###Unified User Interface I have home automation devices from many different manufacturers in my home, each device requires a different control app, either logging in to a browser app, or installing a mobile phone app, so to control my home I have to use serveral apps. Having one consistent UI where you can control all your devices is a big win for ease of use. Also, software is not a primary focus of hardware manufacturers, the UIs to control these devices is generally pretty terrible, an after thought. With goHOME the aim is to provide a great user experience and allow the community to customize and provide enahanced experiences not available in the original manufacturer apps. ###Local control - no outside services One of the main aims of the project is to interop with the hardware on your local network. Too many home automation devices now require you to connect to an outside service just to talk to the device on your local network. This is inefficient and error prone. I have had serveral times where I wanted to change my lights but couldn't because the external service was down, even though the hub on my local network was fine.