Of course the hard core HA user would want to create this sort of thing themselves, but this looks pretty decent value (especially at the super early bird rate still available):
I emailed and asked if they were providing any sort of api and got an encouraging response:
At the moment it only has an interface towards Alexa. However we are investigating the possibilities to open up an API (as we want allow our community (all the makers) to integrate Remootio into their existing systems. Due to this we are conducting an research on what API do customers really want and on how we can implement it without compromising much of the security and without increasing the operating costs of the device so that we can keep it subscription free.
Could you please help us by describing what kind of API you would like to see ?
Our current rough idea is that an API should allow the following:
- it should provide a way to open and close the garage door
- it should provide a way to get the current status (opened or closed)
We are currently looking into 2 ways to do this.
The first is an implementation where you could connect to the device via a websocket connection from your local network (and also from the internet if you do the required port forwarding and so on). To make it secure, calling the API would require the use of a set of commonly used state of the art encryption tools (an AES library).
The other idea is to move the whole thing to a web API where you could do the same things (open, close, get status) and you have to authenticate yourself with a username and password to do that. This however might be hard to keep subscription free.
Looking forward on your opinion on this as we would be super excited to give our users an API that could open up a lot of possibilities.
I have replied and said my preference would be a local connection, avoiding subscription charge (and general cloud issues).
I’m not a developer. Is there anyone I could best direct them to who could help with what an api would best look like from an HA perspective? It would be great to help them consider HA integration at this early stage.