The Iris 2.8 app release is now available for download on Android devices and will be made available for iOS users this afternoon. Check out what's new for Iris in release 2.8.
Release 2.8 contains the following enhancements
New Device Support: Yale Assure Locks
Access to Doors & Locks Card in the Iris Web Portal
Access to Water Card in the Iris Web Portal
Support for Fingerprint ID for the Android Iris App
Ability to reboot hub directly from the Iris App and Web Portal
Will the items listed in the 2.7 iOS update be included as well with the 2.8 update?
Here’s what’s new in 2.7:
Local Processing for Security & Panic Alarms
Triggered Security & Panic Alarms will now make noise inside the home even if the Smart Hub is disconnected from the internet. Keypads & Sirens paired to your Smart Hub will sound to deter intruders from entering your home. There are a few things to be aware of:
New & Improved Account Creation Flow
New Iris customers will experience a streamlined account creation experience. We are committed to making Iris an easy to use smart home + security solution, and can’t wait to welcome more people to the Iris family!
Access Home & Family and Climate Cards on the Web Portal
Per customer feedback, the Web Portal continues to be a focus of the Iris development team. In this release, customers are now able to manage their thermostats, vents, space heaters, and fans using their Climate card. Customers are also able to see who is home based the status of their Smart/Key Fobs.
Cellular Backup Service Plan Extended to 7 Days of Use/Month
Per customer feedback, we heard that three days (72 hours) of Cellular backup service per month wasn’t enough. We listened, and have extended that limit to 7 days of Cellular backup service per month with no extra cost! Remember, the Cellular Backup Service is included at no cost in the Professional Monitoring Plan.
Bug Fixes & Performance Enhancements
The Iris team continues to allocate time every release cycle to resolve bugs, make performance improvements, and to prepare for future releases.
Have any feedback on this or other releases? Head over to the Community to make your voice heard.
Thank you for choosing Iris!
– The Iris Team
Wasn't this release expected to deliver Touch ID protection for each app use on iOS as well? I just updated and Touch ID is the same as before where it only asks for Touch ID authentication if you logout before closing the app.
The iOS TouchID enhancement are taking a bit longer then originally expected and we expect to include that functionality in the iOS 2.9 release.
Thanks for the update. I am using iOS app version 2.8.0. I am having an issue where 2 of my rules are not activating as I have them set up. I'm thinking a reboot may help, but I am unable to locate within the app where/how to reboot the hub. Please help!
From within the app, goto the menu option in the top left->Devices->My Hub->More and you will find the Reboot Hub option
Ok, looking forward to 2.9 then, thanks.
Is 2.8 going to be available for the iPad? I found it as an update for my iPhone but it doesn't show available on my iPad.
Yep, it's coming.
We "phase" our mobile releases by making them available to an increasing percentage of devices. This lets us catch bugs quicker - but Apple randomly picks the devices that get the upgrade, so it might show up on one and not another for another day or two.
Hope this helps,