@SteinyD Notes below:
Once my account is created and I'm connected / registered, how will I know when all firmware updates have been pushed to catch up with the already released software versions?
CK> You don't need to worry about this. It happens automatically.
How can you guys be a leader in changing how you inform us of what is intended to be pushed and then confirm it has been pushed along with release notes on both ends?
CK> We can push release notes, which makes sense if it's a new feature or may affect your privacy. The scope of privacy is outside of just firmware though. It includes the entire technology stack all the way down to your smartphone.
Here's what I'm getting at: outside of more aggressive reconnect, mentioned in our release notes, our firmware update included JSON compression and better logic for looping through schedules. We probably wouldn't include that information in release notes, no matter what part of the technology stack that update happened in.
However, if it turned on a new motion sensor (the Iro doesn't have one) that wasn't already enabled, we would absolutely let you know. Does that seem sensible?
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