Homey Community App Store

It’s gonna be even more fun then that!

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And here it is: The all new, web based Community App-Store!
No need for CLI installs anymore! Go check it out! Credits for this new build are all for @MaxvandeLaar.
There is also a PayPal link for Max. Making a donation is NOT needed for using the new App-Store but will be very much appreciated. :wink:


Much better like this! Awesome job :partying_face:.
But why should I for example install Heimdall from the unofficial appstore?

At this point versions are still the same however there are apps out there that stopped supplying updates to the official store and new updates can be found here. I do understand the confusion though.

To get an idea how it looks (which is described as great btw!)

And special attention for the footnote

Max does this in his spare time, so please support him


Great work!
Have a beer on me @MaxvandeLaar!

Very nice!

How do you have dark mode an I only light mode?

Thanks @Henk_Renting very much appreciated

@M_a_r_c_o, Dark mode is activated by the OS. If the OS supports it, the website supports it. I can change my OS to ‘light’ ‘dark’ and ‘auto’ (MacOS) no clue for Windows to be honest but it’s a CSS media query

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Its great work, thanks @MaxvandeLaar

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And the Community AppStore now also 5.0 proof!


Great initiative!

When my ‘personal apps’ are better tested, I will upload a few.

Meanwhile, if somebody would make a reliable app for Google Chromecast, instead of the always crashing Athom app, would be much appreciated


The chromecast app works fine for me. But I’m curious. What are you using it for to make the app crash?

Very OT !

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It doesn’t really crash, but the devices ‘are not available’ from time to time.

I use the chromecast/ nest hub to play notifications (doorbell, countdown for alarmsystem, text to speech for pronouncing status of alarm system,…)

And @MaxvandeLaar updated the Homey Community App-Store. Go check it out!



I have trouble getting the slack-invite-page https://homey.community/contact/ to work. My devtools show a 404 when it tries to do a GET to https://slack.schotanus.net/socket.io/? Is it just me…?

@Rocodamelshekima Can you take a look at this?


I’ve start using the community app store.
I don’t have much experience with Homey, soo I’m sorry for my lack of knowledge.

I have few questions.

When a update is available, I have to manually update the app?

And by doing this all my devices and flows will remain untouched?

Or does it need new configuration?

Also if i need to restore a backup will the devices and flows be backed up from this apps that where download from the community store?

Thank you.

Hi @Ricardo_Nunes,

Thanks for trying out my store. Let me try to answer your questions :slight_smile:

  1. When an update is available, I have to manually update the app?

Apps installed by the Homey Community Store don’t yet(!) auto update. This means for the time being, you will need to manually check for updates. However, I hope to release a new update for the Store that will add the auto-update feature :wink:

  1. Do my devices and flows remain untouched?

Short answer, yes. However, it is a bit more complex that that, if an app changed the way their flows and devices work, it might break your flows. This is, however, completely unrelated to the Homey Community Store and can happen to apps in the official store as well. Most app developers keep this in mind and won’t try to actively break your devices and flows.

  1. If I need to restore a backup will the devices and flows be backed up from this apps that where downloaded from the community store?

To be completely honest, I have no clue. I have not yet tried to restore a backup as I just don’t trust the entire backup system (it isn’t backing things up as I would have liked). The backup does not restore apps that are installed via the Homey Communtiy Store and I just don’t know what will happen with devices/flows connected to these apps. I am not willing to test this as I only have one Homey and that is my production Homey. I don’t want my partner to complain stuff isn’t working again… She isn’t a fan of automation already haha. Maybe other members can answer this question for you? @Rocodamelshekima perhaps?

If you have any other questions or need help, just let me know :slight_smile:

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