How to install different (alternative) than original Homey app (CLI method). In this particular case we will show how to install alternative Homey app for AEOTEC devices, this alternative AEOTEC Homey app support 3 clamps power meter for 3 phases home electrical grid -> AEOTEC Home Energy Meter 3-Clamp (60A) Gen5 - (ZW095C3-A60).
All detailed information about Homey CLI can be found - https://community.athom.com/t/how-to-cli-install-method/198
Resource for Homey CLI (Command Line Interface) - Command Line Interface for Homey App Development
All credits for creating amazing alternative Homey app for AEOTEC products go to GitHub user kentaclub for providing us this app, great job.
Second step is downloading Alternative app you want to install to Homey for example from Github
Warning: If you are using original Homey app for AEOTEC devices, you need to delete/unistall this app. You should also reincluded AEOTEC devices with using new AEOTEC app. Here you can find list of supported AEOTEC devices in alternative app - https://github.com/kentaclub/homey.aeotec
Warning: 3. april 2020, the day, I tested AEOTEC 3 clamps power meter with Homey. Generated / produced energy reporting do not work in Homey currently (so if you have phovoltaic system, you can be sad a little). Maybe it will be fix in future, but for now it do not work. About principle of AEOTEC power meter reporting, you can read more at this link, very interesting reading.
Note: After alternative Homey app for AEOTEC devices is installed, you can remove downloaded zip and unpacked files.
0. Open command prompt (the best way is open CMD as Administrator)
1. Install the Homey CLI tools:
npm install -g homey
2. Log in to your Homey from the command prompt
homey login (allow access through the webpage that is opened)
homey select (select you Homey, probably you have only one in your Homey account, use arrows for navigation and enter for selecting).
4. Navigate to the desktop folder where you AEOTEC Homey app is downloaded and unzip. You can use command
cd c:/users/WindowsUsername/desktop (Replace WindowsUsername with you real username, which you are using to log in Windows PC). You can use slash or backslash in path, at least my Windows 10 take path in both ways, the correct way in Windows should be backslash (but it is mystery for me, why this blog do not want to shown backslash in text, you can let me know in comments below).
5. Navigate to the specific folder of the AEOTEC Homey app. You can use command
6. Install the app, use command:
homey app install
NOTE: If you get red colored warning, that Homey is offline, please check if you do not have AEOTEC app installed, if uninstallation will not help, reboot Homey and try repeat steps above.
How AEOTEC Home Energy Meter 3-Clamp (60A) Gen5 (ZW095C3-A60) look like in Homey mobile app after adding to Homey (with this process you should be familiar - link), you can see below at pictures and even video.