I’m new here, and just got started with openHAB (2), really like the platform and all the bindings! Great work.
I’m using an official raspberry pi 7" touchscreen that i’ve built into the wall of my living room to control openHAB (apart from my phone and tablet). Currently I use the basic ui in a chrome browser with some extensions to make it work better with my touchscreen.
I would like to get a bit more from this screen, both in the form of functionality, the use of touch etc. and the looks, creating more of a dashboard that I can swipe through.
I was thinking about building a dashboard/ui with Kivy for my Pi, no experience with Kivy, but would be nice to learn…
Anybody else that is interested in such a project? Or are there projects like this out there already?
have you seen project rotini created by @igor? I personally think it looks good as a dash.
However as you say a pi might not be the best option for android but what I’ve seen so far is that it should work. Should you give it a try either Kivy or Android on the PI please let us know.
I realized that I had some bias here, for me, I assumed that a touchscreen would be less nicely then a premade tablet. I did not think about the flexibility of the screen on how you make it look.
thanks for explaining. Make sense now.
I’m also heading in the RPI/touchscreen direction. My main objective is to freely choose TFT size and use ethernet/PoE, so I’ll be interested to hear about your progress.
Why do you think Android will be a problem?
this does look like an older thread, but i’m looking to do the same as @bramkragten. I was already building a Kivy App and have a working app for controllling a mopidy music server. That works great!
But i’m looking to centralize all integrations on one central point (i was thinking of openhab). I have a complex setup however:
Loxone (with KNX) for home automation -> works with openhab2
Mopidy music players for multi room audio
Motu 24Ao for multi room distribution
Hikvision camera’s for monitoring
I want a custom kivy front end on my Rpi3 with 7" Pi TFT because when you need to start a web browser performance is poor and integration to play a rtsp stream (from my surveilance cameras) is a little tricky and flaky.
I would like to develop a kivy front for the openhab project, but there is only a REST API, what about status updates? Shouldn’t there be a websocket API to listen for events? Or is this already available?
I have some experience with kivy programming the front for mopidy & for my camera’s, so if possible it should not be a problem to write a front for openhab in Kivy.
The reason i chose the Pi TFT’s is the same, it looks great on the wall without any visible cables.