Athom is being, lets put it mildly, liberal with the truth. They claim the same amount of supported devices as Homey Pro. And they suggest that all things wifi will work. But that is really far from the truth. A huge number if wifi devices communicate with Homey over the local network and wont be able to be easily ported as they suggest
They claim you can start home automation for free, but with just 5 devices that are already controllable cloud based? Which devices would that be then?
Correct, but that doesn’t make it is automatically an App that is compatible with cq should be available on Homey Cloud. That is not an requirement to become Verified Developer.
That was what you assumed…
there was a comment that the cloud controlled bridge would be impressively fast, im guessing you would need to be in the EU for that? down in the southern half of the world, the latency might be a bit bigger… and how do they achieve the always connected, how much data will be constantly being sent to the cloud… not everyone has unlimited 1Gig connections
Afaik it runs on amazon servers. The amount of it’s general data usage will be published somewhere someday I expect.
(I’m not recommending to install this app then…)
From what you write, I can only say, consider a Pro with zigbee / z-wave / local wifi devices. In theory it can run offline.