Welcome to the Athom Community Forum! This is a place to share ideas, ask for help and discuss about Homey in general.

Please read Welcome to the forum to get started.

Tile and Homey?

I was wondering if it would be possible to make a Homey app that connects to Tiles? I (almost) always have my keys with a Tile with me, so has my wife. Would be great that if Homey sees that certain Tiles are within bluetooth range, this can be used to trigger flows as a presence detection.

https://www.thetileapp.com

Comments

  • bvdbosbvdbos Moderator, Backer - Geek Edition
    Tile is a bluetooth beacon which sends a signal to a phone-app. Seeing how it works, the phone-app constantly updates the location of the received tag to a central server. I doubt they will open up their BT-protocol for other receivers? Otoh : why not?
  • RobinVanKekemRobinVanKekem Backer - Homey
    Isn't Homey able to receive Bluetooth beacon signals?
  • Isn't Homey able to receive Bluetooth beacon signals?
    Homey has the BT antenne, unfortunately BT isn't released yet.
    BT is a standard, so if Athom is following that standard (which I expect :) ) then Homey should be able to receive and send data.
  • bvdbosbvdbos Moderator, Backer - Geek Edition
    edited September 2016
    The signal send by the tile will probably contain an identifier for the product in general and an identifier for the sending device. As the tile's are also able to receive a signal and act on it (make a sound) the data will be encrypted. Don't know if you can decrypt the signals?
  • LyoshaDovolenLyoshaDovolen Member
    edited March 19
    bump
  • Was any progress ever made on this?
Sign In or Register to comment.