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Python API for Shark IQ robots

Project description


Unofficial SDK for Shark IQ robot vacuums, designed primarily to support an integration for Home Assistant.


Use the package manager pip to install foobar.

pip install sharkiqpy


Simple Operation

from sharkiqpy import get_ayla_api, OperatingModes, Properties, PowerModes

PASSWORD = '$7r0nkP@s$w0rD'

ayla_api = get_ayla_api(USERNAME, PASSWORD)

shark_vacs = ayla_api.get_devices()
shark = shark_vacs[0]


Async operation

import asyncio
from sharkiqpy import get_ayla_api, OperatingModes, SharkIqVacuum

PASSWORD = '$7r0nkP@s$w0rD'

async def main(ayla_api) -> SharkIqVacuum:
    await ayla_api.async_sign_in()

    shark_vacs = await ayla_api.async_get_devices()
    shark = shark_vacs[0]
    await shark.async_update()
    await shark.async_find_device()
    await shark.async_set_operating_mode(OperatingModes.START)

    return shark

ayla_api = get_ayla_api(USERNAME, PASSWORD)
shark =


get_ayla_api(username, password, websession=None)

Returns and AylaApi object to interact with the Ayla Networks Device API conrolling the Shark IQ robot, with the app_id and app_secret parameters set for the Shark IQ robot.

class AylaAPI(username, password, app_id, app_secret, websession)

Class for interacting with the Ayla Networks Device API underlying the Shark IQ controls.

  • username: str
  • password: str
  • app_id: str
  • app_secret: str
  • websession: Optional[aiohttp.ClientSession] = None Optional aiohttp.ClientSession to use for async calls. If one is not provided, a new aiohttp.ClientSession will be created at the first async call.


  • get_devices()/async_get_devices() Get a list of SharkIqVacuums for every device found in list_devices()
  • list_devices()/async_list_devices() Get a list of known device description dicts
  • refesh_auth()/async_refesh_auth() Refresh the authentication token
  • request(method, url, headers = None, auto_refresh = True, **kwargs)/async_request(...) Submit an HTTP request to the Ayla networks API with the auth header
    • method: str An HTTP method, usually 'get' or 'post'
    • url: str
    • headers: Optional[Dict] = None Optional dict of HTTP headers besides the auth header, which is included automatically
    • auto_refresh: bool = True If True, automatically call refesh_auth()/async_refesh_auth() if the auth token is near expiration
    • **kwargs Passed on to requests.request or aiohttp.ClientSession.request
  • sign_in()/async_sign_in() Authenticate
  • sign_out()/async_sign_out() Sign out

class SharkIqRobot(ayla_api, device_dct)

Primary API for interacting with Shark IQ vacuums

  • ayla_api: AylaApi An AylaApi with an authenticated connection
  • device_dct: Dict A dict describing the device, usually obtained from AylaApi.list_devices()


  • find_device()/async_find_device() Cause the device to emit an annoying chirp
  • get_file_property_url(property_name)/async_get_file_property_url(property_name) Get the URL for the latest version of a 'file'-type property
    • property_name: Union[str, PropertyName] Either a str or PropertyNames value for the desired property
  • get_file_property(property_name)/async_get_file_property(property_name) Get the contents of the latest version of a 'file'-type property
    • property_name: Union[str, PropertyName] Either a str or PropertyNames value for the desired property
  • get_metadata()/async_get_metadata() Update some device metadata (vac_model_number and vac_serial_number)
  • set_operating_mode(mode)/async_set_operating_mode(mode) Set the operating mode. This is just a thin wrapper around set_property_value/async_set_property_value provided for convenience.
    • mode: OperatingModes Mode to set, e.g., OperatingModes.START to start the vacuum
  • get_property_value(property_name)/async_get_property_value(property_name) Returns the value of property_name, cast to the appropriate type
    • property_name: Union[str, PropertyName] Either a str or PropertyNames value for the desired property
  • set_property_value(property_name, property_value)/async_set_property_value(property_name, property_value) Set the value of property_name
    • property_name: Union[str, PropertyName] Either a str or PropertyName value for the desired property
    • property_value: Any New value. Type checking is currently left to the remote API.
  • update()/async_update(property_list=None) Fetch the updated robot state from the remote api
    • property_list: Optional[Interable[str]] An optional iterable of property names. If specified, only those properties will be updated.


  • ayla_api The underlying AylaApi object
  • error_code Error code, if any. NB: these can be very stale as they are not immediately reset in the API when the error is cleared.
  • error_text English description of the error_code. The same caveat applies.
  • name The device name as it appears in the SharkClean app
  • oem_model_number A "rough" model number that does not distinguish, for example, between robots with and without a self-emptying base
  • properties_full A dictionary representing all known device properties and their metadata (type Dict[str, Dict])
  • property_values A convenience accessor into properties_full mapping property names to values
  • serial_number The unique device serial number used with the Ayla Networks API (NB: this name may change)
  • vac_model_number The precise model number
  • vac_serial_number The serial number printed on the device


  • OperatingModes Operation modes to control the vacuum (START, STOP, PAUSE, RETURN)
  • PowerModes Vacuum power mode (ECO, NORMAL, MAX)
  • Properties Properties to use with get_property_value/set_property_value


  • Add support for mapping and room selection
  • Once we have mapping, it may be possible to use the RSSI property combined with an increased update frequency to generate a wifi strength heatmap. Kind of orthogonal to the main purpose, but I really want to do this.



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