ClickToPhone is a comprehensive user interface that simplifies and integrates the functions of a smartphone together with environmental control seamlessly into one package. It is primarily designed to enable people with disabilities to FULLY control their Android smart-phone or tablet. With a single switch, or joystick, a user can make calls, send and receive texts, view pictures, play music, access the internet and much more.

    ClickToPhone is also suitable for Seniors and other touchscreen users who require a simplified smartphone GUI that replaces the phone's native launcher.

    The App forms part of a combined hardware/app solution. The hardware, called HouseMate, is controlled using a built-in switch or by connecting an external switch or joystick. It can also be interfaced to R-Net, DX and Curtis wheelchair control systems. It is powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery and contains a powerful omni-directional InfraRed transmitter and a Bluetooth radio module.

    The hardware communicates the switch presses to the app on the smart-phone. The app uses intuitive scanning techniques and a rich graphical interface to present different options to the user. If the user chooses an environmental control option then ClickToPhone will transmit the corresponding InfraRed, EasyWave or Z-Wave signal.

    HouseMate can also be fitted with a radio frequency Nurse call pager. This alarm can be activated at anytime by pressing the switch for a defined period of time.

    After installation the wizard will guide you through the setup procedure. You will be asked to choose one of four different user levels, the contents of the home page, the scanning method and other commonly used options. The final step of the wizard guides you through pairing your phone with your hardware and making the first connection.

    You can use ClickToPhone freely without any hardware with certain restrictions. You can test the scanning using your headset button by setting the scanning method to “Headset Switch”.

    Hardware features:
    • Control of any device that can be operated by InfraRed signals including light switches, power sockets, bed controls and door openers.
    • Powerful InfraRed learn/transmit hardware. Single codes, toggle codes, macros and safety codes can be recorded.
    • Pre-recorded database of InfraRed signals: GEWA, Possum, Siemens KNX, Feller BeamIt, B&O, Schneider, UPC and SKY.
    • Can be fitted with an EasyWave RF transmitter for control of Eldat receivers.
    • Can be fitted with an Z-Wave RF transmitter for control of Z-wave appliances.
    • Can be fitted with an RF nurse call pager.
    • Single switch, two switch and joystick inputs.
    • Interfacing options for R-Net, Curtis and DX wheelchair control systems.
    • Long-life rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
    • Audible low battery warning, Bluetooth connection, InfraRed transmit and charging status LEDs.
    • Control of an external device using relay output.

    Software features:
    • Primary functions: Wake-up, answer/make calls, send/receive texts, environmental control.
    • Secondary functions: Music player, photo album, camera, internet, reminders, location.
    • Scanning options: Automatic, short click, two switch, adjustable scanning speed, acceptance time, auditory scanning and many other programmable options.
    • Voice output for text-to-speech, auditory scanning and read-out of SMS messages. Voice recognition for environmental control.
    • Word prediction and word anticipation.
    • Control over all Apps on Google Play using HouseMate’s HID mouse and an Android device that supports HID.
    • Can be installed on any device running Android 2.2 or higher including TV dongles.
    • This app uses the Device Administrator permission.

    We have agents in many countries throughout the world who will be happy to introduce you to HouseMate.

    Visit our website at for further information or email

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    Users comments for ClickToPhone

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This has made such a difference to my life, I can now use my phone, control the tv, use lamps and open doors all using my tablet not my arms

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Fantastic for people with disabilities. Allows pretty much full access to an android smartphone through just a switch, amazing if you got very limited movement. Allows you to reclaim some independence and although not perfect (unfortunately it's always going to be slower to your phone like this rather than typing away) the app does go a long way to helping.

    Anca Rotaru

    by Anca Rotaru

    Oct 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I work with occupational therapists in London and I see how this app and housemate hardware changes the lives of people every week,it brings tears to my eyes to see a 10 year old girl,disabled in a car accident and with no use of her hands being able to use WhatsApp to call her friends. Thank you,thank you.

    Isobel Sale

    by Isobel Sale

    Oct 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The negative comments on this app are made by people who are unaware of how to use the app to its full potential. It opens up a whole new world for disabled people especially when you add the housemate hardware.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 09, 2017  |  "Good"

    how do you scroll with the dwell click?

    Yasha Bostic

    by Yasha Bostic

    Mar 04, 2017  |  "Good"

    Clumsy and ugly, but it does the job. If you need this app due to an disability, you are both lucky and screwed. You are lucky because you are finally able to command several house- and handyfunctions with a one-click-option. It is often quiet clumsy to get where you want it, but it usally gets you there, given a certain amount of time. You screwed because in order to make an enviromental control out of your mobile phone you need to smear this very ugly overlay over your probably nice looking android. The keyboard is an especially ugly example of this overlay, I hate it every time I have to type something on it in stead of my beautifull pure-android keyboard, which is much more conviniently designed, but unfortunately, the clicktophone-overlay can´t be disabled. I´m thinking about buying a new cheap phone, just to run this app and relieve my beloved Nexus 6 of it. Conclusion: I hate it, but I need ist, and it certainly deserves credit for it´s core functionality.