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Jyv
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Flic Ultibo

Postby Jyv » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:30 pm

@Moderator: Feel free to moderate this message if you think it is not appropriate on this forum.

This message is a teaser to raise attention about opportunity to replace the Flic Hub device with Ultibo on a standard RPi (with BLE support) acting as a BLE bridge between the Flic Buttons and the Internet.
I have received the long awaited Flic Hub and Flic buttons to tinker with those gadgets (Indiegogo campaign has been delayed over 5 months from initial deadline, which is common case when you backup innovative projects),
Official websitelink: https://flic.io/introducing-flic-hub/
To configure the Flic Hub it requires to have an Android phone and then through the Android application on the phone you can configure the Flic buttons registered in the Flic Hub,
The idea is to be able to configure the pairing of the Flic buttons with Ultibo running on RPi,
Flic button have 3 possible actions : Click, DoubleClick and Hold.
For each of these action, I guess there would be a specific BLE message sent from the Flic button over the BLE connection once paired with the Flic UltiboRPi (instead of the actual FlicHub),
The idea is to be able to receive in Ultibo the BLE message (with the specific ButtonID) and process this message in order to implement custom action such as triggering an http request to invoke a URL on a web server.
The Flic Ultibo would serve as a customizable bridge between the button and the internet.
This thread would serve as an open discussion for anyone willing to bring on the table their opinion on the possibility to use existing BLE dash buttons like the Flic Button with Ultibo, offering to Ultibo programmers an easy way to write custom actions in response to Flic Button action.
mark
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Re: Flic Ultibo

Postby mark » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Jyv wrote:@Moderator: Feel free to moderate this message if you think it is not appropriate on this forum.

This message is a teaser to raise attention about opportunity to replace the Flic Hub device with Ultibo on a standard RPi (with BLE support) acting as a BLE bridge between the Flic Buttons and the Internet.
I have received the long awaited Flic Hub and Flic buttons to tinker with those gadgets (Indiegogo campaign has been delayed over 5 months from initial deadline, which is common case when you backup innovative projects),
Official websitelink: https://flic.io/introducing-flic-hub/
To configure the Flic Hub it requires to have an Android phone and then through the Android application on the phone you can configure the Flic buttons registered in the Flic Hub,
The idea is to be able to configure the pairing of the Flic buttons with Ultibo running on RPi,
Flic button have 3 possible actions : Click, DoubleClick and Hold.
For each of these action, I guess there would be a specific BLE message sent from the Flic button over the BLE connection once paired with the Flic UltiboRPi (instead of the actual FlicHub),
The idea is to be able to receive in Ultibo the BLE message (with the specific ButtonID) and process this message in order to implement custom action such as triggering an http request to invoke a URL on a web server.
The Flic Ultibo would serve as a customizable bridge between the button and the internet.
This thread would serve as an open discussion for anyone willing to bring on the table their opinion on the possibility to use existing BLE dash buttons like the Flic Button with Ultibo, offering to Ultibo programmers an easy way to write custom actions in response to Flic Button action.


Well, since you have flic buttons in hand, I think we should see how far we can get with them. I've started looking at the flic github repos. So far no road blocks that I can see.

What other button devices do folks have that we can explore?

Cheers,
Mark
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