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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by alanlsmith » Tuesday 17 July 2018 19:31

@Bluebit

I'm glad that IFTTT works for you and I agree that it can be quite flexible but I couldn't get on with it.

However the only point I was making was that Controlicz is a turnkey solution that is supported and actively developed with the sole purpose of interfacing between Google Home / Amazon Alexa and Domoticz and as such can't be directly compared with IFTTT, which is very much a D.I.Y. solution (and in my experience, a bit flaky).
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by DAVIZINHO » Tuesday 17 July 2018 20:10

I use ifttt and my synology to control my kodi and Works perfect.
its necesary to configure each command. But Its free.
Now this is a comercial solution and its not for me.

Lucky with this business!

And i make a question, Its the domoticz forum the correct place for a comercial solution?

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Sammyc » Wednesday 18 July 2018 0:17

Ah, good news, this is less than I was going to spend in beer tokens!

Please post up how to pay the subscriptions! 😊

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by rrraf » Wednesday 18 July 2018 1:58

bluebit wrote:
Tuesday 17 July 2018 16:30
Just use Google home and iftt, basically does the same thing. Takes a bit more effort in setting up though
how do you make IFTTT return a custom answer back to Google Home (like a temperature or a device state) ???

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Post by bluebit » Wednesday 18 July 2018 2:14

rrraf wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 1:58
bluebit wrote:
Tuesday 17 July 2018 16:30
Just use Google home and iftt, basically does the same thing. Takes a bit more effort in setting up though
how do you make IFTTT return a custom answer back to Google Home (like a temperature or a device state) ???
Use the Domoticz dom... Just Google Domoticz iftt return temperature for instance. If this is too difficult, stick with this solution.

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Post by bkanuka » Wednesday 18 July 2018 3:43

@Madgeni Sorry to hear you've taken a lot of flack for the decision to move to a subscription. Personally I was kind of expecting this and will gladly pay for the service. You deserve to be compensated.

Speaking of which....how do I pay??! I signed up a while ago and see that I am on the free subscription but can't figure out how to upgrade. Thanks!

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Jem101 » Wednesday 18 July 2018 8:34

I fully agree with the above sentiment, just relying on ad-hoc donations was never going to be sustainable in the long-term, even if Nick was prepared to put in his own time and effort to code, support and improve the product, what about the hosting hosts etc? What can start out as an interesting hobby can quickly escalate and become a real drain both financial and in terms of your free time.

With regard to the subscriptions, I assume that he has moved everyone onto the 'free' plan for now until the arrangements for payments (Paypal presumably) and the backend checking that the user is properly subscribed are sorted out, at which point users will have the option of subscribing or leaving the platform. I suppose it's not impossible that he may offer a number of 'tiers', ie different costs depending on how many devices you link, but frankly, I think the proposed yearly price is comparatively low anyway that it probably wouldn't be worth the extra administrative hassle.
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by rrraf » Wednesday 18 July 2018 10:50

bluebit wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 2:14
rrraf wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 1:58
bluebit wrote:
Tuesday 17 July 2018 16:30
Just use Google home and iftt, basically does the same thing. Takes a bit more effort in setting up though
how do you make IFTTT return a custom answer back to Google Home (like a temperature or a device state) ???
Use the Domoticz dom... Just Google Domoticz iftt return temperature for instance. If this is too difficult, stick with this solution.
you mean all the solutions that kills GH music every time you ask for a temperature ? no, thanks. the reason I liked Controlicz (and previously HA-Bridge for switches) so much was because it interacts nicely with GH and don't use the "casting workaround". please stop comparing Controlicz with IFTTT

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by TheCondor » Wednesday 18 July 2018 13:48

I don't see the problem to pay 20 for this service honestly... Servers cost! Moreover the support given is fast and features implemented ASAP so i'm Happy to pay, the price is fine for me. If he has requested 50 for year, o similar, i'm with you but 20 is honest.

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Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 18 July 2018 15:21

All, the billing page is now available, but I won't enforce subscriptions until Friday.
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by flav » Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:19

So, what are the free alternative here ?
I understand IFTTT is not, anything else ???

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by yanael » Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:30

Hi
paid why not but 3€/ month
36€/ year i think is very expensive.



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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by BUSHA » Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:34

flav wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:19
So, what are the free alternative here ?
I understand IFTTT is not, anything else ???
100% free not necessary for me. I'm ready to pay some comparable subscription fare.
Controlicz is awesome service, but 2 Euros It's too much, I think.
It's more expensive than my Google Music plan costs, so...

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by alanlsmith » Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:49

yanael wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:30
Hi
paid why not but 3€/ month
36€/ year i think is very expensive.

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If you read the posts above you would see it's €2 / month or €20 a year
BUSHA wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 16:34
100% free not necessary for me, but 2 Euros It's too much
Here €2 seems almost free and Google Play Music is €11 / month in the UK
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 18 July 2018 18:33

Unrelated to Subscriptions - someone query a temp sensor..
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Lyrex » Wednesday 18 July 2018 19:09

Hey Madgeni: found another issue as i switched my alexa to controlicz as well. The Onky Volume dimmer is not working (worked on the open source version). I cant set the volume percentage as it is detected as a Light/Switch and not as dimmer.
Also my ceiling Fan is not working with alexa (Detected as series). Cant set the three states (selector switch) nor on or off
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 18 July 2018 19:13

That's annoying! Can you mail me from your controlicz profile, and I'll fix it
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by bluebit » Wednesday 18 July 2018 19:15

rrraf wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 10:50
bluebit wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 2:14
rrraf wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 1:58


how do you make IFTTT return a custom answer back to Google Home (like a temperature or a device state) ???
Use the Domoticz dom... Just Google Domoticz iftt return temperature for instance. If this is too difficult, stick with this solution.
you mean all the solutions that kills GH music every time you ask for a temperature ? no, thanks. the reason I liked Controlicz (and previously HA-Bridge for switches) so much was because it interacts nicely with GH and don't use the "casting workaround". please stop comparing Controlicz with IFTTT
Hehehe, stop asking for temperatures all the time. I get a notification on telegram when temperatures in certain rooms go over or below certain thresholds. That's when I take action. It's like asking whether your house is on fire. I prefer getting notified when the house is on fire instead of asking it all the time....data is nice, but information is useful. Iftt is a great alternative. Disclaimer: I really like controlicz, not for its functionality but since it integrates so easy and is easy to maintain. Please sto being stubborn and stop asking what the temperature is all the time... What would you do with this data anyway.

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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by alanlsmith » Wednesday 18 July 2018 20:08

Madgeni wrote:
Wednesday 18 July 2018 18:33
Unrelated to Subscriptions - someone query a temp sensor..
Just tried: "Hey Google, What's the living room temperature" and the reply was: "It's currently 24.5°" which is correct.
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Re: Controlicz - Domoticz to Google Home/Assistant integration

Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 18 July 2018 20:09

no "and is off"

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