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what a day
« on: April 18, 2019, 06:09:01 pm »
this forum has been slow lately...anyway, just want to tell about how my smarthome became so dumb today. 

Actually it started yesterday.  My Wink hub went out.  none of my bulbs was working - kept saying no internet access.  what a pain.  had to relearn how to use on/off switches.  Decided to wait until this morning in case there was a problem on the wink side. 

 Got up and still nothing.    Did a power cycle on the wink, router, and modem and still nothing.     then all my wemo switches quit working.   started freaking out...even wonder if my isp was disconnecting my smarthome devices since they only recently started their own smarthome features  - yea, sound crazy.   check the wemo app and found there was an update.  Why does wemo insist on disconnecting everything when there is an update!!!    anyway, that was an easy fix.   

Wink problem was still going strong.  still absolutely nothing.  Started looking up how to connect my bulbs to the hue hub.  found I could with the cree bulbs but ge problems could be a problem.  I really did not want to mess with that so started shopping for another hub just in case - until I started looking at prices and how long my smarthome would be dumb until the new hub was delivered next week.  so decided to do another search about the lack of internet connection on the wink.  did you know wink has a status update page?  I did not, but do now.  Found the problem was with wink, not me after all....within minutes of finding that out, the light on the wink turned blue which meant it was now good to go. 

back to being lazy again.   amazing how dependent I have gotten on alexa.

Re: what a day
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 05:07:04 pm »
Wink had let their API certificate expire.  With Wink hubs not being available for weeks, I don't know how much longer they will even be in existence. Lots of disgusted owners jumping the Wink Hub ship before it goes down for good.

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Re: what a day
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 06:07:23 pm »
Back in October 16, 2015 I posted this message:
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Quirky, the parent company of Wink, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy just a few weeks ago. Wink is included in the bankruptcy but will likely be sold to Flextronics, Quirky's largest creditor, for approx $15 million.
The future of Wink seems to be uncertain.

Re: what a day
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 07:42:27 pm »
Back in October 16, 2015 I posted this message:
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Quirky, the parent company of Wink, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy just a few weeks ago. Wink is included in the bankruptcy but will likely be sold to Flextronics, Quirky's largest creditor, for approx $15 million.
The future of Wink seems to be uncertain.


they were then sold to will.I.am.  I do agree their days may be numbered.  it is near impossible to buy a wink now. 

Re: what a day
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 07:44:34 pm »
Wink had let their API certificate expire.  With Wink hubs not being available for weeks, I don't know how much longer they will even be in existence. Lots of disgusted owners jumping the Wink Hub ship before it goes down for good.

I am not disgusted yet though I may need to get a new hub as a backup for just in case