[SPECIAL EDITION] Most Popular devices elevated by Community Efforts

The year in review would not be complete without the amazing work that some of the most talented developers of our community, so generously share with others. Their efforts not only enhance Hubitat experience, but in many ways than one, they complete Hubitat founders' vision of an open platform that is limited only by users' imagination.

Vote now for the most popular devices integrated by community efforts.

If your favorite device is not on the list, then select "Other" and drop a comment below, to share which community effort made a difference in your elevated smart home environment.

*for a complete list of community supported devices, check out the "Community Device Drivers."

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Hub information driver

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This is the toughest category. All of the above are great apps/integrations. And there are so many more. I know that many of us (old and new users) really benefit from @dman2306's Hubitat Package Manager, which is a great way to install other terrific apps and drivers - so it gets my vote!

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Other: Hubitat package manager, Device Watchdog, Hubigraph (no one has taken up the mantle yet), and Unofficial ring connect

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All of the above :grin:

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Device Integrations:

  • Google SDM API
  • Google Home Community
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I voted other for HPM. Echo speaks was a close second.

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Thank you for your feedback. There are so many great apps that enhance user experience, such as Hubitat Package Manager. For more details on community maintained apps, please check out the following category: Community Apps - Hubitat

This special edition covers hundreds of community based drivers that are currently running on the Hubitat Elevation platform.

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More personal than anything. For me the two most valuable are the Homebridge Maker API by @dan.t , and Home Assistant Device Bridge by @ymerj, @tomw and @ogiewon. This is not to say that I have not benefitted immensely from other contributors, but these two integrations have extended the capabilities of my Hubitat Elevation hub far beyond what I originally thought possible.

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I'm with you. There are tons of great drivers and apps but @dman2306'a HPM pulls them all together and makes them soooo much easier to use.

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@ogiewon 's Harmony integration

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@dman2306 's Bond integration

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Packet Manager

The Unofficial Ring Integration is critical to me, allowing me to integrate security functions with various smart automations (e.g., arming when I go to bed, etc.).

The Hubitat Package Manager is one of the most generally useful apps available, making the locating, installation, and updating of other user apps a snap.

The Hub Information driver is very helping in detecting and responding to the hub environment.

The Hubitat Hub Controller is very helpful for allowing reboots and shutdowns when necessary (e.g., when a power outage has been detected--allows a graceful hub shutdown before the UPS runs out)

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More people need to be encouraged to put their stuff in it.

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HPM, One App to Rule Them All!

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If the title of this thread is to be taken literally, then the device would be Hubitat Elevation, and the community efforts would have to include Dominick Meglio’s (@dman2306’s) Hubitat Package Manager, Jean May’s (@thebearmay’s) Hubitat Information driver, Tony Fleisher’s (@tony.fleisher’s) Hub Mesh Details app, and, for devices attached to the hub, Robert Morris’s (@bertabcd1234’s) CoCoHue driver, Jason Bottjen’s (@JasonJoel’s) Smart Motion Component drivers, and many more community efforts.

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"Devices elevated by community efforts" is the title. Hubitat Elevation "device" would be the platform that allows the community to build drivers that enhance user experience where our engineers didn't. There are too many exceptional apps developed by the community, for which a top 5 wouldn't make sense. Maybe in a future "Year in Review", we will include apps, but for now, 2021 only covers drivers. Hope this clarifies the omission of most popular apps.

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+1 for Home Assistant Device Bridge

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  • Google Home Community
    :+1:
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