We knew that Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 4S and Siri would lead to bigger, better things — automated things.
While some of you are using the device’s new personal assistant application to plan outfits and make restaurant recommendations, Christoper Deutsch taught Siri how to do a little home automation.
Deutsch enlisted a few add-ons, including an Insteon thermostat and appliance module. Of course, you’ll also need the iPhone 4S. He details all of the add-ons and part of the process on his blog.
More importantly, he explains the sequence of events. According to Deutsch’s site and Technabob, it goes a little something like this: Give Siri the command, and it goes to a Twilio SMS number. Twilio then sends its info to his Node web application, then to the Indigo Web server, and to the Insteon thermostat/appliance.
Yes, it seems like a lot just to turn on the fan. It’s not exactly moving any tech mountains, but his daughter seems pretty happy about it. So are we, actually. This has to be a sign of things to come. Check out the video below.