With Sonos announcing that are expanding their developer program (Click here
) and created some new API that operate through the cloud, it has me thinking of would want out of new/party controller app.
The first thing that came to mind is that I want a single app that fully controls both my Sonos speakers and my pool. To give a little background, my pool has a 'smart controller' of sorts on it. I have an app (Hayward) that can control the pumps, heater, lighting, and the electrical board connected to my pool. It allows scheduling and creation of scenes as well. On the Sonos side, I've got outdoor speakers in place.
So on a typical afternoon in the backyard, it's not uncommon for me to be switching between my Sonos and Hayward app. Although it's a 3rd world problem, wouldn't it be great if I could do all the usual changes through a single app? As added bonus, it would be great to be able to associate certain lighting schemas with certain Sonos favorites. How about turning on the hot tub also kicks off some Barry White? That sort of thing.
I understand that there Is Control 4 and other control systems that can do this, but I have no desire to pay a ton of money for this and really wouldn't need the extra equipment.
If I'm a pool installer, I see this as a big plus. Integrating with Sonos helps me sell the more expensive smart package. I use an electrician already for the pool, so it wouldn't be a huge problem to lay speaker wire through conduit around the pool area during contruction. I can partner with an AV installer on more complex jobs.
I don't know just random thoughts. Any one else with ideas?