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Butler

Companion for Home Assistant Source

Description

Access your Home Assistant dashboard from a native companion UI, integrating better with your OS. Native features include:

  • Icon in your App Grid, Applications Menu, Dash, Dock, etc.
  • Native header bar
  • Save and restore current view and size when closed and re-opened
  • Two-finger swipe and mouse button support to go back/forward between views
  • Cross-desktop light/dark style support (if supported by your Lovelace theme)

Butler is designed to make getting at your Home Assistant dashboard easier for kiosks, your laptop/desktop, or your Linux phone. It does not support companion app features from Android and iOS like location services, notifications, or exposing device sensors.

Other features include:

  • Pinch-to-zoom
  • Set the scaling with Ctrl+Plus/Minus or Ctrl+0 to reset
  • Fullscreen from the menu, a keyboard shortcut, or a GSetting to better support kiosk use cases

Note WebRTC camera streams (i.e. used by some newer Nest cameras) are not currently supported.

Source

Project links: Links with more information: Links to (pages with) screenshots:

Rating

Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.

Features

 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.

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Get it on Flathub!

Install as flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/com.cassidyjames.butler.flatpakref

Build and install your own flatpak: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cassidyjames/butler/main/com.cassidyjames.butler.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:

Install

* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: CC-BY-SA-4.0

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Programming languages: Vala

Build system: Meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cassidyjames/butler/main/data/metainfo.xml