Integrate with SmartLife / Tuya (https://www.tuya.com/) devices.
The SmartLife / Tuya apps controls a huge variety of devices from several brands, and it would be great to control these devices directly from Flic buttons.
IFTTT used to be able to control Smartlife Devices, but that seems to have been broken for months now.
Scene activation is available through IFTTT, but the delay is incredibly long and requires creating a scene to turn devices on and then for turning them off. for EACH device.
Am so relieved that Brilliant have saved the day for me at least, means I don't have to replace tons of products and lose the whole point of my Flics.
Am going to email them and give thanks for allowing us to use their app and IFTTT subscription for free.
Still would be nice if Flic could work with SmartLife to make all of this native.
Terry Gregg commented
In the video posted it made the point that the IFTTT through brilliant will continue. I emailed them as well and this has been confirmed. Funnily after all this searching, The Brilliant factory, who have solved our issue is about 5km from my house.
Jon Howard commented
Tuya is the backend, but different companies are able to request a reskinned app (using hte Tuya backend) to control their devices. There dozens of apps all using the Tuya backend. Each company also has to pay for IFTTT (not Tuya) if they want it. SmartLife decided to stop, but Brilliant Smart is continuing support. Brilliant is an Australian company and by law they aren't able to discontinue the service as it was advertised as a part of the item. So we may be ok (for a time).
This is my backup https://community.apilio.com/t/we-are-working-on-enabling-smart-life-tuya-through-apilio/775
Basically you will be able to go Flic > IFTTT > Apilio > Smartlife
Honestly, we may be more are risk of Flic pulling IFTTT support like Smartlife did. Sounds like IFTTT is dramatically raising their costs which is why many companies are starting to pull back from it.
More info here (and on the YouTube Video) https://www.reddit.com/r/smartlife/comments/gj671a/quite_easy_solution_for_smart_life_ifttt_divorce/
Don't hold your breath. They've not replied to this thread at all, and their answer a while back was for us (the consumer) to contact SmartLife and ask them to integrate Flic - as the developer you'd think they would actively reach out to smart companies and try and get them to do it, not leave it to us.
I fear I'm going to end up with a bunch of dumb buttons come the end of the month.
Or maybe the Flic Team will help us with a better solution ;)
Yeah I noticed that too Alex, but will keep my fingers crossed.
I just followed your steps and connected my new BrilliantSmart account to IFTTT. But I was struck by the URL used to do that, with emphasis on Tuya part:
Since Tuya will drop support for IFTTT, I think that service based somehow on Tuya will follow it soon.
We will see.
I think I've found a solution on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OGCvXrm18A
Basically means downloading another app and resetting your devices to link through the app (Brilliant Smart) which uses the SmartLife framework, but has IFTTT integration.
Hope it helps everyone.
Disappointing to see no communication from Flic Team on this also.
I wish I could replace all of my plugs but have numerous inline smart switches that all use SmartLife and Flic buttons.
It's moments like this I regret making my home smart.
Dominic Webb commented
I am fortunate to have a Philips Hue hub so I have replaced my Smart Life plugs with Innr which is hue-compatible and not too pricey
Jon Howard commented
Oh yes - critical now with the IFTTT/Smartlife breakup
Does anyone know a workaround?
I raised the feedback to smart life through their app a few days ago and they recon they'll pass on the app suggestions to the relevant team, but I don't hold out much hope in it actually happening.
I too think that the only way this'll happen is for the Flic team to make direct contact with smart life, can't believe that this could completely stop 10+ devices around my home from working as they did. Basically makes all my buttons and plugs incompatible.
I already contacted the Flic team and they suggested to me to contact directly Smart Life representatives and ask them to add support for Flics into their app, using Flic's SDK. I already did that but I doubt that I'll receive any answers from Tuya. Therefore, our only chance will be the Flic team approach to add Smart Life/Tuya as a Service Provider. If I'll have some news from Tuya, I'll post them here.
I saw that message yesterday from Smartlife too and exactly my thoughts, otherwise my Flic buttons are going to become obsolete overnight.
Chris Hudson commented
Yes, the removal of IFTTT support (and the lag when IFTTT was used) makes this all the more desirable!
Terry Gregg commented
IFTTT being discontinued in Smartlife so integration with the app directly just got that much more urgent
Aaron B commented
I'd love to see this - have a ton of plugs and switches that re managed through smartlife and I'd love to get them to respond faster than IFTTT.