An example accessory plugin for homebridge written in Typescript

homebridge-plugin, homebridge, homebridge-examples, homekit
npm install homebridge-http-light-controller@2.0.4



This repo bundles some example implementations for homebridge plugins. They provide some example code to get started with. They are also published on npm like regular plugins, so you can easily run them in your local homebridge instance. Refer to the respective package.json for the plugin name and install them as usual.

The examples are all written in Typescript and thus require at least homebridge v1.0.0.
To build a plugin run the following commands in the respective plugin directory.

Run this command once to install all dependencies required by the plugin:

npm install

After that run the following command to compile the Typescript files into Javascript (repeat this step every time you change something in the code).

npm run build

If you need inspiration for a plugin written in Javascript you can just run the above commands and look at the generated Javascript code located in the ./dist folder. You may need to ignore some code at the beginning of the file generated by the Typescript compiler.

Examples for different homebridge plugin types

Accessory Plugins

Accessory plugins are the most basic and simplest plugins for homebridge. They should be used if you only want to expose a single accessory and don't require any special functionality.

Platform Plugins:

Platform plugins are able to expose multiple accessories. Additionally, they are required if you want to use the Controller API.

  • Static Platform Plugin: Static platforms know which accessories they want to expose on start up. The set of accessories cannot change over the lifespan of the plugin.
  • Dynamic Platform Plugin: Dynamic platforms can dynamically add or remove accessories at runtime. Accessories are fully stored to disk by homebridge, and the exact state is reconstructed on a reboot. The plugin can store additional context as well.
  • Independent Platform Plugin: Independent platforms are typically used when the platform intends to only expose external accessories or provides other functionality while not exposing an accessory at all.

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