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Connect your services to LG appliances with ThinQ Connect.

As LG ThinQ’s cloud appliances platform offered to B2B partners, ThinQ Connect connects the services of partners with LG appliances so that they can be controlled and monitored. Would you like to make a real Smart Home? Provide your services to LG appliance users with ThinQ Connect.

ThinQ connect API is designed by RESTful pattern

ThinQ Connect API

API (Application Programming Interface) allows our partners' services to communicate with LG appliances. Designed with a user friendly RESTful design, this API allows your services to

✓ send control commands to LG appliances

✓ monitor device status

✓ receive push messages from the devices.

Using ThinQ Connect API, your service can control LG appliance devices.

Control

Using ThinQ Connect API, your service can monitor LG appliance devices.

Monitoring

Using ThinQ Connect API, your service can subscribe to Push messages from LG appliance devices.

Push Message

Device Profile

Models the features and properties of LG appliances and describes them in JSON format, with defined attributes for controlling home appliances or reporting their status.

The ThinQ Connect API uses device profiles to convey information from LG appliances in requests and responses. With ThinQ Connect API, your services

✓ can query the profiles of each consumer device

✓ read the profile's attribute values and get status information for devices

✓ or change the profile's attribute values to issue control commands to devices.

Refrigerator

{
    "notification": {  "push" : [ "DOOR_IS_OPEN", ......], ......}
    "property": {
        "doorStatus" : [{......}, ...... ],
        "temperature": [{......}, ...... ],
         ......
    },
    ......
}

The device profile is written by JSON format.

We provide the device profile for various types of LG appliances.
ThinQ Simulator

LG ThinQ Simulator

This provides a web-based virtual LG appliance. Even without an LG appliance, you can test and develop services that work with ThinQ Connect on virtual devices.

LG ThinQ Simulator currently supports one representative model for each appliance type from both South Korea and the United States, and the number of countries and models supported is expected to gradually expand.

  • South Korea (9 types): refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, styler, dish washer, oven, air conditioner, air cleaner, dehumidifier
  • USA (9 types): refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, styler, dish washer, oven, air conditioner, air cleaner, dehumidifier

How can You develop a ThinQ Connect integrated service?

Would you like to offer your services to LG Home Appliance customers with ThinQ Connect? ThinQ Connect is only available to LG Electronics B2B Partners. After finished a partnership agreement with LG, you will be provided with the necessary technical information using this site. See the following process:

Join Developer Site

01.

Join Developer Site


Once the partnership is complete, sign in to the developer site and request permission. Once your permission is approved, you will have access to the necessary technical information on this site.

Create your service.

02.

Create Your Service


Request to create a service for your company. We will issue you the DEV SERVICE_CONFIG, enabling your service to be interoperable with ThinQ platform dev servers.

Develop your service.

03.

Develop Your Service


Refer to the technical documentation and implement your services. You can ask questions and receive technical support from an LG representative through a forum.

Certify your service.

04.

Certify Your Service


Request certification. When certification completed, we will issue you the PRODUCT Service_CONFIG, enabling your service to be interoperable with ThinQ platform operation servers.

Permission request

Request your Permission

After you entered into a partnership with LG, request your permission on this developer site. With permission, you can access our technical documentation required to develop your service.

  • Please note that a permission request cannot be authorized before the partnership agreement.
Forum - Ask a question

Ask a Question.

Have any questions on developing ThinQ Connect services? Try our online forum. You can discuss a development-related issue with an LG representative.

  • The forum can only be accessed by users who are authorized to use this site, and is run as a private forum for users belonging to the same company to share forum content with each other.

ThinQ Connect API Reference

ThinQ Connect
API Reference

Provides details about the API, including example code for API calls and responses.

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ThinQ Connect API Call Sequence

ThinQ Connect
API Call Sequence

Describes how to use the API using an API call flow.

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Device Profile

LG Home Appliances
Device Profile

Provides the profile which model LG appliance's features and properties in JSON format for each device type.

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