Status of Apple HomeKit Support


  • FlicTeam

    @bulk Yes we have made the submission.



  • @anton I appreciate the update. You mentioned you had hoped to submit by the week of May 1st. In the interest of transparency, did that happen? I recognize Apple's process can be a black box, but as your customers and users, we would hope yours wouldn't be. It's fine if it's delayed, we already know it is, just be transparent about where you are in the process right now. Thank you.



  • @anton
    Hi. I bought the flic starter late 2019 kit on the promise of homekit implementation early 2020. If what you write here i true - that you have no idea how long this takes because it is new to you - then i feel you shouldnt make that promise in your marketing. Quite frankly it makes me mad.


  • FlicTeam

    @b-bech-l

    The reason why we cannot give you transparency is because we simply don’t know ourselves how long it will take. We are currently working with the MFi Test labs to certify our product. This MFi process is under NDA so we cannot simply share all the details on what’s going on and where we are at.

    What I can say is that we have had some setbacks due to improper implementation on our end, but also due to delays caused by Covid19. Having said that, my hope is that we will have submitted all the materials/documents/samples needed by next week. After that your guess is as good as ours as to how long time it will take. We have never completed a HomeKit (or MFi) certification before, so this process is completely new to us as well.

    I know that this is not what you want to hear, but it is the truth.

    I also feel the need to say that even though communication with Apple has not always been the quickest, they have been very professional and helpful towards us. So I will not put any blame on them.



  • Come on dudes...
    We really need some transparency here...
    its a month since I asked last time, and still not a mm. closer to knowing whats going on with homekit...

    was the "Apple HomeKit support, very soon" just a way to get more buyers (like me), or is there some truth behind it at all?
    PLEASE throw out af VERY public update on the matter, and stop acting like its nothing...

    I say it again... Please?



  • @Emil Any updates to the HomeKit timeline?



  • @mtajos Word



  • @Emil What’s the deal with your website then?

    Apple HomeKit
    Flic can now keep multiple connections to different apps simultaniousley which will enable users to combine functions from multiple apps with a single button.



  • I echo @b-bech-l comment. I specifically supported the Flic campaign because of the promised Homekit support. Bad enough that the implementation wasn't included on release. I cannot find a single function in Flic's current state that is helpful for me. So far, my $160 investment is useless and sitting in a box. Here's to the hope that the current implementation is certified ASAP.

    @b-bech-l said in Status of Apple HomeKit Support:

    I BADLY need an update on this matter also. . .
    i have bought quite a few buttons, with the intend of using them together with HomeKit exclusively...

    The wait is killing me xD

    Every time I asked the flic team directly, I get the same "oh, it will be soon" or "HomeKit will be available in early 2020" answer... that's not very specific...

    Can it be THAT hard to be a little more transparent, and just tell EXACTLY where we stand?

    Something like "Hey Brian, im sorry for the wait on HomeKit, but right now we are waiting for the last bits to fit together, and a rough estimate will be 7-14 days if everything goes as planned" would be much appreciated.

    I NEED answers, dammit ! xD
    Im ultra stoked !


  • FlicTeam

    @b-bech-l I honestly have no idea at all how long their certification process takes. I don't know if it takes one month or half a year. But hopefully near the former.



  • @Emil
    I know you are hesitant about being too exact on a date, because you are afraid of promising too much and look bad afterwards...
    I totally get, and respect that... but with that said, you must have an idea of how long the estimate is?
    Are we talking in about 1-2 weeks, or 1-2 months. . . Or years, maybe? I can only stick to the first promise we got, and that was "HomeKit to be launched in the 1. quarter of 2020", which is in less then a month...

    is that estimate far off?


  • FlicTeam

    We have a working implementation that we are currently working with Apple to get it certified. I don't know how long this process will take, but the process is quite thorough.



  • I BADLY need an update on this matter also. . .
    i have bought quite a few buttons, with the intend of using them together with HomeKit exclusively...

    The wait is killing me xD

    Every time I asked the flic team directly, I get the same "oh, it will be soon" or "HomeKit will be available in early 2020" answer... that's not very specific...

    Can it be THAT hard to be a little more transparent, and just tell EXACTLY where we stand?

    Something like "Hey Brian, im sorry for the wait on HomeKit, but right now we are waiting for the last bits to fit together, and a rough estimate will be 7-14 days if everything goes as planned" would be much appreciated.

    I NEED answers, dammit ! xD
    Im ultra stoked !



  • I no longer trust anyone who promises HomeKit support "soon", so I wrote a Homebridge plugin for the Flic buttons instead: https://omg.dje.li/2020/02/adding-flic-buttons-to-homekit-using-homebridge/


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