As I was previously using Eventghost for a majority of the macros, it became necessary to rewrite these as programs in the ISY interface. This allowed the phone to always be aware of the light status without having to open the MobiLinc application. Despite this feature not being currently offered by MobiLinc, I was able to
At the time of my previous post, I had just made the decision to switch from X10 to INSTEON. It was an intense experience because of the extensive capabilities. To begin with, INSTEON will work on its own by linking to other INSTEON units, but it is is best to own a gateway such as
Recently, I had to upgrade my lighting system after the bankruptcy of the X10 corporation. Least to say, I was not particularly happy about that, selling my old X10 items on eBay has significantly reduced the financial blow to upgrading to this system. After comparing Z-Wave to Insteon for several weeks, I decided to go
After some brutal video and audio editing, I finally got this together Hope you enjoy it. For many of you that haven’t seen the rest of what I can control with my Android, check this post out.
In the spirit of keeping things as uniform as possible with the Android system, I designed a Widget using Zooper Widgets that updates each time I change the temperature, or the temperature gets changed. Pressing on this widget opens the “scene widget” I discussed in the previous post. Zooper has the ability to use Tasker
I have been pretty impressed with my nest and it’s great features. It has brought the power bill down at least $100 over the summer season. There is one thing that the Nest Mobile app lacks, a widget. So, I built one AutoRemote and the eventghost nest plugin make this possible yet again. It was
This last notification that I have prepared is one of the most difficult things I’ve done in tasker to date. I understood all of what I was doing but it took a LOT of effort to get this done. First, I’d like to start with this, I NEVER see BOTH notifications at the same time,
The next notification shows my current temperature that was updated from the Nest thermostat, it will update when temperatures change throughout the day, and I can even control the temperature of the house from the notification. I would bet most people would have never even thought that controlling your house from a notification was possible.
Recently I purchased another one of Joao’s “AutoApps” that allows me to write some very nice notifications. These notifications are made with “AutoNotification”. Each one has a slightly different purpose that makes my android phone even more informational and helpful. This First notification is an updata from my IPCamera. When motion is sensed in
In this video, I showcase my home automated light system controlled by X10, Tasker, AutoVoice, AutoRemote, X10 Commander Server and EventGhost. With each toggle (on/off) command, the phone sends an AutoRemote message to EventGhost to turn the light on if it’s off or off if it’s on. The plugin for EventGhost that receives all the