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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:46:30 am »
Many apologies I've been off the scene for a long while with work commitments and also my old system died a few months back, but I've now begun to start back up.
Ive got a nice fast new server now up and running with multiple vmware virtual machines, I have a few bugs one with passing through my zwave dongle and the other with the dhcp server not giving out addresses which is weird but anyway I'm getting there.

So anyway before I left I had Alexa controlling my lights as well as scenarios/scenes and devices like my boiler for heating and hot water, it was fairly reliable and the Oauth2 part is simple to use once setup and not an issue using just plan old PHP it just needs a few tables set up in the database and the code pushed in to the web admin pages.
The main problem was that it wasn't really usable for end users as Amazon requires Oauth2 handshaking with a server in order to use the home skill kit and Amazon are very picky on the SSL certificates that you can use, I brought 4 from various budget companies like godaddy and none of them would work, so in the end I had to route the requests through a web server I have access to at work which has a high end corporate certificate.

You don't need oAuth with a custom skill however and i actually did a presentation with work before xmas where I created a custom skill to ask for company information and send the latest reports to users and things just as a sort of demo of whats possible so I may look at going down this route next.
The down side though is you would then have to use an activation word each time like "ask Linuxmce to set living room lights to 30%" but the up side is we should be able to do something like "ask Linuxmce to play Xmen in Living room" and control media which would be cool.

Anyway as soon as i get my lights working again through the normal means ill get back on the Alexa piece and see if i can help out :)

Would love to work with you on this.

So far i have
SSL enabled cloud router with oauth authentication going.
Site with user login, no profile besides showing what is linked, ability to set location with nickname (no multi-location support yet)
Note that im open to sharing the cloud code with other developers since it is a box that connects to your house.

Alexa smarthome integration app so you can say commands minus 'ask linuxmce' (lighting is only thing implemented now
Custom Alexa skill for media, so far video media is working

Cakephp used in cloud and on linuxmce. I dont like frameworks, but now that ive figured it out, the same code can be reused for multiple api's eg google and iftt.

Remaining before beta testing:
Implement oauth server on core, oauth client in cloud server so core can only be accessed with access token via those apis. Ive done this before, just requires some hours. I should have done it today but the promise of launching Frozen on the media director via lmce was too much of a pull :)

*Lots of testing

Both sites (cloud and core)
running php 7.2
Using Cakephp3 framework for api and user management in cloud, api on the core. It actually integrates moderately well with the existing DB, so no new user authentication mechanisms are needed.
-OAuth2 server security component
-OAuth client security component implemented in the cloud will be an updated variant of

New db tables are needed on the core, but they are actually installed by a cakeplugin so....yeah we will need to see how that goes. i took the plunge myself, and have not seen any adverse effects on my core db wise.


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:54:28 pm »
does anyone know if the other code ever got checked in?

mine is here

i went with cakephp because i can easily provide amazon, google home integration from the same framework. Really anything else that comes along requiring an oauth endpoint.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:54:47 am »
and now dimming and media scenarios  ;D

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: January 24, 2018, 08:55:06 am »
has there been any progress on this?

Yes there has. Alexa now can control my lights (basic on/off)
some kinks to work out connecting securely back to the core. still working but its far past prototype with endpoints that can support google home too.

now i just have to convince phenigma to upgrade us to php7 . . .

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:24:03 am »
You can go that route. You will have whatever interface the application uses that you start, plus the ability to use the "mouse" control via Orbiter.

What would be nicer would be a real device template, which would talk to kodi's XML interface, send commands from buttons on your Orbiter remote. But that is much more work.

i have the code in a qt application i wrote im willing to hand over. But in being honest, i dont have time to really put into developing it fully.
It talks to kodi / xbmc over their http/json interface.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:21:52 am »
has there been any progress on this?

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:46:05 am »
Hi To all,

Any updates on this?, have any of you had problems with the play and pause buttons?.  Pause works ok but if I press play is the same as stop!.  I cannot power up or down any MD from the power menu from this orbiter.


Can you describe the play / pause problem in more detail? im not seeing that issue.
I never wired those (md on/off) functions in. is there an open ticket?


Installation issues / Re: AVWizard Problem (Fresh Installation)
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:08:55 pm »
So is there any clear way to fix this or just guess until something works?

Been stuck for over a week trying to install lmce again. close to giving up at this point.

Developers / Re: RoamingORB iOS 11
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:19:51 pm »
ouch, that does suck

Users / Re: Anyone running qorbiter on nougat?
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:23:33 pm »
Im running it on a rooted pixel-c tablet and unrooted pixel-xl phone without issue.


Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: December 06, 2016, 06:34:57 pm »
link to code?

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: October 27, 2016, 06:55:22 pm »
High Level observations after working with google, smartthings

*Does every lmce box now support https connections?
*We cannot do this for only one service. We must develop a linuxmce web api. period! The upside is all these cloud connected services can utilize this one api, so we only have to do it the one time. Until they invent the next thing besides json...

My showstopper: user credentials. If you think about it for a second, we would basically be storing very sensitive account information for multiple services for a multi-tude of people. That makes users a very juicy target, plus we need to respect privacy between users. Im sure people know how to do this, I dont have much experience there but im confident as a group we could figure it out. kids shouldn't be able to sneak into the parents google account via linuxmce db diving, etc.

Ive settled on using cakephp in addition to webadmin. I know most people would think that this is something that would be rolled into the webadmin, but frankly the webadmin is big, ugly and it doesn't make sense from my standpoint to tack on a massive feature like this. cakephp would be able to  integrate into our existing database with some work but it provides a nice clean framework to provide a gui frontend if we choose, but a json api next to it from the same codebase.

I should also add that a c++ adapter would be in the mix purely for passing event into the linuxmce system (unless something better already exists) for sending events / anything else not directly connected to web api.

Kudos to you guys for also attacking this!


Users / Re: autotagger
« on: October 24, 2016, 01:17:19 am »
Did you mark the files as TV shows (as a subtype)

thanks for point this out.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: October 14, 2016, 11:19:21 pm »
Hi all,

The amazon echo has final made it way to the UK and I'm excited to get my hands on one, just wondering if anyone had looked in to adding a Linuxmce skill to control basic home automation like lights and heating ect, it seems like someone has created a skill for our slightly common sister vera but it annoyingly connects via there in house web interface so even though the code has familiar terminology like Device Ids ect it just wont simply port over.

the amazon alexa system looks simple enough at creating a skill using node.js the issue i have is just trying to think of the best way of implementing a secure external api type interface so that the external amazon alexa voice service can send and receive commands to our internal DCErouter.

Just thought id put it out there and see if anyone had looked into this or had any ideas of the best way of implementing a solution.


Whats your development skillset?
I was looking into creating some interfaces for this, but it needs to be a 2 part system.
  • Simple http interface for doing the initial security handshake. google has some nice code for doing this, i did it successfully in my tests. It would need to be handled per cloud service: Alexa, Smartthings, google, iftt, etc
  • A proper http api exposing proper endpoints for these things to communicate.

i have been working on work and an xbmc device so ive been busy. but if you are serious, we can attack this problem and get something basic like light control going.


Users / Re: autotagger
« on: September 19, 2016, 04:39:41 pm »

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