I know, it sounds like a troll is trying to talk down a good project cause its to big for his small mind. But thats realy not the case. I still think that the basic idea of the O.O. is just great and that there r a million of uses for a cheap and easy to use board like O.O. was announced and promoted. I was a early addopter of the first O.O. cause it offered a easy to understand gui and sooo many gpios of all kind. On top of that, there was eaven a appstore promoted. For me as a allmost typical "hardware-guy" with limited skills in writing programmcode, it looked like a nerd-dream become real for a reasonable price.
That euphoric mood died pretty fast! There was no Appstore, Gpios have been there like announced, but without good programming skills just easy to use with the orginal hardware hardware of the onion omega company! That was verry dissapointing and i could just use the board as a router/wifi-extender. But i thought thats just temporary like on many new products that came to the market. I was waiting and waiting, checking out this forum and the O.O Page, installed every update, hoping the device will finaly be useable for me. But to be honest, things have gotten worse and not better!! Since day 1 there r no changes in the gui, no new apps, nothing except kernel incompatibilitys and new never seen before errors!!!
Than finally came the day i was waiting for: The appstore was available!!! Happy Happy, joy joy, at least for about 3 seconds till i realised that the store is just a Windows application and not what the rest of the world would call a appstore, cause those typicaly on the device and not deppending on a other device!!! I skip to say something about the stupidity of making a windows/osx only application to interact with a device that runs linux native .
At the end i wasted uncounted hours of fixing and trying to make my O.O useable, just to discover new issues with the next update!
I read in this forum about a lot of users with allmost the same experience again and again. Its so unbelievable sad to see the brilliant idea of a easy to use and flexible diy IOT device verry slowly diying. It brought together a great community that support each other without the typical wannabe wiseguy attitude of most other boards.
Thats also a big reason why i wrote all this down, i wanna thank all the people here, your patience and knowledge is unbelieveable. Please never change that and stay the way u r.
But for the owners of onion.io i just got one message. But cause i dont want to get sued for saying out loud at which place they should stuff onions in watermellon size, i end up with a nice: c u, ps: karma is like a boomerang. Enjoy it