I also have a problem controlling wemo lights from flic app (when using the hub). I am using the same LAN. It works fine with my Wemo Switch but the flic app can't find my lights, even though they work fine with the wemo app.
OK, no, I can't send a pic, but upon closer inspection, it looks as if the X is over a graphic representation of a Flic. This is consistent with your explanation. But...for example right now my Green Flic is showing as Standby, when it's sitting right here. I know that when I put distance between my Flic and my Smartphone, they disconnect, but do they not automatically reconnect when in the vicinity?
@emil - do you know when the latest bug fix will be released to Google Play? I am unable to use my Flic buttons because of the Tasker bug - I am being very patient! The last update appears to have been released in August.
The Android designers don't like third party apps to unlock the phone. They are putting more and more restrictions over time, especially now with the 8 and 9 updates. Last time we got an email from Google Play complaining that we used the Lock/turn off the Screen feature in Android.
Anyway, the only way we could solve this would be to be a HID device (like a keyboard), so we simulate Enter Enter which would unlock the phone unless you have a PIN or similar. But we evaluated that and came to the conclusion that HID works very poorly in Android if we at the same time would like Flic to be an ordinary BLE device usable by the Flic app. (It's like the OS takes over the device connection etc., and it interferes with other apps; for example they might hide the on-screen keyboard). However, HID works good enough on iOS so there we use it for a couple of actions.
I wish this was natively built into the app, but I was able to get this working using the Tasker app.
Here is what I did to get it working (for future folks trying to do this):
In Tasker, add a Profile, pick Event, then Plugin. Choose Flic.
Edit the Configuration shown and pick your Flic and the Type of event.
Back, Back to exit the Profile creation.
You are then asked to Create a new Task (or pick an existing one).
Create a task that:
1. Turns the screen on (I used Block Time 500)
2. Launch App - Assistant
This Tasker task will intercept the Flic button press, turn on the screen, then open Google Assistant. Works as long as the phone is not locked (I use smart lock to keep it unlocked when in certain locations). I did add a vibrate task in the Flic app itself on the button event so I hear the nice Flic event tone.
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