@Emil yep I did that. I already have the flic skill and is connected. I added the Alexa action in the flic app and in the Alexa app created the routine selecting the trigger of flic- click etc. however, when I press the flic button all other actions outside of the routine happens, I.e turn off lights and music etc but the Alexa routine does not trigger….. the routine must be fine in itself as I could go on the Alexa app on the routine and click run and it’s runs perfectly. All connected to the internet so cloud to cloud should not be a problem. Just not sure why it is not running. …
I'm having the same issue. Had to re-enable the skill after a very annoying debug session. This does not happen with other smart skills that I have.
Can someone please resolve this? This seems quite basic and should not happen.
@derek-erb I get your point. It's written on the back side of the button under the battery (so you have to open it), but it would be more accessible in the app. I'll see what we can do to include this serial number!
@Emil One good use case is for example in windows keep pressing windows button and repeating tap or number button to get a focus on desired program.
For example I can do this in my real keyboard:
win + 1 (to focus to zoom app since its first in by task bar), while keeping windows key down + 1 (I can cycle to second screen in zoom windows stack which is always actual zoom call) & alt + a (to toggle microphone mute on/off)
I have not found a way to make my flic do the same actions.
@nb525 it should not matter or not if the button is "standby" or not. When you press the button, it should connect immediately and deliver its button event. If not, make sure you don't have too many active Bluetooth connections on your phone.
I had this requirement and solved it by linking Zapier (Free account) (5 Zap limit I believe so if you need more perhaps not the right email option) and then using a service called Firetext (UK based) to deliver the text messages.
And yes it works 👍 .
You will need to pay for credits (the first 25 are free) £20 for 500 so depending on what you want this combination, as a way of using a flic button as an alert service, it works well.
However!! Zapier is not instant so if anyone knows of a service that will email instantly I would be interested (I will keep looking).
The reason I mention the delay is for those who are looking for a Panic Button Solution as the above combination can take between 30 seconds and a few (less than 5) minutes to deliver the text, the delay is with the Zapier free account, unfortunately. 😞
But if you need an alert as an email/text this workaround/combination is by far the simplest/cheapest I have found and it works :).