Adding custom buttons

I’ve added an LED backlight that is IR controlled. I have successfully added a custom remote to the bond hub, and can now power the LED lights on/off using the bond application.

Is there a way to add additional buttons to this generic device? I can only edit the 3 buttons that were provided during the setup process (ON / OFF / Power).

For now you can do using the API. Check out the docs here:{device_id}~1commands/post

In the future we are planning for additional/custom buttons on generic devices, but that still may take a while

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Looks good. Do you have a list of available categories, icons, button types?

  • Categories are only strings used to organize the buttons, you can use whatever you want. We use it like Fan, Light, Other
  • Button Types are tap for normal buttons and momentary for buttons like dimmers, which you have to send a Stop action to stop transmitting.
  • Icons we do have a list internally, I’ll ask around if we can have a public doc for that.
    Also I’ll ask if someone can update the docs to add this info

Thank you.

Another question, when I add the new button - how do I program the actual IR or RF it will emit?

See here:{device_id}~1commands~1{command_id}~1signal/put

If you have just completed a successful scan, you can set use_scan: true rather than copy-pasting all the scan data back into the API.

@marcio: Yes we can publish the icon list. It’s just a list of supported slugs.

Will we also need the ability to POST / PATCH / otherwise add or edit “Actions” since that’s a required parameter of creating commands?

Just started working with my first custom device tonight, and while it is spiffy to be able to have a generic device. the limitations of the existing actions and their buttons (seems like commands revert to action icon slugs no matter how many times I PATCH it to use a different icon) make it kinda wonky. Also, it has 4 buttons vs the 3 which are generated on a generic device template.

Most likely it will be transparent in my custom integrations, but in the app it will always seem a little funky. Plus, I shudder to think how Google Assistant is going to interpret this…

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