You can build Smart Home apps that let users control IoT devices through the Google Assistant. Building Smart Home apps lets you connect, query, and control devices through your existing cloud infrastructure.
Get the end-to-end sample for Smart Home apps by downloading or cloning from Github.
User set up their devices with the Google Assistant app to authenticate to your cloud services and the Assistant receives an OAuth token. At this point, the Assistant sends an
action.devices.SYNC intent to your fulfillment to retrieve the initial list of user devices and capabilities from your cloud infrastructure.
You can send an intent to the Google Assistant with the
action.intent.REQUEST_SYNC intent, which sends the
action.devices.SYNC intent to your fulfillment to sync the list of devices and capabilities again.
When users ask the Assistant to send commands to devices, your fulfillment receives a
action.devices.EXECUTE intent with a payload that describes the action and the devices to act upon.
Querying device status
Querying of device status, either to answer a user question like "What lights are on in the kitchen?" or to handle relative brightness commands like "Turn up my lights" happens with the Assistant sending an
action.intent.QUERY intent to your fulfillment.