Due to the hassle of connecting IKEA devices to Homey directly I opted to use the IKEA Trådfri Gateway app by Rogier Hofboer. It works great, except a minor issue with setting a random color, which after some time just stops working and sets the light to white again and again.
On the app homepage I read that it’s outdated and will not work with the new Pro, which I have pre-ordered. Does anyone know if any development is still ongoing for this app, or I will have to start migrating all my IKEA devices to Homey directly?
At the moment I am not using the gateway app myself, but zigbee2mqtt.
So personally, there is no incentive to update the app. Pull requests are always welcome and if someone wants to commit to maintain the app more actively than I am doing right now, I’d be happy to transfer the app to another developer.
That said, I’ve planned to look into updating the app to SDK v3 at the end of December. Maybe it’s not that much work and I hope more is clear about the third-party left/right support for the 5-button remote with the most recent firmware.
Thank you for the update!
I will await migrating all the devices for now. I don’t expect the new Pro will show up until well into 2023. I am hoping the app will get updated to SDK v3, but understand completely if it doesn’t happen, since you are not using the app yourself anymore.
For me this is still a great app for my complete lightplan in my house…The ikea hub to controle the zigbee lamps (and powerplugs) including firmware updates and homey for the smart flows to switch the lights and powerplugs on and off…
Please don’t leave us in the dark…
With many thanks to Espen Ljosland, there is a v3 version available of the app to test.
If there are no showstoppers reported, it will be published.
To try use:
Also Arie, thanks for you offer to help, but when I received your email, the pull request of Espen was already waiting to be reviewed. At the moment I am using the Gateway myself again, so there is a bigger incentive to keep the app updated.