Hey guys, I'm new to the forums and Mobilinc, but I'm having a TON of fun using it and really want to see Tasker integration happen.
Here's what I would like to see, and one of my concerns:
My big concern is multi-user environments. What I mean by that, is, it's common for areas to have multiple people who would be users in that location. For instance, my sister lives with my parents, and they all have smartphones. They have a system in their place with some Insteon, an ISY and some other fun stuff (automated door locks that work with the mobilinc/ISY, etc.)
Here's my suggestion for a cool use, as requested by the mods in this area of the forums:
I want to be able to use tasker's location tool to cause a series of actions to occur using the NFC plugin. BUT ONLY if certain circumstances exist.
Let me extrapolate by examples:
My Mom gets home late at night, no one else is home as they are out and about doing things. I want the system to check if ANY device is within a geofence of, say, 200m or so (this may be a tasker event), and IF no one else is nearby (IE no one else is home), then when she swipes her phone over the NFC tag I'll put in her car, the system unlocks the garage door, turns selected lights on, raises the thermostat (in winter/lowers in summer), etc.
As another, related idea, I know I can use tasker to detect if she, or anyone else, leaves that geofence, meaning she goes more than 200m from the home. I then want the system to CHECK to see if ANY of the registered devices are within 200m of the home. If NONE of them are (she is the last one to leave the house), then I will have tasker automatically lower/raise the thermostat, turn off all lights (except maybe a slow rotation to make someone appear at home for security), and lock all the doors. Again tho, it is critical that this action ONLY engages if she is the LAST device to leave the area. Otherwise, it would be quite annoying to be sitting in the living room, reading a book, and the lights go off, and randomly rotate.
I know this is a complex request, but I have absolutely ZERO question that it can be done. And I do know that this may be a multi-user issue with Tasker to get it all working correctly...
But, consider... How often are areas like this multi-user? More often than not, I'd wager. We're going to need certain actions to be able to take place or NOT take place depending, perhaps, on if the device that triggers is the 1st, last, etc device to leave/enter that area.
Just some things to think about. I canNOT wait for this plugin/integration, Mobilinc! Let's get it going. I can think of some VERY cool things to do once we have it!