Hello everybody, I’m using ioBroker at the moment and I’m thinking about switching to Homey. My problem with ioBroker is that unpaid developers write plugins for the system in their spare time. Nobody can demand them to fix bugs or support new devices. You have to rely on the willingness of the developers to help. For me, that’s ok, because it doesn’t cost anything.
At first I was enthusiastic about Homey because there is a commercial company behind it. But now it seems to me that there are also volunteers programming the apps and as a customer you have no claim that the system works properly.
My question is, why you have to pay up to 400€ as a customer, if it is another project where you depend on the good will of the volunteer developers?
Does Athom have control over the app developers?
Are they paid?
Can the customer expect the apps to work properly? And what if the don’t?
What happens if I extend my Smarthome for years and then a developer decides not to continue his project anymore?