Hi all, I have some 'generic' smart plug sockets and bulbs. I have put them all onto my WiFi and connected them all up to the app. They all work relatively well and work with Google Home but the app itself is relatively basic and not the best interface.
Wondering if there is any way to use different apps to control the lights? I'm not sure how these things work to connect to? Is it an open standard? Is there an API I can connect to for these apps to control them? There must be something as Google obviously connects to it to control them.
I'd also like to be able to make Widgets on my Android phone that lets me do multiple tasks etc?
That depends entirely on the ‘generic’ plugs and bulbs. Some are designed to use one of several shared communications standards, others are designed to tie into a shared ecosystem like Apple’s HomeKit.