man, i am seriously debating never buying “cloud” devices again, this is all so stupid
this was the same thing with the ecobee too, promised official support, it came months later but it’s still basically useless and unintuitive…still questioning whether buying an ecobee was the right decision or if a non-cloud z-wave thermostat would have made things easier
likewise, my garagedoor was upgraded to myq, but wasn’t originally, so I could have invested in the linear thing instead of myq, and am sort of wishing i had, except then i need a tilt sensor with batteries to replace, and myq didn’t need any of that. Really, MyQ should just let the local hub receive commands from the LAN, this is our device, why shouldn’t we be able to do with it what we want? But good luck with that…cloud everything just means everything is gonna be useless when two manufacturers decide to beef it out.
hilariously enough i’m finding it’s not just smartthings. was looking into fish tank control systems and apparently a few manufacturers are beefing it out in nearly the same way, i’ve just about had it with cloud bullshit. where’s my local-everything hub when i need it?
mind you, i don’t really blame ST for this one. MyQ is a shitty platform and I realized it pretty much the day i installed it. The problem with cloud is, everyone’s trying to DIY their own cloud, there’s no standards. MyQ is such a useless platform outside of being a glorified garage door opener button, them killing integration is just going to make it even more useless, meaning, don’t bother buying it, go with something else…
of course, as far as I can tell, it’s still working for me now, days after their supposed cutoff date. for all we know this could just be a bluff on chamberlain’s part to get ST to move on this issue, but who knows. it’s hard to believe their platform is so weak it can’t handle the polling, but this kind of crap is exactly why they should have had a well defined local-hub API in addition to whatever cloud crap they have.