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REST interface

Will Homey have a REST interface?


  • EmileEmile Administrator, Athom
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  • MichaelMichael Member
    edited February 2015
    Thanks! That's good news. As mentioned in a previous thread I would like to see the NEEO remote connected to Homey. But not only that. I really prefer to have one or more tablets or screens on the wall displaying the current status of the house and being able to control it.
    Talking to a device might solve a lot of my needs, but it's still a big step to take for a lot of persons I think :).
  • Will Homey allow us to add REST sensors? I noticed it can be surprisingly difficult to regularly poll an other REST api and keep track of one or more values returned in the response. A lot of devices have something like a REST-like interface. It would be nice to be able to add several sensors using a single REST call.
  • EmileEmile Administrator, Athom
    What do you mean exactly? You can read sensors' value through Homey's API.
  • I want to read the temperature sensor on my raspberry pi ever 15 seconds and tell me the beer is cold as soon as it reaches 4C.
  • EmileEmile Administrator, Athom
    Oh! This is also possible in the flow editor. The driver for the sensor will then trigger a 'temperature changed' event (which will use polling), which will run the flow. You can then compare the temperature in a logic condition block.
  • MarcoFMarcoF Member
    edited February 2015
    ok, i log my solar panels with WebSolarLog which has an REST api.
    One of the calls returns the amount of power the system generates and/or return to the grid (based on SmartMeter figures).

    So in Homey i can create an Device that polls my WSL to te how much the system generates and/or return to the grid and with the FlowEditor i can create something like;

    if PowerReturnedToGrid > 500 then startHeatpump() else stopHeatpump() end

    And the device hold the non volatile value for later on?
  • EmileEmile Administrator, Athom
    Yes, that's possible. You'd create a flow like this:

    when ( PowerReturnedToGrid value has changed )
    and ( PowerReturnedToGrid value > 500 AND PowerReturnedToGrid is on)
    then turn PowerReturnedToGrid off

    same for off
  • That's great and is opening news doors to automate my home based on external sources.
  • I know this is an old thread but it seems similar enough to what I want to do, so hoping someone here can help.

    There is a Hive app, but it's VERY lacking - i.e only does the thermostat but they have a whole ecosystem now.
    I found that Hive have a REST API ( so I'm hoping to be able to use this from Homey to turn on my Hive bulbs...

    Is this possible? What app or method do I need to get started? 
  • PieterPieter Member
    edited February 2018
    You can use HTTP request flow cards.
  • Hey @Pieter thanks for that!

    I've taken a look and I'm a little bit confused. I need to post a login - so if I do that, do I need to set a timer on the second action? Or will it only run the second card on a successful completion of the first?

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