This app turns your homey into an aircraft radar and tracker. The live aircraft data was coming from ADSB Exchange. Unfortunately, ADSB-Exchange decided to stop their free data service.
ADSB-Exchange now have two options:
- Get a paid subscription (starting at 10$/month): Accessing Data Collected by ADS-B Exchange - ADS-B Exchange
- build your own ADSB receiver, and start feeding aircraft information to them to get free data access
This is the receiver I built from a rpi zero I had laying around:
I had some discussions with the creators of ADSB exchange, trying to convince them that Homey users are ‘special’ (meaning, on average not very tech savvy ) and therefore would be eligable to still get free access to the ADSB-Exchange data.
They do not agree…
So I have added a free data source: https://opensky-network.org/
The data from openSky is very limited (e.g. no destination airport, aircraft type or operator is available). Also the data they do have is often incorrect (speed, altitude etc). But hey, it’s free
Here is a screenshot of the new radar ‘device’ and flow in Homey:
I might also add other paid data sources if people are interested in that.