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Title: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 19, 2008, 10:08:40 pm
To anyone interested in a native Android UI for Vera, I proudly present -- Home Buddy! :)

I created a site for it with some instructions, screenshots...  check it out here: http://rakstar.googlepages.com/homebuddy

This is a very early alpha release so expect some bugs.  In its current state, it mainly functions as a scene controller and a display for device statuses, but I'll add more features when I get the time.

I'd appreciate any feedback from the community.  Thanks!

EDIT: apk is not available on the site anymore, please install from the Android Market.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on December 19, 2008, 10:48:52 pm
Very interesting, thanks!

Hope to see more native apps for other devices as well...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: micasaverde on December 20, 2008, 07:42:42 pm
Rakstar, that's great!  I wish an android phone to test it on.  One question, though...  Why are you using ssh?  You know you can do everything with the regular port 3451 data requests.  And that way it works locally (over wi-fi) and the same code will also work remotely, using findvera.com.  You only change the base address on the URL, but everything else is the same.   Also, that way the user doesn't need to set a root password.  If you want to discuss how all this works, feel free to call me on the phone, or by instant message (go to micasaverde.com, click 'support').

Also, notice the new: http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/ZWave_Status page.

This allows you to show active jobs for a device as animated icons that turn green or red if they succeed/fail.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 21, 2008, 10:24:19 am
Thanks for the positive responses guys :)

micasaverde, I decided to use ssh so that it can be used with any DCERouter server -- possibly LinuxMCE users too.  My problem with port 3451 data requests is securing it when opened up for remote access -- I know findvera.com resolves this, but LinuxMCE users will be completely exposed.

I guess I can make a Vera specific version too which requires a less intrusive setup.  I'll work on it when the updated firmware comes out.

By the way, if you don't have a device, there's a freely available android emulator: http://code.google.com/android/reference/emulator.html
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: micasaverde on December 24, 2008, 02:26:47 pm
I don't this should be an issue to preserve support with LinuxMCE.  Presumably in your code, you have a function responsible for sending the message, which could use the same declaration like LinuxMCE/Vera: MessageSend( long dwDeviceIDFrom, long dwDeviceIDTo, long dwPriority, long dwMessageType, long dwID, unsigned long dwParameterCount, ... );

Then everywhere in your code you just call the function to send the message without worrying about the back-end.  In that MessageSend function, it would just have an 'if' for Vera vs. LinuxMCE.  So it's only a couple lines of code that's different.  If your Android app uses C, you could also use the libDCECommon library.

What does make the Vera/LinuxMCE more difficult is that if you want to provide the user interactive, real-time feedback, so he can see for sure that his command is being processed, see a 'busy' indicator while it's in process, and it turns to an 'ok' or 'fail', that makes the UI experience a lot better, but it requires vera's zwave_status data, and there is no equivalent in LinuxMCE.  So, for basic "blind send" cross Vera/LinuxMCE compatibility should be trivial, but it's the interactive part that gets more complex.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on July 19, 2009, 09:48:14 pm
I just got my Android phone (HTC Magic from Rogers).

Installed homebuddy, but it shows no scenes and no devices...  ???
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: LibraSun on September 04, 2009, 09:26:19 am
Has the Home Buddy (for Android) project stalled, or is it actively being ported over to Vera's newer (Luup) firmware?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on September 04, 2009, 11:25:19 pm
It may be nice to have an app for Android but the regular findvera website works pretty well on my phone. I don't even bother with the mobile version. I can't set door codes with it. I have a G1. I like having a real keyboard.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on September 06, 2009, 09:47:29 am
Real mobile app connecting over findvera would be very useful... to get rid of all this scrolling of the huge page on a tiny screen...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on September 06, 2009, 01:06:05 pm
I agree it would be nice to not have to scroll all over the place but I don't want some dumbed down version. It has to have full funtionality. The regular website could be much better in this aspect also. I don't know why it needs 2 scroll bars. It just makes it more difficult to see everything quickly. First I have to scroll the main page then vera's inner page. It's just a bad design.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: scotthay on September 09, 2009, 01:41:47 am
This double scrolling is a pain in the @@@.  Needs to be removed..  I was using one of those tiny 7" laptops this weekend and it made it REALLY difficult and annoying.

I agree it would be nice to not have to scroll all over the place but I don't want some dumbed down version. It has to have full funtionality. The regular website could be much better in this aspect also. I don't know why it needs 2 scroll bars. It just makes it more difficult to see everything quickly. First I have to scroll the main page then vera's inner page. It's just a bad design.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: LibraSun on September 09, 2009, 01:48:44 am
Agreed... the current interface(s) is too full of "whitespace" and bloat, with overly large buttons and UI elements.  The scrolling is entirely too cumbersome.

Imagine if the UI had more "hover" and "expanding tabs" functionality, so merely hovering over certain panels / areas revealed things like "More Options" instead of click-click-click!

I realize MCV's going for a one-size-fits-all (-and-scales-well) look and feel - and have to appeal to mobile users and mouseless contexts - but in my opinion overshot that mark with so many pages and submenus.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: micasaverde on September 09, 2009, 12:54:41 pm
We're working on a completely new UI anyway which is flash-based.  The double scroll bars are a pain.  That only happens when accessing through findvera because, with the current design, the Vera web interface is running on your local Vera (not on findvera) and FindVera is just displaying a secure "window" (ie iframe) into your Vera.  The outer scroll bars are from findvera for the iframe, and the inner ones are from Vera for Vera's UI.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: B0SST0N on September 09, 2009, 02:47:32 pm
I'd like to throw a little suggestion into this thread since MCV said they are developing a new UI...

Could it be a little more customizable? The green cartoonish look is a little..... ummm...... for lack of a better word..... embarassing..... when onlookers are watching the user control their house. I can understand the need for a "simple" looking UI for some people. But others may want something a little more.... professional looking. Even just a color scheme or "theme" option would be an improvement. I feel like I am trying to operate software targeted for a 5 year old learning how to spell.

I also do agree with LS that everything is just a little too big and too much bloated empty space.

Not trying to whine or flame here, the interface *works* for now... it's just a suggestion for the future.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: scotthay on September 09, 2009, 03:08:38 pm
For my use I will probably never connect to any of the Vera's directly (will ultimately have 21-25 of them if I launch this resort wide).  It will always be through findvera.com and through a smartphone on occasion, so that interface is ultra important to me.  Look forward to the changes, I understand you can't do everything at once and this is an evolving project.



We're working on a completely new UI anyway which is flash-based.  The double scroll bars are a pain.  That only happens when accessing through findvera because, with the current design, the Vera web interface is running on your local Vera (not on findvera) and FindVera is just displaying a secure "window" (ie iframe) into your Vera.  The outer scroll bars are from findvera for the iframe, and the inner ones are from Vera for Vera's UI.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on September 30, 2009, 08:36:19 pm
Why don't we hold on the new UI and other "nice to have" requests, until all the little but annoying bugs are fixed first! Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 08, 2009, 12:20:42 pm
Hi Guys!  Sorry for the hiatus but I've been very busy with my day job and haven't had the time to update Home Buddy.  I will try to get it working with the latest Vera firmware and add some more functionality.  A couple of things I had in mind are Locale integration and a widget to activate scenes -- if anyone has other suggestions, please post, I'd love to hear them!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on October 08, 2009, 08:33:44 pm
Welcome back!

So you want suggestions? Beware of What You Wish For :)

1. Vera API for external and on-LAN access is pretty much the same - you just send the request via findvera.com, or directly with the same parameters. So, it would be priceless of your app could connect from outside of LAN, or even switch between WAN and LAN modes.

2. Access to cameras - they do low resolution static images, so bandwith shouldn't be an issue

More follows...

 
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 10, 2009, 09:00:27 pm
Thanks for the suggestions 325xi.

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1. Vera API for external and on-LAN access is pretty much the same - you just send the request via findvera.com, or directly with the same parameters. So, it would be priceless of your app could connect from outside of LAN, or even switch between WAN and LAN modes.

That's what I was planning to do.  Instead of the SSH approach I used before, I'll try to make the requests via http and the URL configurable.

Quote
2. Access to cameras - they do low resolution static images, so bandwith shouldn't be an issue

Unfortunately I don't have an IP camera to test with, but once I get everything working I might consider getting one  :)

Thanks again for the suggestions.  Keep em coming!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: chairman_bubba on October 11, 2009, 01:36:04 am
I recommend the automatic switch over to wan if lan is not available. I implemented this on my Adobe Air
UI air4vera and it really works well.  The source is available if you want it.

ChairmanBubba
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on October 11, 2009, 09:48:45 am
Just don't forget to switch back when phone is back home :)

I agree, user's won't like to change URL format every time they go out and back.


BTW, rakstar, are you planning to put your app on the Market?

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: chairman_bubba on October 11, 2009, 02:38:26 pm
I would think you would not have to go back to the LAN once the WAN is picked
because:

Every time you open the app, you want to check the access and make a determination.
With an android device, I really don't think you want to keep the link to findvera.com
open all the time you are away. I would think you would open the app, do sometihng,
and then go off and do something else. When you do something else, the findvera
connection should close. I have found with air4vera this setup time is not really a problem
and that way you are not sucking up findvera capacity when you don't really care.
every time you open, you check LAN, if not avail, check and get findvera.com. It takes
a couple of seconds to make the connection.



Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on October 12, 2009, 02:02:03 pm
Initial connection over 3G with with 7.2 mbps takes few seconds on my HTC Magic. Large chunk of data can be passed very fast, but connection to the server takes time. If you use mobile app often, it becomes a nuisance, so I would naturally want to reduce amount of required transactions to get to the desired screen with Vera's controls. So when connection to findvera.com is closed, it would be nice to have session authentication token (or whatever it is there) cached, leaving a chance next time I open the app I won't have to wait while it logs in...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 14, 2009, 03:57:25 pm
Thanks so much for the input.

@chairman_bubba: LAN <-> WAN switching might have to be manual initially but I do have a plan in place for automatic switching.  Thanks for offering your source, I'm sure I'll have questions though, hope you don't mind if I ping you one of these days.

@325xi: Yes I'll put it on the Market, just signed up as a developer today :)

Quick update:  In it's current state, it's fairly usable.   I'm able to auto-detect local IPs, activate scenes, and get some basic information about some devices -- currently only thermostats and dimmable light switches because that's all I have, but hopefully with the community's help I can add more.  I'll polish it up a little more and hopefully by this weekend upload it to the Market.  I'll keep you guys posted.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 17, 2009, 05:23:44 pm
I've release the first version of Home Buddy so if you have an android device, please give it a try.  To install, you can search for "Home Buddy" in the Android Market or scan the barcode on my Home Buddy site: http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy.  Feel free to email me with any feedback at homebuddy.android@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on October 17, 2009, 08:17:39 pm
Strange - can't find it on market (in Canada)...

I tried the original version I downloaded, it logs in, but in Vera with .616 is just showing nothing (no scenes found), n Vera with .958 is says ash:MessageSend not found, and then the same empty tabs

I'm on Cupcake (1.5)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 17, 2009, 10:16:30 pm
I wonder if it's because you're on Cupcake... I checked right after publishing and was instantly able to download it.  If you want, I could send you the apk, email me at homebuddy.android@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 01, 2009, 05:50:39 pm
@325xi - I just released a new version which supports Android 1.5 - 2.0.   Please check the Market now and let me know whether it appears now or not.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on November 02, 2009, 09:14:08 am
It is there, but gives error message that module is not signed properly
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 02, 2009, 10:07:38 am
Darn... I wonder if it's because I upgraded my OS and used an existing keystore to sign it.  I upgraded from the Market and it works on my phone running Cyanogen 4.2.3.1... I'm guessing you're running stock firmware?

Sorry about that, I'm new to this.  I'll regenerate the keystore and upload an updated version tonight.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on November 02, 2009, 12:04:29 pm
I just tried it on my G1 and I set it up to log on remotely then when I went to restart the app while it's trying to log on remotely it locks up and says "The application Home Buddy (process org.rakstar.homebuddy) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." Then the Force close button.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 02, 2009, 08:50:29 pm
@reiserx: could you try hitting the following url in a browser substituting <username> and <password> with the proper values:

https://ra1.findvera.com/<username>/<password>/49451/data_request?id=user_data2&output_format=json

make sure that comes up, and if it does, would you mind sending me the output?  I don't think it contains sensitive information (anyone please correct me if I'm wrong), but that's the only way I can diagnose the problem.  You can email me at homebuddy.android@gmail.com.

Also, have you tried Local mode?  Btw, what Vera firmware version are you running?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 02, 2009, 09:26:32 pm
It is there, but gives error message that module is not signed properly

I tried signing with a new key but the Market didn't allow me to publish it so I just re-signed with the same key and published that.  I didn't do anything different so I'm not sure if that will resolve the issue.  Were you able to install it anyway?

Has anyone else seen this problem?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on November 03, 2009, 01:54:12 am
@reiserx: could you try hitting the following url in a browser substituting <username> and <password> with the proper values:

https://ra1.findvera.com/<username>/<password>/49451/data_request?id=user_data2&output_format=json

make sure that comes up, and if it does, would you mind sending me the output?  I don't think it contains sensitive information (anyone please correct me if I'm wrong), but that's the only way I can diagnose the problem.  You can email me at homebuddy.android@gmail.com.

Also, have you tried Local mode?  Btw, what Vera firmware version are you running?
The browser returned  {"ReturnString": "error"}
I'm using .616 still until they get the wifi client mode working with remote access with the newer firmware and out of beta.

I haven't tried local yet because I live about 20 miles from my Vera's.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 03, 2009, 09:55:26 am
@reiserx: Thanks for the feedback.  I'm not sure how to handle this scenario...  other than upgrading to the latest firmware, one way to get it working with the current version of Home Buddy is to give your Vera a public IP, switch to Local mode, and manually enter the IP.  NOTE though that this is not secure -- this will allow anybody to  potentially view/control your devices.

Does MCV have any suggestions on how to approach this?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 04, 2009, 07:11:03 pm
@reiserx, sorry, i should have realized sooner that it's not a connectivity problem.  looks like it connects fine but because you have an older version of the firmware, the URL that i use to pull information is probably different.  unfortunately, to be able to use Home Buddy, you'll have to upgrade your Vera.  again, my apologies -- i don't know what i was thinking  :-[
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 06, 2009, 01:06:36 pm
hi guys!  i just released v0.4 this morning adding home screen shortcuts.  you can now activate scenes directly from your "desktop".  enjoy!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Maartenvt on November 06, 2009, 02:48:18 pm
Only Scenes seems to work. Devices do not work. i see my devices, but i can't contole them. i have a HTC Hero
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 06, 2009, 04:14:05 pm
Only Scenes seems to work. Devices do not work. i see my devices, but i can't contole them. i have a HTC Hero

@Maartenvt, thanks for installing my app.  Home Buddy is a work in progress and I have yet to implement the ability to control specific devices -- that's close to top priority in my list of things to do though.  When I do get to that, I'll need the community's help... since I can only test with devices that I own (currently dimmers and thermostats), if you need support for other devices, I'll need some information from your Vera -- or please consider helping me buy more devices by making a donation.  You can do so from my Home Buddy site:

http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy

Thanks again! :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 11, 2009, 07:40:48 am
Just posted a Home Buddy video tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KLCRhs8qM
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on November 14, 2009, 08:24:46 pm
Still doesn't work for me - it for any reason it fails to connect, it gives me force close.
Unfortunately it attempts connecting right away, so I have no opportunity to go and change settings.

BTW,  if you google apps could make your site URL much shorter - rakstar.net and .org are still available ;)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 16, 2009, 11:14:31 pm
@325xi, try uninstalling then re-installing...  the first time it starts up, it should take you directly to the setup screen -- you should have seen this at least once.  My guess is that you did get this far once but configured it to connect to your prod instance which, according to your signature, is running v1.0.616.  If so, you probably have the same problem that reiserx did in this post:

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=292.msg10061#msg10061

Unfortunately, Home Buddy only works with the Luup versions of the firmware (i'm running v1.0.979).  You might be able to control your v1.0.958 test instance though.  Sorry for the inconvenience, in my next update I'll make that clearer in the description.

Just curious, what's keeping you from upgrading to the latest firmware?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 08, 2009, 01:04:56 am
Hi All,

I just released v0.5, now with individual device control with support for on/off switches, dimmers, and thermostats.  Feel free to post bugs/comments/suggestions here.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: davedecali on December 09, 2009, 12:09:01 am
Recently picked up Verizon motorola Droid and had your app installed the first day.  I have been waiting for devices to be controlled as well as scenes and I wasn't dissappointed.  I would have been more than happy to pay for such an app and its def a selling point for when I show off the Vera.

Nice work.

David
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on December 09, 2009, 02:49:43 pm
It doesn't show cameras yet, does it?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: davedecali on December 09, 2009, 05:46:45 pm
I use the android app ip cam viewer for my Droid and you can view up to 2 cameras free, and 4.99 for unlimited.  This program works perfect with my panasonic cameras and the images update once a second with awesome clarity.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 09, 2009, 08:21:00 pm
@davedecali: thanks for the kind words :) i thought about charging money for the app, but having a full time job, i can't guarantee support for my users.  i could use the financial support though to purchase more devices to test with.  i'm looking into embedding ads into the app, also, of course donations would be appreciated -- there's a paypal donation button on my site if you're interested:

http://rakstar.googlepages.com/homebuddy

@325xi: no camera support in this version yet but i just got one a week ago and will work on adding support for it soon.  stay tuned!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on December 30, 2009, 12:15:03 pm
This app is priceless.
I believe MCV should actively encourage mobile apps development, and give 'em as much publicity as possible, and arrange official support - mobile apps can be a major selling factor - if people know about them.

Two questions though.

- Is it possible to have room name next to device? May be in small font or whatever, but I have the same name for lights in nearly every room, on Vera UI is easy to discern between them, but here I have no idea which one is what.

- And, cameras of course - how things are going?

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: LVince on December 30, 2009, 08:21:05 pm
Hate to be late to singing the praises of the app, but it is great.
I added a suffix to my devices to make is easy to use Homebuddy.

LR - Living room
FD - Front door
GD - Garage door

etc...

If I had a wish list right now (I don't have a camera yet) it would be...

1- I have Hidden Scenes in the Vera UI, I'd still like a way to hide them on the Droid.
2- I'd like the scenes Hierarchical.  Some of my scenes are global, but many are by room (of course, this may be my funny way of using scenes).
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 01, 2010, 11:20:49 pm
Happy new year everyone!

@325xi: Camera support is at the top of my list and I hope to include it in the next release.  It's a bit of a challenge because it doesn't seem to be standard UPNP (anyone, please correct me if i'm wrong) so I'll need to create some special cases in the code to handle it.  Regarding room names, I was thinking of adding separators for each room, but your approach might be easier to implement.  I'll see what I can do.

@LVince: Thanks for your suggestions, I'll add your wish list to my list of things to do.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 03, 2010, 03:31:55 am
v0.6 released, now with Camera support!

Select the camera in the device tab to view.  Tap the edges (including corners) of the image to pan, tap the center of the image to refresh.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on January 04, 2010, 08:21:20 pm
Strange... I see all my devices but cameras. I even uninstalled - reinstalled the app to make sure it's updated...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 04, 2010, 09:35:31 pm
Do your cameras show up in your Vera Dashboard?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on January 04, 2010, 10:21:10 pm
Of course.
I suspect you'll want my user_data...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 04, 2010, 10:32:12 pm
You read my mind... please be sure to blank out any sensitive information.  I'm available on Yahoo Messenger if you want to send it to me there.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 05, 2010, 10:59:28 pm
v0.7 released.  Added room separators to the scene and device lists.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on January 05, 2010, 11:33:42 pm
Great! Would it be possible to make HSM100 to display its data: temp, brightness and motions status?
I guess it appears as "Combo Device" there, so it's just a matter of reading 3 variables...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 07, 2010, 09:33:36 pm
@325xi: sorry but unfortunately I don't have a device to test with.  :(
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on January 07, 2010, 09:43:46 pm
Well, send me .apk, I'll test it.
All you need is to retrieve those 3 variables and display 'em...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mversluis on January 08, 2010, 05:19:52 pm
Dear forums members.

Since a 3 month or something like that I bought ( just for test purpuses ) a Smart Q5 device.
From my supplier in Hongkong.

Just did some test with the device and trow it somewhere on my desk , because it works not as it should be.

Yesterdag I found the device again and was just wondering of I can install android on it.
the same night I was able to put android version covia ( beta ) on the device.
With some struggeling of android market , finelly I can login and download Home buddy app.

Just installed it and went to settings, put my local ip number on place.


Everything run worth while , just turning light's on and of are working very very fast.
So I will make some test tomorrow

( after complete reinstall , because I change some settings and can't find them any more.)

After reinstall I will make some quick review / quick installation guide.
This would be a great oppertunity to controll vera as it should be.


Next order in hk I will ask my supplier to search arround for other MID versions ( maby within android installed in it)
and run some other test.

Keep you informed.
Best Regards,
Marco

Mood Ledlight
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on January 08, 2010, 11:55:21 pm
That's great news! Android is the way to go.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mversluis on January 09, 2010, 07:31:09 am
found a little bug - or nice to have on future wish list :-)

There are a several devices / scene's that are set to hidden in vera. Becasue this would be motion sensor or something like that.

In home buddy there ar listed , even when vera stats hidden.

Quick reference is almost done and will be post soon.

Marco
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mversluis on January 09, 2010, 07:54:39 am
Just finished quick reference
it is just a simple version , you may downloaded it here.

http://mood-ledlight.nl/tmp/smartq5.zip


Have fun Marco
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 09, 2010, 12:26:14 pm
@mversluis: Awesome work!  Thanks for giving back to community.  Unfortunately, Vera currently does not pass along hidden device/scene information.  I've filed a bug to request that this be added:

http://bugs.micasaverde.com/view.php?id=768
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: guessed on January 09, 2010, 01:18:42 pm
@rakstar, what call are you making for Device & Scene discovery?

If I make a [local] call like:

     http://192.168.x.x:49451/data_request?id=user_data&output_format=xml

... or the JSON equivalent, it's showing Device entries like:

Quote
<Device_Num_51 Device_Num_Parent="1" Embedded="0" Disabled="0" UpnpImplFilename="" ID="8" IP="" MAC="" Description="HSM100" Room_Num="1" UpnpDevFilename="D_ComboDevice1.xml" Manufacturer="Ryherd Ventures" Model="Express Controls 3-in-1" Hidden="1" Category_Num="1" DeviceType="urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:ComboDevice:1" Synced="1">
<stateList>
<state_1 service="urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveDevice1" variable="ManufacturerInfo" value="30,2,1"/>
<state_2 service="urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveDevice1" variable="Capabilities" value="81,140,0,4,33,1|49,96:2,112,114,119,128,132:2,133,134,"/>
<state_3 service="urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveDevice1" variable="Neighbors" value="26,"/>
<state_4 service="urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1" variable="LastUpdate" value="1262956390"/>
<state_5 service="urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveDevice1" variable="PollSettings" value=""/>
...


and Scene entries like:

Quote
<scene_3 Description="Family Button 1 - Lamp" Hidden="1" Timestamp="1260757892" Room_Num="0">

<Device_Num_9 Timestamp="1260757892">
<event_1_1 name="Family Button 1 - Lamp" Enabled="1" argument_1="1"/>
</Device_Num_9>

<Device_Num_10>
<group_1 cmd_1="" Delay="0"/>
</Device_Num_10>
</scene_3>
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 09, 2010, 01:33:07 pm
@guessed, I use a similar url, except instead of id=user_data i call id=user_data2 as per the following wiki page:

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/UI_Notes#Building_a_control-only_UI_for_Vera

Thanks for pointing this out.  I added a note to the bug report for the Vera devs.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on January 10, 2010, 11:53:30 pm
I'm starting to think user_data2 is broken, as this is yet another problem that doesn't occur in user_data (the first is that cameras appearing in user_data are not always returned within user_data2 response).
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: guessed on January 11, 2010, 12:00:28 am
Given their content, it's likely they're intended for different purposes.  user_data is about 2.5x the size of user_data2, which is significant if you're talking to a mobile device. 

They dont appear to no gzip-Compress this stream, which would really benefit mobile devices.  Pity.

Maybe just read user_data "at startup" of the CP, for structure settings, then use user_data2 from then on for faster data updates...

Just a thought....
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mversluis on January 12, 2010, 02:35:57 am
Just a idea ;

Would it be possible to create a advanced setup tab.
Within those tab you can listen direct all devices, scenes and floor.
With a checkbox the user would be able to set the state to visible or hidden.

On this way it would be very easy to use a multiple device with android in seperate rooms, and in the room you´re able to controll only the room environments.

futhermore I would like to see in the tab device´s you can change the device state. herby there will be a popoup coming up to change.

Within the smart q , I must hit the " + " sign to get back , maby I would be possible to set some timeout on the popup screen.

Just my 2 cents in the early morning :-)

Marco
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on January 21, 2010, 02:44:26 pm
Hi Guys!  Sorry for the hiatus but I've been very busy with my day job and haven't had the time to update Home Buddy.  I will try to get it working with the latest Vera firmware and add some more functionality.  A couple of things I had in mind are Locale integration and a widget to activate scenes -- if anyone has other suggestions, please post, I'd love to hear them!  Thanks.

i LOVE this app. THANKS!!!

For some reason on my droid I can't connect to findvera (need to investiage more but i get a certificate error so i clock ok but then it tlls me the sever failed to comminucate...) so this helps much. But actually i think i prefer it to web access anyway.

On suggestings . A locale plug in would be cool. The other ideas for organizing or hiding hidden things sounds great too. Maybe the ability to toggle a device by widget- but that's really minor since I can just create a scene to handle one deivce and then do the widget for that scene.

thanks again.


ps- wI'll head over to the paypal donate in a minute- but just a thought- i see some devs make an app in the market to donate- maybe you can do that? It would make it easier for us lazy folks to toss you a few bucks.  ;-)

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on January 21, 2010, 06:29:58 pm
@michaelk the findvera works good if you goto the correct page. I had the same problem when trying findvera.com/mo which use to work with the pre luup firmware. ThenI finally figured out if you go to findvera.com/mobile it works great. Make sure you have the smartphone plugin installed under Devices -> Luup Plugins -> Install/uninstall plugins.

I like the way Home Buddy works with it's simplistic approach except I need it to work with the doorlocks and that isn't happening yet.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 22, 2010, 12:09:51 am
@michaelk Thanks so much, your donation is greatly appreciated!

I don't have a Droid but I think I read somewhere that it has problems with SSL, not sure if that's been fixed... I'll do some research.  Ok, let me preface this by saying THIS IS NOT SAFE, but if you really need remote access to your Vera from your Droid, one workaround is to open a port in your firewall that forwards to port 49451 on your Vera, set Home Buddy to Local Access mode and manually enter the IP as <your public IP>:<your public port>.  Again, this is NOT safe and anybody who knows your IP and port will be able to view/control your devices even without your Vera username/password -- don't say I didn't warn you.

I like the way Home Buddy works with it's simplistic approach except I need it to work with the doorlocks and that isn't happening yet.

@reiserx Unfortunately the doorlocks are beyond my budget right now, but if you give me a copy of your user_data2 (omitting any sensitive information), I may be able to add support for it.



Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on January 22, 2010, 12:51:00 am
rakstar your going to have to tell me how to find that user_data2. Is it in the logs or something.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: guessed on January 22, 2010, 11:17:16 am
@reiserx

    http://192.168.x.x:49451/data_request?id=user_data2&output_format=json

OR the following if you want it in XML...

    http://192.168.x.x:49451/data_request?id=user_data2&output_format=xml




...on "opening ports to the Internet"...  Please DONT do this.  This might seem obvious, but from what I've seen you can do a lot more damage than just controlling your home from outside ;)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: markbannister on January 22, 2010, 12:08:50 pm
Thanks for the app!
Quick question, I downloaded the app and it worked immediately on local mode w/o asking for a password.  I was logged on to the vera via network at  the time.
How can it access the Vera without a password?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mikeholczer on January 22, 2010, 12:14:09 pm
Have you configured Vera to require a password to access the web UI locally? By default a password is not needed for access from the local network.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on January 22, 2010, 01:08:48 pm
...

I don't have a Droid but I think I read somewhere that it has problems with SSL, not sure if that's been fixed... I'll do some research.  Ok, let me preface this by saying ...



For anyone else with a Droid (and I guess potentially the nexus one or anything else that gets 2.x) there's a bug report here: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=3334 - they had originally closed it (because I'm not sure everything on that thread is related and I think they resolved the issues on 1.x)- but a few other people posted about SSL problems on the droid. I gave a 'me too' and then I gave them the example of findvera.com yesterday -> they confirmed it and reopened the bug and gave it a medium priority. So looks like at least now google is aware and maybe in a release or 2 they will fix it.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: shady on January 22, 2010, 01:39:18 pm
I saw the video on you tube, looks good...good work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KLCRhs8qM

Now I just have to hope for a good price on Dell's new Android slate

http://blogs.computerworld.com/15369/dells_slate_is_the_ipod_touch_for_googles_android_platform

so I can try it out

EDIT:  Actually now I know what I'll be trying later tonight, puting Android on my Eee PC 701 w/ touchscreen
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: markbannister on January 22, 2010, 01:43:52 pm
Have you configured Vera to require a password to access the web UI locally? By default a password is not needed for access from the local network.
Yes, password required.  Just double checked.
Home Buddy seems to have access to all the Global scenes (only ones programed at this time).  I can't see devices, but then I only have the one thermostat programed so far.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on January 31, 2010, 10:54:57 pm
any chance next time you fiddle with the code that you could add some on/off icons for lights? Or maybe just change the color of the font for status so it stands out. Like red is off and green for on?

sometimes I like to scan down the list to see what is on and what is off. So some kind of visual clue would be helpfull if it's not too much effort.

thanks
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 01, 2010, 10:42:30 am
any chance next time you fiddle with the code that you could add some on/off icons for lights? Or maybe just change the color of the font for status so it stands out. Like red is off and green for on?

sometimes I like to scan down the list to see what is on and what is off. So some kind of visual clue would be helpfull if it's not too much effort.

thanks

That's a great suggestion, I'll add that in the next release.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on February 01, 2010, 11:40:58 am
Have you heard anything from MCV on that user_data vs. user_data2 problem?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: BigConsumer on February 01, 2010, 07:12:09 pm
Good work rakstar... if only I could get my Vera working - your app works great!  Any plans to release an Ad free version?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: stoney on February 02, 2010, 09:25:39 pm
rakstar,

Really nice app. It shows all my Scenes and Devices along with their current status (ON / OFF).

My Wayne Dalton stat display works perfectly with Home Buddy as well and it's kind of cool
that I can warm up the house on a cold winter's day from 30 miles from home with my Droid!

Keep up your great work...it is much appreciated!!

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: reiserx on February 03, 2010, 12:44:07 am
I sent him the data file to hopefully make the schlage locks work also. That would make this app perfect. It's such a simple layout and easy to understand like it should be.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on February 12, 2010, 02:04:21 pm
rakstar-

I'm guessing you haven't played with UI3 yet- so...

are you aware that newer versions of the vera software have inadvertently killed homebuddy?

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=3099.0

Sounds like future versions of both UI2, UI3, (and now there's a UI4 in the works!)- will have these change that needs to be addressed.

sounds like a mess for you and you'll need to have 2 versions available for download.

While it sounds like they are working on updating UI3 I'm pretty much going to sit on 979 until there's an android app that works.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 12, 2010, 06:31:30 pm
I will probably order a Vera soon and also have a Droid.  It looks like I'll have to use the mobile web interface with UI3 or downgrade my firmware to use Home Buddy.  Is this correct?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on February 13, 2010, 01:56:56 pm
you can't use the mobile interface remotely with a droid due to a bug in android that wont allow you to load the https pages from findvera.com   (also effects schlage's ilink and other secure websites)- so you are SOL if you aren't on your home network without home buddy.


(google achnowledges the bug and says it's fixed in a coming build of the OS- BUT it's not clear if that's the 2.1 update that is impending for the droid or some later build down the road)


it's also not clear if the 1.0.985 has the 'fixed' code in it that breaks home buddy so you might not even have an option....

hopefully mcv responds here:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=3173.new

or here:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=3099.0

to let us know our options with android
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 13, 2010, 02:07:06 pm
Would I be able to manually open a port to the Vera and connect to it directly rather than using findvera.com?  (Yes, I know that it is not as secure)  I may also look into setting up a VPN as I know the Droid is able to use certain tunneling protocols natively.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: guessed on February 13, 2010, 02:14:43 pm
Don't open that port, or you will get some nasty surprises.

It's amazing what you can do to a Vera unit over that port, and likely use those same techniques to get access to your wider network...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 13, 2010, 03:12:01 pm
Good point, I guess the Vera is controlling electronics.  I'll see if I can set up a VPN.  If there is a problem with SSL in the Android browser wouldn't a third party browser work or is the problem in the Android OS itself?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: stoney on February 13, 2010, 04:37:43 pm
I think Google is aware of the issue with the Droid not receiving certain web pages correctly and is reported to be working on it.

My Droid with the Home Buddy program works perfectly whether I'm 1 mile from home or 100 miles.

Hang in there!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on February 13, 2010, 09:47:46 pm
I think Google is aware of the issue with the Droid not receiving certain web pages correctly and is reported to be working on it.

My Droid with the Home Buddy program works perfectly whether I'm 1 mile from home or 100 miles.

Hang in there!

droid with home buddy will certainly work with pre UI3 versions. The problem is the UI3 versions (and likely the latest UI2 version released to work on the vera2 platform)- have changed the way 3rd parties talk to vera so that squareconnect works but in the process they killed home buddy.

google has in fact reported that they fixed the bug with HTTPS pages and that a "future build" of the OS fixes the situation. But we dont know if that's the latest 2.1 release haeaded to the droid or some other future erelease.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on February 13, 2010, 09:49:34 pm
Good point, I guess the Vera is controlling electronics.  I'll see if I can set up a VPN.  If there is a problem with SSL in the Android browser wouldn't a third party browser work or is the problem in the Android OS itself?


hmmm... not sure if it's the OS or just the browser. would be interesting to try a third party dolphin.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 14, 2010, 12:07:35 am
I have my Vera on order now, so I should probably flash it with 979 to get it to work with Home Buddy in the meantime?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on February 14, 2010, 02:30:49 pm
if it's the original vera hardware- then that version would likely be the newest and most stable version that wont kill home buddy.

not sure what to do if you get the new vera hardware. It might work with 979. The new released firmware with UI2 for that platform might work. I dont have a clue.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 19, 2010, 04:49:05 am
Sorry to chime in late on this guys... I've been out of the country for a while (and will be indefinitely) on business, and I'm afraid to make any changes to my Vera while I'm gone -- can't afford to have my thermostats die in the middle of winter while I'm gone  :(

The best I can advise for now is to downgrade the firmware to one that works for you.  I'm sorry I don't have a better answer at this point.  In the meantime, I've been very busy lately, but when I free up, I'll continue to work on feature requests using the older firmware.

Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 19, 2010, 05:48:51 pm
So I just got unboxed my Vera2 and put the latest UI2 firmware on there which is 987.  I set up findvera and was able to get to it from the internet.  However, Home Buddy says username or password are invalid.  Is there something else that I need to set up for this to work?  I have not added any devices yet, but I am able to connect using Home Buddy over wifi just fine.  Is there something I am missing?  Is this because of the SSL problems with the Droid?

Edit:  Actually I just tried this URL on my computer and I still got "FAIL: Username or Password are not valid".  So, maybe it is not a problem with the Droid.

https://ra1.findvera.com/<username>/<password>/49451/data_request?id=user_data2&output_format=json
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 20, 2010, 03:50:33 am
@jeffy1021: You might have done so already but just to be sure, have you configured your FindVera.com account?  Remember, this is set up separately from the username and password that you use to administer your Vera.  Additionally, you need to enable remote access.

To do this (FYI I'm running version 979), go to Setup and look for the the FindVera.com button on the left menu.  Next steps are pretty self explanatory.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: enagel on February 20, 2010, 04:57:18 am
Home buddy does not work with UI3 in my case cash and stops working.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 20, 2010, 03:41:10 pm
Yes, it was configured correctly.  I have the Vera2 and tried both UI2 and UI3 and think I will stick with UI3.  For some reason, I had a hard time pairing my devices in UI2 even after resetting Vera to factory defaults and pressing the recessed reset button.  The "Configuring z-wave" blue cog showed up every time I rebooted and wouldn't go away.  But after I switched back to UI3, there were no more problems.  I guess that means no Home Buddy for me anyways.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 21, 2010, 09:17:00 pm
So I ended up switching back to UI2 (988).  However, now when I go to the Findvera tab, it says "FindVera remote server not assigned."  I opened up a ticket with MCV as I am thinking that something needs to be reset somewhere.  When I go to findvera.com on my LAN, it cannot locate Vera and references an old local IP address.  However, I can navigate to Vera via IP address.  It seems that there is a cache somewhere that needs to be updated.

Homebuddy works fine over Wifi on the Droid.  Hopefully, once my findvera.com issues get resolved it will work over 3G.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: michaelk on February 21, 2010, 09:22:03 pm
i know that sometimes when you change firmware you have to reload the page to keep your browser from taking old info out of the browswers cache. Have you tried that?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on February 21, 2010, 09:32:04 pm
Yes, I did try that.  It is almost like the old IP is cached somewhere on the Vera itself.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: dlimiter on April 27, 2010, 01:38:19 pm
@jeffy1021

I'm having the same problem with HomeBuddy.  I noticed that the URL you tried started with https://ra1.findvera.com.  When I use findvera.com I'm always redirected to https://ra2.findvera.com.  When I try the ra1 JSON URL, it fails, but if I change it to ra2, it succeeds.  So it may be that HomeBuddy is hard coded to look at ra1, and since it was written MCV brought up another server to distribute the load (with a load balancing strategy that sends requests to each server based on the user account).

If this is the case, there's probably not much we can do other than beg for a HomeBuddy update or to have MCV move our accounts to ra1.  But any new Vera users will probably get set up on a server other than RA1, and have the same problem I do.

Can anyone else who is on RA2 confirm if they can use HomeBuddy in remote mode?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: LVince on April 27, 2010, 08:09:33 pm
Just for a data point, I'm running U12 / 994 and I'm on RA1.  Home Buddy works just fine.
And running 2.1 on my {Droid} works fine on findvera.com/mobile.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Sleeve on April 27, 2010, 08:34:55 pm
Has anyone had any luck dredging up the developer?  Realistically, I don't need much more than findvera.com/mobile and I'm expecting UI4 will bring a look that will eventually port to findvera as well as local.  I wouldn't mind a custom app, but most of what I see is eye candy when all the functionality I really need is in the basic MCV packaging.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: stoney on May 10, 2010, 05:27:44 pm
Sleeve,

See previous page...Rakstar was / is the developer.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Les F on May 10, 2010, 06:34:06 pm

His profile has him last on at     March 02, 2010, 22:53:09

Not to say he isn't online lurking as a guest right now though....

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: blazinace on May 10, 2010, 07:08:34 pm
Speaking about Android phones, for the first time they have surpassed the iphone !

  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/100510/business/us_it_telecom_internet_google_apple
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on May 12, 2010, 05:01:27 am
Hi Guys,

Sorry to keep everyone waiting.  Here's the latest...  I'm still out of the country (and will be for the rest of the year), so I still don't have access to my Vera... BUT the guys at MiCasaVerde are being very supportive and have offered to send me some hardware to test with (thanks Aaron!).  It might take  a while before it arrives, in the meantime, they gave me remote access to a unit running UI3.  I'll do my best to get an update out soon (very VERY busy with work lately).  I promise to check back here more often.

Again, thanks for your support and patience!

@blazinace: go Android!!!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on May 12, 2010, 11:02:04 am
I'm wondering if you could find any way so people could contribute to development, particularly for adding not yet supported devices.
As we don't have an access to your code, may be you could tell what info in what format would you need to add let's say HRDS1 and HSM100?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on May 12, 2010, 02:16:13 pm
I'm wondering if you could find any way so people could contribute to development, particularly for adding not yet supported devices.
As we don't have an access to your code, may be you could tell what info in what format would you need to add let's say HRDS1 and HSM100?

There are instructions somewhere in the wiki for  how to see what commands Vera executes.  If you send me that log after issuing all possible commands for the device, and also a screenshot of the Vera UI for that device, that would be a good starting point for me.

Also, you could donate to help me purchase a device to test with  ;)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on May 12, 2010, 10:58:06 pm
That won't work...
You might consider creating a workbench -  your app stripped of as much as possible - so it barely allows to debug and test user-added devices using local connection. So those who want to add a device would be able to write the necessary code, test it, and send it to you for plugging into the whole
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on May 12, 2010, 11:02:04 pm
BTW, cameras created using the same D_DigitalSecurityCamera1.xml as the generic one - but with custom implementation file cause HomeBuddy to crash.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on May 19, 2010, 10:58:41 am
Quick update...

Good news: I've gotten Home Buddy working with UI4 (that's what MiCasaVerde gave me to test with)

Not so good news: UI4 won't be released for another 1-2 weeks.

So just a little more patience guys.  I'll release the new version as soon as I can after they've released the new firmware.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on May 19, 2010, 11:02:24 am
I'm still wondering how to make it to display data from HSM100 and HRDS1 sensors...

BTW, have you tried to see Panasonic cameras? I have feeling it'll crash HB just as it crashed at my cameras copied from Panasonic I_ file...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on May 19, 2010, 11:14:41 am
@325xi: I have a Panasonic BL-C131A, that's what I've been testing with.  MCV's test server has some cameras which Home Buddy didn't work with... I'll try to get them working... let's see if fixing those would resolve your issues as well.  Their server has some sensors too I think... I'll see what I can do about those.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on May 19, 2010, 11:56:57 am
For cameras and other stuff that crushes HB - why wouldn't you compile a "debug" version of your app that does a lot of logging, put apk file on your site or box.net or elsewhere - people would be able to run it against the failing devices and sent you logs right from their Android devices.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on May 19, 2010, 01:14:44 pm
Not sure how helpful that would be for me because Vera doesn't really send me any error messages... in most cases, the request either completes or it doesn't at the same point in the code where I call out to their API.  For now, the best way to troubleshoot is to  send me a dump of the user_data (masking all sensitive information) and describe what you were trying to do.  We can explore other options later on.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 13, 2010, 09:00:25 am
Ok, here it is... v0.8!

I wasn't sure when MCV will release UI4 (no pressure MCV ;)) so I decided to push this out earlier than originally planned with UI3 support.  Here's what's new:

- As mentioned, UI3 is now fully supported with the current feature set.  UI4 will work as well; however, remote access may break because I was told that the FindVera URLs will change once it's released

- Added "Legacy Support" for UI2 users (please check this if on UI2 or it won't work!)

- Added option to select which FindVera.com server to use (ra1.findvera.com or ra2.findvera.com).  If you're not sure which server your account is on, log on to www.findvera.com using your remote credentials... you will then be redirected to a page that says "Welcome to XXX.findvera.com" where XXX is your server.  Again, you need to pick the correct one in the options or remote access won't work!

- Removed AdMob ad!  Instead, I added a "Donate" menu item which links to my PayPal donation page.  Please donate! :)

Thank you ALL for your patience and support!  Bug reports, feature requests, and donations are welcome!  Post here or email me at homebuddy.android@gmail.com.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 13, 2010, 11:01:16 am
So I've just been told that UI4 HAS been released! *doh* I was waiting for an update on the forum or for Vera to prompt me to upgrade  :-[  I will upgrade tonight to see what needs to be worked on -- like I said in my previous post, I suspect that remote access won't work.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: B0SST0N on July 13, 2010, 07:06:12 pm
working great rakstar thanks!

couple of things I noticed...

1. auto discovery of local ip did not work

2. you are correct, remote does not work... findvera is not used anymore in UI4... everything goes through a new domain (you might want to ask MCV for the details on this, I believe it is significantly different in protocol).

3. all of my scenes that are not associated with a room do not show up... actually some that are even in rooms aren't showing up as well... strange

I'll post anything else I find... thanks for the hard work!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 13, 2010, 07:54:59 pm
@B0SST0N:  Thanks for the feedback!  I'll look into all the issues that you mentioned.  Upgrading now...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on July 13, 2010, 09:17:56 pm
All cool... but it still crashes on clicking on manually added cameras.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mversluis on July 14, 2010, 12:10:45 pm
Hi Rakstar,

Vera 1 ui3

1) auto discovering network is still working for me

2) light modules are working fine

3) Duwi shutter controll will crash the app , this was even before.


Just my 2 cents ( or 3 items :-) )

Ciao Marco
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 17, 2010, 07:06:31 am
v0.9 is out!  Please check the release notes on my site:

http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/release-notes

Thanks again for the feedback guys.

@B0SST0N: fixed the UI4 auto discovery/remote access issues.  i have yet to look into the issue with scenes not showing up.

@mversluis: with some help from MCV, I may be able to add shutter control support... still looking into this.

@325xi: unfortunately, MCV didn't have a solution to help me with your generic camera problem.  think you can give temporarily give me remote access?  if not, i'm not sure how else to fix this.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: strangely on July 17, 2010, 01:32:09 pm
Sounds like Home Buddy needs its own category in the remotes area of the forum or this thread moved there?!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 18, 2010, 12:03:36 pm
For anyone on UI2/UI3 with v0.9, there seems to be a bug on MCV's FindVera server that may affect some users.  Make sure you've done the following:

- Check that you have network access
- Switch to Remote Mode
- Enter your username
- Hit "Locate and Configure" and select the serial for the Vera that you want to control
- Enter your password

Now try controlling a device.  If you get an error, go back to the setup screen and change the "Serial Number" value to "49451" (without the double quotes).  Now try again, hopefully all is well and good.

Again, this doesn't seem to affect all users.  I will notify MCV of the bug.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 20, 2010, 09:06:04 am
v0.10 released
* Now supports locking/unlocking of door locks
* Experimental support for window shutters
* UI2 support now uses fail-safe remote URL

If you have problems, check out my troubleshooting page:
http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on July 20, 2010, 10:08:45 am
Luup camera problem is solved - thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Les F on July 20, 2010, 08:41:05 pm
nice one! 

 This latest version works perfectly for me!  thanks!!!!!   ;D
Vera2 running UI2

Les




Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on July 21, 2010, 02:44:53 pm
I just installed v.10 but my locks do not work.  Nothing shows up other than the name of the lock when I tap it.  Is there something I am doing wrong?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mikemsd on July 21, 2010, 03:40:14 pm
Great work on the app! Thanks for removing the ads. I'm really happy to see development and enhancements being done. My donation is on it's way. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 21, 2010, 06:21:01 pm
@mikemsd Thanks so much for your support!  It is very much appreciated!

@jeffy1021 Could you send me your userdata?  If you need instructions, please check my troubleshooting page:

http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting

Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on July 22, 2010, 01:03:07 pm
Thanks, I sent it to the email address you have on the troubleshooting page.

Also, thanks for including the RA2 option.  Previously, I was not able to use Home Buddy unless I was connected via wifi.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 23, 2010, 10:28:16 am
@jeffy1021: v0.11 released with the door lock fix.  Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: jeffy1021 on July 23, 2010, 12:31:09 pm
@jeffy1021: v0.11 released with the door lock fix.  Thanks for your help.

Thanks for the quick fix, I sent a donation your way.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 23, 2010, 12:37:03 pm
@jeffy1021: Much appreciated, thanks!!!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: 325xi on July 23, 2010, 09:34:30 pm
Any chances to have HSM100 and HRDS1 some day?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 24, 2010, 04:20:22 am
Any chances to have HSM100 and HRDS1 some day?

I'll see what I can do, please send me your user data.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 20, 2010, 07:02:30 am
v0.12 released!

* added "Default Tab" option
* enhanced thermostat control

Thanks to Les F for the suggestions.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on August 20, 2010, 08:40:45 am
Rakstar,

I have an issue with the Homebuddy app. Not all of my scenes will display. I have some of my scenes located into the rooms that they control. For example I have two scenes that control the thermostat and they are located in a room called Dining Room. In the Home Buddy app, they do not show. The only scenes that show are ones under global and one additional room called Living Room. All other scenes do not get listed.

- Garrett
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mikemsd on August 20, 2010, 02:27:18 pm
v0.12 released!

* added "Default Tab" option
* enhanced thermostat control

Thanks to Les F for the suggestions.

Really liking the new thermostat control. It's much easier to work with than having the virtual keyboard get in the way like it did before. Also the default tab is nice to be able to change to devices for default. Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 20, 2010, 04:45:13 pm
@garrettwp please send me your user data so i can diagnose.  if you need help doing this, follow the instructions on my Troubleshooting page:

http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting


@mikemsd you're quite welcome, glad you like it! :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on August 20, 2010, 04:54:52 pm
@garrettwp please send me your user data so i can diagnose.  if you need help doing this, follow the instructions on my Troubleshooting page:

http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting


@mikemsd you're quite welcome, glad you like it! :)

I just emailed you the data. I also listed another problem in the email. The second issue is that the weather plugin data is also not being displayed. I am not sure if this is something you did not incorporate or plan on adding.

- Garrett
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 22, 2010, 12:40:51 pm
@garrettwp Thanks for sending your user data over.  I've released v0.14 to address the missing scenes.  As for the weather plugin, looks like Vera sends the data over a bit differently from regular devices.  It made me rethink the way I do certain things in the code so this may take some time... in the meantime, enjoy having all your scenes in Home Buddy :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: guessed on August 22, 2010, 01:25:28 pm
@rakstar,
I can also change the Weather component to have "all" the data present on the Parent Device (in addition to it's existing Childers) if you'd rather get it all in one hit, and display as a compound control.  Just let me know, and I'll change it up.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on August 23, 2010, 12:15:46 am
Thanks for the update. Everything is showing up great. Only change I see after the update is that the list of devices are in a different order then before. Not a big deal. Just had to take a minute to figure out where everything is. Thanks again for the quick update!

- Garrett
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 23, 2010, 04:16:57 am
@rakstar,
I can also change the Weather component to have "all" the data present on the Parent Device (in addition to it's existing Childers) if you'd rather get it all in one hit, and display as a compound control.  Just let me know, and I'll change it up.

Thanks guessed, I think it's fine the way you have it, the issue I have is that I use the following state to determine if a device should show up in the list:

                    "service": "urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1",
                    "variable": "Configured",
                    "value": "1"

I noticed that in the devices that the plugin creates, the value is either 0 or the state is not present at all.  Do I need to change my approach?  Should I be basing it on some other indicator (disabled = 0 perhaps?) or is this something you have control over and can add to your plugin?  Please advise, thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 23, 2010, 04:21:39 am
Thanks for the update. Everything is showing up great. Only change I see after the update is that the list of devices are in a different order then before. Not a big deal. Just had to take a minute to figure out where everything is. Thanks again for the quick update!

- Garrett

Part of the issue was the way I generated the list of devices for each room.  As part of the fix,  I added sorting for the room dividers so that Global always appears first then everything else in alphabetical order after that.  I hope that works for everyone.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: guessed on August 23, 2010, 12:26:50 pm
@rakstar,
I can also change the Weather component to have "all" the data present on the Parent Device (in addition to it's existing Childers) if you'd rather get it all in one hit, and display as a compound control.  Just let me know, and I'll change it up.

Thanks guessed, I think it's fine the way you have it, the issue I have is that I use the following state to determine if a device should show up in the list:

                    "service": "urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1",
                    "variable": "Configured",
                    "value": "1"

I noticed that in the devices that the plugin creates, the value is either 0 or the state is not present at all.  Do I need to change my approach?  Should I be basing it on some other indicator (disabled = 0 perhaps?) or is this something you have control over and can add to your plugin?  Please advise, thanks!

Yeah, there's nothing that requires that HaDevice1 service to be implemented, and neither the UI2 Runtime or SQRemote require that attr for "presence" in their UI's...  so I wouldn't rely upon that.

In UI2 I believe there are two attrs, "hidden" and "invisible".  They're related but have slightly different purposes.  Things like the SerialPortRoot devices, an internal construct est by Vera, are marked "invisible" so you'll never see them.

The other is "hidden".  This is a end-user mechanism that can be used to hide Devices from the Dashboard (in UI2).


I think if you respect Invisible and Hidden, and everything else is a candidate to go onto the UI, then you should be set.

Additionally, might pay to provide input to this new Wiki page that MCV is building, in order to get some of this clarified:

    http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/UI_Simple

Oddly, in UI4 I don't see the hidden and invisible attrs.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on August 23, 2010, 12:48:28 pm
Oddly, in UI4 I don't see the hidden and invisible attrs.

Yep, I really miss this feature in UI4, especially, since now 4-button controllers require 8 scenes to control even the simplest one-to-one association with 4 lights... :) The dashboard quickly becomes crowded.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 23, 2010, 02:10:17 pm
@guessed Thanks for the input, I'll contact MCV to see if I can get more info.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: dfeizy on September 03, 2010, 05:35:07 pm
I cannot access any of my IP cameras using Home Buddy. I am running android 2.1 on my phone. Home buddy does not even show cameras as an option to view. any ideas???
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: dfeizy on September 03, 2010, 06:11:46 pm
Version 14 of Home Buddy still does not show the Cameras, any idea on the fix?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 24, 2010, 11:36:40 am
@dfeizy so sorry for the late reply.  please send me your userdata by following the instructions on my troubleshooting page:

http://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: DisneyFanatic4 on November 07, 2010, 08:22:36 am
Are my notification rules supposed to show up in the "Scenes" tab of Home Buddy?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on November 07, 2010, 09:36:20 am
@DisneyFanatic4 hmm, i didn't intend for them to.  i pretty much just parse what Vera sends me in the "scenes" section.  please send me your user data, i'll see if i can clean it up.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: voyager on November 18, 2010, 06:42:27 pm
To anyone interested in a native Android UI for Vera, I proudly present -- Home Buddy! :)

I created a site for it with some instructions, screenshots, and a link to the ".apk" package.  Check it out here: http://rakstar.googlepages.com/homebuddy

I cant find a link to the .apk package. My device does not have access to the market place.
Any way to get a fresh link to the .apk?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: JaseP on November 27, 2010, 08:37:41 pm
Me, same.

I cannot get a link to the apk in the store.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on January 01, 2011, 06:52:06 am
I just published Home Buddy on SlideMe for those who do not have Market access:

http://slideme.org/en/application/home-buddy

If you do have Market access though, please prefer to install from there instead.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 16, 2011, 10:33:50 am
Just released v0.18.  I rewrote a LOT of the back end code so apologies in advance if I broke anything... I think I was pretty thorough with my testing though.  Thanks to garrettwp for helping me out.

As a result of the rewrite, adding support for devices will be much easier. With this release, I added support for sensors and the weather plugin.  Requests for other devices welcome.

Please email me directly with any issues. Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: vera_nc on February 17, 2011, 12:45:20 pm
Not an issue related to this release but a couple of questions...

When changing orientation on the phone, is there a way to not have Home Buddy Retrieve Data again.  It's tedious when on a 1xRTT data connection when you accidentally change orientation and the App has to re-poll the Vera.

Any idea when the Collapsing Rooms will be added???

Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 17, 2011, 02:16:47 pm
The way Android handles the orientation change is a bit weird -- it calls the same code that gets executed on a fresh launch.  Let me do some research to see if I can fix that.

Regarding the collapsible rooms, I'm not a UI expert (as you can probably tell) so implementing that kind of layout will be a bit of a challenge for me.  Any Android devs out there who can point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 19, 2011, 05:01:09 am
When changing orientation on the phone, is there a way to not have Home Buddy Retrieve Data again.  It's tedious when on a 1xRTT data connection when you accidentally change orientation and the App has to re-poll the Vera.

Any idea when the Collapsing Rooms will be added???

Quick update... both of these issues will be addressed in the next release which should be sometime next week.  Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 20, 2011, 01:32:20 pm
v0.19 released.  Big layout changes in this one.  Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mversluis on February 20, 2011, 01:47:09 pm
Hi,

Looking really  good , keep up the good work.

1 minor issue since last update , the danfoss velves are gone away. Now I am not able to controll our heating any more  ???

Is there a small change to fix this. ?

Many thanks in advance
Marco
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 20, 2011, 01:54:51 pm
Marco, please send me your user data.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: vera_nc on February 20, 2011, 08:05:13 pm
AWESOME UPDATE!!!  You ROCK!  Another donation coming your way.  This makes the App live up to my expectations...  You can charge on the App Market for this one, just not as much as the iPhone apps ;-)...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on February 21, 2011, 12:07:58 am
Rakstar GREAT APP!!!  Even better with the new layout & graphics..  Sending you a donation..  I agree, you should charge for this app..  Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 21, 2011, 03:50:01 am
@vera_nc and @computerjohn Thank you both for your kind words and generosity!  I'm really glad you like the update!

With regards to charging for the app, no plans to do so yet.  I guess this is my way of giving back to the open source community.  Of course support in the form of donations and feedback would always be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mikemsd on February 21, 2011, 04:37:00 pm
Thanks for the update, it's great. I really like the new layout and it seems a lot faster too. I'll be sending another donation soon as thanks for keeping this app free and keeping up with the updates.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Kyle on February 21, 2011, 11:56:45 pm
Great app! Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: myhomeserver on February 23, 2011, 08:47:29 am
I took a few screenshots using ASM and posted them to MyHomeServer so you guys can see the new interface and screenshots.   See this link for screenshots----> http://www.myhomeserver.com/?page_id=573 (http://www.myhomeserver.com/?page_id=573)


Works great!   I do wish that once I turn on or off a device in a room that it wouldn't have to refresh each time and collapse each room.  But, it's an amazing FREE app for the droid and works great!

Thanks Rakstar!!!

HomeBuddy screenshots of the new interface
http://www.myhomeserver.com/?page_id=573 (http://www.myhomeserver.com/?page_id=573)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on February 23, 2011, 10:31:12 am
@myhomeserver, wow, nice way to self-promote...  ;D ;)

But I agree, that if those 2 small annoyances are removed (1 - don't refresh all the time, 2 - remember collapsed/expanded sections) it would be the perfect app! :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: dirks on February 24, 2011, 06:21:40 pm
Great job on the update. I really like the new layout.  Keep up the good work!



www.custom-technologies.net
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on February 26, 2011, 12:07:03 am
Rakstar hey I have an interesting question.  I'm installing my IT-100 module to communicate my DSC alarm panel to VERA over this weekend. I'm working with the developers of the plugin driver & testing it. One of the things that was brought up is that none of the PDA apps support the alarm plugin..  Is this possible with Home Buddy & if not can it be.  I'd be more than happy to beta test it.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on February 26, 2011, 07:52:10 pm
If Vera can control, I most probably can build in support for it.  Please send me your user data after you've had it installed and working.  Check here if you need help doing this:

https://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting#user_data

Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on February 28, 2011, 12:18:35 am
Great Will do.  I have just installed the needed hardware, just working with the plugin developers to get it working.  As soon as that is smoothed out, I'll give you a heads up.  Thanks Again..

If Vera can control, I most probably can build in support for it.  Please send me your user data after you've had it installed and working.  Check here if you need help doing this:

https://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting#user_data

Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on March 01, 2011, 04:07:10 am
v0.21 released.  Changes include:


Enjoy!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: myhomeserver on March 02, 2011, 11:13:43 am
Thanks for the update, this version is much more stable when initially connecting to Vera. I was always having to remove fwd1.mios.com or fwd2.mios.com and now I never have to mess with it and it connects every time!  Loving the shortcuts too, keep up the amazing work!

Would love to see some future integration with GPS instead of having to use tasker, so then I can set "borders" around my property so when I leave it shuts down everything and locks the deadbolts and when I arrive it greets me with an open garage door and lights on if dark.   

Loving HomeBuddy, thanks again Rakstar!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on March 07, 2011, 10:18:51 pm
Thanks again for a great app!

Just 2 little neat-picks:

1. Does it use HTTPS/SSL for remote connection? If not, can it be the default?

2. Special XML/HTML escape sequences are not un-escaped. I.e. ampersand "&" in the name of a scene or device is shown as "&amp;"
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on March 08, 2011, 12:24:50 pm
Thanks again for a great app!

Just 2 little neat-picks:

1. Does it use HTTPS/SSL for remote connection? If not, can it be the default?

2. Special XML/HTML escape sequences are not un-escaped. I.e. ampersand "&" in the name of a scene or device is shown as "&amp;"


#1 Yes, it always uses https/ssl for remote.
#2 I will look into this, thanks for pointing this out.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on March 14, 2011, 09:27:27 pm
FINALLY! Got the IT-100 interface working with my DSC alarm system today. Overall I can see each zone partition in Home Buddy with the proper icons, but the DSC Plugin & the System Device with allows me to Arm & Disarm will not display in Home Buddy.  Also another glitch is that I have 13 zones in my alarm system. I can see all the zones in Home Buddy, but zones 7, 8, & 11 show the red guy running icon as if the zone is tripped, but it's status under Tripped: NO is being show. Ok, now it's just 7 & 8 go figure..  I have no idea why, if they were tripped it would state that in Vera & on my alarm panel.  I also, wouldn't be able to arm my alarm system.  I have sent you an email to your gmail account with the data file & my contact info.  Please let me know if you need anything else.
 

If Vera can control, I most probably can build in support for it.  Please send me your user data after you've had it installed and working.  Check here if you need help doing this:

https://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting#user_data

Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on April 12, 2011, 10:58:33 pm
Hello Rakstar,

Any head way on Home Buddy being any to control the alarm plug-in as of yet?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Kyle on April 24, 2011, 12:18:00 am
Hello Rakstar,

Any head way on Home Buddy being any to control the alarm plug-in as of yet?

I'm also wondering if you have been able to get this working?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on April 25, 2011, 05:52:14 pm
Sorry guys, I've been very busy with work lately.  I hope to find some time to focus on Home Buddy in the coming weeks.  Thank you all for your patience.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Kyle on April 26, 2011, 01:02:46 am
Sorry guys, I've been very busy with work lately.  I hope to find some time to focus on Home Buddy in the coming weeks.  Thank you all for your patience.

Thanks for the response! App works great!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Kyle on May 10, 2011, 12:18:07 am
Sorry guys, I've been very busy with work lately.  I hope to find some time to focus on Home Buddy in the coming weeks.  Thank you all for your patience.

Hey rakstar,

I know you've been busy, but just wondering if you've had any time to look into getting your app to control the DSC Alarm plug-in?

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on May 11, 2011, 10:31:36 am
@kyle4269 still in the pipeline and still busy with work, sorry :(  i'll get to it eventually i promise!

next on my list though is to get it working correctly with honeycomb.  i started this last weekend but ran into some problems.  i will try again this weekend when i find the time.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on May 28, 2011, 10:32:44 pm
Not having time for your hobby sure sucks, but hey, at least you are employed! :)

2. Special XML/HTML escape sequences are not un-escaped. I.e. ampersand "&" in the name of a scene or device is shown as "&amp;"

Just a reminder - this is still an issue.

And another one I have to report - on some hi-res tablets (not Honeycomb) the app does not open in full screen. Basically, it works in a small window in the middle of the screen. But it's not very consistent. I guess there is some incorrect logic with screen size and DPI...

Here are some data points:

* Nook Color, FroYo 2.2, screen 7" 1024x600, DPI 180 - works perfectly fine, the app is in full screen.
* Galaxy Tab, FroYo 2.2, screen 7" 1024x600, DPI 240 - the app is in small window

While FroYo is not meant for tablets or resolutions above WVGA, most of the apps work just fine, as long as they use dynamic layouts. But some have this issue. Interestingly, that Google Reader has this issue, but other way around - works on Galaxy Tab and doesn't on Nook Color... :)

I hope you'll have some time to look at this. Thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 06, 2011, 12:28:54 am
@denix: Thanks for all the information.  I just updated the app today, you'll be happy to know that I fixed the issue with the ampersand and hopefully the layout issue (I don't have a Galaxy tab to test with but it looks ok in the emulator), along with many others...

@ALL v0.23 is out.  I had to rewrite a LOT of code so, though I tried my best to test everything, there may still be some bugs.  Email me if you find any.  Changes in this release are:

- Honeycomb support
- Layout fixes/enhancements (fills larger screens, brightened blue text, nicer looking tabs, etc.)
- Tabs now remain open after controlling a scene/device
- Device information auto-refreshes if controlled from Home Buddy
- Performance improvements -- no UI locking and downloads less data on partial refreshes

More to come in future releases.  Please rate my app in the Market if you like it (don't bother if you don't  ;))  and as always, donations are greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on June 06, 2011, 03:28:09 am
Great update! I like how it refreshes now. No loss of your open tabs and much faster refresh time. I will give it a good looking over today to see if anything is broken. How does the honeycomb version look? Or is it similar to the phone version?

- Garrett

p.s. keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 06, 2011, 11:48:51 am
The Honeycomb UI looks exactly like the the phone version for now.  The bulk of my changes for this release is under the hood.  Android 3.0 introduced some new layout APIs -- mainly the concept of "Fragments" (more info here (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/fundamentals/fragments.html) for anyone who might be interested),  so I changed stuff to utilize that in and coded it to ensure that it remains backward compatible.

Additionally (beware, geek speak ahead), for performance reasons, Honeycomb does not allow network calls from the main thread (more info here (http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/design/responsiveness.html)) so I had to conform to that requirement as well hence the performance boost that you noticed in the UI.  Nice to see that Google forces developers to make sure their apps behave properly... lesson learned.

Any input on how to make the layout more functional on tablets is welcome -- but I can't guarantee that it will be done soon because I don't have a physical device to test with (anyone willing to get me a XOOM?  ;)) and the emulator is RIDICULOUSLY SLOW.  They say they're working on it (http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/01/27/android-team-acknowledges-honeycomb-emulator-performance-problems-hard-at-work-on-fixes/) though.

Sorry this update took so long.  Thanks to all for your patience.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: robinnes on June 07, 2011, 02:46:55 pm
Nice work rakstar...
Your last update seemed to fix the under-utilization of the tablet screen.
Your app now uses the full 10.1" screen of my Acer A500 (Honeycomb 3.0.1) tablet.

Sent you a few $$ via PayPal for beer!

Thanks again!

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 07, 2011, 03:16:56 pm
@robinnes awesome, thanks so much! :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: denix on June 07, 2011, 04:26:55 pm
Same here - works great and takes up whole screen on Galaxy Tab 7" (FroYo 2.2). Thanks and another virtual beer (i.e. donation) from me... :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 23, 2011, 11:00:28 pm
Hello Rakstar,

I have tested Home Buddy on the new HTC EVO 3D for the past two days & works great!  Yes, it does not come out until tomorrow the 24th..   ;D
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 24, 2011, 10:05:15 am
@computerjohn Awesome! I'm so jealous, how are you liking the new phone?

I just realized that I forgot to update this thread (for the benefit anyone following it) when I released v0.24  so here goes:

* Added TED 5000 support
* Changed tab gradient/text colors for readability

New version soon with DSC Alarm support.  Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Kyle on June 25, 2011, 02:03:13 pm
@computerjohn Awesome! I'm so jealous, how are you liking the new phone?

I just realized that I forgot to update this thread (for the benefit anyone following it) when I released v0.24  so here goes:

* Added TED 5000 support
* Changed tab gradient/text colors for readability

New version soon with DSC Alarm support.  Stay tuned...

Would it be possible to show the current mode the alarm is armed in? Like Stay or Away
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 28, 2011, 06:37:09 am
v0.25
- Automatically switch to local mode (experimental)
- DSC Alarm support
- Fixed shortcut behavior to not launch full app
- Auto close device dialogs for binary switches / dimmers
- Fixed dimmer "null" level bug

A few words on how "Auto Local" works.  You initially have to be connected to the same network as your Vera.  On the Setup screen, tap on "Auto Local" and hit ok to remember the network's MAC Address.  Once remembered, you can keep Home Buddy in remote mode and every time it detects that you're on the remembered network, it will automatically switch to local behind the scenes.  To revert back to the original behavior, tap "Auto Local" again and hit ok to forget the network.  This is currently experimental, so please report any bugs (or successes).

@kyle4269 Thanks for your help with the DSC Alarm integration.  I updated it to show the "detailed arm mode" in the final build.  Please update.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Kyle on June 28, 2011, 10:28:14 am
v0.25
- Automatically switch to local mode (experimental)
- DSC Alarm support
- Fixed shortcut behavior to not launch full app
- Auto close device dialogs for binary switches / dimmers
- Fixed dimmer "null" level bug

A few words on how "Auto Local" works.  You initially have to be connected to the same network as your Vera.  On the Setup screen, tap on "Auto Local" and hit ok to remember the network's MAC Address.  Once remembered, you can keep Home Buddy in remote mode and every time it detects that you're on the remembered network, it will automatically switch to local behind the scenes.  To revert back to the original behavior, tap "Auto Local" again and hit ok to forget the network.  This is currently experimental, so please report any bugs (or successes).

@kyle4269 Thanks for your help with the DSC Alarm integration.  I updated it to show the "detailed arm mode" in the final build.  Please update.

No problem! It was my pleasure!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 11:47:47 am
@computerjohn Awesome! I'm so jealous, how are you liking the new phone?

I just realized that I forgot to update this thread (for the benefit anyone following it) when I released v0.24  so here goes:

* Added TED 5000 support
* Changed tab gradient/text colors for readability

New version soon with DSC Alarm support.  Stay tuned...

So far so good. Somethings do aggravate me. The charger port on the side vs it was at the bottom, the HTC flashlight app no longer there, and still trying to figure out if the 3D is not at loud or not.

The good does out weight the bad. Super fast processor, gig of RAM, much better WiFi reception, 3D viewing, dedicated camera button, and longer battery life.

DSC alarm support, cool!  When can I beta test it. :)

Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 11:49:32 am
Oh, is it on the market?  I'm going to check.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 28, 2011, 11:51:19 am
@computerjohn Nice, sounds like a great device!  DSC Alarm support was released this morning with v0.25.  Give it a go and please post back with feedback. Thanks.
Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 11:54:21 am
Got it, but still have the save problem as before. Zones 5, 6, & 7 show the guy in red running as to show those zones tripped, but tripped says no and armed, which the alarm is right now. I do have 13 zones.

Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 12:00:52 pm
Why is my time stamp PST??

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 28, 2011, 12:01:17 pm
What's included in this release is the ability to arm/disarm the alarm system and trigger panic options (police/fire/medical).

Right now, Home Buddy still doesn't support realtime push updates from Vera (hopefully in a future release), so what you're seeing is the status at the time Home Buddy pulled down the info.  For now, you need to manually refresh to get the latest state of those sensors.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 03:06:19 pm
What's included in this release is the ability to arm/disarm the alarm system and trigger panic options (police/fire/medical).

Right now, Home Buddy still doesn't support realtime push updates from Vera (hopefully in a future release), so what you're seeing is the status at the time Home Buddy pulled down the info.  For now, you need to manually refresh to get the latest state of those sensors.

That is not my case.  No one is home right now & my alarm is armed. I have logged into Vera via browser & none of my zones are tripped or showing the red guy running.  I'll send a snap shot..
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 04:11:00 pm
Here are my screen shots.  First one is Home Buddy & the second one is MIOS via my browser on my phone.  See my problem on zones 5, 6, & 7?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 28, 2011, 04:49:58 pm
I see, please email me your user data:
https://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting#user_data

Thanks.
Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on June 28, 2011, 07:02:59 pm
I'm still at a service call working on a computer. I'll send it over when i get home.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on June 29, 2011, 10:31:31 am
v0.26
- Quick fix for Auto Local logic -- I previously used a method which returned the device's MAC Address when what I really wanted to was the router's (doh!).
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on July 03, 2011, 10:11:46 pm
Hey Rakstar, I emailed you my log file earlier today.  Let me know if you have any questions..
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 05, 2011, 04:46:07 pm
Got it, I'll look into it this weekend.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on July 05, 2011, 08:43:16 pm
OK great. Thanks again

Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on July 13, 2011, 10:44:32 pm
Any news yet on why its doing it?

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 14, 2011, 12:04:22 am
Problem is, I defaulted the icon to "tripped" and set to "not-tripped" if I find a zero.  For some reason, Vera does not send a status for those devices if inactive so Home Buddy defaults to the red guy.  The fix is in and will be included in the next release -- hopefully this weekend.
Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on July 14, 2011, 03:38:18 am
Huh go figure. Glad you figured it out. Thanks again. I'll let you know how it works after you do an update release.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Les F on July 24, 2011, 06:26:02 pm
Hey, is anything up with Home Buddy via 3G?  It works fine when my Droid is on wifi, but when on 3g it won't work.  I get the error "Error: Unable to retrieve user data".  I have not changed my mios password recently. Its been going on for at least a week. Any ideas?

Wifi = local network to vera
3g = verizon




Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on July 24, 2011, 09:16:29 pm
Please try to uninstall then reinstall -- this seems to have worked from some users.  Let me know if the problem persists.
Title: Re: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: computerjohn on July 25, 2011, 03:07:38 am
I use Home Buddy via 3G all the time on Sprint with no issues.

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on August 16, 2011, 12:47:15 am
v0.27 Released
- Added support for Aeon HEM
- Added Tagalog and Greek translations
- Bugfix: Default motion sensor icon to untripped
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Michele on October 09, 2011, 01:17:18 pm
Hey, is anything up with Home Buddy via 3G?  It works fine when my Droid is on wifi, but when on 3g it won't work.  I get the error "Error: Unable to retrieve user data".  I have not changed my mios password recently. Its been going on for at least a week. Any ideas?

Wifi = local network to vera
3g = verizon

FWIW, I have a nearly identical setup and it's working for me.  The only difference is I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Tab.  Works fine both WiFi and 3G.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Michele on October 09, 2011, 01:22:43 pm
I have a suggestion.  Home Buddy is great, but not optimized for large screen tablets.  With a screen height of 1024 on my Galaxy Tab, you could easily fit twice the number of rooms it displays now.  Lots of apps let the user select a font size.  That would be handy here.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on October 10, 2011, 05:47:50 pm
I have a suggestion.  Home Buddy is great, but not optimized for large screen tablets.  With a screen height of 1024 on my Galaxy Tab, you could easily fit twice the number of rooms it displays now.  Lots of apps let the user select a font size.  That would be handy here.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll add it to the list.

I know I haven't released an update in a while -- I've been swamped with work lately and weekends have been busy as well.  I'll update the app as soon as I free up.  Thanks all for your patience.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: radarengineer on October 13, 2011, 03:43:09 pm
 
I know I haven't released an update in a while -- I've been swamped with work lately and weekends have been busy as well.  I'll update the app as soon as I free up.  Thanks all for your patience.

You provide a very nice app for free that many of us use on a daily basis (I know my wife and I certainly do). Certainly no complains from me! (although updates are also appreciated!) :)
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: pmcbrandon on December 07, 2011, 08:47:50 pm
I installed a Vera2 (UI4) at my aunts home in madison, wi and the home buddy app on her samsung verizon phone. I do not know what model but it is a newer smart phone. She spends time in New Jersey and is calling me complaining that she cannot consistently control the vera2 with her samsung android phone. When she left for New Jersey everyting was working fine now it is catastropy. Look forward to the response, thanks.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 11, 2011, 02:07:07 pm
@pmcbrandon have you checked my troubleshooting page?

https://sites.google.com/site/rakstar/homebuddy/troubleshooting

also, could she control it via mios?  if not, then it could have been a problem on their end.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 13, 2011, 11:25:32 am
I've received one report so far that Home Buddy does not work with UI5.  I have not updated my Vera yet (looking to do so this weekend) but I was wondering if anyone else has upgraded and has problems.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on December 13, 2011, 12:08:10 pm
It is working fine for me. Bare in mind that I am running 1.5.201 and not 1.5.233. So there may be some changes.

- Garrett
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mattwhit on December 16, 2011, 03:18:09 pm
Works fine if I'm on my local network... once I'm away from home, it will not connect via cellular data... 

UI5:1.5.236
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on December 16, 2011, 03:57:01 pm
Thanks for the reponses guys!

@mattwhit I wonder if it's the SSL cert issue again... perhaps Mios changed their cert.  Can you try the solution in the following thread?

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=4834.0
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mattwhit on December 16, 2011, 05:12:32 pm
I've had this issue in the past...
I just uninstalled and reinstalled the app...  Seems to be fine now with UI5... 
May have just been coincidental.  I'm using an EVO 3D 2.3.4 if that helps...

Thanks for the quick response and for the awesome app!!!

Matt
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: alex09 on December 31, 2011, 03:30:40 am
Just updated to  version: 1.5.254  on Vera 3. No issues to report. Works for both local & remote.
Homebuddy on Android 4.0.3, Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: lolodomo on March 23, 2012, 09:11:08 am
Hi all

I like this application.

I see that alarm parititon device is managed. I have one question: is the comunication with the Vera box secure ? Does Home Buddy use HTTPS ?
To be clear, is the PIN code crypted when send from my Android phone to the Vera ?

The main thing that I would like to be improved would be an automatic refresh of the device. The official Vera Phone application has this feature. For example, I see temperature updates from my temperature sensors. Would it be possible with Home Buddy ?
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on March 23, 2012, 10:13:29 am
Hi all

I like this application.

I see that alarm parititon device is managed. I have one question: is the comunication with the Vera box secure ? Does Home Buddy use HTTPS ?
To be clear, is the PIN code crypted when send from my Android phone to the Vera ?

The main thing that I would like to be improved would be an automatic refresh of the device. The official Vera Phone application has this feature. For example, I see temperature updates from my temperature sensors. Would it be possible with Home Buddy ?

Hi, glad you like the app.

Home Buddy does use https over remote.

It is possible to implement auto refresh, I'm looking to include that in a future release (possibly the next one).  FYI, the next release is currently in beta -- see this thread (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,9768.0.html) for more info.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on March 23, 2012, 11:49:59 am
Hi all

I like this application.

I see that alarm parititon device is managed. I have one question: is the comunication with the Vera box secure ? Does Home Buddy use HTTPS ?
To be clear, is the PIN code crypted when send from my Android phone to the Vera ?

The main thing that I would like to be improved would be an automatic refresh of the device. The official Vera Phone application has this feature. For example, I see temperature updates from my temperature sensors. Would it be possible with Home Buddy ?

As rakstar has mentioned the connections outside of your network would use https. So all bits of information after the domain name in the https request would be encrypted (e.g. https://example.com/blahblah where blahblah would be encrypted). Just an fyi, there is no official vera phone application. I believe you were referring to ivera? This is an application developed by a 3rd party developer like rakstar.

- Garrett
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: lolodomo on March 23, 2012, 02:59:43 pm
Ok, good news for security.

The other application I was talking about is not named Vera Phone but Vera Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.veramobile.android&hl=fr
I don't know if its development is stil in live but that might be interesting to create a section for this application ?
Its main advantage is, in my point of view, its auto-refresh feature and its control of A/V materials (don't yet tested).
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on March 23, 2012, 03:23:50 pm
The auto refresh feature is being added into the next home buddy which is in beta. Also AutHomation also has this feature.

I saw the app awhile ago,  but never had any interest in trying it out. Thanks for clarifying.

- Garrett
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rakstar on April 05, 2012, 10:46:50 am
Posting here for those watching this thread...  Home Buddy 0.27 now supports the Blackberry Playbook as well and is free in App World.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: RonLin on August 27, 2013, 08:51:44 am
I can't Arm or Disarm my DSC. I could do it from my mios gui directly but not from this app. It shows "Command sent awaiting for Vera to refresh" but doesn't seem to do anything...
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: wxben on August 28, 2013, 03:11:23 pm
Posting here for those watching this thread...  Home Buddy 0.27 now supports the Blackberry Playbook as well and is free in App World.

Does Home Buddy not work with the Nest app on Vera? I installed it on Vera like all other apps but it does not display at all in Home Buddy.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on August 28, 2013, 03:51:26 pm
Most 3rd party plugins require the developer of the app to support them. The nest thermostat is that case and requires additional code to be added to home buddy to support it.

- Garrett

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: rayjr13 on September 01, 2013, 12:37:10 pm
Posting here for those watching this thread...  Home Buddy 0.27 now supports the Blackberry Playbook as well and is free in App World.

Does Home Buddy not work with the Nest app on Vera? I installed it on Vera like all other apps but it does not display at all in Home Buddy.

Thanks!

I second that request for Nest integration.  There may be little push for this due to the Nest app but a simple visual interface even for home buddy would be nice.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Jerkysan on December 05, 2013, 12:27:11 pm
I third to ask for integration for nest ^_^;
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Mobilniy on September 25, 2014, 03:44:50 am
Please, give us support for ui7 new servers! :'(
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: garrettwp on September 25, 2014, 07:16:38 am
HomeBuddy hasn't seen active development in almost two years. I highly doubt there will be an update to support UI7.

- Garrett

Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mpenda on November 07, 2014, 09:22:22 pm
Hello. Getting an error about trust anchor for certification not found when trying to refresh. Used to work just fine, and I get the the error from two different Android devices. Any ideas?
Thanks
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: BOFH on November 07, 2014, 11:17:27 pm
The developer (Rakstar) last appears to have posted on these forums late 2012 and it looks like development has ceased on this app.

Currently actively supported Android apps I know of are AuthomationHD and Imperihome.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mpenda on November 08, 2014, 07:42:41 pm
Thank you. Too bad, it's a nice app. I'm having similar issues with those apps as well, must be something going on with my Vera.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: BOFH on November 08, 2014, 07:53:50 pm
I'd suggest to open a ticket with Vera support. Sounds like a certificate issue that might be easily fixed by them.
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: mpenda on November 08, 2014, 08:29:05 pm
Thanks again. ..
Title: Re: Home Buddy - Android UI
Post by: Sammy2 on November 01, 2017, 04:55:59 pm
I've read page one and this page.

Can this be side-loaded onto an Amazon Fire HD8 Tablet?
Does it work in landscape mode too?