Home Connect is an API that allows you to connect to Bosh and Siemens home appliances.
I’ve searched around and found no mention of such an integration, which seems like a shame. Imagine being able to integrate the fridge, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and coffee machine into home assistant.
It seems like Home Connect is fairly early in its adoption cycle. All the high-end devices from Bosh Siemens House Appliances are shipping with this capability, but I guess it takes some time before a critical mass of users is achieved.
In December they announced an Alexa integration.
I don’t personally have one of these devices, however we were involved in a hackathon where a prototype interface for a blind person was built. Home Connect lent us a demo oven and appropriate API key to build the prototype using Raspberry Pi. We built a 4 button remote with audio feedback based on common portable audio computers used by people without sight.
While it says on this page that it is not yet possible to connect to real devices using the SDK, this is incorrect. We were able to obtain a developer key and a demo oven for the hackathon. In any case, since there is a simulator for the devices we are continuing playing around with what we can build in this space. I am currently configuring Home Assistant for some elderly people so make their lives easier, and a home connect integration would definitely help me there. Potential uses here are: Automatically turning off an oven or stove when it has been on too long or the users leaves the apartment; Notifying when the washing or drying is done; giving adult children access to the fridge cam so that they can buy missing groceries when they come to visit; etc.
I’m open to alternatives to Home Connect from other suppliers if they exist (perhaps that Samsung Smart Fridge?)