【Feature Request】- Homekit device integration

Dear iHost & eWelink Cube Team,
while using iHost i was wondering the possibility to use something like the homekit device integration (Home assistant). the possibility to add virtually any homekit device and use it via matter bridge, sound intriguing, this way one can add also homekit hub… and with the coming (i hope) matter hub feature… well :wink: GG.
Best regards

  1. Add the iHost device to the apple Home App by installing the Home bridge add on in docker;
  2. Add iHost device to apple Home App via iHost Matter bridge, but only if there is an ipad as Matter hub.(ps: iHost Matter bridge is still in debug, expect version 1.13.0 to be stable)

hi, thank you for your answer. This way is it possible to expose and control homekit hardware with other system like google or alexa? if yes its great.
i was asking for somthing different (i think) for reference:

“The [HomeKit] Device integration allows you to connect accessories with the “Works with HomeKit” logo to Home Assistant” .In our case to ihost so you may integrate any device with apple logo to the homse server.

For controlling iHost syncing to Homekit devices via Google or alexa, if you have Matter hubs under your respective accounts, I suggest you wait for the Matter bridge, which allows you to do so.

If it’s controlling devices added directly to Homekit via Google or alexa, I don’t have a good suggestion.

hi songal, thanks again for ur kind answer. i’ll wait and see how eWelink cube will evolve.

sorry for my poor eng. i’ll try to explain myself better.
I have my aqara Magic switch s1e working locally using the homekit controller, where Home Assistant pretends to be an Apple device, I would be (pleasantly) surprised if iHost will have this functionality and it will be able to expose homekit device in some to dother controller like alexa and google.

The current situation of iHost is still the same, homekit devices cannot be synchronized to iHost.

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You can install the homebridge docker image on the iHost so your Sonoff devices appear in Apple, although not in reverse. If there is a specific device you wish to appear on the iHost you can create a virtual device in the iHost Node Red and then synchronise the virtual device on the iHost with the Real device on Home Assistant using MQTT to communicate between them.

If you wish to directly control all homebridge devices from the iHost then I’d bet there is a homebridge palette for Node Red that you can just link directly to the Home Assistant’s HomeBridge but for just one or a small number of devices I’d just use MQTT because there is an MQTT in node in Node Red.

You could probably also install the eWeLink 2 Cube palette in the Home Assistant Node Red and directly control the virtual device, but I haven’t tested whether virtual devices are limited to just that machine or everywhere served by that machine - but I haven’t tested it so can’t say for 100% sure. I expect it’s everywhere served by that server plus an integrated link into the main iHost display plus dashboards.

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Thk for the professional replay !