SkyBell Classic

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Description of App: 

Do you have a SkyBell video doorbell? If yes, download this free app and enjoy the latest innovation in home automation: answering your front door from your favorite iOS® devices.

SkyBell, the smart video doorbell, is a Wi-Fi enabled doorbell with a video camera, microphone, speaker and motion sensor. When a visitor presses the button, SkyBell sends you a live video feed and you can see, hear and speak to the person at your door whether you’re at home, at work or abroad.

SkyBell’s exclusive motion sensor, on-demand access and invisible night vision give you more convenience, control and safety over answering your door.

Features:
- Motion Sensor – Detects visitor even if they don’t press button
- On-Demand Access – Open camera feed from app
- Made in USA
- Multiple users and devices
- Invisible Night Vision
- Receive live feed over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE
- Direct power – No need to recharge battery
- Operates in extreme cold, rain and heat

*This app works exclusively with and requires the SkyBell smart video doorbell device. You can buy a SkyBell device at www.skybell.com.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.6.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.1.1

Accessibility Comments: 

All of the controls in this app are fully accessible. As the app places the device into phone profile, voiceover will revert to the lower quality sound you get when using voiceover while on a call. However, it's really good about fixing the audio profile back the way it was when you press the home button or otherwise leave the app.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

When you first set up your new skybell, there is a paper with the device code included in the skybell package. You will need a sighted person, or perhaps OCR, to read you this long number, so you can type it into the app. However, this only needs to be done during the first time setup. Once the skybell is paired with your online account, you never need to do this again. I didn't put this under accessibility comments, as the app itself *is* fully accessible. If you are connecting as a second user of a skybell account that has already been set up, you won't need any help at all.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@MySkyBell