Authomation is still my default app for the reasons you stated at the top of the thread (ability to have shortcuts on your home screen). It deals well with multiple veras as well as local/remote switchover. I keep a copy on my gdrive to install on my Androids, so if you were not successful in getting a link I can provide one.
You can also do a backup and restore it on another device (it’s needs some coaxing, but it works) obviating the need to reconfigure each installation.[/quote]
All of this is done better with Imperihome. Unlike authomation you don’t have to switch between veras, it can all be on one page if you wanted. Local and remote switcher takes it a step further and you can tell it which wifi each device is on to know without even trying if your on a local network or not. One click export makes a single file for backup and can be saved to email, phone, Dropbox or what ever. After imperihome is installed from the play store double click that file and it loads everything to do a full restore. You can use this to install on many devices after changes are made on one. Colors, background, cutsom layout of how many devices you want on each page. Not only does it do vera’s but it does a bunch of other controllers and IP cameras. So my cameras are not ran threw vera. IP cameras are gabbed straight from the camera and displayed right in the same app as VERA. So you save the resources and get a better camera picture.
There is actually many, many advantages but like my self everyone starts with authomation because it’s FREEEE. After you spend 6.00 your in a another world. After if you only use the free version you loose alot, including I think the backups and multi controllers if I remember right.