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Offline RichardTSchaefer

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Vera Concierge Android App
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:54:30 am »
I have release an Android App that allows access to the Vera Concierge Google Action.
You can use this to access the same Google Home assistant while we wait for Google to support  Google Actions based assistants on the Android version of  Google Assistant.

On the phone you can activate (if you have enabled OK google)
Code: [Select]
OK Google start Vera Concierge
You can also launch it directly from the screen icon.

Setup is easy  if you have already configured your Local Concierge Server ... On Android just do a google login and you are ready to go.

The app has some additional features from the Google Assistant.
1) You can turn off the Text to Speech and only see the response on the screen.
2) You can say   "goodbye"   to close the app.
3) You can say "stop listening" if you want to keep the app open, but do not want to it to be continuously trying to understand what it hears.



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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 10:45:13 pm »
Thanks for the Google app.  It will be so nice to be able to check on my house when I'm away.
I downloaded the app but it won't let me sign in.
When I click 'Sign in" it gives me a google sign in box. 
I click my google email address (which is not my vera logiin) and the box goes away with no error message but I am NOT signed in.
When I exit the app, it crashes.  I sent you a report, if that helps.
I'm using a Galaxy S7.

What does the TTS check box do?  I turned it off but it didn't make a difference.

Thanks again for Vera Concierge and the google app.

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 08:30:46 am »
Thanks Richard.

Does this work if i am not at home?
So could i speak to Vera Concierge on my mobile when i am at work and action tasks at home with google home while i was out?

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:42:18 am »
I'm not on Wifi, but 4G

I have installed the app without any issues.
But when i select "Sign in" select my account and nothing happens.  It seems like its failing to log in my Google account.  Is anyone else having these issues?

Thanks
Nick

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 08:59:29 am »
Have you setup the Local Concierge Server ?
see  http://VeraConcierge.com


Yes this will work even when you are not at home.

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 11:13:46 pm »
I'm having the same issue on s8 plus


Thanks for the Google app.  It will be so nice to be able to check on my house when I'm away.
I downloaded the app but it won't let me sign in.
When I click 'Sign in" it gives me a google sign in box. 
I click my google email address (which is not my vera logiin) and the box goes away with no error message but I am NOT signed in.
When I exit the app, it crashes.  I sent you a report, if that helps.
I'm using a Galaxy S7.

What does the TTS check box do?  I turned it off but it didn't make a difference.

Thanks again for Vera Concierge and the google app.

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 05:22:48 am »
Same issue as above on s8+. Concierge server up and running fine.

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 06:13:55 pm »
Try to kill the APP and restart it (after you have logged in and accepted the permissions.) 
I did see a startup problem when I did a fresh install ... and forgot to look into it. Never saw the problem again.


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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 06:47:01 pm »
I've killed the app > restart. Same results. i can choose my google account. but the screen just flashes then nothing. the only thing i can do is click "sign in" again and choose an account.

I get the same error on my Nvidia shield tablet as well.
Tried uninstalling, reinstalling. allowing any permissions that pop up. Still can't log in. only thing available is the "sign in" option (same as my S8 plus).


Anything else i can try?

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 06:58:38 pm »
I've killed the app > restart. Same results. i can choose my google account. but the screen just flashes then nothing. the only thing i can do is click "sign in" again and choose an account.

I get the same error on my Nvidia shield tablet as well.
Tried uninstalling, reinstalling. allowing any permissions that pop up. Still can't log in. only thing available is the "sign in" option (same as my S8 plus).


Anything else i can try?
Also...
If I click my menu button the word 'settings' appears at the bottom of the screen but if I click it, it disappears and nothing else happens.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 11:33:12 pm »
I didn't do a settings tab ... may be left over from the App template ... I started with.

I will have to add settings and in particular an option for recording and mailing the log file so I can see what what the problem is.
The app is already instrumented ... just no way to see it or get it to me.

But since you say you only ever see the "Sign In" button ... that gives me things to look at.
Do you even get a pop that asks you to select your Google Account ?


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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 01:42:32 am »
Didn't make any changes but it is working great now.
Just FYI.
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 02:43:24 am »
Tried mine again this morning and it's working perfectly  :D

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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 12:15:59 pm »
It was a security certificate that needed to be updated from my development certificate to my commercial certificate.


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Re: Vera Concierge Android App
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 04:01:54 pm »
Tried mine again this morning and it's working perfectly  :D


Same. I am able to use the app!

Thanks Richard!