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Cheapest smart curtains?

#81

@Jorden I received my Slide today and had it up and running without any major issues (some small ones related to the app but was able to sort it out with Kaj, great guys!). The Slide is also very quiet, more than I expected.

Now waiting for your Homey-app, hopefully you get the information from IIM soon so I can connect it to Homey! Should you need someone to test it please let me know, happy to help!

#82

Little update about the new smart curtains of Xiaomi:
https://homekitnews.com/2019/03/14/aqara-b1-curtain-controller-first-look/

I have not yet found them on Aliexpress

#83

Review of the new Aqara B1 curtain controller
https://homekitnews.com/2019/03/27/aqara-b1-curtain-controller-review/

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#84

FYI, Slide app working with the “final” Slides is now available:
https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.innovationinmotion.slide

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#85

@Jorden Great, it seems to work. Although sometimes I get an error that the app stopped working but after sometime and/or restarting it, it comes back.

Also what does ‘schuif rechts om te sluiten’ means or should do? When I swipe to the right nothing happens? Or is that WIP?

#86

That text was actually for the previous version, where the slider was still horizontal. It’s now actually “Slide up to close”.

I have made a new update last friday and submitted it to the appstore for approval which changes the text. The crash you are experiencing is probably also solved in that version.

But I am soon going to investigate some other options, because I think I can improve the app. Right now, Homekit sees 8% closed as 8% open I think, so I need to reverse that. And I am using the “Dim” option because that was exactly what I needed, but it now shows in the app as “Dim” instead of “Open/close”.

#87

Ok, thanks for all the quick updates. Will await the next version and if issues arise I will let you know.

BTW, is there already a seperate topic for the Slide app under the Apps sections, I believe not? I assume it would be better to discuss/talk about your app there instead of in this thread? I know I need to look here but new users will probably first search the app section (also the word ‘slide’ is so generic it gets a lot of hits when searching the forum…).

#88

Created one, thanks for the tip :slight_smile: