Today, after more than a year of work, we finally release Controller 5.0, and we couldn’t be more excited.

We redesigned the whole app, improved the user experience, and added many new features. Read Controller for HomeKit 5.0 if you like to know more. Here we want to tell you a bit about us.

Who We Are

Controller has come a long way. Jan started working on it almost four years ago. A pet project at first, it grew steadily in scope and popularity. By now, it’s one of the most comprehensive HomeKit apps and also a full-time job for both of us.

We are friends since kindergarten, that’s about 27 years now. Both of us are tech fans and love to build things. For the last six months, we worked together on Controller, and we’re looking forward to continuing doing so. We’re a great team, and it’s a real privilege to work with a friend on something that you love.

New Pricing

However, no matter how much we enjoy this, we need to make a living. Because of this, we changed or pricing with this release. You can now choose between three different options:

  • A monthly subscription is the best option to test the PRO features.
  • A yearly subscription gives you a discount and makes planning easier for us.
  • A lifetime license is perfect if you dislike subscriptions or love our app.

If you already bought the PRO Version, first of all: Thank you! You are the reasons we can do this. You now have a lifetime license!

If you use the free version: Thank you too! Simply by using our app, you keep us motivated. The basic features of Controller remain free.


Jan made Controller popular by making it a powerful tool for everything HomeKit offers and then adding innovative features to take you beyond that. We are proud that other HomeKit apps adopted some of those features. It shows that we’re on the right track, but we’re far from done.

With version 5.0 to build upon, the new pricing model to support us, and plenty of ideas waiting to be implemented, we’re thrilled to continue the journey Jan started four years ago.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Jan & Markus