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Offline dlca1

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Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« on: October 21, 2011, 12:32:10 am »
I was thinking it would be fun to use Iphone/Siri voice-control to control my Vera. However, the API to Siri is limited to the built in functionalities.
http://cydiahelp.com/iphone-4s-siri-commands-all-in-one-post/


Anybody have ideas of how to enable this?

Idea 1: "Send message to Vera, turn on master lights"
Create some type of auto-reponder, that will respond to text messages and invoke a Vera command.

This is kind of round-about. any more clever ideas? If Idea 1 is the best option, are there are any existing projects to enable this?

thanks in advance


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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 09:02:07 pm »
You could possibly make a bookmark to a HTTP API request, and then tell siri to go to that bookmark (if that works).

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,8334.msg53085.html

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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 07:57:52 am »
Rumor is that later versions of Siri will enable 3rd party apps to use the interface, so SQ Remote + Siri could be awesome.

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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 06:25:32 pm »
Thanks for the link redlinkie

I just configured a new contact and called in Master.  In the URL-Home, I entered the url for toggling light on/off

Now, I can hold down the Siri button and say "master". It will pull up the master contact. I still have to "touch/click" the url and then my lights turn on/off.

Still not perfect, but progress and better than multiple clicks to open up ivera2 -> lights -> On/Off.

Looking forward to apple opening up siri API.  Then it would be really powerful.


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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 07:44:26 pm »
Looking forward to apple opening up siri API.  Then it would be really powerful.

Apple opening up is like a contradiction in terms!!! LOL
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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 09:26:46 am »
Ok now thats pretty Bitchin!!!! The big issue I see is its a crack so wide spread use is not there.
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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 05:22:25 pm »
Thanks for the link. Pretty cool. Folks have gotten siri-proxy to do all sorts of cool home automation.

I'm going to try this when I have time. Let me know if anybody else is trying this and would be happy to collaborate.


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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 10:33:59 pm »
I installed siriproxy and had it call the http GET commands in the Vera.
I have it controlling my lights right now.

It was pretty easy to get going.

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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 12:54:44 am »
I installed siriproxy and had it call the http GET commands in the Vera.
I have it controlling my lights right now.

It was pretty easy to get going.
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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 07:51:27 pm »
I'm pretty sure my video will look like any of the other siriproxy videos, but in case people are interested, here is the video.

Siri controlling my vera2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP6lR4Vx1XA&context=C2a961ADOEgsToPDskKT3lc_VPcjBqVCsWUfrjlC
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I only show it controlling devices in the video, but I have it controlling scenes too.

FWIW, I think this is a killer app for home automation.  I always have my phone in my pocket, and having a highly accurate voice recognition system always available in my house is great.

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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 08:44:58 pm »
@Richard, you should maybe post a bit of a howto for setup, it looks really good!

I guess I'll have to set this up when I get my 4S in January :)
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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 09:00:48 pm »
If I get my siriproxy plugin code to a place where it is a little more generic (than what I currently have) I'll put it up on git if anyone else wants it.

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Re: Linking Iphone/Siri to control Vera?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 09:24:13 pm »
Thats very cool, thanks for posting that Richard.  I was reading through the stuff the other day, and it looks fairly simple to setup.  I'm glad that someone's blazing the trail with this stuff.

Can't wait until the "away from home" version of it is viable/simple (and secure) as well.