Sad end of gbridge.io :(

Today i received this sad email from Peter Kappelt.

I used domoticz + gbridge + google home and it worked perfectly in my house.

I’m now wonder what to go through. OpenHub is unstable.
I think home-assistant.io is only one now.

Do you have any ideas?

There are 3 options:

Firstly, I’m sad this is going away. It did an amazing job at doing what it did.

Secondly, when self hosting, how do I get my google home to link to a self hosted service? When I initially set up gbridge, I selected the keppelt service, but if I self host, how do I manage that?

Hope this makes sense. :wink:

There is an option to install NodeRED and use https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-nora. It also uses MQTT a lot, so config is quite easy. But that solution uses similar server aproach and can also become dead at some moment.

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Really sad to see this go, I just discovered it a few months ago.

I may take a look into developing a successor, but have to read up on some google docs first.

It’s actually quite easy to setup self hosting on a Raspberry Pi. Look into the forum for detailed config files.

i do not like to play with that, there is a lot of work with connecting this to google home and making dev apps. There is also IFTT which is also not fast and simple to deploy.

I have to much of it things at work to still play with this at home and wondering why when i said goodmorning google nothing happens :slight_smile:

I do not want to have a local broker. I don’t want to add yet another point of failure, so none of the options seem to really replace gbridge for me.

There is (some initial version of) the source code of the backend of Sonoff devices https://github.com/itead/IoTgo

I’m forking it and will do the experiment to integrate it with google home.

It works with websockets instead of MQTT, but ESP8266 devices are perfectly capable of websocket, and using it allows to deploy this in any PaaS like Heroku, and probably under free tier.

i succesfuly switched to free openhab cloud and for now its working good.

i think i will post on my blog config files couse documentation is a little mess and hard to understand for newbie.

I’ve forked the original IoTGo code to connect it with Google Home. I’m still waiting for Google’s approval.

It works via websocket instead of MQTT and does not require any local broker setup.

Check it out at https://iotmaster.dev

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