What a pleasant surprise to find that Google Home integration is now working with Sonoff devices. After linking eWeLink with Google Home, I can now perform these functions:
- turn on/off lights, coffee, tv/stereo, etc just by simple voice commands
- with Google Home's room function, I can say turn off Kitchen and the whole kitchen shuts down - lights, coffee, and other cookers obey in one command.
So the next step in home automation will be integration with IFTTT. With this, a whole new range of wondrous capabilities can happen:
- turn on/off lights, tv/stereo, heater/AC, etc. automatically when you go/leave home
- log device activities in Google spreadsheets for later analysis
- turn on heaters at home or in green room, etc. when weather reports say it's getting cold
- many-many more
Please Itead make this happen and your devices will be in greater use and demand.
Hi Kye, interesting that you could get it to work. Yet mine does not.
Did you run it with an IFTTT applet?
Kye, just for further clarification, my bridge has not arrived yet, ordered and on its way. So I am using two switches to test this.
Any chance you can test it with another switch in the scene instead of the rf device from the bridge?
@EB Yes it is strange that IFTTT doesnt activate a scene. In your case, you could use a sonoff basic to turn on the bulb via a scene.
Yes, IFTTT seems to have an issue with scenes. I use a TH20 to control my heating, controlling zone valves and radiator fans. Scenes didn't work but multiple IFTTT commands linked to the same TH20 event (simply on/ off, but actually connected to anything) allow for control of multiple devices. Not sure how to go about that with RF bridge though, Like Tony, i am still waiting for my RF bridge to arrive
Anyone know of something that can go in between ifttt and the sonoff switch?
the scene works with an alexa command but I dont think stringify can give alexa a command, it only works the other way around.
Hmmmmmm, frustrating. It must be a very small part of the ifttt message code missing when it delivers to ewelink......
@EB maybe a firewall, but I suspect they have just missed a small piece of code from the message being fired. I am sure itead want their sonoff devices to be as universally accepted by other programs such as IFTTT and stringify, so maybe this is just an oversight.
Unless of course, IFTTT have deliberately prevented ewelink from running scenes, maybe to ensure itead keep mapping the entire product line to IFTTT. If this is the case then it is only a matter of time before bulbs, wall switches, sensors, and hub will become available in IFTTT..........he says in a hopeful voice!
Ok, I hope I am not offending for sort of taking over this thread....?
I tried it again, and it worked! It ran the scene to turn on another switch, but it did not run the turn off scene after the stringify timer expired.
Nor can i get it to do it again.....it refuses to run the scene again.....very strange.
Certainly in my experience a SONOFF event triggered by IFTTT does not seem to trigger a further IFTTT event on the target device. I use this to advantage with lighting where their action are linked (example simplified)
lamp 1 on triggers lamp 2 on by IFTTT
lamp 2 on triggers lamp 1 on by IFTTT
In theory this should lead to an infinite number of triggers as IFTTT "bounces" between the two "on" commands however in reality the event triggered by the first IFTTT event does not trigger an new event from the other lamp, it is ignored.
where i want multiple events from a single sonoff event instead of "chaining" the events set multiple IFTTT commands to the same event
on lamp 1 on turn on lamp 2
on lamp 1 on turn on lamp 3
on lamp 1 on turn on lamp 4 etc etc
Hope this helps, if not ignore my ramblings - lol
Is there any feedback on if / when the B1 bulb will be added to the list of supported devices to allow direct operation?