After many years as an ST advocate, I think I’m just about ready to leave.
I’ve got a network of around 150 devices, which used to perform well, but isn’t now.
I’ve given the new app a good 6 months to grow on me, and it hasn’t, It’s so slow I tend to walk to the switch and flick that (even if it’s 2 floors away).
I think that I need to reconstruct my Z wave mesh, fault finding & resolving the points at issue. None of that is the new app’s fault, but ST doesn’t seem to be helping me with this.
Support has also gone from being useful, if slow, to being a bit quicker but entirely useless.
So I think the relationship is coming to an end, and I’m beginning to look for other partners… What I’m keen to understand from everyone is whether the grass is actually greener on the other side, and what options I should consider.
The network is a lot of Fibaro Z wave, some Sonoff Wifi, some homebrew esp8266 using STAnything, and other one offs (Nuki door lock, Netatmo weather, Meross garage opener), all hooked up to an ST v2 hub.
In terms of coding, I’m using WebCore Pistons where existing smartapps don’t cut it.
I realise that migrating is going to be a huge task, but what I have now is not working well enough and so even staying with ST is going to require a lot of work, and a deepening of my understanding / getting further under the hood in order to understand where my issues lie.
All input is welcomed!
All the best, James