Making Smart Homes Smarter with Javascript

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About me

  • Javascript Junkie
  • Tinkerer
  • Technology enthusiast

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About me

I <3 gadgets

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The IoT World

  • One app per device
  • Warning: Your device will look messy

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Wink Ecosystem

  • Connect various devices from various providers within a single application
  • They have a REST API

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Wink Demo

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Let's make this smarter

  • Robots are Wink's macros

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More smarts

  • Making the ecosystem smarter
  • Integrating with external applications

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Introducing IFTTT

IFTTT is a free web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called "recipes", which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.  IFTTT is an abbreviation of "If This Then That"

 

-Wikipedia

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IFTTT Demo

<Insert funny gif invoking demo gods here>

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More smarter !

  • Let's make it smarter
  • We need more control over connected things

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More smarter !

  • Need variables
  • Need functions
  • Need more integrations

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Introducing WinkJS

  • REST API
  • Uses OAUTH
  • More or less standard API objects

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Introducing WinkJS

Door Lock object

{
  last_reading: {
    locked: true
  },
  desired_state: {
  }
}

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Introducing WinkJS

Thermostat Object

{
  last_reading: {
    temperature: "18.5",
    units: "C"
  },
  desired_state: {
  }
}

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Introducing WinkJS

Lightbulb Object

{
  last_reading: {
    brightness: 0.5,
    powered: true
  },
  desired_state: {
  }
}

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WinkJS Demos

A simple example

var Wink = require("wink");
var apiCredentials = require("./credentials");

var wink = new Wink(apiCredentials);

wink.on("ready", function() {
    var light = wink.getDeviceByName("WinkPresentationLight1");
    light.off();
});

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WinkJS Demos

Yet another Twitter integration

//Web server
var express = require("express");
var app = express();
var server = require("http").createServer(app);

var twit = require("twit");
var keyword = "#confoo";

var Wink = require("../lib");
var apiCredentials = require("./credentials");
var twitterCredentials = require("./twitterCredentials");

var wink = new Wink(apiCredentials);


//Web socket
var port = 3333;

//Start server
server.listen(port, function () {
    console.log("Server started on port " + port);
});


//Twitter Stream listener
var t = new twit(twitterCredentials);

var stream = t.stream("statuses/filter", {track: keyword});


var lights = [];
var winkReady = false;
wink.on("ready", function(devices) {
    console.log("ready");

    winkReady = true;

    lights.push(wink.getDeviceByName("WinkPresentationLight1"));
    lights.push(wink.getDeviceByName("WinkPresentationLight2"));

});

stream.on("tweet", function (tweet) {
    console.log("Got tweet");
    if (winkReady) {
        var lightIndex = Math.round(Math.random());
        console.log("Toggling light #" + lightIndex);
        lights[lightIndex].toggle();
    }
});

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Making Smart Homes Smarter with Javascript

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