Anyone else worried there’s no scripting support in Home.app for HomeKit in Mojave beta?


(Frederico) #1

I’m very disappointed and concerned that the Mojave beta Home.app appears to have absolutely no scripting support. I’ve been waiting over a year (two?) for Home.app to even appear on the Mac; now it appears Apple will fail to close the final mile in true automation.

I’ve sent in numerous feedback items starting in Sierra; I hope I’m not the only voice asking them to add this important, if not critical and desirable feature.

I’m sick of open source butchery, Arduinos, off-the-shelf dimmers, switches, relays, etc.; and solder projects none of my family wants to see, even if it’s a boon.

I’m just simply ready to pay 5 to 7 times the amount of Alexa and Google home devices so my Mac can truly start to automate things for me based on internal and external sensors, as well as third-party app needs, without trying to kluge ancient X-10 and homegrown hardware. Plus it all wraps into iOS, Shortcuts.app and Siri, for free.

Please, please, please, take a moment to request script ability in home.app for macOS Mojave. Maybe if enough voices are heard, we might see scriptability by 10.15.


#2

Sure. But Marzipan generally worries me.


#3

More worried by the fragile security of the ‘internet of things’.