As you probably all know the homey app indicates “Welcome home, yourname” (“Welkom thuis, je naam” for the Dutch users). This is a static message though, which doesn’t change if you left the house.
Oddly enough the app knows wheter you are at home, because if you push on you profile picture you’ll get to see an overlay which indicates if you are at home or not and if you are awake or not.
I asked the guys at Athom a while ago wheter this is a bug, or if it was ment to work as described. Their answer was, that it’s a marketing-driven choise to let it function this way… The idea behind it was that Homey makes you feel as if you are always at home… (because you can manage things while you are away etc). Nice story, but if you ask me, speaking for myself, I think none of us experiences this sentence at the top of our app this way…
In fact it gives me the idea that something isn’t working well. As mentioned in other threads on this forum, it should be more logic for a homey-app to be smart, dynamic, intuitive and handy.
For example; if it would act dynamically, then I could see in one glance if Homey knows that I’m at home or away. That would be comforting, because I’d get some kind of confirmation that Homey is aware and in control and specific flows (like turning on or off the lights, heating, music etc.) are being executed.
What is your opinion on this? Please put your thoughts in the comments starting with AGREE, DISAGREE or NEUTRAL and maybe we can organize some sort of poll. If there is a majority for AGREE , then I could mention it again at Athom’s, accompanied with a link to this topic.