Building Cloud-connected Device TypesΒΆ

Cloud-connected devices use a third-party service to accomplish device communication. An example of such a device is the Ecobee thermostat.

When developing a Device Handler for a Cloud-connected device, you must create a Service Manager SmartApp that will handle authenticating with the third-party service, communicating with the device, and reacting to any device changes that occur.

This guide overviews the concept of the Service Manager/Device Handler architecture and also gives an example of both the Service Manager and Device Handler creation.

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