Flic app for PC/Windows
So no need for phone or tablet, for when you have a house sitter things still work!
I use a seperate old iPad for this, works just fine
Vegard Engen commented
What about an android stick? Will it work with one? Like the Rikomagic devices.
Would be a great thing to be able to connect Flics via Bluetooth adapter to PC. I mean that a USB dongle should be built to enabling communication between Flics and PC.
+1 Linux version please.
Couldn't this be accomplished using virtualbox or something similar to install android in a virtual environment? To be honest, I haven't played with it much (reads: all) so I don't know how realistically one could configure it to use Bluetooth but it seems like a possibilty. Disabuse me of my optimism. What am I missing?
Flic App for PC compatible with home automation software, like Homeseer. Then Flic can run anything, lights, water, entertainment, all events, etc. Can do this with IFTTT but it's not direct.
Mattias Månsson commented
I agree, the only reason I bought them was that I hope someone will reverse engineer the protocol or if we're lucky we get drivers from your own devs...
Mark Burton commented
And for Mac OS X too, this is by far my number one request for flic. A desktop system can do so much more, please try and add a flic desktop app.
Jamie Roberts commented
It would be great if this worked so that the Flic could still control things the regular way, (I guess the pc and phone apps would have to sync the configured Flic buttons and their actions) but the app could also let the Flic control things on the pc. Launch programs, pause music, in fact 90% of the stuff you do on a phone you might do on a PC
I'm a Linux user, so I'm not expecting you to make a Linux version of this app if you ever did make it. Presumably you'd go for the obvious much more widely used windows and mac user bases.
Even if you didn't write a pc or mac or Linux app, some kind of API/SDK or something so Linux users can make their own app or anyone could make their own custom Flic integration with their Windows, Mac or Linux application, this would open up a lot of possibilities in businesses where they have custom 'line of business' applications.
I work in IT and I can think of a few customers we have who could use Flic buttons if they could write a little integration.
My first most simple idea, there is a van that comes to the commercial estate where they are located, there is a pc by the door, but no receptionist, when the van arrives, the driver pushes a Flic and a pre-recorded message is played over the intercom, they already have a system to play pre-recorded messages so this would be easy to do and would stop the 10 minutes of chaos that happens as the people near the road have to shout the message to the back, then the people at the back have to run to get to the front before the van leaves (it's a large single story building with a warehouse at the back) it would be easy to justify as they must be losing 45 man-minutes every workday.
That's just off the top of my head. The more systems Flic can work with the better
Alastair McFarlane commented
This would be great! And since it's bluetooth, there's no reason it can't happen - I bet it's even something that the community would be able to build if the API was published!
Jon Dunfee commented
Why limit Flic to mobile device? I'd like to have a bank of Flics to perform scripts and launch applications on my PC.