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Smart Home Assistant / Connected Product Apps

Looking for a universal app to manage all of your connected devices?

The equation of one app required for every connected device you own not adding up anymore?

Below we take a look at an emerging number of smart home apps that integrate with a multiple connected products and allow you to set rules and workflows to manage them based on grouping actions, sensor readings, and your previous interactions with the devices.

The following guide will:

  • Help narrow down based on specific integrations
  • See app reviews for Apple Itunes/iOS and Android
  • Drill down on what products are compatible with each smartphone app


Smart Home App Comparison Guide

Who stands out with the best user interface and rules engines?


Manage all your smart home devices remotely using your mobile phone, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Watch, or Android Wear.

iOS: 4.2/5 (879 Ratings)

Android: 3./5 (821 Ratings)


Create and customize triggs with the easy Olisto WHEN THEN rule engine.

iOS: 3/5 (5 Ratings)

Android: 3.5/5 (182 Ratings)

Closed / Acquired

  • Thington (Acquired by Eero)
  • Stringify (Acquired by Comcast)
  • Gideon
  • Yeti

Simple One to One Apps

These apps unify your different smart home products into one app, but generally lack more advanced features like linking rule-sets together.

"Save time and control your world by connecting DO Button to Philips Hue, LIFX, Google Drive, Nest Thermostat, WeMo, Twitter, Evernote, Slack, and hundreds of apps and devices you use every day."

myHome Plus controls entire home in one app, full-feature supporting all Apple HomeKit accessories, Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, Nest Cam, WeMo Switch, WeMo Insight, WeMo Light Switch, and WeMo Motion; and makes the days of switching apps to control different products over.


With ImperiHome, control your home automation systems and connected objects from a single and highly customizable interface.



Product Specific

Smart Home Hubs and Security Apps

ADT Pulse

  •  4.8/5 with 539,100 Reviews
  •  4.8/5 with 26,225 Reviews

Frontpoint App



  •  4.8/5 with 49,900 Reviews
  •  4.8/5 with 6,000 Reviews


  •  4.0/5 with 7,300 Reviews
  •  4.2/5 with 303,918 Reviews

Vivint Smart Home App

  •  4.6/5 with 16,400 Reviews
  •  4.9/5 with 59,022 Reviews


  •  2.9/5 with 484 Reviews
  •  3.2/5 with 8,222 Reviews


  •  4.5/5 with 6,500 Reviews
  •  4.5/5 with 36,922 Reviews

Smart Door Lock Apps


  •  4.8/5 with 60,400 Reviews
  •  4/5 with 5,664 Reviews


  •  3.1/5 with 18 Reviews
  •  3/5 with 51 Reviews


  •  4.5/5 with 1,400 Reviews
  •  3.8/5 with 5,359 Reviews

Kwikset Premis

  •  2/5 with 114 Reviews


  •  4.2/5 with 21 Reviews
  •  4.4/5 with 43 Reviews


  •  4.7/5 with 87 Reviews
  •  4.2/5 with 2,497 Reviews


  •  2/5 with 4 Reviews
  •  3.2/5 with 24 Reviews

Schlage Home App

  •  4.7/5 with 9,800 Reviews
  •  4.3/5 with 855 Reviews


  •  3.4/5 with 45 Reviews
  •  3/5 with 254 Reviews


  •  3.5/5 with 22 Reviews
  •  4/5 with 154 Reviews


  •  3.4/5 with 81 Reviews
  •  2.5/5 with 339 Reviews


  •  3.9/5 with 61 Reviews
  •  4/5 with 219 Reviews

Yale Connect

  •  3.5/5 with 4 Reviews
  •  3.2/5 with 60 Reviews

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These connected home apps are tied to one device or hub at their core and have various levels of sophistication in terms of rules engines, schedule based interactions, etc

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DIY and Open Source



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