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Post by ReneOrtmann » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am

I start a new treat in the right category for HomeStick.

What is HomeStick? -HomeStick is a free Application for the Tellstick NET device.
What can i do with it?
- You can assign your sensors and devices in different groups (for example living room, kitchen, bathroom etc.).
- Use the weather service from to show and logg the current weather data for your location. You will see the current weather on the main page, and it works over the whole world.
- You can use calculated values for your sensors. This is very useful if you have manipulated sensors to use them for other stuff then temperature (for example water pressure etc.).
- You can select devices and dimmer to show them as a indicator. This means, it wont work to click on them and it is not possible to change the state.
- You can set up an automatic export of your sensor data if you like to import them to another application, or like to save the data in an Excel document.
- You can set up an IP camera and pare it to your sensors. You will see the snapshot of the camera, together with your sensor values for that time the picture was taken.
- Logging of sensordata. The supported sensors are: Temperature, humidity, rain and wind sensors. There are Zwave sensors out there, and i am working on that and will include them.
- Supported languages in the application and contact is in English, Swedish and German.
- There are two alternatives to get software updates. The standard will deliver stable versions, the BETA will deliver new functions for testing. Sometimes, it can happen that there will be issues but i am working fast to fix them after you send me a rapport. In the future, there will be a new update alternative: It will be a whole new version of HomeStick with many changes and it will be a more ”Windows 10” style of it, but still, it will completely working for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1.

You find the installation package for Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10 here:
- You will find a help document for the Application on the website. It will helps to read about the different settings.
If you are using Windows 10, you can download the Windows 10 App here: ... q3s65vz5m2.

Feel free to contact me if you need help or have feature ideas or hit on problems and i will answer as fast as possible.
- You can do this by send me an email to this address:

Best regards.
* HomeStick - A free Windows App for your Tellstick.NET device *

Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am
Location: Strömstad, Sverige

Re: HomeStick

Post by ReneOrtmann » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am

There is now a new BETA version for HomeStick with meny new features. The biggest change is the design.

A few preview pictures of how it looks like in this link:

You can try and download the software here: ... _setup.exe

These are the news/changes/and known issues:

* New welcome window with more "First Startup-Settings".
* New design.
* Now you can add more than 20 groups. Its even esier to remove groups.
* Device indicator: You will see an indicator on top when you change a device state when its activated (Visual -> Device indicator).
* You can now choose if you like to send more then one command when you change the device state. The default value is 1 and you can send up to 5 commands after each other (Settings -> Synchronization).
* You can now change the position for sensors and devices when you hold the mouse button on the name and draw the mouse.
* Edit sensor value: If you need to calibrate your sensor but are missing those features on the, exemple thermometer, you can now edit the value in HomeStick.
* You can now choose if you like to show the passed time or last time sience the sensors latest update (Settings -> Synchronization).
* You can now setup your own dimmer values (Settings -> Dimmer values).
* You can now hide ghost sensors (Settings -> Sensor data).
* You can now turn off logging of sensor data for all sensors, of for some sensors you are not interested of to show some data.
* You can now show the temperature as Fahrenheit.
* HomeStick.exe contains two *.ico files. You can change the icon by yourself if you create a application link file (*.lnk).
* New features for scenarios: You can now select what you want your device should do when the scenario is on. Even pictures can be added to show a better state og the scenario.
* Fullscreen-mode.
* House plan.
* IP cameras will now appear with a preview picture on the start screen.
* You can now search for loations without copy-paste the URL from a web browser (If you got a error message, you have to select another location).
* You can now see forecast for other locations beyond your default location.
* New weather icons.
* Comment: You can now write a notice for your stuff. For exemple: When you changed the batteries for a sensor, or what device is placed in a room.
* You can now reset, create backup and restore data (About).
* All devices should now be shown. Some "unknown" devices may show a question mark ("?"). Those devices are not able to change the state on.
* Statistics: A whole new system to present collected data from your sensors and weather.
* Weather radars over many places over the world are included (Weather forecast). It is possible that a few radays may not be loaded.
* You can now activate a system tray icon (Settings -> App settings). The application will not be closed when you press the "X" in the title list instead shows up as a system tray.
* You can now setup a FTP server to export files to (Settings -> Export and FTP server).
* You can now select where you want to save the default files.
* More possibilities for sensor export.
* Show all your sensors in sequence as favorite (Visual -> Favorite).

* If you have trouble with the popup menu for devices, sensors, groups etc. (sometimes it is disturbing that the menu is opening to often) then you can activate to holding the CTRL while open the menu (Settings -> App settings -> Panel popup menu).

* Main code fixes.

* Welcome window needs fixes (layout, text fields, settings, translations).
* The german language translation is not finish yet (Some text will still be in english).

* Events: The offset for sun time condition is not working. Telldus API is not accepting "sunriseOffset" and "sunsetOffset" when these values sends from the application.
* Events: PRO functions are not included.
* Online help and change log is only in english.
* HomeStick - A free Windows App for your Tellstick.NET device *

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