Homey Community Forum

Homebridge support (not homekit)


#1

While the homey community is awesome there are a few devices missing, most of those devices are supported by homebridge for the people that aren’t familiar with homebridge: it’s an bridge to give devices that aren’t supported by Apple’s homekit - homekit support (Like Nello, Playstation 4 and much much more)

Now I can hear you say; what has that todo with Homey ?

Well, there happens to be a fork for Homebridge called Homebridge-Alexa that enable’s Amazon Alexa access and control your homebridge controlled devices and accessories.

so it serves the homebridge devices to Amazon Echo instead of Homekit. What if we learn from this fork ? and create an Homebridge-Homey fork ?

To have homebridge support would be an awesome feature for Homey.

the Homey community is great but the Homebridge community is even larger, why re-invent the wheel if you can borrow it :slight_smile:

I understand that this would be a pretty big feat. so if someone decides to conquer this challenge I’m willing to donate $100 towards this project.

thank you for reading and I hope someone wil jump start this.

Homebridge-Alexa:


#2

Isn’t there already an Alexa skill for Homey?


#3

I Guess, don’t know… this is about HomeBridge -> Homey


#4

There’s HomeKit support for Homey, if that’s what you’re looking for? Which uses the same underlying modules that Homebridge uses.


#5

I’m sorry, but did you read my post or are you just guessing ? I’m talking about homeBRIDGE support so instead of homeBRIDGE converting to homeKIT, homeBRIDGE could be converting to HOMEY so that every device that is supported by homeBRIDGE could be controlled by HOMEY,

this looks like an weird suggestion until you learn that it’s already successfully been done by the link I posted (but instead of homey its converted to echo)


#6

Must be the booze , I don’t get it :face_with_raised_eyebrow:
Is Knight2000 not already supported by homey :crazy_face:


#7

You’re asking for “homebridge support”, so forgive me if I don’t understand immediately that what you actually mean is having Homey act as a HomeKit client.


#8

I fixed the title :sweat_smile:


#9

I may be wrong, but doesn’t homebridge allow your controller/hub (eg Homey or Fibaro) to BE controlled by Homekit. ie. you can use your Apple device to control or get information from your Homey Hub within Homekit.
As far as I am aware it does not allow Homekit devices (eg bulb or sensor) to be controlled from your Hub (eg Homey) does it?

If it does, then I agree it would be a big boon for Homey, as it then adds support for the whole Apple Homekit device ecosystem. Which consists of what…about 10 products? :grinning:

I know this will grow eventually, and would be more beneficial in the future, but for now, what products that are Homekit enabled are you trying to get controlled via Homey? It might be better to get these supported within Homey itself, then use the Homekit app already available here to add control to your Apple device.


#10

No thats incorrect, homebridge allows devices like playstation, LG TV’s etc to be controlled by homekit or Amazon Echo

And i would love to have my devices natively controlled by Homey but who’s going to fix the plugins that don’t work ?

I bought Homey because of the Nello integration but to my surprise i can only open the door but ringing the door is not supported.

my LG C8 TV would be supported but the plugin doesn’t respond at all

I would love to see this fixed but i’m also realistic those are native Athom plugins and they are way to busy… i don’t see that happening soon.

that’s why i was hoping to bring in an external platform


#11

Is he not talking about the app you’re working on Robert?
E.g. connect devices that work with Homekit to homey.

How’s that going by the way?