I am so upset by Chamberlain who abruptly shut down their public API last week.
I have two Liftmaster garage door openers. I have them integrated into HomeKit via Homebridge. I have an Aqara button next to my front door - 1 press opens one garage door, 2 press opens the other, long press closes both. I also have "Hey Siri open Prius (or Subaru). Been working great for a long time.
All of a sudden it stopped working a couple of weeks ago because Chamberlain decided to close down their public API. Why? Because they want you to use their app – because you have to see an ad before you open or close your garage.
I’m really getting sick of ads everywhere, and I mean everywhere! For example, I get extremely frustrated when reading a news story when ads are sprinkled throughout the article. It is a journalistic abomination.
They’re a very customer hostile company in this way. A few years ago they broke their API so that it could no longer be used with Shortcuts on my phone and now they’ve killed the public API completely.
I agree completely, however, the ads I’m referring to are those embedded in Apple News articles, and I am in Apple One subscriber. I shouldn’t also have to see ads when I’m paying for my news. That is what frustrates me more than anything. As someone said, double dipping.
Thank you. I knew there were some devices out there that simply replaced the “button” in the garage but I hadn’t started looking at them yet. I hate paying another bundle of dollars for the door but this solution can’t be stomped on by Chamberlain so maybe it is worth it.
I had it working with HomeBridge until this. So frustrating. But I ordered the Meross thing and installed it last weekend. Works great so far. I got the single, but they also have one that supports multiple doors.