I Support Software direction of Homey
I was a Homeseer user for about 2 years, very very functional but lacked real cloud integrations and didn’t have a modern user experience that wouldn’t attract new customers.
Came across Homey and was very impressed , bought one straight away
- great hardware platform
- excellent software integrations
- active community
The Desktop app was good for taking a big picture view of the possibilities and making a lot of things happen quickly. I found it easy to translate ideas into flows very quickly.
Agree with the business decision to focus and simplify the software development side of things. There’s only son much time, people and money to go around. Any business has to make tough decisions like this to stay alive.
Consumer, Prosumer and Professional markets will always have different requirements and you can’t always be everything to everyone.
I consider myself prosumer and have found the mobile model harder to adjust to purey from being efficient with creating my flows.
Why have the App at all for ‘config’ items and create a web based “drag and drop” for flows? Pure web interface for flows would be simple compared to “apps” , I assume?
Option 1) Stick with 1.15, functional and easy for what I need but no progress
Option 2) throw in the towel and start the journey again. (I started with a Vera, ninja sphere, homeseer and now Homey), “a bit of change fatigue”
Option 3) with the right elements at the core of Homey and just needing to find a way to improve flow creation efficiency, stick with it and contribute to the community.
I’m going with Opt 3 for now and look forward to progress from the team.
Happy to help out also, I’m not a software developer but can “hack stuff together” or do lots of testing.