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Offline Cor

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Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« on: December 02, 2017, 03:22:09 am »
Oh crap:

Just recieved an update of imperihome saying it is going to be subscription based per user.   And something about premium option.

Anyone has more info? I can't fine anything on the website from imperihome.

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Offline Jamr

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 01:44:41 pm »
Yea, it is a bit confusing.

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 02:11:00 pm »
It highlights NEW premium users.

I'm gathering that means if you have pro already you're ok.

Hopefully it'll mean new features coming

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 02:31:59 pm »
I'm afraid so, but I hope only for new Premium users ....
ImperiHome having to pay would be a nice fall for new VERA users, it is the only interface that fits logically.
AltUI looks like a work of Kandinsky with a stomach ache..and they make you pay! ;D
VERA App with My Modes is useful as a fan at the North Pole.
I mean ... we're not lucky :-\
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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:15:08 am »
I would love to see Actiontiles work with Vera. Looks to be a nice interface. It looks like it only works with SmarThings at this point in time: https://www.actiontiles.com/

Offline Cor

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 01:41:01 pm »
It highlights NEW premium users.

I'm gathering that means if you have pro already you're ok.

Hopefully it'll mean new features coming

But what is a premium user , is that someone who bought the pro version?
And how do they define a user? , the imperihome on my walltablets don't have a username for example.

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 05:21:26 pm »
Evertygo refers to the paid version for Android as Imperihome Pro, but on the Apple iOS AppStore, it is referred to as Imperihome Premium.    That would indicate  Pro/Premium are the same.  Perhaps "professionelle" got translated from French differently when the app was submitted later on to the AppStore?

I'm quite happy with Imperihome but may need to dig into the Dashing/OpenHab platform a bit closer.



« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 05:28:59 pm by GaryOkie »

Offline ninkasi

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 07:24:31 pm »
I have to say that I have been using Imperihome for a few years now, and as much as I am a cheapskate I would frankly be willing to pay to enable them to continue to support & update the product itself, in particular if the alternative is for them to *stop* developing it....
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Offline Jamr

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 09:09:09 pm »
I have to say that I have been using Imperihome for a few years now, and as much as I am a cheapskate I would frankly be willing to pay to enable them to continue to support & update the product itself, in particular if the alternative is for them to *stop* developing it....

I have to say I would not. I would pay more for the app up front, but another monthly fee for an app, I would not do, nor would I promote it.
My business is based on monthly fee free systems.

Offline Mike Yeager

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 11:26:39 pm »
Bought the app, but I agree, I'd be hard pressed to pay a monthly subscription. It's a large part of why I have an antenna outside...

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 12:14:23 am »
Bought the app, but I agree, I'd be hard pressed to pay a monthly subscription. It's a large part of why I have an antenna outside...

I understand, but then again the content you get from the antenna is generally supported by advertising revenue and I certainly don't want that on the app. I also want the developer to be able to maintain their business so the app continues to be supported and developed.

I didn't say anything about a monthly subscription - was thinking some sort of compromise where you pay a fixed amount for the app (which is what we've done now) and then pay again when a major release appears same as is done for Word, Excel, Lightroom, etc eg with a discount for existing users. You can choose to keep the old app and not pay anything else, or pay something to benefit from the additional features etc and encourage the developer to continue working on it. Just saying....

Whatever the case, sounds like the developer is not going to make this retrospective ie existing app purchasers will not have to change.
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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 03:19:50 am »
A monthly subscription would be a big no no for me.  When I buy something that is it, I expect that it is payed and done. Paying for updates etc I don't mind, I am willing to pay for the effort people put in to make a better produkt, but a subscription , I consider that as a scam.

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 08:31:41 am »
Yea, it is a bit confusing.
So is there now Free, Pro and Premium or does Premium replace Pro?

I don't mind paying if there's increased functionality added to the app but just having a monthly extraction from my bank account doesn't sit well with me.

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 08:34:05 am »
I would love to see Actiontiles work with Vera. Looks to be a nice interface. It looks like it only works with SmarThings at this point in time: https://www.actiontiles.com/
Action Tiles is a LOT more $ than ImperiHome BTW.

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Re: Monthly subscription for imperihome?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 09:29:15 am »
I guess the big question is...

Since I love running it on the Android devices, do I go ahead and tell the wife to buy it for her "i"device now so she wouldn't be a new Premium subscriber as was shown in that screen cap?  I've not gotten that message myself, so I'm going off of what you guys posted.