Posts for the month of October 2013

Updates to Telldus Live! events 2

November 4th is approaching fast. We still have time for another update for Telldus Live! events though.

New features are:

  • Repeats on all device actions.
    This is similar to the scheduler. Some devices might need the signal to be repeated several times for it to turn on or off. The repeat option is under "Advanced settings".
  • Offset for suntime condition.
    If was only possible to set an offset for sunset trigger previously. Now this is also available for suntime condition.
  • Pause an event.
    If you do not need an event but don't want to remove it, it is now possible to inactivate it instead.

There is also a lot of minor fixes for different browsers, form validation, default email address, and other things to make it work more smoothly for everyone.

We appreciate all your feedback for events. It you find a bug or have a new idea, don't hesitate to contact us!

Notice regarding Telldus Live! mobile for iPhone

Tomorrow (24/10) the certificate used to secure the communication between our servers, webpage, 3rd party applications and our mobile applications will expire. The transition to the new certificate will be seamless unless for those of you using our official mobile application Telldus Live! mobile on iPhone. This application has to be updated to continue to work, and we are still waiting for approval in the app store for the new version. We do not know when that will happen.

From later today until then, Telldus Live! mobile will not work. At the moment we suggest that you instead use the 3rd party application  TellEvent, our old app  OtioLive or that you access  live.telldus.com directly from your phone.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

Update: The new app is now available for download.

Updates to Telldus Live! events

We are still busy implementing a lot of new features for Telldus Live! events, but we want to push what we have so far so that you can try them out while the events are still in beta.

Some of the new features are:

  • Delays on all actions.
    It is possible to delay the execution of an action. You can for instance create an event that turns a device on and in the same event also add another action to turn off the device 30 seconds later. To access this feature you need to add the action as usual and then edit it. The delay is under "Advanced settings".
  • Block heater trigger ("motorvärmare" in Swedish).
    This is a new trigger used for turning on a block heater depending on the outside temperature. We use an algoritm based on the Swedish Energimyndigheten's recommendations. We would like to thank Roy Henriksson and his son for helping us with this.
  • Trigger and condition on humidity.
    It is now possible to both create a trigger and condition based on the humidity on a sensor. It was unfortunately only possible to use the temperature before.
  • Update minimum repeat interval.
    After an event has been activated there is a 30 seconds delay before the event can be activated again. This is to prevent for instance motion sensors that sends updates for several seconds to flood actions. Without this an event could be executed up to ten times within a couple of seconds. Sometimes you might need to lower this limit and sometimes you might need it to be even longer. We now allow you to edit it to fit your needs. You can find this setting under "Advanced setting" where you edit your event.

We appreciate all your feedback for events. It you find a bug or have a new idea, don't hesitate to contact us!

TelldusCenter 2.1.2 Beta 8 for Linux

We're happy to announce a TelldusCenter 2.1.2 beta for Linux too.

In addition to the functions described in the previous blog post about the beta, http://developer.telldus.com/blog/2013/05/23/tellduscenter_2.1.2_beta1, we have also added:

  • Support for wind/rain sensors for Oregon Scientific version 3 (WGR800 and PCR800) (new firmware needed, it will be posted here later on, but send us a support ticket for now if you are interested in trying it out)
  • Support for Oregon Scientific THGR810 and THGN801 (#284)
  • Support for RollerTrol blinds (#310)
  • Possibility to send sensor values to Telldus Live! (#186)

A new beta with these functions will also be released for Windows and Mac.

HOW TO INSTALL
Follow the instructions here: http://developer.telldus.com/wiki/TellStickInstallationUbuntu but instead use this Apt-line: deb http://download.telldus.com/debian/ unstable main

Available for:
i386, amd64, armhf (#229) and armel (telldus-core only)

Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 (i386/amd64), Debian 7 (i386, amd64, armel and armhf (raspbian))

Known issues:
TelldusCenter sometimes still segfaults on some platforms
TelldusCenter may stop automatic update of sensors and device state

We are still working on these issues, and if you run into them, or other problems, please let us know your system setup and, if possible, how to reproduce them.