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Official Easydom app shows how Cortana can make home automation even more awesome

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Easydom is a Microsoft partner and the company has an app available for Windows Phone, enabling consumers to manage an Easydom system and take full advantage of home automation. It's possible to control lighting, alarms, temperature, as well as creating customized scenarios for different setups.

If you've been looking into automating some household systems, solutions like Easydom is the way forward. Their Windows Phone app also supports Cortana, which is a big deal with Windows Phone 8.1 and it looks awesome, thanks to a video released by the company on YouTube.

Check out the video for a quick look at how Cortana can be used to control different systems inside the home and head to the Easydom website for more details on solutions available. The app itself looks gorgeous. It's also an interesting look at how companies like Easydom can work with Microsoft's virtual assistant to really modernize the home through automation.

Thanks, Bill, for the heads up!

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ACynicalLamp says:

I can't wait till I graduate so I can get this kit and give it a whirl!

Manoj Daran says:

Somebody give me $30 please

KickAssLumia says:

$30 is just the app. You still need switches, door locks etc that work with the software. Assuming a system similar to ZWave, each switch/lock can be anywhere from $50 to $200. And that is not even including the chic designer models.

Aman2901 says:

Available worldwide??

Duduosf says:

I think he meant the products, not the app. Well, at least I'm wondering about the products: Are they available here in Brazil, fur instance?

joe_easton says:

Audio sucks on the video; what's up with that?

Deaconclgi says:

They definitely did not record it with a Nokia phone.

Diecky123 says:

It looks like a very echoey room and the mic is too far from the presenter. Makes it a bit amateurish.

AccentAE86 says:

Oh man, this was really bothering me too!  Something small and cheap like a Zoom H1 hidden behind the bowl on the tablet would have made the sound professional and clear sounding.  I had a hard time understanding what he was saying at times.  It leaves a really bad mark on the video that was showing something really cool. 

 

 

Jery star says:

Meh

Coolest Man Alive

Diecky123 says:

I could be very interested in this but its really unclear how / where you get the various sensors and controls. Is this just for professional installations in Italy? Or is DIY installation feasible, in the UK for example?

Its also great to see a website that promotes Windows Phone app first and then IOS and no mention of Android. Very unusual but hopefully a trend setter.

MadSci2 says:

Out ask looks very cool, but at $30 for the Apo, and no mention on their website of equipment costs, installation estimates or monthly fees makes me suspect it is way too expensive at this point.
Hopefully there will be done more transparency in pricing do drive sales for early adopters.

Easydom website makes a case for their whole home automation lineup as a virtual product at this time.

Why MS continually wraps these half-baked albatrosses around their neck is beyond me...

Available in the States or just EU? Site is in Italian.

shinsenai says:

There is an english version as well

http://www.easydom.com/en/

Will6371 says:

I might be able to replace the ipad I have doing all this at the moment and just use my phone to control everything. Happy days.

mjrtoo says:

It's not really home automation, it's just a modern all in one remote. Home automation is light harvesting etc.

Jazmac says:

Very awesome.

16stone says:

Nice first step but I'm not biting until Cortana is integrated with the Xbox One. Peripheral wireless mics for each room and we're set.  I hope MS Research is on this.

asylumxl says:

As far as I am aware, to people asking about the hardware, it can be bought from various places and installed yourself. Certainly I found some suppliers in the UK.

How did you find suppliers? I can't find anything about them anywhere?

horbeme says:

ok so the software can control all of those options, is it a dump question to ask what about the hardware needed?

Jonas Lee says:

would be great to have also such an app from Somfy.

SomeGuy11 says:

Why not just go with Insteon? Also a partner and established products. Their app is also on Win 8 and is free.

Mike-J-G says:

They should spend less time on making their website look good and more on content. I don't see even one product number, installation partner, or reseller. I did find a hardware list on another website but I couldn't find any place that sells their stuff online. Clearly Easydom is not an option for the DIYer and probably not for anyone outside Italy or at least Europe.

hysonmb says:

MS shoud license this and make it an integrated part of the platform... free for customers :D.

Paul Foulkes says:

Go to KNX. Come on Microsoft link up to the world wide accepted norm for home automation and have a leap over apple,nest etc. See domovea from hager