Is there a plan to add support for google home?
It looks like they got part of it working: https://assistant.google.com/services/a/uid/000000a60ecd7084?hl=en
However, it doesn't find the entry on google home itself. I went ahead and bought the plugin though...
Supposedly it was approved, which is why you can type it in to see it in the directory, but there's a bug that is preventing it from displaying. I'm told this is impacting many skills, now it's just a matter of Google fixing it *crosses fingers*
This sounds like a great add-on! Is there any way I can vote or something on Google's site to promote it? It's funny, when I go check their apps for the google assistant, if you type in Axial it'll show "Axial Control" in the search with the correct icon, but the results don't bring up anything.
Wow, that sucks. What the hell google. You should tell them that getting approval from Amazon was way easier ;)
That's a little outrageous on Google's part. There are multiple apps on there that support zwave devices. There's no way other companies/apps did that kind of testing being that there are thousands of zwave products.
Well, as an update...
I heard back from Google; they congratulated us for writing a smart home app that made it as far as it did in their testing and approval process (yay!). However, the next step is that Google wants to us to send 2 pairs of every device that Axial supports to a 3rd party for actual hands-on testing and verification.
Needless to say, I think this process is going to take a considerable amount of time. For anyone who pre-purchased the plugin for google's home asisstant, you can send us a message and request a refund. Sorry about that!
I'll continue to update this thread as the process moves forward.
When I emailed them last week, they mentioned that it takes "a while" to complete reviews for smart home apps. Googling around revealed some people who have waited for up to a month.
I feel bad that I even mentioned this before it was ready. :)
Has Google given any update? I'm still not seeing it available.
@PMartineau Just waiting on Google's OK. I jumped the gun on announcing it here - I had assumed it would only take a few hours as Google is generally pretty quick. It's been a couple weeks though, and no response from the Google review team. Hopefully soon!
I bought the plug in but still not seeing the axial control in google home ? Is it available ?
The app for Google Home is currently being reviewed. I expect it to be approved shortly! Snag the plugin from our store so you are ready: https://www.axialcontrol.com/Buy/product/amazon-echo
Just bumping this up as I would also like to see a plugin for Google Home. We got some as gifts and love them and I do not want to have to switch to Amazon or have both.
@pawight... when you say something like 'much better' it assumes you have both devices and are comparing them side by side. is that the case?
Is IFTTT an option for using Google Home? G Home is much better at natural language and much more intelligent than Amazon. I can no longer find Axial/InControl on IFTTT.
No updates as of yet. It's on the radar to go back and reinvestage if their smart home offerings are more matured yet.
Yes, it's in the plan. We are waiting for it to mature a little bit more, as their current implementation is rumored to be changing.