LIFX bulb as a status indicator for Lync/Skype for Business

The initial concept is to use a LIFX bulb to show a visual representation of my availability status as dictated by Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business, similar to what a Blynclight ( does, however without having to be tethered by USB.

Eventually extending this to run as a service to collect the statuses of all the members of my team and display their availability via their own LIFX bulb either hanging over their cube or via a status wall.

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That sounds like a pretty awesome idea. I’ve had a look in the past at using the Unified Communication Web API (UCWA) before, but it looked like the availability fields were free form, and I really didn’t want to write a language parser.

I’ve already got this to work with Lync for Mac using applescript to retreive the Status and a python script to control the lights. I’ll post a short demo when I get a chance to record it.

Here you go:

Source code can be found here:

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Very cool. Appreciate the demo