Gladys

An open-source home assistant powered by a Raspberry Pi πŸ—£οΈ

#4 Product of the DayOctober 24, 2018

Gladys is an open-source program which runs on your Raspberry Pi.

She integrates into your life, seamlessly communicating across your entire home network and your devices while checking you calendar.

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Hey everyone! 5 years ago, as I was still a student, I built Gladys: A Jarvis-like home automation software that allowed me to control my house and automate many things in my life, just thanks to a Raspberry Pi. From my lights, music, coffee machine: anything could be automated and integrated into a nice scenario. I released the software for completely free and open-source, and quickly I saw lots of interests in the project. Years after years, I improved the software with the help of my awesome community, to bring it where we are now. Today, we now have more than 35k downloads of Gladys and more than 3 000 people in the online community. Since last year I started monetizing the project so that I can work full time on it. I did 20k$ in revenue the first year, and it's still growing. I have a new product linked to Gladys that's going to be live soon for 9.99€/month, and I can't wait to release it online! Don't hesitate to reach me if you have any question :)
This is beautiful, Pierre! I have been looking for a system just like Gladys recently, so thanks for making it! Do you have a plan to monetize in the near future?
@joey_tawadrous Hey! Thanks for your message :) It's already monetized since 1.5 years! On the past year, I did 20k$ in revenue on the project by selling an ebook + video pack about Gladys (only in french, that's why you don't see it on the website). All the revenue is public here => https://gladysproject.com/open But I'm now launching an international product, the Gladys Gateway, which will be available for 9.99€/month in the coming weeks. If you want to see what's the Gladys Gateway, have a look at this Tweet Thread => https://twitter.com/pierregilles...
@pierregillesl That is quite impressive, Pierre. Keep rocking it!
This is awesome πŸ‘
@alin23 Thanks πŸ™

Few months ago I came across Gladys & realised this is a thing which you didnt knew existed but would definitely use to make your life more simpler. I can't wait to use it 😊

Great job Pierre-Gilles Leymarie πŸ™Œ

Pros:

Automates your life

Cons:

Might make you lazy 🀣

Thanks for your nice comment Akshay! Gladys can make you lazy or on the contrary makes you move more, by waking you up earlier thanks to a nice music, lights and coffee ready ;) It's just up to you! πŸ˜›

Great open source project

Pros:

Great UI | Active community

Cons:

Mostly French support but opened for English

Thanks for your comment Olivier :) I'm definitely trying to bring more english speaking people into the project, and I hope this launch will help us reach more people outside of France!