Originally Posted by Tony Golden
That looks very good, Danny.
Other than the improved graphics, how does it compare to SnapLink?
Do you have plans to create versions for Prontos, iPhones, SmartPhones, or other potential HAI interfaces?
What has HAI's response been to it?
Answers to the first two questions should probably be mentioned on your website...
1) The design is the biggest and most important element of Myro:Home over Snap-link and other HAI products. I was embarrassed to show people my home automation interface using Web-Link and Snap-link. I spent a lot of money on my system and those interfaces were a disgrace (for my tastes).
2) Myro:Home offers Integrated IP camera support, not links to external images. The camera server code alone is a feature worth the money of Myro:Home. I spent a lot of time on it and can also expand that in the future. I realized why no one provides that due to the amount of work involved.
3) Power monitoring is integrated into Myro:Home via TED and TED Footprints. Now, at a glance I can see my usage and projected costs.
4) Weather/Stocks integrated. News and RSS will be coming soon.
5) Overall easier to use and setup than any other software out there.
6) performance ... I can run this interface on lesser spec'd devices. That was a strict goal in the design of the application.
As for the future, well it all depends on the success of Myro:Home. I did this for myself and my own clients. I have put a lot of time and resources into creating this company. So, if there is no interest then no more further public improvements or releases will happen and it will become a package sold and marketed exclusively to my own clients -- taking it to the higher-end market as I know and have had success in that past. I have a iPhone application and a roadmap for Myro all planned out. Since this is all privately funded it all depends on many factors. If people like what they see and support the company, more great things will come.
I just feel it's time for EVERYONE with a HAI system to have something better. I don't think I'm the only one that feel this way... and I've priced Myro:Home at a level were anyone can have it.
As for feedback from HAI. It has been positive... internal folks really like it. If it helps them sell more controllers/system for people to have Myro:Home running as the interface, it's a win-win for all.