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    Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    This is truly a sad day for all Windows 8 phone users. After talking with the good folks at Pentair, the tech informed me they have no current plans to develop a Windows 8 phone App for the Screenlogic automation system users. I thought maybe we could hold out for awhile before purchasing something else to run our pool/spa equipment, while they developed this App, but doesn't look like there's anything on the horizon. Sure hope the tech is just misinformed and they are looking into creating this App. For now, all I can do is wonder how much longer it will take.

    On the bright side, Windows 8 is starting to gain momentum, with Nokia selling 8 million Lumia phones QTR 3 2013 -- beating QTR 2 sales of 7.5 million-- and by all indications that I read, they will continue this trend into the future. This gives me hope it will be sooner, as I truly like the ease of use my phone gives me.

    It would be great to get some more support from other Windows 8 phone users here and I encourage you to jump on the bandwagon to get this App for your phone, too. Be it Jandy, Hayward or Pentair automation customers, give them a call and express your desire to have a Windows 8 App for automation. Better yet, put it in writing!

    Please note, Iím not knocking Apple or Android Iím sure theyíre great for the people that have them. And for those who may ask, yes, I did know when I purchased the Screenlogic there was no App, but if they donít hear from anyone who wants the App to be created, it may never come to be.

    Thanks for any and all support in this matter.
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    Autelis has a device similar to the Screenlogic, except that you access the controls by a webpage.
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    Thanks for the input Jerry,
    I will be able to access the Screenlogic program via my laptop, once its setup,
    but I didn't want to use my laptop as the control pad outside.
    I would rather use my smart phone.
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    Jerry, are you saying you have a Windows 8 phone that you're able to access the pool/spa controls with the Autelis device?
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

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    Jerry, are you saying you have a Windows 8 phone that you're able to access the pool/spa controls with the Autelis device?
    Both Screenlogic and Autelis

    No windows phone
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    Thanks Jerry,
    I appreciate your input on this matter, but I don't believe the Autelis device
    would solve my need for an App for the Windows 8 smart phone to control
    the pool/spa equipment with the Pentair Screenlogic device.
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    Update for Windows 8 phone users like me.

    I found an inexpensive way around this issue. There is an app called PC Remote, itís free or you can pay $3 for the Pro version, but once installed will allow the user to view their computer screen and operate the Screenlogic program via their Windows 8 phone. Although itís not the best fix, it does work. The major drawback is, you can not access your computer from another network to operate the Screenlogic program on your home network or at least I have yet to find a way to do so.

    Hope this helps out any Windows 8 phone users until Pentair gets their act together and creates an APP.
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    Team Viewer is another free private use program that works really well to view your home PC.

    But if it was me, I'd drop that phone quicker than it takes me to get another.

    No way I'd let a certain model of cellphone keep me from accessing my pool remotely.

    Happy Autelis and iPhone user.

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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    A little late to this party, I purchased the Pentair Screenlogic Automation solution. My understanding is it runs in a web browser as well as an app, why not use Internet Explorer on your Windows 8 phone or tablet? It's a regular web browser. Not as convinient as the app as it's not optimized for your screen but should still connect nonetheless . . . am I missing something?
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    Re: Pentair Windows 8 Phone App for Screenlogic Automation

    QingGuy, it may seem that easy, but unfortunately it's not. Computers, tablets and smartphones all have some similar ways they operate on the outside, but they differ in many ways on the inside. I'm pretty sure this is why they created APP's. If you try to download the Screenlogic file into the Windows phone it won't allow it because it the phone does not support that type of file. I'm not sure if it's the same for a tablet, but my guess is, it wouldn't allow it either. I did however have an app that allowed me to view my laptop screen from my phone called, PC Remote. Kind of pain, but it did work. Then a couple months ago my phone had an accident and was replaced with a Galaxy 6. So now I have the Pentair app and it's working great. Even when not at home, like heating the spa before we get home from a night out.

    If you have a Windows phone, plan on making adjustments to operate your equipment as Pentair has no plans on creating the App when last I spoke with them.
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