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Unfortunately it only lets you set it for an hour or less. Not sure if this is a limitation of the plugin or HomeKit itself.Spread the love!
HomeKit is obviously not coming any time soon so I wouldn’t rely on Orbit to add it. Recently a new homebridge plugin was released for Bhyve and it works great!
All you need is a spare computer or Raspberry Pi. Follow
these instructions to install homebridge. Then install this plugin with
sudo npm -g install homebridge-orbit-bhyve. Credit to @codyc1515 for creating this great plugin.
The plugin works great! I can even ask Siri to “turn on the sprinkler for 15 minutes”, or any time I like. It also shows up as an actual watering device in the Home app and isn’t some workaround.
I have also been following this thread about integration with Home Assistant, which is something I also use and can’t wait for.
If you are really desperate for HomeKit integration, this is a great alternative, even if it isn’t directly from Orbit.Spread the love!
Can we have another update of when HomeKit will be available. Its been nearly a month since you said you were doing bonjour conformance testing, does it really take that long?Spread the love!
I appreciate that you are trying to get everything done the best way possible. But you have been working on it for supposedly 1 and a half years now. It’s very hard to believe that you are still ironing out bugs.
If we look at Homebridge, something that I use everyday, is open source, with people making platforms all the time. These platforms are created by majority as a hobby and aren’t paid to create them. 9/10 of them work perfectly with no issues whatsoever, therefore it is hard to believe that you are still trying to fix bugs in yours.
Either you have really slow development team(which I doubt as they are most likely paid and have already created a great app) or Apple is continually not approving your implementation. If the latter is the case, please be honest with us. It would be even better if you could release an open api so that the DIY smart home community can integrate it into platforms like HomeKit and Home Assistant until you perfect yours.Spread the love!
Is this nearly done. Has the bonjour testing been successful?Spread the love!
Thank you! This worked. Nothing seems to be in this update but it seems that it did fix the issue with connection with Bluetooth and I don’t have to turn the hub off anymore. Hope HomeKit comes soon. And hope it supports the timer.Spread the love!
+1 for an API. It would be great to connect this to Home Assistant. With just simple on/off commands we will be able to implement more advanced stuff ourselves with automations.Spread the love!
So just to confirm, will the smart hose faucet with WiFi hub work with HomeKit? I’m assuming it will as there is a HomeKit code on the back of the WiFi hub. Can’t wait for HomeKit support. I know it’s been a long time but sometimes it’s better to have something done slow but good than fast but with bad or buggy functionality.Spread the love!