November 20, 2011 AT 9:16 am

Siri hacked to control real-world thermostat – the “internet of things” can talk…

Siri hacked to control real-world thermostat – the “internet of things” can talk… plamoni writes –

A demonstration of a proxy for Siri that I wrote. It allows me to control my thermostat when I am at home. Doesn’t require a jailbreak or anything, since it’s all going on off the device. For more information (including the source code), check the GitHub project:

Siri Proxy is a proxy server for Apple’s Siri “assistant.” The idea is to allow for the creation of custom handlers for different actions. This can allow developers to easily add functionality to Siri. It responds to commands such as, “What’s the status of the thermostat?”, or “Set the thermostat to 68 degrees”, or even “What’s the inside temperature?”

This is fantastic and glimpse of what is to come.

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  1. Thanks for the post! I’m pretty excited about this project. I hope that others come up with some good ideas on what else to do with it.

    The Thermostat control is just scratching the surface. I’ll try to do some more work this week on adding base functionality (getting the user’s location, doing mapping, launching other apps and web pages on the phone, etc).

  2. Wow…this looks very nice! I am waiting on shipment of a 4S from work, and I have the ability to add a nice programmable thermostat, so I am definitely putting this project on my short list :)

  3. “I’m afraid I can’t do that Pete.”

  4. This is pretty awesome, but how is the actual speed of controlling it like this?

    Are there done any tests on how fast/slow it is to do voice commands with Siri in general, compared to typing?

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