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arlo

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Flic buttons
« on: June 10, 2018, 05:12:40 PM »
This is cool. As of today's releases, BandHelper and Set List Maker support remote control via Flic buttons:

https://amzn.to/2KkpqUa

These are small (about the size of a US Quarter), Bluetooth buttons that you can stick onto an instrument or clip onto an instrument strap (they include a reusable adhesive pad and a clip). Then you can trigger three different actions in my app, by clicking, double-clicking or long-clicking the button. You can even set up multiple buttons for multiple "banks" of actions.

The batteries are supposed to last a year and are replaceable. The buttons work with tablets or phones, iOS or Android. You need to install the free Flic app to pair the button with your device, and then you can map them to actions on the Settings > Remote Control page of my app.
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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 02:27:26 AM »
As a review: bought one a week ago and directly checked it during two gigs.
It worked perfectly for my desired intention and I can only stress out that it is a great addition to a Blueturn or even as a standalone version with its three trigger-options.

My setup can be read-through in the following thread: http://forum.arlomedia.com/index.php/topic,1335.0.html

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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 10:37:52 AM »
Small update:

Flic is currently planning to launch a new version of the Flic-button.
So whomever already thought about getting one but was not convinced by the functionality yet: maybe the new one will be more impressive.

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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 11:53:38 AM »
I have backed the new Flic-buttons and will update once I receive them (which will most probably take until fall this year as per the current schedule).

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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 09:19:51 AM »
Hi arlo,

finally received the new Flic buttons today and from a physical perspective, they look and feel great.
It seems though that either your app or the flic app itself prevent connecting to and using the button with BandHelper.

Is there any troubleshooting information you could gain benefit from?

Chris

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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 12:53:32 PM »
Can you submit a help ticket for that?

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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 10:50:38 PM »
Sure. Ticket submitted

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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2019, 02:02:57 PM »
Okay, the Flic company hasn't yet released the software that app developers need to integrate with the new Flic 2. However, the Flic 2 can send keyboard (HID) messages, so you can use it just like a Bluetooth foot switch that connects as a HID device. In this case you would not need to use the Connect Flic Button in my apps -- just use the Flic app to configure the Flic button to send key presses like Up Arrow and Down Arrow, then use the setup instructions for Bluetooth devices on this page:

http://www.bandhelper.com/tutorials/remote_control.html
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Re: Flic buttons
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2019, 02:03:46 PM »
Thanks, arlo... I will definitely consider this in my feedback on the Flic 2...

Update: While the framework does not work yet, arlos hint to have the Flic 2 trigger keyboard messages instead does the trick.

My configuration is as follows:

- Flic Single Click triggers keyboard control "Right arrow" which in Bandhelper jumps to the next song
- Flic Double-Click triggers keyboard control "Left arrow" which in Bandhelper opens the document in full size
- Flic Hold triggers keyboard control "Return" which in Bandhelper jumps to the previous song

« Last Edit: December 16, 2019, 02:29:10 PM by Chris »