Version 2.0.0 changes and configuration

This section describes the changes and configuration for version 2.0.0 and above. It will explain how to use the new features of version 2.0.0.

1. Profiles

When first starting domRemote after update it will import the existing data into a profile called “Default”. Even if you do not have just one profile, it will be this default profile. All settings, configurations are profile specific, means if you set up a second profile, you can have a totally different configuration, and if you switch between the profiles, the behavior of the program will change (new layout, new images, new connection parameters, etc.).

If you have multiple profiles, whenever you start the application it will ask you to choose one of your profiles. To overcome the constant selection, you can define a WIFI SSID to each profile. Are you on a certain WIFI, the profile will be automatically selected for you. Of course later you can switch the profile, but by default, it will select the associated profile automatically for you. So are you at home? The home profile will be selected. Are you in the office? The office profile will be selected.


So if you add or edit a profile, you have to give it a name (like Home, Office, even the address, etc), optionally select a wifi network SSID to active the profile automatically. The City / Country is also optional, if you provide it, weather forecast and current state will be gathered from If you tap the Profile image (the camera icon), you can select a picture for your profile. This will be displayed on various places:

  1. profile selection, the picture will be the background of the profile card
  2. the header section of the navigation drawer
  3. if you go back to the root level, this picture will be the “room picture” on the top hierarchy level.

You can add/edit/delete profiles in the Settings / Manage profiles.

After you completed to save your profile, selecting it will look something like this:


This is the tablet layout, on the phone the left side drawer acts as a navigation drawer, you can pull it from the left using slide gesture. As you can see this is how the picture you selected at the profile editing will be used and displayed. Also note the weather information on the left side. Tap on it, you will get a dialog with weather forecast info:


2. Editing layout, managing components

The editing has been also redesigned slightly to be more usable. You can multi-select devices using the checkbox at the right side of each controller bar. Selected devices can be deleted or copied using the proper icons at the bottom of the screen. Check out following image:


So the icon at the left (with the + sign) adds a new component to this controller. If there is at least one component selected, the next button copies the selected controller(s) to the clipboard. If there is a controller copied on the clipboard, the next icon is the “paste” icon, means you can paste the copied controllers. The last icon at the right is the delete button, which will remove the selected controllers. After deletion there will be a new button displayed between the “paste” and “delete” button which is the UNDO button, so you can basically “undelete” if you accidentally deleted something. Please note: if you delete multiple controller, the undo will bring them back one by one !

2.1 Device editing, room picture

The device editing hasn’t change a lot, except for “Room type” controllers, where you can define a room image, and for switch like controllers, where you can choose the icon displayed on the controller bar.

An example for a “Room type” controller, from the example above the “Kitchen” controller is defined like this:


At the “Choose icon” section you can select the controller bar icon (and the icon displayed in the hierarchy view), on the “Choose room picture” section you can select a picture of your room to be displayed at the top of the controller list. Saving the “Kitchen” like this, will result in a view like this:


So as you see the normal “small” icon is used on the controller bar and the hierarchy tree view on the left side. If you tap on the Kitchen controller (enter the controller), you get the “Kitchen” view, like this:


So you can see the “Room picture” is displayed above the controllers, and the room name “Kitchen” is nicely written on the picture on a semi-transparent bar.

2.2 Device editing, controller pictures

As you see on the above picture, the “Kitchen lights” controller has a small light-bulb at the end. This can be changed now to a bunch of pre-defined icons.

If you edit a controller similar to this (this is a BIR output), at the “Device specific settings” you will be able to select the controller picture:


The Choose icon section allows you to select a controller icon of your preference. The “Bulbs” section can be opened and you can choose from a bunch of categories, like:

  • Bulbs
  • Plugs
  • Watering
  • Fan
  • Pump
  • Machines
  • Lamp
  • Alarm
  • Camera
  • Miscellaneous icons.

The currently selected one is highlighted with magenta color. For the example now I selected the compact light-bulb on the right side of the first row. Now my controller looks like this, when the lights are turned ON:


Every controller, where you can select the icons, when the output is turned off (or the input is off) it will be displayed as gray, when it is turned on, it will be displayed with magenta. There are two exceptions:

  1. Dimmer like controllers will indicate the percentage by mixing the gray and the magenta color with the current percentage progress, means full magenta color will be only displayed at 100%, and full gray color will be displayed at 0%. Between you will get a mixture, darker means lower percentage, brighter means higher percentage.
  2. DMX (RGB) led controller will display as gray when the lights are off, when the RGB led is turned on, the controller icon will be shown in the color you selected for the RGB led lights. (eg. yellow, orange, blue, etc.)

3. Tuner / AUX handling

The radio controller received also a new view and a new functionality how you control and manage your stations and switch between tuner and AUX outputs. The system loads the Stations defined in the Master program, however from now you will have the possibility to create new stations without having to modify the Master program itself. Please note: stations defined in the master cannot be deleted! If you open up the Radio controller, you get following view:


You can switch the radio on/off using the switch at the top-right corner. Also you can use the Volume slider to turn on / off. Selecting between the Tuner and AUX inputs is possible using the spinner at the top. Tap the “+” sign icon to add new station.


Enter the radio station name and set the frequency using the arc slider or the +/- buttons at left/right side. Tap the OK sign to save it.


You can activate a radio station / AUX input by tapping on the “Play” icon at the top of the card. Slide left/right with your finger to browse between the cards. The actively selected card’s play icon will be in magenta color, like this:


If you choose the AUX from the top spinner, you can flip between the 4 AUX inputs, and select the one, you would like to use the same way you activate a radio station.


4. Temperature control

Temperature control has also been reworked to give a more elegant, easy to use view.


As you can see there are some additional information written on the controller and also on the Room controller. Check out the temperature value at the left hierarchy view. Also some additional information like current temp, setpoint, mode and profile are displayed on the temperature controller bar. Tapping on it to open the settings dialog will bring you to following screen:



You can turn the heating/cooling at the switch on the right side. The profile can be choosen from the spinner below. The setpoint is adjustable with the arc slider. The mode heating/cooling/mixed can be selected using the glyphs at the bottom.

Room controller bars also show information about the temperature sensor inside the room. So you can see all room temperatures without opening each room controller to go inside.



So these are the most important changes to the visual. The rest are either changes in the underlying code to support better communication or for example provide better RTSP Camera support, or some features are deprecated and have been removed (like Home screen Widget and Proxy Service).

Should you have any question regarding configuring the new version, don’t hesitate to contact me here or by e-mail.

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