The main problems I’m facing with Homey are:
- There is no ‘customizable dashboard’ (yet).
- I’d like to create some more advanced flows (with PID controllers, multiple in- & outputs, share (sub-)flows, inject script, etc.), without losing the overview (all in one screen).
- The ease of integrating Homey with other systems, besides installing or writing a custom app.
My way of trying to address these problems (all 3 at once) is the creation of a MQTT Gateway app. Now 2-way communication with Homey becomes available, using the industry standard for IoT messaging: MQTT. This protocol is already implemented by most of the other Home Automation systems.
The first release of the MQTT gateway app (Homey 1.5 & 2.0 support) is already submitted to the app store and currently in review by Athom. NOTE: It’s still experimental!
What are your thoughts?