I’m trying to build-up my Simple Control system, but I’m trying to keep initial costs down.
Am I correct it assuming that these devices I own are excluded from consideration (since Simple Control Home can’t be left running exclusively and in the Foreground on these)?
iPad-Pro 9.7" - Stays in Living Room, but is often used to run Apps other than Simple Control Home (ie, gaming, web surfing, Notes, etc.)
Apple-TV4 - We often run various Apps, including games that seem to take all available resources.
Mac-Mini (2012) - Could be left on 24/7, but I sometimes reboot it to native Windows-10 64bit with Boot-Camp.
But at the same time, I don’t want to limit myself.
Is there a configuration matrix or chart that shows the available features for Simple Hub when it’s running on each of the available hardware devices? Also, my final Simple Hub setup will have to be able to get to Simple-Control-5 (and therefore iOS-11 ?).
Is my old iPhone-5 (erased and sitting in drawer currently) my only option? I think it could just be running Simple Control Home (v4.5 or v5) on it in exclusive Guided-Mode, and just lay it next to the router. Oh, wait. This says no iOS-11 for iPhone-5.
I wonder why that is? It’s 64bit and seems to have plenty of horse-power.
Am I going to be able to squeak-by (at least for a year or so) or is Simple Control v5 going to require iOS-11 or higher? What would you do on a budget?
For me, Home Automation funds are limited. I was hoping to next buy some HA-compatible lighting and a Amazon Echo (for voice control). Also, wanted to pick a general open and versatile platform while HomeKit builds-out (like maybe SmartThings ?).