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Scintillon is a Philips Hue compatible smart home app that lets you control your Hue lighting using your Sailfish OS phone.

To use it you'll need a Philips Hue Hub with some lights attached. Your phone has to be connected to the same local network as the Hue Hub, the app doesn't currently support connection via the Philips cloud.

Scintillon has been tested on an Xperia XA2 runnning Sailfish OS 3.1.0. It still needs some work to accommodate light ambiences, but functionality isn't affected. The app is still very much in beta state and is under active development. So, it comes with no guarantees that it'll work correctly, although I'd be grateful for any bug reports.

The app has Chinese translations thanks to Rui Kon and Italian translations thanks to Francesco Vaccaro. Any further translations are always welcome.

Application versions: 
File harbour-scintillon-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.39 MB19/08/2019 - 13:19
File harbour-scintillon-0.1-1.i486.rpm1.24 MB19/08/2019 - 20:28
File harbour-scintillon-0.1-2.armv7hl.rpm1.4 MB25/08/2019 - 20:37
File harbour-scintillon-0.1-2.i486.rpm1.24 MB25/08/2019 - 20:37
File harbour-scintillon-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm1.4 MB26/08/2019 - 15:37
File harbour-scintillon-0.2-1.i486.rpm1.42 MB26/08/2019 - 15:37
File harbour-scintillon-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.4 MB15/09/2019 - 23:13
File harbour-scintillon-0.3-1.i486.rpm1.43 MB15/09/2019 - 23:13
File harbour-scintillon-0.3-2.aarch64.rpm1.4 MB27/06/2021 - 16:16
File harbour-scintillon-0.3-2.armv7hl.rpm1.39 MB27/06/2021 - 16:16
File harbour-scintillon-0.3-2.i486.rpm1.43 MB27/06/2021 - 16:16
File harbour-scintillon-0.4-1.aarch64.rpm1.4 MB04/07/2021 - 15:48
File harbour-scintillon-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm1.39 MB04/07/2021 - 15:48
File harbour-scintillon-0.4-1.i486.rpm1.43 MB04/07/2021 - 15:48

* Sun Jul 4 2021 David Llewellyn-Jones <> 0.4-1
- Update Chinese translations provided by dashinfantry

* Sun Jun 27 2021 David Llewellyn-Jones <> 0.3-2
- Update for Sailfish OS 4 including an aarch64 build
- Removed yaml build file; the spec is used instead

* Sun Sep 15 2019 David Llewellyn-Jones <> 0.3-1
- Added Italian translation provided by Francesco Vaccaro

* Mon Aug 26 2019 David Llewellyn-Jones <> 0.2-1
- Updated version number

* Sun Aug 25 2019 David Llewellyn-Jones <> 0.1-2
- Added Chinese (simplified) translation provided by Rui Kon

* Sat Jun 01 2019 David Llewellyn-Jones <> 0.1-1
- Scrubbed the deck
- Hoisted the sails
- Created initial beta version with basic functionality



b100dian's picture

This is awesome :xD

ninepine's picture

@flypig aarch64 version works fine thanks. (Note to self - turn off VPN before trying to connect! Duh!)

flypig's picture

Thanks for feeding back so fast, it's good to hear it's working. And useful VPN advice for everyone :)

naytsyrhc's picture

Hi. Is there a possibility to get an aarch64 version of this app?

flypig's picture

Thanks for prodding me. I've uploaded an aarch64 version, let me know if you find any issues with it.

naytsyrhc's picture

It's working. However I have a problem with adding the hue outdoor light+motion sensor. Is that a known issue?

flypig's picture

That's not something I'm aware of, but I don't have those devices to test against. I'd be keen to look into it, but would you be able to create an issue on Github so we can discuss it in more detail?

naytsyrhc's picture

Will do so.

ninepine's picture

Brilliant App and great to have such a nice cover and in app icons. This morning the cover said 'No hub connected' when the hub was. Refreshing the connection didn't change the cover message. Restarting the App however updated the cover message. Hope you'll be able to add other features. Interested to find the app shows some hub features I wasn't too aware of such as timer :)

flypig's picture

Thanks for the positive feedback, and the info about the hub connection glitch. I've not seen this before (I sometimes get the reverse, where it claims there's still a hub connected after I leave the network). I'll try to reproduce and fix it, and if you notice anything else that might indicate why it's happening, please let me know.

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