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Could you please provide the tracking number?
Is Bonjour supports BLINK/BLINK XT security camera?
Avez vous pensé à Withings et Myfox, histoire de travailler avec les français ? :)
I am using August 1st gen smart lock, do i need to buy the august connector in order to communicate with BONJOUR ?
Très bonne idée votre questionnaire pour orienter vos développements ! ;-)
De mon côté, même si j'y ai répondu, j'en rajoute une couche en insistant sur la compatibilité avec le système HEOS de Denon. Me réveiller avec ma musique préférée diffusée dans la chambre en semaine, et dans tout l'appartement le week-end (exemple de recette), ce serait top!!
Hâte d'avoir mon Bonjour :-D
@jerome: éprouvez vous des problèmes pour publier l'update mensuel ?
@Cédric: Ce sera LCD. Comme je l'anticipais, il sera impossible de trouver un AMOLED en 2017 auprès de fournisseurs de premier rang. L'ensemble de la production est déjà réservée pour les géants de la téléphonie jusqu'à mi 2018 ! Reste alors, les fournisseurs secondaires et les risques associés en terme tant de qualité.... que de coûts (puisqu'ils savent être en position de force).
Looking forward to the future updates and can't wait to use Bonjour!
Will this smart alarm clock work offline ? or any of its features work offline ?
Du coup vous avez choisi les écrans OLED ou non?
@Giovanni @GijsBraakhuis @Rudy Van Nuffelen
As indicated we're going to publish a monthly update every 15th of the month. So stay tuned ;-)
On the hardware side, getting Kickstarter funds (see below) late slightly impacted our initial schedule. But anyhow it's always better not to start moldings right before Chinese New Year holidays. But impact on delivery planning shall remain limited.
I'm personally going to China at the end of the week to see how things are moving on and update our schedule.
On the software side, we're on-track with the plan.
Yes, we (finally!) received the funds from Kickstarter middle of January.
It took nearly a month and a half to get them. It has slightly impacted our tooling planning.
But it's a blessing in disguise as it has allowed us to refine some choices in terms of hardware engineering. Impact on general manufacturing planning shall remain limited.
Indeed, CES show wasn't only a great occasion to show Bonjour to the public but a perfect moment to meet with key component vendors and frozen some of our choices.
@Jerome, it has been a moth since you gave an update, what is going on ? What is the news and status ?
Your expected delivery date is in about 4 months and I am so excited! Can you give us an update how it is going?
mon anglais étant un peu limité, j'ai compris qu'il fallait changer de pays concernant votre logistique d'approvisionnement et de fabrication. Le problème est-il réglé et pouvez vous me préciser si les délais de livraison devront être revus ?
@jerome can you do a general update for al backers on the progress of Bonjour?
Any chance of Stringify or Wink integration?
Any updates on the financial stuff, did you get the funds from Kickstarter?
Any updates on the processing/production and is the ETA of Bonjour still in May/June?
Can't wait to use Bonjour :-)
@Mike Jeffery: Honeywell smart thermostats have their own IFTTT channel so there should be no issue integrating them.
@Andy: I won't discuss politics here ;-) and I don't know if Trump's proposal is right or wrong.
But I am confident it won't happen immediately for that type of products.
As of today, there's (unfortunately?) no alternative to China/Taiwan for the manufacturing of consumer electronics. I am not only talking about prices (obviously lower) in Asia but of the efficiency of the ecosystem of companies required to build a complex product like Bonjour (plastic injection / mold makers / LCD screen suppliers / metal work / component providers, etc).
It may appear as a non sense to send raw wood to China so it's processed there and then sent back in panels to be sold at HomeDepot/Lowes stores. And this could quite easily and quickly be relocated in the US.
But re-locating the Consumer Electronics supply chain in the US is way more tricky and may take years.
@Seth Chavel: The survey re. to delivery confirmation / color choice shall be sent out in April.
A survey re. additional features / wish list shall be sent out end of February.
I'm sorry, I can't recall if this question has been asked or answered yet, but will this work with the honeywell smart thermostats? Particularly model rth9580wf01 thanks!
@Creator - Do you take into account Trump's recent proposals to increase import tax? Will this influence the delivery date?
I was wondering when the survey's will be sent out.
@Karn Johri: If you grant Bonjour access to your calendar and if, like you mentioned, this calendar is well detailed (=precise address), then Bonjour can indeed tell you when to leave after checking the traffic.
@Ben Tompsett: As long as you camera offers the option to view its stream in a browser with an IP address, we could display it in Bonjour. But Bonjour won't support all features (such as start recording, rotate, etc.)
@David: HomeKit was a largely discussed subject during our campaign.
Below is a copy of our answer on December 2nd
We are very familiar with Apple. We are an official MFi licensee and we've already built several "Made for iPhone" products. We sold them products too in the past.
And we love Apple products too!
The question to keep in mind is what Apple is trying to do with HomeKit.
To quote Apple: "HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home with an iOS device."
So HomeKit is only about making iOS devices the central controllers (the remote) of other connected devices.
Those accessories are what we call "actuators". The actual list of supported devices is restricted to the following ones: Door locks, Fans, Garage door openers, Lights, Outlets and Thermostats. Period.
Then below is the official list of what HomeKit can do with those accessories:
- Light Brightness
- Current door state
- Current temperature
- Lock state
- Power state
- Rotation speed / Rotation direction
- Target door state / Target state
- Target temperature
And that's it!
Apple has been great at creating a huge buzz around HomeKit but the content is very weak.
Bonjour isn't any of those accessories (Bonjour is also a controller) and none of HomeKit actions make any sense for Bonjour.
Should HomeKit evolve or become a standard, we would love to be part of this eco-system
@Roelof Kooyman: No Bonjour doesn't embed a Z-Wave controller. But we plan offering integration with some of them so you can use your Bonjour to send instructions to your Z-Wave controller on your local network. Note that those features will not be available in Bonjour OS 1.0 as we first need to focus on the core services of Bonjour.
@Nicholas McKinney: as previously indicated we plan supporting IP cams (= display their feed into Bonjour) but we won't be able to control them all (start recording / change angle / etc.)
@Xinghua Turner: As Garmin integration has been regularly suggested, we added it to the suggestion list. Our engineers are currently evaluating the feasibility and complexity of this integration.
@Joseph medeiros: contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you.
@Ronnie Galindo: We've quickly checked but it Sangled doesn't have any open API allowing third-parties to control their bulb out of their app.
I had a question regarding the commute advisement feature for this device; I often have meetings in different places at an irregular basis. I often put the location and time of these meetings on my calendar.
I was wondering if Bonjour will be able to advise me about commute times prior to these meetings?
Will it only be compatible with ONVIF compliant cameras or will it be open to other products also? Particularly the Logitech Circle camera is of interest.
@Kamesh, go read the updates section.
Any updates on this, starting to worry as usually an update would have come out. Are you guys still on track
Will Bonjour support Apple HomeKit? Something to consider I guess. Apparently, there's strong speculation that an Apple Siri hub may roll out this year which means devices that currently supports Apple HomeKit will be compatible with their future hub. Perhaps there'll be an option to choose between Alexa or Siri in the future? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-23/apple-said-to-step-up-plans-for-echo-style-smart-home-device-itfnod11
Is bonjour also a z-wave controler?
Can't find this info on kickstarter.
Could you please support IP cameras as well as the Nest Cameras. It would be nice to see support for IP Cameras.
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Hey so what the deal is i had a plege for 119 for a clock and a day before i wanted to plege a 1doller more to help out the coz and it end up chengeing my plege but i would like to get a bonjour smart alarm clock if u could plz let no if u can or cant do something about this sorry for mist under standing
Will Bonjour be compatible with Garmin accessories such as the watch?
Just want to check before buying more "smart" items. Would Bonjour work with the Element Bulb (found here: https://www.sengled.com/products/element-plus)?
Also, are we going to be able to name bonjour or will it always and only respond to "Bonjour"?
Thank you and can't wait for this release!
@David Heath: Yes you can set alarms with the app (for example if you come back home late from sport's bar and your wife is sleeping)
Hopefully a simple question. Will I be able to set alarms from the app? With an ever changing schedule it is useful to be able to set my alarms while out of the house ready for the next day.
Once the campaign ends, Kickstarter debits your credit/debit card.
Sometimes it's not working the first time so they try a second time 1 week after.
They then have to wait for 14 days before they release the funds. That's already 3 weeks before they initiate the transfer. They don't make any money on that (current interest rate is close to 0%).
With a first stop in a bank in the US then a second transfer to a bank in Europe and we already lost 1 month ;-(