Now Live: Staples Connect, ZIP Codes, and much more! - ivee

Now Live: Staples Connect, ZIP Codes, and much more!

February has been busy! We’ve been hard at work adding new features, squashing bugs, and making improvements to every aspect of ivee. Your feedback has been essential in this process, and we’re excited to release this update to you. Here is what’s live as of today (Feb 28):

NEW FEATURES

Staples Connect Integration

ivee now is officially supported by Staples Connect version 1.2, which was just deployed to the iOS App Store and Google Play. With this integration, you can now use ivee to activate Staples Connect activities that you configure to your liking. For example, you could link the command “Good Night” to turning off all lights, locking all doors, and turning up the thermostat to 72. The full list of predefined commands can be found athttp://my.helloivee.com/commands/staples_connect.

More Accurate Geolocation Using ZIP Codes

Improving the accuracy of ivee’s built in geolocation has been a top request, so we are excited to release this feature. You can now set your default location by giving ivee your 5-digit ZIP code. Once supplied, ivee will use your ZIP code as your default location for weather forecasts and other location-based commands. For example, you could say, “Set my ZIP code to 90210,“ and your location would then default to Beverly Hills. To clear your ZIP code, just say, “Clear my ZIP code.”

IMPROVEMENTS

Kickstarter Backer Bios

Improving the accuracy of ivee’s built in geolocation has been a top request, so we are excited to release this feature. You can now set your default location by giving ivee your 5-digit ZIP code. Once supplied, ivee will use your ZIP code as your default location for weather forecasts and other location-based commands. For example, you could say, “Set my ZIP code to 90210,“ and your location would then default to Beverly Hills. To clear your ZIP code, just say, “Clear my ZIP code.”The 50 Kickstarter backers that pledged for the “ivee Knows My Name??” reward can be asked about by saying the command “Who is (Backer Name)?.” A complete list of those 50 backers is now available at http://my.helloivee.com/commands. Give them a shot! Some of them are very funny.

Wake-Up Greeting

You can now turn on and off ivee’s Wake-Up Greeting with simple voice commands. With Wake-Up Greeting turned on, ivee will greet you (e.g “Good afternoon!”), tell you the current time, date, and indoor temperature. Wake-Up Greeting was turned on by default, but now you can turn it on and off as you wish, by saying, “Turn (On/Off) Wake-Up Greeting.” This feature was long overdue, so we appreciate your patience!

BUG FIXES

Nest Integration

ivee can now control single Nest thermostats reliably, including the ability to turn on and off your fan. Full support for multiple Nest thermostats (and multiple Nest structures) is soon to follow!

Weather in Remote Locations

The weather in some smaller cities, including ‘Tamarindo, Costa Rica’ can now be queried successfully. This combined with ZIP code support should provide a much better weather experience.

Time/Date in Other Locations

The time/date in other locations can now be queried once again after a temporary service outage.

MORE TO COME

We really appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve ivee. We will continue to make regular updates with new features and bug fixes. Please continue to leave feedback. We really value what each of you has to say. Your opinions help shape the future of ivee.

Of course, if you have any questions, concerns, or need any help at all, our team is listening and ready to assist you. Email hello@helloivee.com anytime, or call 1-800-746-3903 Monday-Friday 10AM to 6PM Pacific Time.