Siri Hacked to Be More Helpful Around the House

Siri Hacked to Be More Helpful Around the House

Gregory Han
Oct 27, 2011

Christopher of CDeutsch's Blog has gotten to making Siri a whole lot more useful around the house, integrated voice activation into his home automation controls, a setup so easy his young daughter can turn on and off the fan using the iPhone by calling upon the help of "Gladys" (any Portal fans out there?).

I've created a Twilio, Node.js mash up that allows me to control appliances and the thermostat in my house using the iPhone 4S's Siri voice recognition.

I have a Mac Mini I use as a server which is connected to the PowerLinc Modem via USB. The Indigo software communicates two-way with the Insteon devices in my home via the PowerLinc. In addition to a native iPhone app, the Indigo software has both a web interface and RESTful Api you can use to control your device

Check out the complete description fo Christopher's project over at his blog post, Using Siri For Home Automation.

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