FindFriendsMini a new iCloud FindmyFriends Plugin

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Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:37 am
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Re: FindFriendsMini a new iCloud FindmyFriends Plugin

Hello!

I really like this plugin ... the only thing that confuses me is the fact that I get an option for the device state called "distance to home in meters" - I can see that a distance is pulled from the Matrix API in the log files.
However, it always returns a 0 for the control page.
Am I doing something wrong or is it a function that is not implemented yet?

Thanks for the help and that great plugin !!!!

BR

Stefan
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:58 pm
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Apple's limitation to allow only 1 device per AppleID makes FMF app basically useless.

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:56 pm
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ryanbuckner wrote:
Apple's limitation to allow only 1 device per AppleID makes FMF app basically useless.



I found that all friends that share their location with that account (I made a separate one for Indigo) all show up with their location.

Just make sure 2FA is disabled ...

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Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 am
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ryanbuckner wrote:
Apple's limitation to allow only 1 device per AppleID makes FMF app basically useless.


Guess it's supposed to be follow my friend, not track their devices. So you use their phone which is always with them and not also their iPad.


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Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:52 pm
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I was also looking for a replacement for the flakey and horrible to use Home Remote app. I have been testing GeoHopper and GeoFency and prefer GeoFency but I really dont want to open any ports on my router for them so looking at this.

I have it all setup, thanks to existing icloud account for my house for imessage, and all good. I see the device for my phone showing my home address and have a geofence setup that shows one person in it.

What I wanted to do was setup geofences for specific individuals. ie I want actions to be triggered when I enter the geofence at my local train station, and a different action to be actioned when my wife does. Can I do this? would I need to use Python if friendsinRange>0 to check which device is in the listFriends?

Thanks

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:00 pm
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siclark wrote:
I was also looking for a replacement for the flakey and horrible to use Home Remote app. I have been testing GeoHopper and GeoFency and prefer GeoFency but I really dont want to open any ports on my router for them so looking at this.

That I wanted to do was setup geofences for specific individuals. ie I want actions to be triggered when I enter the geofence at my local train station, and a different action to be actioned when my wife does. Can I do this? would I need to use Python if friendsinRange>0 to check which device is in the listFriends?

Thanks


Hi
Short answer - yes it is possible - the Geofences have a state of listFriends - which contains a list of the friends within. And the state friendsinRange (giving the number)

But more usefully there is a Trigger for enter and Exit Geofence.

eg.
Setup Train Station as Geofence (will list numbers within and list of friends)
But can have trigger for that Friend - entering or exiting this Geofence - this trigger then can perform whatever task you are after.

The limiting factor of entry triggers is it depends on the time interval of checking. The default of 5 minutes means there may be a upto - 5 minute delay. If you are there for less the 9.99 minutes (it is possible) it might miss you altogether. You can overcome some of that by having a larger Geofence range e.g. 200metres etc.

If you need; immediate entry triggers - best to have phone-indigo approach like GeoFency with its indigo plugin. This sends a trigger from your phone when you enter and then can act - in my experience it is within seconds of arrival.
https://github.com/IndigoDomotics/Beacon

(It doesn't use any addition 'Beacons' just your phone and an app to send entry/exit signals)

G

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Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:51 am
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FindFriendsMini a new iCloud FindmyFriends Plugin

Thanks. Yes aware of the limitations with speed. I'll look at the triggers, hadn't occurred to me to look there.

I've looked at geofency but not keen to open a port on my router.


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Hey, just making sure: This plugin doesn't share data with Google if I don't turn on the google map image options, right?

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Different Computers wrote:
Hey, just making sure: This plugin doesn't share data with Google if I don't turn on the google map image options, right?


Hi
Confirming the new version (0.8.0 and above - separate thread about) removes all Google API Usage and does not require a API. If google is not used as map image there is no communication with google what-so-ever.
Glenn

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Just got this set up tonight and it's freaking brilliant.

But I don't see how to get the map image, or any docs about it, especially if I'm not using Google.

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:07 pm
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Different Computers wrote:
Just got this set up tonight and it's freaking brilliant.

But I don't see how to get the map image, or any docs about it, especially if I'm not using Google.


Glad you are enjoying!

Pretty sure if you enable Maps within Config they are created, then are saved routinely when there is an update to the local Mac running indigo to:
Directory:
Users/accountname/Documents/Indigo-FindFriendsMini

Glenn

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Thanks! Super impressed with this plugin. It will add the extra check I need to finally eliminate Indigo thinking the house is empty because one of our phones went to sleep.

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:52 pm
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Hi Glenn.

I am getting these errors now. Any ideas? Image


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Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:37 pm
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siclark wrote:
Hi Glenn.

I am getting these errors now. Any ideas?

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It will relate to something new or different icloud is sending in your case (I'm not seeing anything similiar)
If you can PM me a debug log I’ll have a look at it now(ish)

G


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siclark wrote:
Hi Glenn.

I am getting these errors now. Any ideas?
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Check your configuration..

I can reproduce if I put nothing or non-number in the
'Meters/Second for Travel Calculation' Setting
Should be 16.7
Equals 60km/hr

The other errors seem to be config related as well - it’s like the configuration has become completely borked (technical term). Hopefully opening config and resaving fixes.


Glenn

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