[RELEASE] HouseHubitat Beta
I’m excited to share the first beta release of HousePanel that will interact with both SmartThings and Hubitat things on the same panel. I’m posting it here because I will be keeping this as a single code base for now. Current users without a Hubitat hub can safely ignore these new features and they won’t get in the way.
If you are a proud owner of a Hubitat hub, then grab the “hubitat” branch of HousePanel from the open-dash GitHub as usual. Then update the clientinfo.php file by adding the following three constants:
The first line is the local IP address of your Hubitat Hub. The second is the application ID that you can get from the Hubitat website by clicking on the HousePanel app. The Access Token will be printed in the log when you first install the app.
The only thing you need to do on the Hubitat side is install the HousePanelHubitat.groovy file and name it HousePanel.groovy
This is a separate file from the HousePanel.groovy file that you will still need to put into your SmartThings IDE.
Once you have that then reload your HousePanel web client and you should see the Hubitat devices in the list of devices. You can only tell them apart from the SmartThings devices by their item “id” which is a short integer prefixed with “h_” while the SmartThings id’s are long complicated strings with letters and numbers.
A few benefits of Hubitat will be immediately apparent. First, they respond significantly faster. Second, they refresh every 5 seconds which isn’t possible with the SmartThings cloud system. Finally, this version ONLY works for local rPI installations of HousePanel which must be on the same network as your Hubitat Hub.
I will cross-post this in Hubitat forum and I’d like to ask folks to respond with any Hubitat support stuff over there. I just wanted my user base here to know that this is now available. Future updates will include automatic configuration of the Hub constants. I pushed this now to get early feedback.
Here’s a screenshot of my office things… nothing visually new other than the fact that the light and motion sensor in the bottom right corner are Hubitat devices.