October 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm #103
I finally installed my OpenGarage a few days ago and now have developed an app to control it. The first version is working now however I am going to try and add a few more features before publishing to the app stores. The app is built on AngularJS and Ionic.
PhoneGap Build: https://build.phonegap.com/apps/2299326/builds
Change log: https://github.com/OpenGarage/OpenGarage-App/commits/master
For now, Android users may install the app from the PhoneGap Build link above so long they allow 3rd party apps. Soon, a web app version will be hosted as well as the app store versions. Please post any problems/bugs and I will try to hammer them out. The app has currently only been tested on my setup. With all of that said, Enjoy!November 19, 2016 at 9:09 am #167
Thanks for the app! I like how it gets right to the point with the big Open button. 🙂
I do have some questions/issues/suggestions, though. I came to this forum because ever since I installed the OG earlier this week, I have rarely been able to access it with the local web interface. I almost always get “site can’t be reached” or “server stopped responding”, depending on the browser used. However, I can almost always get to it and control it via Blynk. And this makes no sense to me – if I can’t communicate with it when I’m on the same network, then how can Blynk get to it? Blynk still has to go thru my network. I just don’t understand what’s happening. And yes, I’m using the correct IP address (I reserved it in my router so it won’t change). And *sometimes* that same IP address will successfully take me to OG’s web page. As a matter of fact, the day of installation it worked so consistently that I was able to create home screen shortcuts on my phone for one-touch opening & closing, e.g., http://192.168.0.7/cc?dkey=opendoor&click=o – worked great while it lasted! 🙁
Now, what does this have to do with your app? Well, your app also wouldn’t connect via IP address, but it had no problem with Blynk when I entered the auth token. So, whatever the local control problem is, I’m sure it’s common to both your app and the browser interface. Any ideas?
As for the operation of your app once I got it sync’d with Blynk, it opened and closed my door just fine, but I was expecting the “closed” red circle to change when the door opened, but it remained red regardless of door status. And similarly, I thought the Open button label would change to Close when the door was opened. Is this not how you coded it? Or are these issues related to my local control problem? And on a side note, assuming I’m seeing the correct, intended operation, shouldn’t the closed status be green & open status red?
Again, thanks for making this available, and I’m hoping you can shed some light on the issues I’m having.December 1, 2016 at 5:48 am #260
what are your ping results on your local network to Open Garage?
Maybe try to reset to factory defaults (hold down physical button for 5 seconds) and try again.
Assume you didn’t select “cloud only” in the configuration?
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