Correct, no new install
ok… then I will hope for a new version (before my homey ever has to be reinstalled)
i’m very interest about this project.
there are a plan to officialise the app?
There are, once its stable.
I haven’t had the time I would like to spend on this app, due to other commitments and issues with my Homey.
But once it is stable I will release it as a Beta and start adding features.
I am testing this app, Silent till know, on several Echo-Dot, Echo and Echo Show.
I have made some observation, and waited to confirm them.
First off all this App is much more stable as the official Athom releases of Spotify, congratulation for the job.
-I have only once that the Account linking was lost and this after a 1 week inactivity.
-The App stop working if:
- More than 1 day of inactivity - Homey ore another app on Homey have some Update - The internet connection was poor (“Alexa” was unable to play WebRadio not even by voice command)
Restarting manually the App have always put everything in order.
Since 2 weeks I have made a flow that restarts the app every night at 4 o’clock and since than it works like charm without any problem.
After every Homey Update (that I also start manually) I restart also this App manually.
So I do not think the the instability is an App Issue, my opinion is that the stability issue are accidentaly generated by Amazon and Athom updates.
One features that I miss in the Flowcards is the “Alexa, STOP” command. “Pause Playing” has no effect if Alexa is Playing a Radio Station.
I hope that my comment can bring you a little further.
Thanks @Viorel_Dimitrescu that is some insightful information, has anyone else noticed the same behavior?
Just a quick update version 1.7.1 has been released, it changes support to now require version 3.* on Homey. (@Torsten_Richter) Old versions will continue to work if you haven’t updated yet, and I don’t expect an update to this app in the immediate future. (I have several more popular apps which need updates).
I did notice teh internet conenction thingy, will look for others.
Interesting - I added code to handle internet disconnects, looks like it’s not working - good place to start
where can i get this app ? I am from EU / Germany
Its beta, but that you notice when start reading the topic
I know that it is beta, but i do not know how to get a beta - app…
Any help please ?
The devolEper should add you to the list to become beta tester, or maybe its Alpha
But thats why i said start reading the topic lazy??
No, not lazy but my english is not the best
It’s just an alpha version for invite only. Not in the store(yet) so u have to be patient.
Note: this Message was sent to @Jamie on slack also:
Hey @Jamie , just tried to left the app work without the workaround flow of starting it every 5 hours new. Didn’t worked. Now i just Winter to restart the app from the Settings. But i get a Timeout.
I can’t restart the app.
Could it be that this is caused by the new AppStore? Your app was in Alpha. This isn’t anymore a Status in the new AppStore.
Reactivating the app. The circles in the Right corner of my devices are Running but the exclamation mark ist coming a few seconds Kater again. So now i can’t connect my devices anymore.
Edit2: i had to reconnect and Login to Amazon again (Never hat to in the Last 6 month) and now i am reconnected and the devices are also connected.
So sorry for the „panic“
Just to confirm that auto restarting the app every day at 4:00 fixes the “becomes silent without warning” issue. It wasn’t fixed it when I set It to restart every 2-3 days. Totally working now.
My every 5 hours restart-Flow is also working great. Only sometimes it Restaurant to late and the devices Este unreachable. But that is only once a week. I can live with that.
Never the less i am hoping some say the app will work without the workaround
If you have the app installed I would recommend that you don’t uninstall it.
The new way the App Store works means that apps are always 100% open the the public.
I have no interest in the complaints / bad reviews I’ll get because the app “doesn’t do everything everyone wants” while I’m testing and trying to find specific issues.
I get enough of them already from alpha testers who have been specifically warned before being given access. Even when the flows/devices are called “placeholder”.
Until I have a better way to test this my apps prior to their release to the public - All my apps are all on hold.
Fingers crossed it won’t be long.
Head up @jamie! Love your good work!
I will never complain
I second that!