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Testing Account for a Home Assistant Integration

Glenn Moore
Jun 23, 2023 2:53 PM
Joined Nov, 2012 78 posts

I am a big Home Assistant (HA) user and it is fun to add integrations into the system so that it can interact in an integrated fashion with other smart devices.  I am currently working on understanding the framework for new integrations to HA (written in Python).   A good starting point for me is to develop an integration with OwnerRez so that the calendar and properties are exposed in Home Assistant.   This way I can then add simple automation rules to my system to ... say set the temperature via my nest thermostats to a comfortable setting on the day of guest arrival (before they arrive).  Once integrated into HA, the automation engine makes all sorts of things possible!

Anyhow I have written a Python integration for OwnerRez that I can integrate into HA.  I would like to eventually make the integration as a downloadable add-in to HA users.   I know that the intersection of HA users who are also on OwnerRez is likely extremely small, but hey it is fun to do.  

My API works quite well and instanciates my property into a Python object and it then has a nice method to retrieve all future bookings (with dates and check-in times) for a pre-set number of days into the future.  The challenge that I am having is that I only have one property and I really do not want to add to my monthly cost to create a second fictional property.     I am just wondering if there is an account set up for testing that I could use to test my code against for more than one property.   Also I may like to enhance the API into the future to write rather than just read and I certainly do not want to be testing this on my single live property.

Anyhow, I am not sure anything like this exists, but I thought that I would ask.  It would be great to have an account that has, say three different properties on it with various fictional bookings.  Obviously it would only be for testing enhancements to my API.


George M
Nov 3, 2023 2:48 PM
Joined Feb, 2022 1 post

I too am a big HomeAssitant user.  I would love to collaborate on this.

Paul K
Nov 17, 2023 10:59 PM
Joined Jul, 2023 2 posts

Same here - would love to help out!

Feb 8, 2024 9:20 PM
Joined Oct, 2018 45 posts

I am also working on this!  Are you currently collaborating with anyone else?


Paul K
Feb 26, 2024 10:15 PM
Joined Jul, 2023 2 posts

Hey Tim,

I've done a bit of work on this, but it got put on the shelf during the holidays. Would love to collaborate with you and anyone else looking for this type of integration!

Best, Paul