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A home automation App that I am developing in HTML5

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The plan for this app is to not only have an access anywhere, dynamic webUI, but to have an application on my phone, tablet(s) that feel native. Of course I’ll be using HTML5 with Jquery, I’ll also be using Webworks for the phone/tablet app.

Demonstrated in these videos:

  • Thermostat, capable of adjusting temperature and mode.
  • Fireplace control, mostly to be able turn off if paranoid.
  • Generic House Timer, which activates x10 door chimes. Good for various uses.
  • And of course lights. Currently I’m using a heavily modified version of iPHC(iPhone Home Controller). I will be writing this lights portion from scratch to suit my needs better.

Tools like this rely heavily on backend scripts I have running on my Linux server at home. However the concepts behind these scripts are very simple using the CLI interface on an x10 CM15a. The software/daemon I chose to use is Mochad.
In conclusion I’d like to drop a little disclaimer here. The UI is obviously a work in progress and I’m focusing on functionality first. Cleaning it up and making is look pro is an easier task.

Another video that’s a little blurry.