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NHL goal celebration hack
An impressive piece of work from a Hue developer. An epic NHL goal celebration hack with hue lights. Watch the YouTube video and a blog describing how it was done.
 
Google +
We are now on Google+! You can join the Philips Hue Developer community here http://bit.ly/1GOumNb.
 
New API 1.7 Documentation
We have added new hue API documentation to include all the bridge 1.7 functionality. This is mostly concerning Delete Devices, new increment feature and new manufacturername field. For a full list of API changes see the changelog (login required).
 
NBCUniversal Hackathon - Orlando
The Philips hue team were recently at the NBCUniversal Hackathon in Orlando Florida, check out some pictures of the event. Great event, great location!
 
Delete Devices - Coming soon!
We are pleased to announce that towards the end of March 2015 the hue bridge will introduce functionality to delete devices (lights and sensors). This could potentially have an impact on 3rd party apps, so if you have developed a hue app then it is advised to Read More.
 
IMPORTANT - Changes to Bridge JSON
Towards the end of March 2015 we will be releasing bridge firmware 1.7. As from this version, the 'sensor state' buttonevent attribute can now be null. This may potentially have an impact on 3rd party hue apps so we would recommend all 3rd party hue developers to check out the null attributes in JSON page for more info.
 
Philips PSV Hue Hackathon
On Saturday the 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2015 the Philips hue team were present at the PSV hue hackathon, Eindhoven. We witnessed some fantastic presentations from developers, a lot of enthusiasm for hue and a 2-1 win for PSV. Check out the Philips newscenter page (in Dutch) for more info or the hue Hackathon Facebook page for photos of the event.
 
New developers forum!
Our new forum (beta) is live! This is the official Philips hue developer forum for you to raise your questions about developing for hue, discuss, and get support from Philips and your peers. If you find any problems with the forum please notify us using the Contact us form.
 
New API 1.4 Documentation
We have added new hue API documentation to include all the bridge 1.4 functionality. This is mostly concerning multisource luminaires and software update. For a full list of API changes see the changelog (login required).
 
HueCraft Mod
Minecraft lovers! I know you are out there. Watch your hue lights change as they react to your Minecraft environment with HueCraft Mod 1.7.10. Take a look at the hueCraft demonstration video to see how it works!
 
How to program IP Sensors and making a hue Tap toggle button
More info on how to program the Philips hue System. Check out How to Use IP Sensors by programming with the hue rules engine. Also there is now how to create a hue tap toggle button 
 

 

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Check out this video, giving a taste of the atmosphere of some of the hackathons that Philips hue attended in London and Berlin in 2013...