Scrypted is a home automation Android app that integrates with Google Assistant

Scrypted is a home automation Android app that integrates with Google Assistant

Smart home devices are getting more and more popular as big companies and indie developers are constantly releasing new services that integrate with them. Some of them offer cross-platform capabilities to connect products from different manufacturers. Scrypted is a new Android app that does exactly that. It lets you connect your Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices and control them with your voice via Google Assistant. The application is written by a popular Android developer Koush, who is known for his work for ClockworkMod.

What’s interesting about this concept is that it’s an all-in-one solution for all your smart home needs. You can even add schedules and assign various actions. Reacting to events is also possible, just like Tasker. Say you want to turn on or off a specific device when the door opens, you can do that, as outlined in the second screenshot below. You can also just request a notification every time a certain event happens. What’s cooler is that developers can write their own plugins to extend the functionality of the apps. That way, device manufacturers and service developers can take advantage of the multifunction app. The plugins can be written in JavaScript using Visual Studio Code and npm modules. The full documentation can be seen here, as well as the list of plugins.

The application can be downloaded from the Play Store via the listing below. It is compatible with devices that run Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. NVIDIA Shield and Fire TV have been tested and confirmed to be compatible. Android Things support is also here, so you can run Scrypted on Raspberry Pi or other IoT devices. The app will also be available in the Amazon App Store. Though, there is no mention of the iOS platform availability.

Scrypted Home Automation
Scrypted Home Automation
Developer: ClockworkMod
Price: Free

Source 1: Scrypted | Source 2: Reddit | Via: AndroidPolice

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