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  1. Open-source and privacy-first home automation with an emphasis on local control and backed by a worldwide community. Runs on Raspberry Pi or local server.

  2. openHAB is a Java-based open-source home automation platform that integrates and combines a vast range of different smart home systems and technologies into one single solution.



  3. An all-round MQTT client that provides a structured topic overview.

  4. Gladys is an open-source program which runs on your Raspberry Pi or Docker. She integrates into your life, seamlessly communicating across your entire home network and your devices while checking your calendar. Based on NodeJS.

  5. Eclipse Mosquitto is an open source (EPL/EDL licensed) message broker that implements the MQTT protocol versions 5.0, 3.1.1 and 3.1. Mosquitto is lightweight and is suitable for use on all devices from low power single board computers to full servers.

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  6. Alternative firmware for ESP8266 with easy configuration using webUI, OTA updates, automation using timers or rules, expandability and entirely local control over MQTT, HTTP, Serial or KNX.

  7. OpenMQTTGateway icon

    OpenMQTTGateway project goal is to concentrate in one firmware different technologies and protocols, hiding the different technologies singularity behind a simple & wide spread communication protocol.

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  8. MQTTCHAT icon

    MQTTCHAT used to add voice, video, and text chat to your site. Secure one to one messaging chats to keep the interaction going. Users can upload, preview, and send photos to each other.

  9. ESPHome is a system to control your ESP8266/ESP32 by simple yet powerful configuration files and control them remotely through Home Automation systems.

  10. MQTTBox icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Self-Hosted

    MQTTBox enables to create MQTT clients to publish or subscript topics, create MQTT virtual device networks, load test MQTT devices or brokers and much more.

  11. HiveMQ is a MQTT broker, tailored specifically for enterprises which find themself in the emerging age of Machine-to-Machine communication (M2M) and the Internet of Things.

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  12. CyBear Jinni is smart home platform that let you control smart devices from different form factors with a single app by connecting a Hub in your home.

  13. MQTTRoute icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspbian

    Bevywise MQTTRoute is a complete free IoT Application suite with an inbuilt MQTT Broker. MQTTRoute is a perfect middleware with REST API, Dashboard & widgets, Complete Data store & more.

  14. The IoT Guru icon
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The IoT Guru provides cloud services and mobile application for developers and users of IoT devices; also offers free and paid as you go tier, mostly based on the data retention and number of messages.

  15. CrateDB is an open source SQL database with a ground-breaking distributed design:

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