Bluetooth

Ariela has build in Bluetooth device sensor, informations which can be send to Home Assistant to automate things when the Phone get’s connected to another Bluetooth device, it’s state changes etc or even detect device room presence based on the RSSI of other Bluetooth devices . In order to enable Read more…

Debug mode

Because Ariela must support so many versions of Android, so many versions of Home Assistant and configurations, there are cases when the application will not work as intended so issues like crashes, entities not shown etc could happen. In order to discover what the problem is, a debug mode was Read more…

MQTT Phone Call State

Ariela has a build in Phone Call State MQTT sensor. This means that once is enabled, this sensor will send to Home Assistant any change detected in the phone call state. For example, Home Assistant will be able to know when your device is in a phone call and you Read more…

MQTT Sensors

Once the MQTT setup is complete, you will be able to choose what device sensors informations you will want to enable / disable. In order to do that, go to Ariela -> Settings, find the MQTT options and click on “Sensors” entry. If successful a screen similar to this should Read more…

MQTT Setup

In order to enable MQTT client in Ariela, go to Ariela -> Settings and search for MQTT entry. After you find the MQTT entry, click on “Enable MQTT Sensors”.

Widgets

How cool it will be to control and view your Home Assistant devices directly on your phone launcher without opening Ariela. Do not worry, Ariela is supporting this feature already. 1.0 Setup In order to add a Home Assistant widget, just search for Ariela in the widgets selection screen, and Read more…

Authentication

In order to make Ariela extensible, we support 3 types of authentication to the Home Assistant server:  basic http api password (legacy support which can be removed by HA)  permanent token (HA version >= 0.78)  web login (HA version >= 0.78)  

Push Notifications

You can use Ariela in combination with Home Assistant in order to receive notifications directly on your Android device. What can you do more is using those notifications to send custom commands back to the server. One cool example: receive notification that someone opened your front door, and using the Read more…