@finn probably some bug or something in Homepod then. The mapping between button click type and what lights should be controlled is fully contained within the homepod/Apple TV. The flic hub only delivers the click events.
I have pretty much given up hope for this, considering they refuse to say anything, or give any updates since it's release.
I was reading about the Philips Hue Tap Dial. I thought since it was Hue, it was going to also be useless, like the twist, but upon further investigation, turns out it is a Zigbee Dial (with 4 buttons), that works with Home Assistant and Zigbee2Mqtt out of the box (as any smart home device worth anything should). I just ordered a few of them and will be here Saturday.
If it works, I will probably just toss all this flic equipment I was conned into buying.
--- Update: The Hue Tap Dial works great, so I bought 3 more. Was able to get it up and running with Zigbee2Mqtt straight away. Used NodeRed to translate the rotation +speed to dim %, and made 1 of the buttons be a simple light toggle. There are 3 other buttons that can be used, which report press, release, hold, hold release.
The rotation reports whether it was a step, slow turn, or fast turn.
Best of all, it works exactly as advertised, and I was able to use my existing hardware (doesn't require a proprietary hub, not even the hue hub. Connected straight to my Zigbee Coordinator). Sure, it doesn't have a fancy incremental light on it, but a lot of good that was doing me with the Twist...
@Barlium Ahhhh dang. Stupid mistake on my part but I'll leave this post up in case anyone else is a dummy like me.
I started a manual routine, but didn't see that there's a save button as it was hidden under my phone's keyboard. Flic wasn't finding my scenes because I edited them but never saved them. I didn't see the obvious solution because I was blinded by both my keyboard and my confusion over the nomenclature.
Anyway, really curious on how people have been creative to actually utilize the twist feature, and how they did it.
Unfortunately, they haven't.
I as well as many here, are HomeAssistant users looking to do similar things, but they have not updated the SDK to support the twist, and it has been multiple months since it's release. There is still no way to use the twist functionality outside of the.. what, 2-3? integrations that they have listed in the app.
They seem to refuse to update the SDK with this functionality, even though they had years to get the software ready for the release of this device. You try and bring it up here, everything just goes silent. No one will give an update, timeline, anything. Absolutely terrible customer service and product support.
We all just have a bunch of fancy paper weights at this point.
@Emil If you would simply update the SDK to support all flic twist features and operations, we could sort things out ourselves, one way or another. All of the functionality exists in the Hub LR for other integrations (albeit, extremely few, but it is still there), so it doesn't seem like you can't, it just seems like it won't. It was said Matter is the priority. Well, Matter seems to be going nowhere, so can we please at least get the functionality we were promised and paid for in the meantime? I should not have to beg to get what I paid for.
Why will no one give any sort of update, or tell us what is going on? That is the very least you could do. It is incredibly frustrating.
There are many companies out there who have delays, timeline adjustments, whatever else.
In this situation, there are two types of companies. Good companies, and bad ones.
What to the good companies do? They offer transparency, they give updates, they try and work out solutions.
What do the bad companies do? They give useless vague information or say nothing, and give excuses.
I have yet to hear any useful updates, or solutions. Yes, Matter took/is taking longer than you expected for whatever reasons. Ok, so that means 'oh well, too bad' for everyone? I don't understand why you can't just update the SDK. Why don't I understand? Because no one has told us why or why not. If you can't do it, say so. If you can do it, say why you won't.