If you want the development of two Apps to connect two Homey Pro’s, one as Controller and one as Satellite (for it’s LED, Speaker, ZWave, Network resource, etc), click the Like button!
Wauw, 99 likes! i guess the Apps are going public!
With the news of the new Homey Pro Early 2023, there are some (for me) big changes:
- No more speaker
- No more customisable ledring (through apps controlled)
I personally use these a lot, and for me it’s a deal breaker to change to a newer faster Homey, if i loose my ledring and speaker.
Because i really use them a lot!
F.i. for the trash: Every day at 4 'o clock, if trash needs to be taken out the next day, it tells which trash need to be put on the street and it will turn the led in the trash-container color, until we tell homey that the trash has been taken out, or the trashcollector has pasted by already.
So, to solve this problem, i have started on two new Apps: A Controller and a Satellite App.
These Apps would make it possible to execute functions on the old Homey directly from the new Homey, through Flowcards, but im also adding the old Homey Pro as a (or two) Device(s) in the new Homey Pro.
So, some part will be able to be set directly through a device-tile/tab in the new Homey, like setting the Ledcolor and effect on the old Homey directly from a Device in the new Homey 2023 (App).
Also, you could keep using apps like Soundboard or Muziek Url Omzetter App voor Homey | Homey to play sounds/music directly on Homey Pro and/or from Homey Pro on other devices.
Homey Pro can already be used as a zwave slave, but we need to wrap it as an device to be used, so it can have pickers/selectionlists on the device in the Homey App, for very easy setting of LED effects and colors.
But currently i am developing this as a private app.
And the workload difference between a private and Athom-Store-Published app is a lot.
Also it limits what the app(s) will be able to do, a private app can be granted more access through abbilities not allowed in the App Store.
And only if this post gets enough likes, i’ll put in the extra efforts needed to publish this app.
So, if you want to keep your old Homey Pro to use its LED, Speaker, ZWave, Network resource, etc, directly from a new/other Homey Pro press the Like button!
@Emile, @Jero or @Athom:
If there is a reason that this should not work or that these apps will not be allowed in the App Store, please let me know, so i won’t spend time trying to build it to be published.
Or if Athom is already planing on a functionality to use the old Homey by the/a new Homey.
Emile already replied:
And for the people who will not be using there old Homey Pro: I have been looking for a while for devices with Audio and customisable Led.
So, if these apps come to live/app-store:
Edit : First zeta-version 0.0.4
You install the app and after that you currently get two things.
A flowcard that you can trigger from the Controller with optional arguments.
Meaning, you can use any apps on the old Homey without the need for me to support it, you can just build flows on the old Homey and have it started at the Controller.
In the App Settings you will find your pincode for pairing and your token for authentication between the devices.
The pincode is randomly generated after the app is installed and can be changed to any 4 digit number.
The pincode is used only during pairing and will give the Homesh Controller your token.
The token can be changed also, resulting in the connection with the Controller being lost.
After you installed the Satellite App on the other Homey it’s time to connect the two devices.
Create a Homey (satellite) device.
You will get a list of all Homeys in your network (also the Controller itself until i have a second one to develop on).
When you select the homey that you want to control and click next, you get a pincode request:
Here you fill in the pincode set in the Homesh Satellite App Settings and press ok.
If all is well, the device will be added.
Not much, only the language to use for Say (Google):
- Play Soundboard file.
- Play Url (mp3 and wav BIGGER than 900 KB are supported, do not start a song of 20 minutes, you cannot stop it currently )
Works great with sending the URL from the Google Services App for Homey
- Say (Google) will let the Satellite speak, based on a google services (No app required!)
- Say (Athom) Uses the default speech from athom
- Set screensaver (from LED-ring Collection).
- Start flow with arguments.
Here you will get a dropdown/selectlist with all flownames you have used in the Satellite.
Triggering this will trigger the Satellite flow directly.