Flic app for PC/Windows
So no need for phone or tablet, for when you have a house sitter things still work!
Jon Howard commented
The triggercmd.com solution works for my specific use case, but really a Windows app would be ideal for real-time uses. Triggercmd works great for me, but it's a 1 sec response since it is going out to the Internet and back to trigger the action. In my case, that it close enough. But real-time would be better.
Thank you. I'm looking into triggercmd to see if it fits my needs.
Jon Howard commented
The best solution I've found for this is https://www.triggercmd.com/en/
There is a PC app you install and the service gives you urls that you can call to trigger a PC action. In the Flic app you use an Internet Request action. Works great - usually within a second. Let me know if you need more info. You can even trigger the events via anything that can call a URL - android app, Google Home, etc
I would love to be able to use this functionality in windows for broadcasting as well.
Is this any closer?
There's massive market potential with Windows integration. Myself and maybe many thousands of other live streamers would love a button like this to act as a hotkey for scene switching on OBS studio. This can do so many fancy things at the moment. But a simple alternative to keystrokes on Windows would be massive. First of it's kind. I can't find anything close to this at the moment. Don't really want to use a bulky ass remote controller with my windows PC. It's not 1995 anymore. Flic's design is new generation. I'd buy a 10 pack straight up if this happened.
4 years since request and over a year in review..?? really flic...
How can I connect my flic with my PC? is this not possible? the only reason I bought it was for a function related to PC/ windows. It is advertised as a a button that can do almost anything, they should have add ,only for Mac users
Ed Bover commented
just bought flic button, but can't find out how can I use this button to work as a mouse klick..
If anybody knows how to do this for PC, please write me on my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I will pay for your help.
Thank you in advance
Make it possible to use your Linux/Windows PC to connect and set the Flic up. A public SDK could also allow for more possibilities.
Run autoIT script on press, etc.
Fabian Bergmark commented
A developer has created a Flic plugin for Home Assisant (https://home-assistant.io/). http://ideas.flic.io/forums/283403-flic-ideas/suggestions/16999762-home-assistant-home
Check it out!
Yea using present system as AppelTV or a low cost connection as Arduino.
Raspary Pi is alrady in place, but to advanced.
I like a more low power solution,
This would work even better with the suggested Apple TV App that is suggested in another thread!
There should be a program that you can download and it has functions such as run programs (click browse and then select the program) it could send emails (pick an email (hotmail, gmail etc) and the contact and then the message). it could have steam integration so you can send messages to certain contacts on steam e.g a notification that you're streaming) it could work with fraps/OBS and be able to start recording when you press the button. It could have the feature of external input so you could plug in a webcam/camera via HDMI and a mic and be able to click the button and have all 3 (fraps/obs, camera/webcam and mic) start recording at the same time! These are just some ideas! Hope you use them
Michael from Germany commented
In other words: You want a flic SDK for Windows 10, isn't it?
The library is now available for Linux! https://github.com/50ButtonsEach/fliclib-linux-dist/releases
Hey guys, I too would love a desktop application that functions as the mobile platform. However as a quick solution much of what we want could be triggered via a self hosted web page which is running some php. Flic can execute http requests through the mobile app. Maybe have it point at your webserver and have php initiate your scripts or processes.
Nathan Hutchison commented
Something based on https://developer.chrome.com/apps/bluetooth would mean it would work on most platforms. Not to mention make integrations really easy to write.
But flic is like the other IoT (lifx comes to mind) products that talk about being flexible, connected and open but still have undocumented onboarding protocols, proprietary apps and cloud services.
I use a seperate old iPad for this, works just fine