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The talented people over at Custom Code Crafters have done it again, they have released yet another smart home GUI design that really shows off what CommandFusion iViewer can do.

Their latest template is called 'Bobbl' and it is designed for the iPhone.

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It's not every day that you come across a 76 year old who has fully designed and installed their own Home Automation system, but that is exactly what Barry Gordon of Florida has done! ... read on »


Ever thought it would be handy to be able to launch a specific iViewer page directly from your Apple notification center? Well with the Launcher App, you can.

Launch iViewer from the Apple Notification Center

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Come and visit us at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam to be one of the first to see our upcoming cloud service: Control Center. ... read on »


17Nov

Black Friday iViewer Sale - 20% off iViewer Licenses

Posted By Aaron Green - 17 Nov, 2014


CommandFuion iViewer Discount

Until the end of November, we are offering a 20% discount off iViewer licenses. ... read on »


30Jul

50% Off iViewer Until August 10th

Posted By Aaron Green - 30 Jul, 2014


CommandFusion iViewer

For a limited time, we are offering a huge 50% discount off single iViewer 4 Pro licenses. This means you can purchase 1 x iViewer 4 Pro license for $60. ... read on »


17Jul

New C3 iPad iViewer Template 'Dash' Now Available

Posted By Aaron Green - 17 Jul, 2014


Dash for CommandFusion iViewer

Custom Code Crafters newest iViewer/guiDesigner template "Dash" is now available in the CommandFusion Store. ... read on »


14Jul


Jarrod Bell

Jarrod Bell


In part 2 of our interview with Jarrod Bell, he answers some questions about the current state of the home automation and control industries. So take 5 minutes out of your day to see where Jarrod thinks the industry is heading. ... read on »


03Jul


Jarrod Bell

Jarrod Bell



It's hard to get CommandFusion co-founder Jarrod Bell to take time out of his busy schedule of designing new products, coding for the next software update or planning for something new altogether. But I recently got him to sit down with me to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get from our customers. ... read on »


01Jul

Case Study: iViewer Controlled Dome Observatory

Posted By Aaron Green - 01 Jul, 2014


Paul Stewart's Dome Observatory

Paul Stewart's Dome Observatory


Paul Stewart is a New Zealand resident with his very own 2.3 diameter dome observatory in his back yard. Paul takes some truly amazing pictures with his setup (see below). iViewer 4 is used on an iPad to control the observatory dome and monitor important information. ... read on »


23Jun


Soceroos Logo

It's World Cup time and being an Australian company, we want to celebrate every goal scored by the Australian team! ... read on »


Designing the look of your iViewer interface is one of the most time consuming parts of creating your GUI. Not only is it time consuming, but it also takes a certain amount of graphics prowess to really make your GUIs look professional and polished.

There is a way to get around these problems, and that is to use a pre-made template, graphics kit or theme. There are many templates available around the web, but today we are going to showcase some of the most popular templates and themes from the CommandFusion Store.

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16Apr


Our friends over at The North Coders have been working on their MediaPortal iViewer (previously known as EVE) for some time now, and it is finally nearing completion! They have released a preview video which shows off a very impressive interface, all created with guiDesigner and iViewer. ... read on »


28Feb

20% Off All C3 Xenon Templates In March!

Posted By Aaron Green - 28 Feb, 2014


Take advantage of this special offer and get 20% off all Xenon iViewer/guiDesigner templates for the month of March! ... read on »


17Feb


For this week only, all GUI ja Board iViewer/guiDesigner templates and graphics kits in our store have had their price reduced by 25%. ... read on »


14Feb

Demo iViewer GUI From ISE Amsterdam 2014

Posted By Aaron Green - 14 Feb, 2014


Well we are back from ISE Amsterdam, and it was a roaring success. With over 50,000 people through the doors, we had one of our busiest trade shows yet.

Many of you who visited us asked for a copy of the GUI from the demonstration kit we had set up. So we are happy to provide you with it! ... read on »


19Nov


Since iViewer was released, it has changed quite a bit. The R&D team are constantly adding new features to keep up not just with the needs of our customers, but also to keep up with the abilities of the devices that iViewer runs on.
So we thought it was about time we put together a list of features that will help show you why iViewer is the best automation and control mobile device application on the market. ... read on »


08Nov

C3 Xenon Themes for guiDesigner Now Available

Posted By Aaron Green - 08 Nov, 2013


Custom Code Crafters have just sent us over their Xenon theme for guiDesigner. These themes contain everything you need to easily and quickly create an professional looking GUI from scratch, without the need for any graphics knowledge.

The theme comes in two flavors - large and small. Large is optimized for larger displays such as iPads and other tablets and small is designed for smaller displays such as iPhones and other smartphones.

The themes are also fully compatible retina displays.

So head over to our store and order yours now!

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28Oct

Learn More About Using Joins in iViewer & guiDesigner

Posted By Aaron Green - 28 Oct, 2013


Joins are one of the most important elements of your iViewer GUI. Almost every object in your guiDesigner project has a Join of some sort associated with it. ... read on »


24Oct

Add an Analog Clock to Your iViewer Project

Posted By Aaron Green - 24 Oct, 2013


We have just put together a quick demo project that shows how you can implement an Analog Clock into your GUI.

This project uses iViewer 4's power JavaScript API to get the time from your device, and update the hour, minute and second hands. ... read on »


18Oct

Create a 3D 'Parallax' Background Effect in Your GUI

Posted By Aaron Green - 18 Oct, 2013


Want to add a little bit of 'Wow' to your GUIs? Well why not use the build in sensors in your device to create a 3D 'Parallax' background effect. ... read on »


Our friends over at Custom Code Crafters have just released the iPad version of their 'Glide' template for iViewer. This follows on from the huge success of the 'Glide' template for iPhone 5. Glide for iPad is now available on the CommandFusion Store! ... read on »


01Oct

Case Study: Barry Gordon’s Residential iPad System

Posted By Aaron Green - 01 Oct, 2013


Barry Gordon is one of the CommandFusion community’s most active members. He is constantly participating in discussions on our Google Groups and always strives hard to help other Commandfusion users. [Barry has decided to open up his home, and give us an in-depth look at how he has uses iViewer 4 to control almost every aspect of his house.]http://www.commandfusion.com/wiki2/case-studies/barry-gordon)

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23Sep

50% off iViewer 4 Pro! Ends October 4

Posted By Aaron Green - 23 Sep, 2013


Did you get our newsletter on Friday? If not, then you may not have heard we are offering a huge discount on iViewer 4 Pro at the moment!

CommandFusion IR Blaster Output

iViewer 4 Icon

We are feeling generous this month! That's why we are offering 50% off 1 x iViewer 4 Pro license per customer! ... read on »


19Sep


Custom Code Crafters recently released their latest iViewer template 'Glide' for iPhone 5, 5S and 5C. Glide is now available on the CommandFusion Store! ... read on »


17Sep

Important Information Regarding iOS7 and iViewer 4

Posted By Aaron Green - 17 Sep, 2013


This is important information for users of iViewer 4 on Apple devices.

Edit: The iViewer update is now available and you should be able to upgrade to iOS7 without issues. ... read on »


Are your pages slow to load in iViewer?

If you find that you have a page in your guiDesigner project that is slow to load (3+ seconds) on your device it may be because because iViewer is being forced to resize large graphics files.... read on »


07Aug

Add Password Protection to Your iViewer GUI

Posted By Aaron Green - 07 Aug, 2013


Customers often ask for a way to password protect their system for many different reasons. It may be that you want some security in case you lose your phone, or that you simply want to lockout access to certain areas of your interface. We have developed a module and demo project to help achieve this in your GUI. Check out our video guide to learn more!... read on »


02Aug

Which Version of iViewer Should I Choose?

Posted By Aaron Green - 02 Aug, 2013


With the recent release of iViewer Lite, there are now effectively three different versions of iViewer to choose from.

Each version is targeted at a different customer type, in this blog post we will take a look at the differences.... read on »


30Jul

GUI ja Board 'Streamline' iViewer Templates Now Available

Posted By Aaron Green - 30 Jul, 2013


We have added yet another iViewer template to our store. Mac from GUI ja Board has just finished work on the 'Streamline' template based on their popular graphics kit. ... read on »


MISCONCEPTIONS

In Part 1 of this series we looked at the advantages of using smartphones and tablets in home automation systems, in Part 2 we looked at the disadvantages. Today we take a look at the misconceptions.

Along with the valid arguments for each side, there are some misconceptions that are simply incorrect and should be put aside when considering a tablet or smartphone. ... read on »


We are pleased to announce that CommandFusion users can now purchase the entire range of Custom Code Crafters (C3) iViewer templates directly from our online store!

To celebrate. we are offering 15% off all C3 templates purchased from our store until July 25th 2013.... read on »


In part 1 of this article, we looked at the advantages of using smartphones and tablets as control devices in a home automation systems. On top of the numerous advantages, there are a number of disadvantages that may affect the decision of whether to use a smart phone/tablet or a proprietary device. These disadvantages can be addressed and most times removed all together if approached logically. ... read on »


The Rise of the Consumer Mobile Device

Up until recently, integrators and end users had no choice but to use a dedicated and often proprietary touch panel to control their home automation or control system if they desired a comprehensive control interface.

Since the release of the first iPhone, iPad, and android devices, we have seen an explosion in the number of devices being sold and also in the number of applications released (such as CommandFusion's iViewer 4 ) that allow these devices ... read on »