Any update on all these requests for an API? The last response from anyone at bhyve/orbit was about 2.5 months ago. It should be evident that there’s a desire/need for an API given the number of requests in this thread.
You could start with something simple. Exposing a notification API, for example, would allow notifications to flow into various smarthome platforms. Once in the smarthome platform, those notifications could be used to trigger rules to perform other actions, update status on smarthome UIs, generate TTS (Text to Speech) messages, etc.