Android App

The openHAB Android application is a native client for openHAB, compatible with phones and tablets. The app follows the basic principles of the other openHAB UIs, like Basic UI, and presents your predefined openHAB sitemap(s).

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Features

Demo Overview Widget Overview Google Maps Widget

Getting Started

On first start the app tries to discover your openHAB server. This will only work on local networks and when the server does not enforce either authentication or HTTPS. If it fails, you can click on Go to settings and manually enter the server settings.

The URL field(s) might look like one of the following examples:

  • IP address: http://192.168.1.3:8080
  • Local hostname: http://openhabianpi:8080 (depending on your network the suffix .local needs to be added to the hostname)
  • Remote domain name: https://myopenhab.org for an openHAB cloud account with myopenHAB

Local server settings: Please enter the base URL of your openHAB server, as you would enter it in the browser to reach the openHAB dashboard.

Remote server settings: If your openHAB instance is reachable via a public address/domain from outside your home network, these settings will be used when the local connection is not successful. Make sure to secure this connection against unauthorized access. There are a number of strategies available to provide secure remote access to your openHAB server.

Permanent Deployment

If you want to use openHAB Android on a wall mounted tablet, go to settings and select Disable display timer and Fullscreen.

Alarm Clock

The openHAB app will send the next wake-up time from your alarm clock app to the server. The time is sent as a number containing the number of milliseconds since the epoch. The Item name's default is AlarmClock, but you can change it in the settings.

Example item definition:

Number AlarmClock

Example rule:

rule "Alarm Trigger"
when
    Time cron "*/10 * * * * ?" // Every 10 seconds
then
    if (AlarmClock.state as Number == 0) {
        // Alarm is turned off
        return;
    }
    val diff = AlarmClock.state as Number - now().millis
    if (diff <= 15000) {
        // Turn on stuff, e.g. radio or light
        logInfo('AlarmLogger', 'Turn on light')
        Light.sendCommand(ON)
    }

end

Help and Technical Details

Please refer to the openhab-android project on GitHub for more details.

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