Just wondering what others opinions are on the growing number of smart tech devices that are reliant partly or sometimes completely on a companion app? The reason I bring this up is I have a DJI mavic drone that cost me £1000 that I can't use because the DJI app immediately crashes upon loading it. on my previous phone I couldn't use it properly as it would load but had terrible video transmission and constantly crashed mid flight. Without the app the drone is next to useless. I also just clicked on an advertising link here on the forum for a table camera dolly, it's of no interest to me but it looks like a great bit of kit but it costs nearly 1k and again is completely reliant on an app to function. There are so many example of great pieces of hardware rendered useless or partly useable due to poor apps and bad software. Made me think what other device I have that rely partly on apps. I have quite a few that will be rendered unusable or with limited functionality or not being able to set them up should the app no longer work on a new device or doesn't get updated or an update breaks it. I think it's as important to look at the app page of any such device and see the reviews and feedback on the app before spending any money on a device. as an example, the DJI app has 8000 5 star and a whopping 10000 1 star reviews for the app. I guess this a bit of a rant but what the general opinions on the way this tech has gone/going?