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Title: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: automator.app on February 26, 2014, 01:00:11 pm
We wish to make a very clear statement about our plans for supporting UI6 and the new MMS APIs.  Automator.app, the application on the App Store, will not support UI6.  It will continue to support UI4 and UI5 releases.  A new product will be released once complete that will exclusively support UI6.

We understand this will not be popular with some, however, after so many years of supporting UI4 and UI5 releases we do not want to drop this compatibility, yet we wish to provide even better functionality in the future.  Supporting all three releases in a single app, particularly given the fairly significant changes included in UI6, would hamper our ability to provide the best product.

A timeline is not known for this new product.  When it does come out we will be very conscious of initial pricing to ease the cost burden for existing users.
Title: Re: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: Skaven on February 26, 2014, 02:50:29 pm
Can i become a beta tester for ur app?


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Title: Re: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: pardaisi on February 26, 2014, 07:55:28 pm
Me too, would like to beta test. thanks
Title: Re: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: automator.app on March 05, 2014, 06:45:11 pm
We might have a public beta but to be honest these have been of little benefit to us historically. 
Title: Re: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: ElMagnifico on March 06, 2014, 06:45:56 pm
Well first off, I'm currently using this app on UI6, at least when I'm in my network. I have a question about setting the secondary connection on a manual set up with a DNS and forwarding a port. Would there be any issues with doing that, that you may know of?
Only thing that doesn't work for me anymore are the thermostats.

Secondly, I would gladly pay for the new app, and would help beta test too! 
This App has always been my favorite/primary.  So lately I have to either use the new MVC App or home.getvera from a browser to work my stat's.

I'm eager to see your new release, any idea on projected release? Thanks for what you do  :)
Title: Re: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: automator.app on March 06, 2014, 07:39:10 pm
Well first off, I'm currently using this app on UI6, at least when I'm in my network. I have a question about setting the secondary connection on a manual set up with a DNS and forwarding a port. Would there be any issues with doing that, that you may know of?
Only thing that doesn't work for me anymore are the thermostats.

Secondly, I would gladly pay for the new app, and would help beta test too! 
This App has always been my favorite/primary.  So lately I have to either use the new MVC App or home.getvera from a browser to work my stat's.

I'm eager to see your new release, any idea on projected release? Thanks for what you do  :)

Thanks for the kind words.

You will have generally good success if you are using a manual connection locally.  There are things that will likely be broken -- state icons for example.  I haven't gotten to thermostats either but UI6 has completely messed mine up too.

No idea on timelines.  I am leaning towards making a beta available as I don't think I can get an official, complete version done as quickly as those would like.  I have a lot of new stuff planned but will likely beta "basic" functionality and get that solid.

Title: Re: Official Statement on UI6
Post by: pardaisi on March 12, 2014, 05:45:49 pm
quoting "We might have a public beta but to be honest these have been of little benefit to us historically"

You did not say why beta did not benefit you, can you elaborate please. In my experience, you have to select right beta tester's and provide them with mechanism to report bugs.

my 2 cents  :)