Google Home compatibility with Zipabox

CYRIL MICHAILOFF shared this question 17 months ago
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Dear Support,

Could you please let me know if you plan to have Google Home compatibility with Zipabox and if so when?

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Cyril

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Hello all,

let me clear this up for you guys, THE Apple HomeKit integration isn't planned yet (it will be in the future), but THE Google Home integration is in development, yet I can't tell you an exact release date.

Best regards,

Stefan

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Hello all,

let me clear this up for you guys, THE Apple HomeKit integration isn't planned yet (it will be in the future), but THE Google Home integration is in development, yet I can't tell you an exact release date.

Best regards,

Stefan

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So has Zipato changed directions? A couple of months ago, Sebastian said this was Zipato's highest priority and was expected to be finished by end of year. Your comment is in direct contradiction with Sebastian's statement.

see thread at: https://community.zipato.com/topic/will-we-get-google-home-voice-compatibility

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agreed, we were all waiting for this. Another promise broken.


Oh wait, we got another new Zipatile interface instead.

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Hi Stefan, so any news for the Google Home integration?

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Any update on Google Home support?

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Hello Mons-Ivar,

we're working on it.

Best regards,

Stefan

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they are working on it.

They plan to release before the end of the year.

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Wait, the end of the year was 2months ago. Think if it was not a top priority..

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Hello Simone,

the integration is nearly finished, we're correcting some bugs and issues before we publish it. We thank you for your patience.

Best regards,

Stefan

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Hi!

any news regarding google home? another month has past..

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And team @zipato, pls add support for regional languages that are there in both Google Home & Echo, we have been waiting a looooooong time for the same. (I guess could have added more "o"s) :-)

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Good evening,

I have to choose the controller for my new home automation network. Is it possible to have a certain indication of the release date of the integration with Google Home and the support of the Italian language?


Thank you.

Best Regards.

Sergio Palma

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@Sergio: If it's not release, don't try to have any indication about a release date.

As you can read in the forum, the response will be: it's coming soon or we are doing the certification.

But you can wait a lot (few month/years) before having something working.

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Thank you Oliver,

Your feedback is really negative, referring to the platform and the company. I will certainly take it into my assessments. In consideration of the fact that in front of your post none of Zipato is responding.


Sorry for my bad english!

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@Sergio: To be honest, I am happy with my Zipatile.

It's doing the job.


But I am afraid about how Zipato manage the communication, and about the sales model who change every 6 month.


Be carreful that some feature (like backup) need to be buy to work.


For your question about Google Home, you can use IFTTT. I do it in French, and it do the work.


Sorry for my horrible english ;-)

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This is utterly ridiculous. There is no way Google is taking this long to certify the Zipato controller. Virtually every other controller on the market has this feature now.

We really needed this feature operational before our show in May, but it looks like it wont happen. Changes our whole approach to the show as here the majority of household have Google Homes not Echos. Every stand around us will have this feature beside Zipato controllers.

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6 months and still nothing....

Deseperate...

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Nothing new under the sun...

Promises, promises, promises.. And the time passing away.

I bought a Google home mini hoping in zipato support. Months passed and no support.. And we don't know If will be free of charge when will come..

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They wait that a maximum of annual pro licence will be finish, and after they will promote a new optional functionality...

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indeed.. mine expired a few days ago, so if it's 100€ to have the new feature, it might be cheaper to change solution..

Anyway, who knows when it will be available, as usual promises but nothing; Also as pointed out, most of other solutions are already compatible.

Google home or homekit, it seems now pretty straight forward to integrate (as well other vendors are compatible, the hardware certification is not needed for a while now!

The new hardware seems to be nice, but without good software, it won't change much, like iOS app, how much time to have something improving?

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Its a shame, Zipato could be such a good product. But development is way to slow.

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agreed... I have got 2 zipaboxes now and need to buy a third controller but after my experience with how slow zipato are developing the product (and getting slower!) I think I'll start looking at other products...especially ones that have google home support.

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Im having the same thoughts. I got a Zipabox, but intressted in a Zipatile. But with the slow development i wont invest in a new device from Zipato right now and i have started to look for other options.

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Hi Mattias and Sam

why do you not use IFTTT with a webhook? Google home integration there is very simple and works like a charm.

If you need more information about this please let me know.

Thanks

Beat

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I already do, but there is many rules you need to setup if you want to control singel devices. Zipato have promised full integration, you should not need to use IFTTT.


Its not just this area where development is slow. Been talk about new interface, new apps etc.

Just check when latest changelog where published.

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Ok I see what you mean and I agree at some points. But just be realistic...Zipato is such a small company and they obviously have not found a very profitable business modell which is creating constant income...that's how I see it. And because of this they don't have a big development team which can do all these new technologies coming up every day.

So I've given up to wait for them and trying to find other solutions as the good thing is that Zipato is a very open system. For me it's maybe a bit more than a Z-Wave controller which can do basic rules.

But this might be for everybody a bit different.

Thanks

Beat

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agreed. Google Home now outsells Amazon Echos.

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Agreed to all the comments, even zipato skill for India is not available. Personally with the kind of neglect, we are forced to look for other solutions for our clients.

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as do we, and have been for months now for clients who want Google or Homekit support. Automation Bridge works great.

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Still no news about it, like usual.. so lame

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No, just give up on it like we and apparently Zipato have.

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I'm pretty sure Zipato is aware that it's a must have feature and the longer it takes to deliver the more hurting it is for selling their devices, but yet it is taking SOOOO long :-(

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Where is the support for google home? news ?

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We are approching to the end of the year.

The year AFTER the promised one... just a year late. :-/

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:-)

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Funny, I haven't used the system for 1 1/2 year and still see the same problems when I get back to the forum :) Slow feedback and slow development on new features etc..

Also, they should have had subscription plan a long time ago. I'm still open for paying a small monthly fee instead of a one time payment the hurts in your wallet.

What are the options if I want to switch from Zipato?

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we are all feeling this frustration. Your points also make sense, plus add Paypal support would be good.

We are also tired of no advancement in integrations. No way to add support ourselves for products, create your own virtual device/widget layout, etc.etc, but there is another app development about to be released by year end. Wait..... that sounds familiar...........

There are numerous other controllers out there, just depends on your requirements.

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Is it possible to have a planned release date for google home integration?

Is very frustrating to see topics like this without any update for months (or even years).

It seems that Zipato development is going to a dead-end...

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If i havent read wrong, end of october have been mentioned for GA and new apps. But to be honnest, i doubt it.. :P

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In fact, it's dead.

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Hi.

It's to late for me. Started using HomeSeer, and are not going back to Zipato. But is hoping for some update on GH integration, so I can sell my zipabox.

Den man. 22. okt. 2018, 14:38 skrev Zipato Support Portal <mailer@3plus.hr>:

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I'm leaving zipato too. Development has come to a full stop. And I never felt the product was great usability wise (WAF factor) so I'm looking into other options.

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We all hear your pain and frustration.

But I can confirm many companies are having issues with GH support as Google keep changing their api and what companies need to support and how. Others are using their own api but this involves saying something like "hey google tell zipato to......" Not ideal either.

Communication has never been Zipatos forte, https://community.zipato.com/announcements (empty) https://www.facebook.com/Zipato and https://twitter.com/zipatweet so dont expect that to change, and timelines are equivalent to Musks timelines with Telsa the only guarantee is that they will miss it.

No one knows what Zipatos priorities are or what they are working on. But they spent a lot of time recently on updating their backend which seems more resilient.

We do have another UI for the Zipatile which looks better and should be available across all platforms now, a new Zipatile 2 and new zipabox 2 which are welcome upgrades.

So maybe now with all this new hardware and backend upgrades completed Zipato has an sdk available for developers to add their own support and drivers for other systems/devices....................................maybe.

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Hello,

Any updates on this point?

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Tellus just told me that they have GoogleHome integration!!!!

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Christmas present? :P

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In other thread the said that they have stopped Google Home integration to focus on other projects...

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Wich tread?

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Found it

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WHAT??!!??

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Oh wow. It's only Google. Why would want anyone an integration with tiny Google? Better focus on something else and not finish that before the end of the year ... Luckily there are enough other controllers to choose from, working fine with Google Home. Problem solved.

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Found it.

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5955722b482ad96c47c57d7f9a92bbe2I love to repost this.

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That was a pretty blunt lie, we can now tell: a top priority project that has been stopped to work on other projects!

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As usual! So lame..

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I created a simple REST API for myself which calls Zipato API and does dedicated commands like lock or open the danalock door lock. I used this REST API with IFTTT and now I can control my door lock via alexa and google home. Apple included Shortcuts application onto iOS 12 and I created shortcuts for closing and opening the lock via Siri. Zipato has http device, but since I'm a java programmer, I prefered using Zipato API directly (I must admit it was easier for me to develop the REST wrapper service than to bother using rules and http device).

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you released it over github or took it private?

I used virtual meter with ifttt and url calls due to no time to develop a solution.. but I already thinked about a piece of code running on a raspberry or somewhere else, to do what - I think - you already done. You used API to retrive all the items and the names, than used IFTTT with google assistant to detect commands, detecting device name and action as ifttt ingredient, passing that to your piece of code with webhook.. code that search for the device and drive it as required.. right?

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I'll post the code onto github during the holidays with explanation how to configure iOS Shortcuts and IFTTT. I also played with Google Dialogflow to integrate with Google Assistant, but since I'm using the test version, it just lasts for a limited time on Assistant. Yes, I'm using webhook on IFTTT which is triggered by alexa or google assistant via specific phrase. The same goes with iOS shotcuts.

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I've rechecked the code and I'll have to do some rewrite. The whole WAR project contains integration for Netatmo weather station API, DoorBird notification service and Zipato integration (zipato box isn't the only IoT device I own). There are API keys, usernames and passwords inside that I'm not willing to share with the world :) . It's kind of testbed that I used to test different APIs,

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@RobertCliyt go away and spruke your malware filled websites on another platform.

Please nobody click on the above link, it is infected and is not a legitimate website.

Where is Zipatos Community moderators????

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So sorry to hear that they dont develop google home support any more.

I like this device, but will buy something another, may be samsung.

I have not only z-wave devices and google home is only way to get all everything together.

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Feel cheated by ZiPato promising Google integration and leaving their clients back

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I recived info in a ticket that Google integration is finnished but needs some polishing. So maby hopefully we will get it soon.

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I really hope so... I have 3 zipaboxes and I'm looking at which controller to replace them with if they don't release google support very soon.

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Yep, same here and new gui.

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Me too, I have two ZipaBoxes, one ZipaTile and have been waiting to buy my next ZipaBox until they get Google support. I am about to give up and search other options; especially given the recent outages. Listening to my alarm blare for hours because I cannot disarm it is quite frustrating, especially given they falsely advertised that Zipato is mostly local and can be controlled locally.

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since months and months ago zipato is saying "is finished", "need some polishing", "near to be certified by goole".. Previously they claim a release beforse the end of the year (2018), next they changed idea informing us that they changed priorities.

Now back to the originals.

Funny.

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You are actually a year off, they said it will be implemented before the end of the year.... that was 2017......

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I have many friends working in google. google is in a fast war with amazon alexa to implement every possible gadget to be controlled by their google home. in fact even small solutions like NETATMO or other chinese products are compatible with google home and with alexa. it' only a question of "turn on" and "turn off" and the name of a device or of a scene. that's could be enought for the beginning. ZIPATO is loosing a lot of clients that at the end will buy another zwave hub and forget zipabox in the garage forever.

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