Another IoT app, but with ST integration


(Bob) #1

Based on the video, it doesn’t really look like home automation, but still worth keeping an eye on. iOS version “Available soon” according to their website.

[quote]Alfred Smart Home is now compatible with:

  • Nest Thermostat
  • Nest Protect
  • Nest Cam
  • Netatmo Thermostat
  • Netatmo Weather Station + Netatmo Module
  • Netatmo Welcome
  • Philips Hue
  • Philips hue Go
  • Philips Lux
  • Sonos Play:1
  • Sonos Play:3
  • Sonos Play:5
  • MyFox Security alarm
  • MyFox Home Control
  • Wifi Plug Power
  • Wifi Plug Mini
  • Lifx Original
  • Lifx White
  • Lifx Color
  • Belkin Wemo
  • Insteon Light Bulb
  • Insteon Camera
  • Flic
  • Motorola iCam

Alfred Smart Home will soon be compatible with:
- Samsung Smartthings Hub


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #2

What is their revenue model?


(Bob) #3

It’s all free! They just want us to Like them on Facebook. :laughing:

Edit: Seriously… I think you already know the answer.


#4

Trial at first, but 4-6 Pounds a month (too lazy to do a conversion…) once they revert to subscription model.


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #5

So about $7 USD per month.

That won’t make sense for SmartThings users, if everything that Alfred controls / integrates can be integrated with SmartThings directly and controlled by cheaper add-ons like SmartTiles, SmartRules, Rule Machine, SharpTools, etc…


#6

There are several of these apps out now. The best established is probably yonomi which includes harmony integration as well. They’re pretty similar to IFTTT with the ability to also set schedules.

(I should note you can set event schedules for IFTTT “that” using google calendar as the IF, but you can’t set a schedule for the recipe itself.)

There are fairly similar. They do allow for somewhat more complex logic than IFTTT. Alfred is adding energy monitoring reporting. There may be some privacy issues with any of these apps.

It’s important to note that none of them actually control the devices involved, except maybe IR devices if you have an android phone. For other protocols, including Zwave and Zigbee, they just send requests to the native controller.

Like roomie remote, there will be a market for these. They do bring a lot of different things together into one rules engine app. But they’re an add on to your other systems, not a replacement for them.