Programming your Hue lights with Tasker

This page is under construction. I expect to complete it by the end of August 2013.

This page describes out to control your Hue lights with Tasker. Most of this tutorial assumes you are connected to the Wifi Access Point that controls your Hue. There are ways to control Hue without being on your local LAN but I will only briefly touch on that topic.

It is quite complex as you need to understand the Hue API, some advanced techniques in Tasker such as javascriptlets, and a little about XMLHttpRequest. I'm trying to make this as simple as possible so you can build your own solutions on top of these building blocks.

Step 1 -
Start by reading the Hue API information and using the debug tool to test out somethings with your lights. It will give you a good basis for the rest of the information.

Step 2 -
Find the IP address for your Hue bridge. Philips provides a mechanism to do this which is explained in the getting started doc from step 1.

Step 3 -
There is a required onetime setup to register your app with Hue.

You can also edit and use the tasks here to do this with a bit of work.

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