Finally, I managed to find some time to start working on the Android Client for Lights Control. It is very basic at this stage but works. The list shows the device and its room in square brackets. Please find the APK below:
Start by putting in the server settings by pressing the settings menu. Enter the server IP/hostname and the port (default is 6004).
Make sure you have the latest version of the Lights Control code since some changes were made both to the server and the web interface. If you cannot get the names and rooms of your devices, go through each device from the Web Interface and update each device. This will update the device details to the Open Zwave server xml config file. The android client communicates directly to the sever and not to the Web Interface.
Lights Control, is the latest version of my Home Automation software which makes use of the Open-Zwave library to manage Z-Wave devices.
Mobile version still under construction but coming soon!.
No installation hassle! Now also available as a Raspbian image for the Raspberry Pi! Click here to download. Web login username is Admin with first letter uppercase and passwor is admin, all lowercase. SSH login user: lightscontrol, pasword: lightscontrol. Root password: lightscontrol. Make sure you first setup the IP of your Raspi. By default it is set to 10.0.0.100
Code available here: svn checkout http://lights-control.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ lights-control-read-only
Lately I bought an Aeon Labs Z-Stick Series II Z-Wave USB controller since it is the most feasible device to use on Linux. Referring back to the previous solution I had posted here, the problem was that I had to run the system on a virtual machine which does not make it so efficient to run on my green Atom powered home server. The main problem was that the USB controller from Controlthink was not supported on Linux so I had to seek for another solution.
Finally, thanks to the guys developing the Open Zwave Project now it is possible to control Z-wave devices from Linux. My solution is a socket server which accepts requests from different clients such as from a web interface or from an Android phone / tablet. Practically, the socket server works very similar to the same system implemented by http://melloware.com/products/zwave/.
The main challenge in this project was to get my hands dirty with C++ which I am not very familiar with but having said that, the sample examples provided by the Open Zwave team, helped a lot understanding how to use their library. I managed to kill two birds with one stone, learning a bit of C++ while having my Linux server controlling the Z-wave devices natively.
Currently, the socket server gives a list of devices to the client and accepts commands to control each device.
It is still work in progress, however it does most of the stuff I need. The screen shot below shows a PHP socket client displaying the list of devices which can be controlled.
Below are some screen shots of the Android client.