Monthly Archives: July 2016

Philips Hue: Don’t you just LOVE proprietary systems!

So I am starting to run out of things to code and I thought I might add the Philips Hue api to my Smart Hub App and here is what I find.

“The new square-shaped Philips Hue bridge supports the hardware authentication required for Apple HomeKit and enables all your Philips Hue lights to work with Apple HomeKit technology. This means if you have the round-shaped Philips Hue bridge and want to use Apple HomeKit, you will need to get your hands on the new bridge. Your existing lights can be controlled via Apple HomeKit once the new Philips Hue bridge is installed. “Siri, turn on my lights!””

Don’t you just love proprietary products!

(Update!) – Speaking of hubs! Whoo Whoo Whoooooo! I took about an hour on Friday and updated my Smart Hub app to run on GINGERBREAD! I’ve had a HTC Evo sitting around forever just waiting to find something useful to do with it and now I have it.

So if you have a device that runs Gingerbread on up you will be able to use it for the Smart Hub, you can find HTC Evo’s on EBay for $20!!!

Hope to release the code in about a week, got to do my beta testing, worked good over the weekend, had an issue with TextToSpeech, but that looks to be resolved, just opened my garage door with the iOS app from work so that seems to be working too.

Sooooo let’s try our hand at some dimmers, doing research now.

Here is what I found today:

Here is the man

Same example a little less professional (Like Me)