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Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Madgeni » Monday 06 November 2017 22:15

Hi all -
am working on integrating Controlicz (the Alexa skill) with Google Home. It's difficult to work on, as i don't have a google home!
If anyone's interested in helping out with some testing - let me know
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Post by sach » Monday 06 November 2017 22:39

I have google assistant on my phone and shield tv if that would work?

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Post by Wob76 » Monday 06 November 2017 22:48

Madgeni wrote:Hi all -
am working on integrating Controlicz (the Alexa skill) with Google Home. It's difficult to work on, as i don't have a google home!
If anyone's interested in helping out with some testing - let me know
Hi Madgeni,

happy to do some testing on my home, also looking at getting a home mini soon. I found when testing the nodered/ifttt solution that assistant on my phone is very close, less the talk back.

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Post by Bradds » Tuesday 07 November 2017 2:26

HI Wob.

I use the IFTTT and dom/Nodered to send pushover notifications to the phone via GA.
I then use tasker and tasker notifications to only read out the pushover messages, works just the same as the google home solution.

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Post by Wob76 » Tuesday 07 November 2017 4:04

Hi Bradds,

I think you mentioned that to me in the other thread, I don't have to much need for it so I haven't implemented it yet, it would be nice to have something made for Google Assistant, but the API is a bit beyond my skill set.

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Post by Thomasdc » Tuesday 07 November 2017 19:57

I just had a power cut in my house.. so my Rpi had to reboot, -->HA bridge did a reboot, now my google home don't work anymore, normally i have to do a 're-pair' of the ha bridge (phillips hue) in the google home app.. but now it's not possible to pair anymore :(

i liked it very much and used it all the time, the fast response was great!
thats one of the reasons i dont want to use ifttt, the delay is just so annoying..

I hope there will soon be a new option? thats independent of the internet..
i think it would be nice if there could be a home control device in the google assistant that you can set up for mqtt or something.. or just something like the ha-bridge it worked so nice! and it was easy/fast to set up

how do you guys do it now? easy to set up?
Controlicz .. it would work like an assistant app so there would still be a delay or not?



is someone working on this:
https://developers.google.com/actions/smarthome/

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Post by Madgeni » Thursday 09 November 2017 2:12

Hi -
yes i am actually :)
I have written the native Alexa skill - Controlicz, and am now extending it into Google. It's currently in test - but would welcome some volunteers to assist. Controlicz delay is about 1 sec.
Currently it will discover your devices, turn on/off lights/devices/scenes/groups - set brightness of lights, set temperature, query device/scene status/temperature status.
It's still a little rough around the edges, but it's getting there.
It doesn't necessarily need a Google Home, i've been running it from 'Ok Google' on my android phone.
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Post by Thomasdc » Thursday 09 November 2017 9:07

Madgeni wrote:
Thursday 09 November 2017 2:12
It's currently in test - but would welcome some volunteers to assist.
I can do some testing if you want, i do have a google home, I would use it to control switches/dimmers/scenes
but normally the google home and google assistant on the phone works the same.

If you need some helping testing it out, just let me know how i can do it.
But i'm not a programmer.. i can get around using lua, and install something on the RPI with a good explanation.. but thats about it..

btw, is your 'skill' based on this: https://developers.google.com/actions/smarthome/ ?


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Post by Madgeni » Thursday 09 November 2017 20:30

Hi Thomas,
yes it's using the Smarthome actions - PM me your email address, and i'll get you added.
Google run very short test phases - think it's a week - whereas Amazon allow beta tests to run for much longer.

I've submitted the app for certification, but it's definitely rough around the edges. The APIs i'd built for control and discovery were based around the Alexa API, so some on the fly refactoring for Google may be required! But i'm always happy to improve it - the Alexa skill grew based on the great feedback from the community here :)

and yes it runs both via Google Assistant (how i use it) and Google Home
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Re: Google assistant/Google home integration

Post by gloret » Tuesday 14 November 2017 18:50

Hi madgeni,

if you want a beta tester on google home (assistant) i can participate !

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Post by gijsje » Tuesday 14 November 2017 20:56

Same here have a mini and the normal one is on its way
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Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 15 November 2017 0:04

sure, if you PM me your email address, i'll add you to the test
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Post by gijsje » Wednesday 15 November 2017 15:28

I did send you a pm this morning.

Also made a video of google home working at home using ifttt and it is fast enough for me.
https://youtu.be/SVvuH1IwUYU
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Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 15 November 2017 19:50

I have a job :(

Honestly, not looking to enter a beauty parade of voice controls - if you want to use it, use it, if you don't and have a solution you're happy with, stay with that :)
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Post by gijsje » Wednesday 15 November 2017 20:07

I know i was not pushing anything for sure.
Just wanted to show off how the ifttt works in my case as i do read on some places it is slow but not for me
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Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 15 November 2017 20:35

it's ok - i'm a little sleep deprived today, sorry :)

Honestly not even looked at ifttt, i can imagine there's some latency. There's bound to be, Controlicz *may* be a little quicker, but it is more about ease of use and integration, rather than latency :)
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Post by gijsje » Wednesday 15 November 2017 21:56

It works sort of
I have of course all the names of the devices in dutch and it is trying to say the name in dutch when it switch the device
We really need to have the dutch home assistant rolled out in the Netherlands ;) but i think we need to wait until half 2018 for that :(
If is ask for the temperature it says it can not reach the "Tuin Temperatuur" so it seas the device but can not get the temp
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Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 15 November 2017 21:58

You can use the device description in Domoticz to create 'Friendly Names' as per https://www.controlicz.com/FAQ.

I'll look at the temperature now :)
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Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 15 November 2017 22:20

ok - temperature should be working now
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Post by gijsje » Wednesday 15 November 2017 22:48

Thanks temp is working now will look the friendly names later
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