Could this be a migration project for you, @Arie_J_Godschalk? Since you already have quite some experience in upgrading apps to SDK3, I hope it would’t be too much effort. A lot of users of this app would be very thankfull!
I’d be happy to support you once more. And be happy to test as well and help you out wherever I can…
Even I know Arie is doing great job on SDK3 migrations, I’m not sure this is kind “cup of tea” / type of app he would be keen to migrate (not seeing device app in his portfolio), but let’s see…however we would need not just migration but also someone maintaining it, which I know @Phuturist is very much capable of, just I’m not sure if that would mean that functionality of both apps would be again merged ? I’m currently using Xiaomi Mi Home and 2nd Mi Homey… also 2nd question is whether you still have any way to contact @Maxmudjon , because with new app id(s), that would be a pain.
Asking theoretically only because even I’m happy to donate, not really 399Eur unfortunately - yet combination of both (merging app / maintaining both app + having ability to transfer it to yourself for maintenance and development) would be visible motivation for others to consider donation as well - then we can start eventually bounty thread to see real interest.
That’s a chicken and egg dilemma. But trust me, if I really see some effort into getting a bounty even close to me getting my hands on a Homey Pro 2023 I’ll do anything within my skills to keep developing and maintaining the app again. I’d have to see what the best approach would be concering the two apps but I’m sure I could work that out with the user base.
But I must admit, I have no faith at all in raising money even close to buying a Homey Pro 2023. I have been developing apps for Homey for years now (from day 1, that’s why I have an old Homey now) and 99% of the users only come here if something doesnt work for them. I only received a handful of donations form the apps I developed (which have now been mostly handed over to other developers). So I actually dont see this happening, but as said, surprise me and I will do everything within my skills …
I d offer €25, but… Only if I know it ll get the update (doesn’t have to be ready) as soon as they ship the homey 2023s. If it’s not clear, I ll just have to migrate them directly to homey 2023 and I won’t be migrating all my devices back and forth.
I’d be happy to contribute to such a fund raise, @Jan_Peeters!
When you’re speaking of satellites; you are referring to using an “old” Homey Pro for this purpose? By using @Arie_J_Godschalk’s Homesh controller and satellite apps? Somewhere in the future on older Homey Pro’s SDK2 might be deprecated too, so that would mean updating the white ball would come to an end, if you want to keep using Mi Home…
(Not sure if you can install devices with it’s apps on a Homesh Satellite and use them as regular devices on the Homesh Controller)
Using a Homey Bridge as satellite would mean you still have to install the Mi Homey app on Homey Pro 2023, which would still require an SDK3 update.
The Mi Home app isn’t suitable for Homey Bridge unfortunately, so you can’t use a Bridge as a separate Homey environment.
I myself, am specifically interested in the Mi Home app because of the possibility to integrate Aqara gateways with their own child devices. The gateways are connected to the internet.
Thus alowing for a greater distance, avoiding the limitations of Zigbee/Zwave/others.
To my understanding, the Home Pro2023 can make use of the Homey Bridge and use them as bridge or repeater. Thus much in the same manner as my current use of the Aqara gateway.
What is your specific application of the Mi Homey app?
I pledge €25 as well for including my Xiaomi gateway.
The new Homey Pro 2023 can indeed act as a repeater for Zigbee. But in this case it acts like any other 230V powered Zigbee device like a wallplug or lightbulb and integrates in the Zigbee network of Homey Pro 2023.
The way you use your Aqara gateway (same as I do with my Xiaomi gateway), the gateway connects to your current Homey by local (TCP/IP) network instead.
As far as I know that is not supported by the new satellite mode of Homey Pro 2023.
@Arie_J_Godschalk , I kind of knew it but fully understand that. Till you are here , can you share with us what is required for the app to be transferred, eg. is there some other way when your Homey would be broken, eg. just by responding to Athom with GitHUB ID and UserID of new developer ?
Or if anyone else would know, just don’t want to loose momentum that @Jan_Peeters got…