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Beacon - An app for presence detection using BLE beacons

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#162

Hope they’ll do it quick. No real other good way for presence now that smart presence isn’t 2.0 compatible

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#163

Owntracks maybe?

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#164

I’m to stupid to know how to set that up… :s

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#165

It is a bit daunting I have to agree with you there. But on the site there is a very nice write-out about an MQTT installation on a NAS, a raspberry pi or the MQTT app on the homey (which keeps track of movements detected by owntracks), and using the owntracks app and sharing the data with your better half. It adds the possibility to not only have a geofence for home, but one could add one for work or even supermarket (to have your digitized shopping list being pushed over by Homey). I was looking into owntracks to be able to add an ibeacon to my garbage can and checking whether it is still at the curb after being emptied… Daunting indeed, but rewarding and postponed to my todo list.

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#166

Which mqtt app should be used then? On the homey that is.
I’ll look into it. :). Cheers for the understanding :joy:

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#167

https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.scanno.mqttbroker

MQTT Broker for Homey

This app uses the Mosca nodejs library: https://github.com/mcollina/mosca

This app is a nodejs based MQTT broker. When installed this can be used with the Owntracks client, MQTT client and other apps that use the MQTT protocol to communicate with Homey. When using this app there is no need to use a cloud based MQTT broker or host a broker on a homeserver.

De app staat dus op https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.scanno.mqttbroker

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#168

Gonna check it out. For now loving the beacons on 1.5 for home location :slight_smile:

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#169

Currently i’m not able to add New beacons on homey (firmware 2.0.2) since adding a device is resulting in an immediate time-out ![image|230x500(upload://nFrswwDQzeZWtz0gQsKDOmWOf6k.jpeg)

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#170

You have to install the alpha version 1.2.1 and also wait untill athom rapairs the BLE bug in 2.0

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#171

Peter,

Why installing 1.2.1 alpha while it’s not working?

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#172

Because the old version will not going to work with 2.0.

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#173

Ok, thnx

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#174

Basically patience en wait for the fix :-s
#not_my_strongest_skill

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#175

I’ve been patience since 5 december 2018. There will be a fix soon.

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#176

Me too😬

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#177

Is it only beacon discovery part of the app that is broken, and if so is it possible to add a beacon manually if you know what the UUID is?

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#178

Q3 Is the app compatibel with v2.0.0?

All the functionality is the same in the v2 compatibel version: v1.2.0 . All issues of not triggering flowcards are resolved in the newest RC as wel.
Except for the discovery of the beacon itself. That does not give 'live results as mentioned in de skd-app issue ticket to athom on github. Athom is looking for a fix for this issue ‘soon’ untill than the app wil not be compatibel.

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#179

and unfortunately nothing again :frowning:

Homey v2.0.4-rc.1 experimental

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#180

Seems the problem is bigger than it looks like :frowning:

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#181

:disappointed: i want my beacons back online

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