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  • in reply to: Apple HomeKit #78492
    caalvarez
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    I have 0039 on the timer and hose controllers, and it won’t update.

    Meanwhile, Orbit has spent their time building an AD SECTION in the damn app!! So they can sell you more stuff that fails to meet promises.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #78421
    caalvarez
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    Just to make sure it’s understood there are many people watching this forum and hoping for the day that our Bhyve systems get Homekit.

    They know for sure, but don’t care. They gave up on HK, but simply don’t want to acknowledge it or say so. Meanwhile, the Eve water products are working great for me as an actual working solution.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #78399
    caalvarez
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    Now that Orbit has announced, through their silence, that this won’t ever happen, I decided to try out something different. My current setup is the Orbit irrigation timer/gateway and three hose controllers. About a month ago I found a great open-box deal for an Eve hose timer. It has been great. Easy setup, reliable. Finally Siri can control this. I’ll look for deals to replace the rest of the Orbit stuff and dump it on eBay.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #78358
    caalvarez
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    Well if nothing else, Orbit and Ring taught consumers to never believe promises of future features and abilities. Two companies I’ll never buy from again.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #78298
    caalvarez
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    As we approach the two year anniversary of Orbit’s Homekit announcement, I think we can just forget it ever happening.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77953
    caalvarez
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    They do monitor it, and have responded before. But what else is there to say at this point?

    “We’re still making excuses. Post the same question again in two months when we’ve still done nothing.”

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77946
    caalvarez
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    I think the point is that no matter what Orbit says right now, after a year and a half of broken promises, it would be meaningless. Anything short of “it’s released now” will just be more of the same.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77818
    caalvarez
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    I don’t think anyone expects to handle the complex tasks of things like schedules via Homekit. I certainly don’t. I want to say “Hey Siri, turn on the front hose for six hours.”

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77808
    caalvarez
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    I was responding to BXM83, who made it sound like it was working without Homebridge, maybe. I do not currently have this set up with Homebridge and if it’s limited to an hour, I just won’t bother with it.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77805
    caalvarez
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    What exactly did you say to Siri?

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77801
    caalvarez
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    Good find. I have a Pi running my network management, Homebridge, and a few other things. I’m building a new one today based on the Pi4, then I’ll give this a try. I really don’t do that much with Homebridge, just haven’t really dug into it.

    Do you know if you’re able to set timers that are longer than the ones you can do on the app itself? I’d like to be able to tell the hose timers to be on for 8+ hours.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77721
    caalvarez
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    So it actually IS compatible, or did they announce that in two years they will still be talking about it?

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77376
    caalvarez
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    Wow, Robmehrer, you sure are very angry and concerned over someone’s choice of a water controller when it doesn’t mirror your own choices and priorities. You really should seek some help for that. Most people think that sprinkler failure is a very low concern and priority in their lives. Few people would angrily call people “morons” and “clueless” for such a trivial little thing, particularly when it doesn’t affect you.

    I have zero need to use Siri to control the main water system. I do want to use Siri to control my two hose controllers, on a regular basis. That has more value to me than making absolutely sure that I can beat my router to death and still have control.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77363
    caalvarez
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    Please explain where I said you misstated. Or where I refuted or argued with anything you said OTHER than “you don’t know how this works.” You seem to be assuming so much, and I’m not sure what it is. We’re a VoIP provider, and don’t sit on anyone else’s platform at all. Bare metal. I know the risks of having my sprinklers controlled by an online service, and find them to be basically zero. You can’t seem to accept that, great.

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    in reply to: Apple HomeKit #77361
    caalvarez
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    I didn’t accuse you of not having a clue. That’s the only reason I answered your question the way I did. You are the only person here calling names and trying to swing credentials around. I also don’t do anything at all with any MS product, nor with AWS, or Google except use Gapps, nor anything you said. We are completely self-run from the code up. I almost said what we did but left it open knowing you’d assume everything incorrectly. But you keep assuming you know everything, it’s really funny.

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