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.


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.


The website was launched on December 18, 2014 and contains documentation about the setup process, the platforms and integrations, and for the developers.


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


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


  • End of 2020, Home Assistant Blue was launched. The first dedicated smart home hub for Home Assistant. This limited edition is based on an ODROID and known for its blue aluminum case.
  • In September 2021, Home Assistant Yellow was launched. This extendable smart home hub is a custom, open-source design powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. Home Assistant Yellow supports both Zigbee and Thread.
  • End of 2022, Home Assistant SkyConnect was launched: a USB dongle that provides Zigbee and Thread network support for hubs that do not have this built-in.
  • In September 2023, Home Assistant Green was launched. This plug-and-play smart home hub is an affordable and the easiest way to get started with Home Assistant.


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

Description 2015 2016 2017 2023
Forum posts 352 33004 172k 2.5M
Forum topics 83 4863 22k 205k
Forum members 92 3931 17k 193k
GitHub stars 2519 5239 12k 62k
GitHub forks 374 1424 3.5k 24k
Page views 600k 6.6M 23M

Commits per year

The numbers below only covers the main git repository and doesn’t take the helpers (, frontend, etc.) into account.

2013: 147
2014: 328
2015: 2963
2016: 4299
2017: 3917
2022: 9991

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 <[email protected]>

    Initial commit