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HueCraft Mod
Minecraft lovers! I know you are out there. Watch your hue lights change as they react to your Minecraft environment with HueCraft Mod 1.7.10. Take a look at the hueCraft demonstration video to see how it works!
 
How to program IP Sensors and making a hue Tap toggle button
More info on how to program the Philips hue System. Check out How to Use IP Sensors by programming with the hue rules engine. Also there is now how to create a hue tap toggle button 
 
More Apps in the hue app improved
We have updated the more apps pages in the official Philips hue app to be more flexible and show the apps more effectively. You can view the latest iOS page and the Android page outside of the hue app too.  If you would like to enquire about featuring your own hue app on those pages, use the Contact us form
 
Dutch Open Hackathon
On September 20-21 the Philips hue team attended the Dutch Open Hackathon, Amsterdam - with a bunch of our hue developer kits! Many original apps that use hue were created in just 2 days. We were impressed! See photos
 
New website live
We are pleased to release our new hue Developers Meethue website. More resources, up-to-date documentation, interviews with developers and much more.  Create an account for access to the full API documentation and to join our exciting community.
 
New Java and iOS SDK
We are also pleased to release our new Java and iOS SDKs. These are now fully compaible with 1.3.0 Bridges, meaning support for Rules, Sensors and of course hue Tap. Also introduced in this version is Feature Based Parsing (controls which hue commands can be sent to which bridge version) and many other bug fixes and improvements.
 
Hue Lux responds differently in the hue API
With hue Lux, Philips introduce lamps and hue systems which can only be controlled by brightness and not by color or color temperature Consequences for apps: A bridge may contain no lights supporting color or color temperature. Applications focusing on the use of color...  Read More
 
Hue tap programming
Tap Buttons are programmed via Rules, using the new Rule Engine.   This is a bridge feature.If you found/commissioned your hue tap via the Android App, you will notice that the App creates 4 default Rules for the tap in the bridge...  Read More
 
New Android App - NFC hue
Using NFC tags, you can change the state of your bulbs or assign the NFC tags to specific bulbs...  Read More
 

 

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Check out this video, giving a taste of the atmosphere of some of the hackathons that Philips hue attended in London and Berlin in 2013...