Trivia


This page contains only irrelevant and unhelpful information about Home Assistant. If you are going to prepare a talk about Home Assistant, perhaps some information mentioned here can be used for the intro.

Name

Isn’t it obvious? Home Assistant is the good soul that is assisting you in your home. It’s common to refer to Home Assistant simply as HA or hass (not to be confused with the German word “Hass”, it’s more like the abbreviation of Home Assistant Server Service). hass is also the name of the command-line part.

Website

The website https://www.home-assistant.io was launched on December 18, 2014 and contains documentation about the setup process, the platforms and components, and for the developers.

Logo

The current logo was created by Jeremy Geltman. Further details can be found in the announcement.

License

Home Assistant is open source software and available under the Apache 2.0 license.

Numbers

This sections just contains some random numbers of the Home Assistant eco-system. Sorry, only the main repository counts.

Description 2015 2016 2017
Forum posts 352 33004 171981
Forum topics 83 4863 21512
Forum members 92 3931 16663
Github stars 2519 5239 12074
Github forks 374 1424 3474
Page views ha.io 600,372 6,614,343 23,727,481

Commit per year

The numbers below only covers the main git repository and doesn’t take the helpers (home-assistant.io, home-assistant-polymer, etc.) into account.

2013: 147
2014: 328
2015: 2963
2016: 4299
2017: 3917

More details and statistics can be found on Github.

First commit

The first commit in git was made on Sep 17, 2013 by Paulus Schoutsen.

commit d55e4d53cccc9123d03f45c53441e7cbfc58e515
Author: Paulus Schoutsen <Paulus@PaulusSchoutsen.nl>
Date:   Tue Sep 17 00:32:51 2013 -0700

    Initial commit