Siri Used To Control Philips Hue Lights
Developer Brandon Evans has developed a SiriProxy plugin to control Philips’ newly launched Hue lights. SiriProxy, in case you don’t remember, is an open source project that lets developers add extra functionalities to Siri without requiring a jailbreak.
Philips has companion iOS and Android apps that controls the intensity and color of the lights wirelessly. The wireless interface is enabled by a bridge, which comes bundled along with the lights. Although the interface isn’t open, a few developers managed to find specifications of the API to develop their own solutions to control the lights.
Using a combination of the sniffed Philips Hue API and SiriProxy, Evans managed to develop his own plugin to control the lights using Siri. A few example commands are:
- Turn off all the lights
- Turn on the bedroom light
- Turn up the kitchen
- Set the hallway to 20%
- Set the bedroom to light blue (colors not implemented yet)
- Make it look like a sunset (scenes not implemented yet)
Here’s a video demoing the plugin:
Installation instructions and the plugin’s source code is available on GitHub.
Via: The Loop