|Google Launches Local Home SDK|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Tuesday, 16 July 2019|
The SDK was announced at Google I/O 2019, and is based on Google Smart Home, Google's system for controlling connected devices through the Google Home app and the Google Assistant.
The SDK adds two new intents to the available options - Identify and Reachable_Devices. The local home platform scans the home network to discover any smart devices connected to the Assistant, and triggers Identify to get the device ID. If the detected device is a hub or bridge, Reachable_Device is triggered and treats the hub as the proxy device for communicating locally.
Google says that this default choice for local execution, rather than the cloud, makes users' requests work faster. If there's a problem with local execution, the request can then be sent to the cloud path to make it less likely the request fails.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 July 2019 )|