Can I use my Pebble to interact with Belkin Wemo devices?

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My house makes heavy use of Belkin Wemo switches and bulbs. I would like to be able use my Pebble to turn on a number of devices.

Pebbles

There are apps that will integrate with Wemo, but they require a computer to be running on my local network, eg. "The WeMote app requires the Ouimeaux REST API running on a computer on the network to be able to work". I don't want to have to have a computer running 24/7.

Wemo Light Bulbs

Other than running a computer 24/7 how can I get my Pebble to talk to my Wemos?

Coomie

Posted 2016-12-07T00:28:57.947

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What has to run on said computer?Helmar 2016-12-07T07:14:05.497

@Helmar The WeMote pebble app requires "the Ouimeaux REST API running on a computer on the network to be able to work"Coomie 2016-12-07T08:12:29.530

Perfect, please include that into your question. Comments are ephemeral.Helmar 2016-12-07T08:31:16.140

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Sad, Wemo killed their SDK: http://developers.belkin.com/wemo/sdk

AstroDan 2016-12-07T13:53:59.393

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And Pebble are dead as of today :( https://blog.getpebble.com/2016/12/07/fitbit/

goldilocks 2016-12-07T20:21:58.023

Answers

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Raspberry Pi to the rescue

Even though Wemo killed their SDK and Pebble is shutting down support as the question comments suggest the question is no less valid. Even more so, since the official support will fall through.

Since you need some device to run that API and you don't want to let your PC running, we'll have to look for a simpler device to run that API. One solution is to use a Raspberry Pi on which the REST API can be run. This blog post details the few steps that are necessary to install the Ouimeaux server (which includes the REST API). It's two install commands, opening a few ports and you're done.

The commands that the server provides in the command line interface that the Pebble actually triggers can be found in the wemo documentation on page seven.

Helmar

Posted 2016-12-07T00:28:57.947

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