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Geofence - add Compass and Speed


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Hi Fibaro Team, @m.roszak, All

 

Hope that you are doing well.

 

I found Geofence in HC3 very useful and using it on daily basis with different scenarios.

But now Geofence engine can provide only "enter" and "leave" actions, but not giving direction - from where user entered geofence zone and where left

 

I check iOS API and found that app can access to compass data and provide 0-360 degrees information while user enter geofence zone.

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For me it will be very helpful, because for every zone I can understand direction where users going - to Home or away from Home, etc...

 

Also it can be possible to get iPhone speed via API (!)

for city it can be useful - to start scene only if user shows near home only on foot, but not in car/bus/etc..

 

how do you think - it's possible to implement ?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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That is problematic, are you always having phone in front of you for the compass to work? 
If it will be in a pocket its orientation can't be used as direction :)

So, even if this can be implemented it does not make any sense.

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  • @m.roszak, sadly, but you 100% right :(

     

    to All - maybe you have better ideas, how to understand moving direction with Geofence zones ?

     

     

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    I think it could be possible to get GPS data in regular interval and calculate direction.

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    Yes and no, this is the way old positioning worked on HC2 - this drained a lot the battery and due that we moved forward to geofencing which is handled in different way.
    Is is, for sure possible but not so easy.

    Maybe a workaround? 2 zones, one in home and one in the direction you generally drive.
    Then - use the sequence of events to check the direction.

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  • On 5/26/2022 at 5:33 PM, m.roszak said:

    Maybe a workaround? 2 zones, one in home and one in the direction you generally drive.
    Then - use the sequence of events to check the direction.

     

    Yes, I'm using this idea for last 2 years, but it not working good - many situations, when iOS / Fibaro not report one of the locations - whole idea is compromised with so high level of errors.

     

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