Making your own Automate Extensions

Extension Development

Automate extensions allow extending Automate functionalities by writing external libraries that may consist of new Service, Sensor, Actuator, or Callable classes.

To start developing automate extensions, it is recommended to use cookiecutter template. This is how it works:

  1. Install cookiecutter 1.0.0 or newer:

    pip install cookiecutter
  2. Generate a Automate extension project:


Cookiecutter asks few questions and you have great basis for starting your template development. There will be created Python files where you may add your new custom Automate classes.

For your classes to be exported to the Automate, make sure that they are listed in extension_classes list in of the extension module.

All installed Automate Extensions are available from Automate applications and are imported to automate namespace.


You can install your extension in editable mode by running pip install -e . in your extension root directory.


You can look at Extensions for examples.