Can I switch on my house’s lights while I’m away with my Android?

Mitesh January 16, 2012
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How can I switch on the lights of my house using my android device when I am away?

  1. FIDELIS
    January 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Hello, you would need something like the devices shown in the next links:

    http://micasaverde.com/vera-3.php
    http://micasaverde.com/vera-lite.php

    And an app like Home Buddy for Android:

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/home-buddy/org.rakstar.homebuddy

    • Mitesh Budhabhatti
      January 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks, specially for showing me appbrain ! Thats a great alternative to android market

      • FIDELIS
        January 17, 2012 at 1:39 am

        Not a problem.  There are many alternatives out there for android apps.

  2. Chris Hoffman
    January 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

    You'll need some special hardware for this! We don't really have smart, Wi-Fi enabled light bulbs yet.

    Here's one Android app that'll let you do this: http://melloware.com/products/lightswitch/

    You'll need to hook up a special server to use it, though. There's no getting around this.
    Google's Android@Home project has demoed this sort of thing, so we just might have to wait a few years.

    • Mitesh Budhabhatti
      January 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Chris ! I heard abt google few days back and I am sure this will change so many things!