API in 2021?

I have been using my oven for about half a year now, but I am a bit frustrated that ~5 years after the question turned up on the forum for the first time there still isn’t any information about API access. It doesn’t have to be much and I do geht that it might be security issue if you could start an oven you don’t own, but at least make some read only data available - it doesn’t even have to be much, a simple steam/temperature set/current would be enough to integrate the oven into a smarthome in a meaningful way (starts air purifier when broiling, etc). That would not pose any security issue at all, not interfer with any of the existing apps, etc, could be implemented within one hour of programming work and make many people happy!

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Will pass this along to the team for feedback. There are no plans to open the API at this time.

An API with auth is quite simple to implement? This could be useful for commercial type setups where multiple ovens are being controlled. It could also be a great home automation angle for Anova.

Are you able to share a list of customer initiated feature requests like this?

hey Alex! We have definitely heard the feedback for an API. Right now it’s not part of the roadmap, but we will always pass along that feedback!

Is your roadmap something that could be shared?


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Good question! Lemme find out what we can share!

I’m a new owner, yet to do my first cook, but it surprises me that there isn’t some sort of API available.

If a fully featured API is too hard/too low priority/too uninteresting for the developers could they at least consider adding support for serving up a status page in html or json? Presumably something like this is already used in development and enabling it in a production release of the firmware should be almost trivial.

Not in the UK - the Alexa ‘skill’ isn’t available here.

Nor for Japan…

A road map would be great. Any update on this I heard mention of a more powerful steam only mode at some point.

Hey Tim. No updates or time table on an API. It is not part of the roadmap. The steam preset has been added to the APO app!