Home Assistant founders estimate in the new blog post about analytics that less than 20% of all users have chosen to electively “opt in” for analytics in Home Assistant to enable Home Assistant founders to collect statistics and those users who have “opted in” now have 100,000 installations of Home Assistant.
“Our estimate is that there are 4-5x more installations than people that opt-in to analytics.”
If that is the case and around 13% of the “opted in” userbase today have the ZHA (Zigbee Home Automation) integration installed and those are a fifth of all total Home Assistant installation then there should only be an estimate of about 50,000 Home Assistant installations, which does not sound like a lot to me when considering the popularity of Zigbee worldwide.
Just based on the number of users on the community forum my guesstimate would be that much fewer users have actually opt-in for analytics and there and there are actually way more ZHA installations than 50,000 today. My guess would be that probably no more than 1 in 10 users have elected to opt-in for analytics or even a lower percentage of users than that.
What do you guys think? …are all other Zigbee users using other alternative Zigbee implementations?
Btw, would be cool if analytics could get statistics about radio type users of ZHA integration are using.
ZHA integration today offer compatibility with ezsp, deconz, znp, zigate, or xbee as different radio type.
Data could then maybe be used as additional statistics to try to convince manufacturers to contribute.
|Radio Type||Zigbee Radio Hardware|
||Silicon Labs EmberZNet protocol (e.g., Elelabs, HUSBZB-1, Telegesis)|
||dresden elektronik deCONZ protocol (e.g., ConBee I/II, RaspBee I/II)|
||Texas Instruments (e.g., CC253x, CC26x2, CC13x2)|
||ZiGate Serial protocol (e.g., ZiGate USB-TTL, PiZiGate, ZiGate WiFi)|
||Digi XBee ZB Coordinator Firmware protocol (e.g., Digi XBee Series 2, 2C, 3)|
ZHA could use more maintainers of all radio libraries + lack a zigpy radio library for Nordic Semi nRF:
PS: Yes I have now (since today) also “opted in” for Home Assistant Analytics to add my statistics too.