Hue Flip uses your device’s accelerometer to capture gestures. On the flick of a wrist, Hue Flip can send commands to simultaneously control multiple lights on your lighting system.
When using most Hue apps, multiple steps are required when you simply need to turn on one or multiple lights. The first step is to turn on your device. Then, unlock it if there is a lock screen. After that, navigate to the desired app, followed by pressing its icon to launch it. Finally navigate to the app’s desired screen and use the feature that turns on the lights. With Hue Flip, all you do is literally pick up your device, make a gesture, and the light is on.
Hue Flip works as a background service. When activated, the Hue Flip app screen does not need to remain open for the service to stay active. In addition, gestures will activate your Hue lights even when your device is locked and the screen turned off, providing the device’s Wi-Fi is set to remain on during sleep. Hue Flip will only stop listening for gestures when the service is turned off via the app or its notification icon.
- A Phillips Hue hub and any number of Hue bulbs are required to use this app.
- The video has instructions on how to utilize Hue Flip.
Many of the gestures associated with controlling the lights I make on a daily basis with my phone. Creating a bunch of unintentional commands. The only way around this is to turn off the application...which would require reactivating before you intend to use its features again, which in the long run defeats the purpose. Needs more features and personalization. It's a good idea but not practical for me in its current stage.