@ariel We are working on improving the hub sdk and have some bug fixes we are about to roll out. If you have a concrete example of sample code that doesn't work as it should, feel free to post it so that we can have a look.
The HTTP Request action does not go through any cloud. You can for example use local IP addresses in the URL.
I'm not sure if we can do anything regarding Homekit unfortunately since we have some quite strict rules from Apple that we need to follow.
@pinnace0 make sure you have activated sdk access in the hub settings while you are connected to the hub in our Android or iOS app. Also make sure you're not both connected to wifi and ethernet at the same time (this issue will be fixed in a future firmware).
@emil Thanks for answering. I'd like to know if I can perform any action on a phone of choice by using a hub-connected flic. My first project is to play a sound on a phone that's out of bluetooth range and therefore can't be connected directly to the flic button.