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My story

My story

So with the closing of Iris, I guess its time to tell my story. 

I started using Iris in the V1 days no beta just a user. I was happy with it. Then V2 came in and like everyone else I ran with the missing parts and was not okay with this. So I started to look around and saw commands getting sent to the server using WebSocket and knowing I can send commands with JavaScript over WebSockets I started working on the Iris Web Portal. When doing the testing for the web portal I saw a big bug in Iris so I called support and well that didn't go anywhere.  I then I PMed with some people on this forum and that turned into a phone call, showed them what I could do with this bug and it needed to be patched. I then I got a call from the lead dev from Iris about the bug. A patch was put in place within a week and I was placed on the beta team. As for the Iris Web Portal. When we would have a monthly call the beta team would bring up what the community wanted and needed. We would get "We would look into it" or "It's on the road map" than I would build it on my portal in a matter of hours maybe days. Then force there hand or show them it could be done. This went on from about a year or 2. I was never a dev or anything like that but I knew more about Iris than may of the users did and talked with the devs weekly. We signed an NDA as part of the beta team so this is about as much as I can give out. 

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Iris Web Portal
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Frequent Contributor

Re: My story

So did they close the door on you (lock your portal) and not give you a key?

It seems as if the login is a lockout

Re: My story

No with the Iris servers shutting down this weekend I don't see a need to fix it for 1 or maybe 2 days. 

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Iris Web Portal
Frequent Contributor

Re: My story

I understand... many kudos for what you did. Who knows, maybe the source code finds another home and you are involved in making that a better product. It was fun to see what you could do with a bug!

Tinkerer

Re: My story

I’m sure you’re working on other stuff that will bring Iris to a better place once it is completely shut down. Please keep us updated if you do. Thank you for everything thing you have done to make Iris a better place and product we have all come to love and enjoy.
Frequent Contributor

Re: My story

So is iris web portal shut down can’t get in to try to save my ver 2 indoors/outdoor camera im look at going to ring for security and ring for a indoor camera to replace my iris camera holding off on home automation was nice through iris but can’t justify the cost now I can always use a timer to turn on and off lights. Thanks for your support and help and everyone else and iris as well I’ll really miss my iris security/automation. I’m glad I didn’t buy leak detectors and shutoff valve was next project. Lost on ver 2 door contacts motion detectors smart plugs ultitech alarm and GE smart switch. But just have to move on.