@joshua_lyon do you use autolocation with sharptools? I can’t seem keep the geofence and location monitor to stay ON. I turn it on today and the next time I look in the settings it’s off again. Just curious if you have any tips you can share.
Yes, I use AutoLocation with SharpTools. That seems like an AutoLocation specific question, so I would post on the AutoApps community on Google+. João Dias is the developer of AutoLocation and is usually pretty good about responding.
I would also check if you have any Tasker tasks which turn the AutoLocation monitor on or off. I’ve seen it happen several times where someone was playing with the plugin and accidentally setup a task that modified the monitor state. Normally if you turn on the Geofence monitor it will stay on. I would also check the AutoLocation logs (inside the app) to see if there are any clues as to what is going on.
Are you using the Location features or just the Geofence features? For most presence based solutions, usually just the Geofence solution is sufficient.
This looks really interesting. I am trying to get xbmc to tell smartthings it’s playing something.
I use Yatze as my remote control (android) for kodi/xbmc. So if i can confirm that tasker can grab the state of yatze as playing - then can I use sharptools to send a trigger to smartthings to envoke a mode change? i.e move playing and hence lights dim etc.
Yatse does have limited support for Tasker. A while back, I was able to get a profile running that grabbed the state of Yatse although I remember the metadata being somewhat limited at the time.
I would poke around with it a bit and feel free to ask questions here or split off a new thread (and tag me) where you might get more attention.
Edit: I did a quick search and it sparked my memory a bit… I think I ended up using the Yatse broadcast intents and capturing them in Tasker and translating the data into variables. It ended up being a bit convoluted and more effort than I expected and I recall the metadata being somewhat limited but sufficient for my needs:
PS. I would also note that you could do this direct from XBMC/Kodi to SmartThings if you are OK with a bit of coding (example).
thanks Joshua - I had a look at the intent and it makes sense. Would be great to get that direct setup going - i’ll check it out with more detail. doesn’t look like anyone is working on a direct smartapp for kodi which is a shame
Yes but that’s a bit risky… Its not uncommon for you phone to disconnect from your wifi even though you are sitting in your living room. Maybe just a hiccup but once it reconnects your door will unlock. Imagine this happening when you are sleeping…
is it possible to remove or disable this horrible toast “Result: success” after Thing attribute is read or updated ?
Sorry but this is a bug that it is being shown each time without possibility to disable it.
I have a periodic task in tasker, to update “Simulated Temperature Sensor” and each time it runs, I see that horrible toast.
@btrial thanks for the feedback and sorry that things aren’t working as expected for you! I have prioritized adding a toggle to disable the toast messages and will work on including it in an upcoming release. I received your feedback on the Trello work item, email, and the Play Store and responded similarly to each, so my apologies if this is redundant!
I can understand how it might be frustrating to see the Success toast messages when you Tasker is frequently updating a virtual thing. Thanks for sharing your particular use-case!