Please see the topic below for current information and installation instructions.
Smartphone Radar - Information and Installation
travisc wrote:NOTE: This is a beta release. It's not going to wreak havoc on your computer, but it may still have a quirk or two.
What It Needs
To use Smartphone Radar you'll need a router with remote logging capabilities (sometimes called syslog). As well as some settings in the router so it gives out the same IP address to the phones every time it connects to the network (static DHCP). The phones will also need to be set to check email on a regular schedule. Many higher end routers already support these features, and many less expensive routers do too. If they don't, they can often be upgraded to have these features by installing DD-WRT or Tomato firmware on them.
DD-WRT Firmware: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index Supported Routers: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices
Tomato Firmware: http://www.polarcloud.com/firmware Supported Routers: http://www.polarcloud.com/tomatofaq#what_will_this_run_on
1) To make the user do a bit less work on install, why not just ask for the variable name and create it yourself (if it doesn't exist) rather than make them create it and show the variable list?
2) In fact, if you made each phone a custom device with just a single state (atHome or something) then you wouldn't need variables at all and you could have unlimited phones.
Excellent! I have been running Tomato for years, I'll give this a go when I get back home.
Why not have # of minutes away a device state - that way people can trigger on when minutes away becomes greater than 60 (1 hour), minutes away becomes greater than 1440 (1 day), etc?
Quite possibly user error on my part.
I may be out of luck in the router department though. I'm using an AirPort Extreme, which probably won't work with Tomato or DD-WRT. It does support syslog, but you can't specify a TCP port. It always goes to 514 via UDP.
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