Connecting and using flic to Homey Pro 2023
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I have two flic buttons which I want to use to connect control devices or flows on/in/connected to my Homey Pro (2023). I do not have the flic hub, but installed the flic app on my iPhone instead. As far as I understood, my phone can also be the "hub" for the flic buttons.
I was able to pair the buttons in the iPhone app, and also installed the flic app on the Homey Pro. Furthermore I followed the instructions on this page to connect the webhooks:
However, I have a question and an issue where someone might have answers to:
Question: can I connect the flic button directly to the Homey without having my phone nearby to use it? Eg, if I am not at home, can anyone else use the flic button to start flows or control devices paired to my Homey? That is something that I was not able to find anywhere.
Issue: when I use the iPhone app to "click", I am able to start flows or control devices paired to my Homey. But clicking the actual button does not do a thing. It flashes green when I push the button (while my phone is within a few centimeters). Unfortunately, nothing is triggered on the Homey if I push the button itself. What am I doing wrong? Anyone?
@jochemr That "Flic App" plugin in Homey is not an official one by us. It appears to simply set up a web hook which can then be triggered as a normal http request.
We already have our own Homey integration directly inside the Flic app which is able to execute scenes/flows in a Homey, by authenticating the Homey user inside the Flic app.
If you have a Flic hub, then clicking the button will still work if the person with the phone leaves the house.
Currently, there is no good way to connect a Flic button directly to the Homey device. We did some attempts some time ago together with Homey but their Bluetooth stack was not good enough to handle triggering devices.