Online Demo

A project log for HomePortal

Home Automation software hub that unifies home sensors and cloud services with a flexible and easy to use browser interface

deandobdeandob 01/02/2017 at 04:276 Comments

Been a while since I posted an update.

The software has had numerous fixes including better compatibility for Firefox and Chrome browsers.

If you are interested in seeing a fully functional online demo system running where you can interact with preconfigured screens and also create / edit your own screens, please post a comment as I'm considering deploying the server into the Cloud if there is enough interest.


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deandob wrote 02/17/2017 at 06:46 point

I didn't get time to setup a demo as I'm spending the time on porting the server software to .NET core (to make it fully open source and Linux compatible) as well as many improvements and updates. I will do a demo of the new software when it is ready (ETA 2 months - I do this in my spare time). The screenshots in this blog should give you a good idea though.

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Anthony Reinking wrote 02/15/2017 at 17:26 point

How easy is it to add plugins to this? For instance I have lots of Insteon and Z-Wave devices.

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deandob wrote 02/16/2017 at 06:40 point

The hard work is done by the server software.

Its pretty easy - all the plugin has to do is manage the network connection to the device and any device semantics for control / monitoring. There is an API to receive a message into the plugin to send to the device, and another API to send a message from the plugin to the server software.
I can write a simple plugin in a couple of minutes but I'm obviously familiar with the software and C#, VB or Node.JS javascript which are the languages you can use for plugins. The process of writing a plugin is documented here in the project notes - if you get stuck I can help.
Also I am re-writing the server software in C# .NET Core (for Linux support native) timeseries message log, more powerful publish subscribe but the current version is quite functional and reliable to use.

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Anthony Reinking wrote 02/16/2017 at 11:20 point

That is good news! I currently use Homeseer 3 at my homes for automation. But it sure would be nice to have a fully functional open source HA solution, that also is not overly complex to use (OpenHAB), or ugly!

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Anthony Reinking wrote 02/13/2017 at 18:55 point

Looks very promising! I would love to check out a demo...

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