Playing more with the Stream Deck

I’ve been trying out some more things this week with the Elgato Stream Deck, in particular adding in “Virtual Buttons” to HomeBridge, which then allows keys on the Stream Deck to control HomeKit devices. Here is the somewhat spartan guide I followed:…

Essentially the virtual buttons and events (click, double click, and long press) become URLs, so having the Stream Deck open them as websites activates whatever action is then attached to that event in the Home app. Turning on the “GET request in the background” option in the Stream Deck configuration means it doesn’t open a Web browser.

Here is my current layout, there is plenty more I can play around with in terms of more automations, etc!

As Jason Snell says over on the always excellent Six Colors blog, designing interfaces is hard……

Currently listening: Passion Pit - “The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)”

Jonathan Wrigley @workswellforme