Author Topic: Feedbot Rss/Vera Status/Audio Dashboard - Possible???  (Read 306 times)

Offline onepointbrewing

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Karma: +2/-1
Feedbot Rss/Vera Status/Audio Dashboard - Possible???
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:00:58 am »

I was thinking that it would be really cool if some smart person could generate a pruned down XML output from Luup requests to Vera for Alexa to read the current status of select Vera devices using Feedbot (or a custom XML reader skill) which could be posted from an intermediate PC on a timed basis (1m/5m) to a cloud drive (Gdrive/Dropbox etc)

This idea essentially would create an Audible dashboard that Alexa could read when asked (it would be cool if it is used as a "whats my briefing" rather than using the feedbot wakeword.

I have no programming experience so I have to defer to some smart person to be able to write this but I do think its a cool idea.

EG:
1:PC does numerous Luup Requests of preconfigured Vera device statuses (http://ip_address:3480/data_request?id=status&output_format=xml&DeviceNum=6)
2:Posts results in XML in a file on a cloud drive
3:Feedbot is set up to access this XML file on a cloud drive (possibly has to be public unfortunately)


Execution:
Alexa ask feedbot to read my feed (better if its under "alexa whats my briefing" cos then it can be ordered with news etc)

Alexas response:
SENSOR 1 is Armed
SENSOR 2 is bypassed
Back Door is closed
Front Door is locked
SENSOR 3 is 29.4 degrees
 etc etc

I do hope someone may be able to create this - it would be a game changer for Vera/Alexa in its functionality