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Old 09-16-2015, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Cell phone detection via wifi

I thought this was mentioned about being available in version 6, somewhere... it might have been on the old forum.

I would like HAL to be able to 'monitor' for cell phones connected to wifi. Either by IP, hostname, MAC, whatever would work, and then take appropriate actions based on if the cell phone is in the house (ie connected to wifi).

This would make an excellent way to determine who is home, as well as being able to greet people or run other macros when a cell phone goes in/out of range of the wifi.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hi Deven,

Code was added to perform that very GEO Trigger Event in HAL's Conditional area but removed it before any public release. The issue is that when the cell is hibernating or the screen is blank, the Wifi is not active. Hence the phone could come into the WiFi area and not touch the router and HAL wouldn't know it was in the area.

We will be adding GEO Location capabilities to our new iPhone and Android apps which will send true long-lat data. The attached screen shot shows the conditional UI for the up pending feature.

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Old 09-25-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:04 PM   #5
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YES! I'm REALLY looking forward to that feature. Would be super sweet.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:38 PM   #6
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oh yes very nice
should work much better than blue buddy that used the same idea but with Bluetooth
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:21 PM   #7
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Any news on this? This is one feature that I'm just aching for. It's been almost 7 months since the original post about this, and it seems this still isn't available or even further mentioned anywhere.
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Hi Deven,

We were using a third party to develop our new iPhone/Android app. We ran into a problem with this offshore company and have had to restart the project with a different group. Painful in both time and money... Sorry I don't have better news. As I mentioned previously using the WiFi to detect that a smartphone is in the home is not full proof so the geo fencing with an app on the phone is best.

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Old 05-27-2016, 09:41 AM   #9
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Get that going and I will jump over to the latest version....quickly.
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