What’s the difference between these two Apps?
- Official IKEA Trådfri App
- Unofficial IKEA Trådfri Gateway App
Yesterday I replaced my WeMo, Hue, and Eve outlets by IKEA Trådfri outlets. My main way to control these outlets will be HomeKit (and IKEA’s App). It would be nice if I could also control these devices with Homey (like I could with all those other brands).
I downloaded the official IKEA Trådfri App, but it looks like that App requires me to pair the outlets directly (using a paperclip on the outlet, totally different then the official IKEA App on iOS, which uses a remote control) to Homey, losing the HomeKit connection.
This morning I tried the unofficial IKEA Trådfri Gateway App instead. This seems to work!
Of course I would prefer to use an official (Athom) App when possible. Is that possible for my use case?