GeoFence inconsistency

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Re: GeoFence inconsistency

Postby jmassucci » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Hi all,

I've experienced similar results with the inconsistency. Seems to be definitely related to the iOS location. Programming of my state variables and ISY work great when I force/set the variable. I've had best luck when I have Apple Maps running for a few before I cross the boundary... seems to work. Otherwise pretty much never works. There are tons of homes with wifi near the boundary. Not sure what else to do! If anyone comes up with a solve, would love to hear it! Could it be a bug in iOS10?
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Re: GeoFence inconsistency

Postby AdminWes » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:45 am

Hi jmassucci,

Yes, any app that turns on the GPS chip will give you excellent pin-point accuracy allowing iOS to detect boundary crossing for your geo-fences in MobiLinc.

Definitely update your iOS to iOS 10.3 if you haven't already.

One suggestion is if you have a car charger for your iPhone, leaving the iPhone plugged into the charger will help iOS deliver your geo-fence crossings to MobiLinc quicker as well.

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Re: GeoFence inconsistency

Postby paterson » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:00 pm

I'm sure this is unlikely to get to someone who's had success with this given that most people who don't have issues won't read the forum info, but has anyone had consistent success with geofence or ibeacon with mobilinc to trigger some home devices? i was about to buy an ibeacon, but i think i'll hold off for now,
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Re: GeoFence inconsistency

Postby AdminWes » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:26 pm

Hi Steve,

In our testing, iBeacon is a bit less reliable than Geo-fencing. Geo-fencing in our testing is about 95% accurate. There are a number of factors that can influence your iPhone picking up your location. The iPhone does the detection work for geo-fence boundary crossing and the following tips will help the iPhone reliably detect the boundary crossing:

- When setting up the boundary, place the edge of the boundary where you drive in the middle of a neighboorhood or an area with dense Wi-Fi signals.
- Make sure your iPhone has a clear line of sight outside of your car. A phone buried in the trunk won't detect boundary crossings.
- Any app, like Apple Maps, that uses GPS, will significantly aid in geo-fence detection.
- An iPhone plugged into a car charger will be more responsive than one that isn't.
- Use MobiLinc Connect instead of a direct IP connection to simplify the connection process.

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