There are some possible solutions using an additional free account (assuming no more than 5 different family members who only need access to this garage door opener device).
(1) Use the HTTP(S) API and a WiFi connected device on the free account. This simply acts as a ‘relay station’. A widget press on the dashboard of the “relay” device forwards the command via an HTTP(s) API call, to your door opener device which is part of your Plus account, and activates the garage door.
If you need to send feedback to the dashboard of the relay device then once again you’d do this via the HTTP(S) API - this time from the door opener device on Plus account to your relay device on the free account.
Both devices would need to be capable of running an HTTP client, so an ESP8266 or ESP32 based device would be suitable. The ‘relay’ device could simply be an ESP-01 if you wanted.
(2) Very similar to (1) above, but using Node-Red. This doesn’t require the ‘relay’ device to be a physical device, and uses the Blynk plug-in for Node-Red to create connections to the two accounts and pass data back and forth between the two accounts.
If you multiply 500 dollars with lets say 10 years for å profesionally installed app system in my garage regards to how lang i suspect the installed system to last, we talking 5000 dollars for using Blynk for ten years.
I do not think it cost 5.000 dollar to let someone install an app system in my garage. Many garage door providers can deliver that mutch mutch cheaper.
Yes, maybe. But with old Blynk all had worked fine without hassle. Now is all the work i have done destroyed. And who knows… maybe Blynk will make changes in the future that make me do that over again.
It’s just too mutch hassle.
For my other projects thats just for me it works fine, but sharing some devices with other is not possible without Pro plan.
It’s just easier to pay for å new garage port remote and app system and make someone install it for me. And mutch mutch cheaper too.
You can build your own app using MIT App Inventor or Kodular and use it to control specific Blynk devices.
Just build the app, then share it with the users, and they’ll be able to control Blynk devices. You don’t have to invite the user to your organization at all.
If so then you were using it illegally unless you had a commercial “White Label” contract with Blynk, and if that was the case then moving to a Pro subscription will be much cheaper than you were previously paying.
A Pro subscription allows you to edit access rights and create sub organisations, so the issues described in this topic won’t apply.