Issue of the topic: Hello, I installed openHab on docker with successful, I configure the binding (Xiaomi Mi IO Binding) and relative things and all works great. I need to expose this devices to alexa, but I don’t understand which is the best way, from my understanding alexa can manage in easy way the switch, but the channel / items created by things is a “string” type, and I think cannot managed by alexa. Same issue if I try to integrate with homekit I think.
Can you please help me in order to understand how I can proceed?
PS: I create a default.sitemap and default.items in order to test a dummy switch (linked to other real switch channel exposed by Xiaomi Mi IO Binding and it’s works) but the interesting feature will be exposed via string
Maybe it’s better to explain my complete configuration of my home.
I have all devices under homebridge (and this is linked to alexa), I try to integrate also the vacuum of roborock s5e but the plugin doesn’t work. I see the plugin of open hub and tried it, and this works very well.
Now I want to integrate openHab with my existing configuration, I try to integrate direct to homekit but I have a conflict with homebridge (because are installed in the same raspberry via docker), I think is not possible to link with homebridge. I try to link openhab with alexa but from my understanding works only with switch and the plugin create a “control” via string in order to choose the operation you want (vacuum, dock, pause etc)
I don’t ask to write a code for me, sure. but one explanation how I can create a rule is appreciate. If you don’t have a time, I want to says thanks in any case.
I already created a switch in the items file. I tried also to create a rule but I don’t understand in which way I can trigger a string changes when I push the switch button (and how I can pass the value “Vacuum” to the string)