I’m still using the classic (Pro!) app for a few reasons.
- ST said to continue using it until further notice, and they haven’t said anything else since then.
- I’m using several community created custom device handlers (many thanks to RBoy, erocm123, and bspranger) that don’t yet have full functionality in the new app.
- Life360 is broken in the new app.
- Without presence triggered SHM, the new app is mostly useless to me. I want a smart home, not just an obedient home, and having to manually change modes every time anyone leaves or arrives simply won’t fly here.
I’m also using the new app because I went and bought one of those GPS tracking fobs and it only works with the new app.
So now I often get double notifications regarding weather, the garage door, and hub status. I have to be careful not to explore the new app too much or risk messing up automations and devices in the classic app. And, I’m afraid to buy any new devices for fear that I will further fracture my ecosystem.
Does anyone else out in the community find themselves having to use both apps? What kind of workarounds or tricks have you found useful for combining the apps into a useful experience? Has anyone found that changes made in the new app interfere with the functioning of the classic app? If so, how do you avoid wrecking your system?
I ask these questions because in a few months I’ll have to decide whether or not the GPS fob is worth buying cell service. If I haven’t found the new app to be more useful by then, I will probably just chuck the fob in a drawer and uninstall the new app.