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You could use the maker channel on IFTTT, to ccheive this. IT can do those calls and can be triggered by any other channel so I assume (haven't tested it) you could make and IF flic THEN Maker.
Actually they've built this into the app now, they really need to start closing these when they implement them
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Wouldn't that be an if Flic then [do something], which is what the ifttt app is for, not the do apps?
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I can build you a big red button that pushes a Flic if you'd like, I make custom things for people for a living. I like the idea of larger items that the Flic fits into, your big red button, some kind of timer for logging time so there's a real display but the Flic is also pressed so triggers a counter which is logged somewhere, a child's toy which makes things in the room change when you squeeze the hands and feet, that one's actually pretty simple to DIY. Still the concept is solid. Get in touch if you really want a red button.
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