This is a quicky because normally I only post about stuff I’ve spent far too much time on – but in this case I’m going to talk about a new(ish) APP in the Android Play Store. While playing with Tasmota on my home IOT system I just HAPPENED to stumble on Tasmota Remota. By mentioning this – I’m not doing this for anything but altruistic reasons – there’s nothing the guy can do for me in theory.

In practice this APP lets you easily control many of your Tasmotised devices on your mobile phone and in some respects it is WAY better already than the “competition” like Node-Red-Dashboard and many other alternatives but still early in development – I really think if you use Tasmota you should give it a go and if you don’t like what you see, TELL ME or better, tell the AUTHOR.

If he keeps listening and I keep firing suggestions based on my years of wasting time on APPS which promised to cover all bases but never made it due to the authors knowing better than their customers – well, you never know. The fellow is a Brit, based in France, I’m a Brit, based in Spain – good start…

So why am I bothering to mention Tasmota Remota here in the blog? I downloaded the APP out of curiosity and was WELL impressed with the speed of feedback from the author – who basically made this APP as a work of love… I then suggested various modifications and improvements – and guess what – within days the APP was updated on the Playstore – what more could you ask for?

I can’t give this a full review as we’re SMACK in the middle of selling our UK home and that’s where I set it all up – soon, I’ll have Tasmota Remota controlling some of my stuff here in Spain.

For no good reason I think I need to promote this fellow in this blog entry to encourage him to keep going. I encourage other Tasmota users to take a look at the free version and see what you think.

Speed of development is exceeding what I can currently keep up with due to our change of circumstances – so any feedback is welcome.

Take a look – he even hooked me on DARK mode, something I’d not thought of until brought to my attention.