Flic for Mac Update

The Flic Mac app is an essential tool for any Apple computer owner. From productivity and presentation apps to music and smart home control, create shortcuts triggered by the push of a Flic button. Just like you would on your phone, but even better: unlock Mac-specific actions you don’t have on your phone.

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We’ve fixed some bugs and updated the Mac app’s features for an even smoother experience. Just pair your Flic button and add actions as you would in the phone app. Here are some of our favorite actions:

Keynote: Fully control your presentation with Flic as a clicker, like Tim Cook should have done in the recent Apple Keynote opening film.

 

Spotify: Play/pause your music or skip to the next song with the push of a button. No phone needed.

 

LIFX: These amazing smart lights now work through a local network connection. This means that turning your lights on/off has literally almost no delay.

 

Keyboard Maestro: Simulate any key press or combination. Ideal for making keyboard shortcuts even shorter!

It’s also a great way to add interactivity to your project with no programming skills needed. We used Keyboard Maestro to make an easy way to choose a video to watch at our stand at the CES fair last year.

IFTTT: The sky is the limit! The Mac app now supports IFTTT tags too. Here are some of the applets Flic users love.

Xcode: Run, Build, Clean… Shortcuts every developer needs while coding.

 

Speaking about coding, we’re about to launch a new integration in the Flic app you’ll love… Stay tuned 😉

 

Here’s a list of changes in version 1.1.3:

– New: LIFX Local Network action

– Improved: IFTTT tag feature now supported

– Improved: Keynote now supports Start/Stop presentation

– Fixed: IKEA action now supports latest bridge firmware


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What features would you love to see in the Mac app? Let us know in the comments!

Track your soda habits with Flic and Google Analytics

Google Analytics is normally used to track visitors on websites, but with a little creativity and a Flic button, it can be used to track events in the real world.

 

When Google Analytics launched universal analytics, they also launched a new API, called Measurement Protocol, to send data to Google Analytics from all kinds of places – not just from websites.

Today I will show you how you can use your Flic buttons and Google Analytics to track events that happen in the physical world. Like when someone takes a Pepsi cola from the fridge.

To be able to track Pepsi consumption in Google Analytics you need 4 things:

  1. A Flic button to push, when you grab a Pepsi
  2. The event data to be sent to Google Analytics
  3. A URL you can request, which will send the data to Google Analytics
  4. A nice way to visualize the data

 

1) Flic buttons are perfect for sending data to Google Analytics

I recently received my first Flic Hub as the latest addition to my Smart Home. I use the clever little buttons all around my house to control my other smart devices, such as my Philips Hue lights.

I have a Flic button taped under our couch table, which we use to change between different Philips Hue light modes, like a dimmed light for movie time.

 

The buttons can do three things: one click, two clicks, and a long click.

Every type of click can easily be configured to do a specific thing in the Flic app. Anything from Spotify, Philips Hue, IFTTT, Slack, Zapier, Chromecast, etc. can be controlled.

Basically communicating with a lot of predefined services.

Flic can request any URL = unlimited options

Besides the long list of predefined services, the Flic button can also be configured to request a given URL, defined in the app. This means you can call any given API or create your own API endpoints, that can do whatever you configure – the sky is the limit.


An example of such a URL is the Google Analytics API (Measurement Protocol) which can be used to send a tracking request to Google Analytics when you click the button.

2) Build the Measurement Protocol URL which sends the data

Google Analytics has a very neat Hit Builder to build the URL for you to call.

 

The documentation also includes a list of frequently used examples that can be used as a template to build from. In this example, I will use an event to track when someone grabs a Pepsi. Google Analytics events can consist of multiple data fields, that is structured in a hierarchy in the Google Analytics interface.

 

  • Event category
  • Event action
  • Event label
  • Event value

 

 

 

The complete Google Analytics event request consists of the following values:

 

  • TID is your Google Analytics property ID
  • CID is the website users cookie ID, which is not relevant in this case. We will, therefore, click the round arrow icon to generate a random ID.
  • ec is the Event Category and is set to “Fridge”.
  • ea is the Event Action and is set to the Pepsi you grab from the fridge, in this case, a Pepsi.
  • el is the Event Label and is set to the person who takes a Pepsi, in this case, me.
  • ev is the Event Value and is set to 330 because there are 330 ml in a can of Pepsi in Denmark.

 

We use the different clicks (1 click, 2 clicks, long click) to track different people taking a Pepsi. You could also use the different clicks to track different beverages like beer, soda, water, etc.

 

3) Validate the final URL

Hit Builder can validate the final URL and make sure all values are correct before you start using it.

 


Now that the URL is validated, we need to add

https://www.google-analytics.com/collect?

In front of the URL to get the complete URL we can insert into the Flic app.
This becomes the final URL:

https://www.google-analytics.com/collect?v=1&t=event&tid=UA-12345-1&cid=2dfc43a9-f225-4e20-81a8-af29ae8c834b&ec=Fridge&ea=Pepsi&el=Jacob&ev=330

 

Insert the URL in the Flic app

I have configured three things the button can do:

 

  • 1 click: My wife takes a Pepsi
  • 2 clicks: I take a Pepsi
  • Long click: We take a Pepsi to share

 

In the app, I enter these three urls.

 

 

Testing the button in Real-time Analytics

Time to test the button!

 

1 click, 2 clicks, long click.

 

And then you just need to mount the button in an obvious place so you remember to click when you take a Pepsi from the fridge.

 

View the new data in Google Analytics

After the button has been mounted it is time to view the new data in Google Analytics.

 

 

Very cool, but let’s add some charts.

 

4) Dashboard in Google Data Studio

By taking advantage of the built-in dimensions in Google Analytics you can break down the events by hour and day, to see a what time during the day and week, you are most likely to grab a cold Pepsi.

 

 

You can change the name of the Y-axis from “Total events” to something like “Pepsi during the day” by clicking on “AUT” in the blue box.

 

We drink most Pepsi in the first days of the week

At least that’s the trend at my house. What is the trend for you?

8 pm is Prime Time for Pepsi in our family

 

It is clear to see that we often enjoy a cold Pepsi when our 2-year-old daughter is asleep at around 8 pm and it is time to relax on the couch.

 

And what better thing to watch on the TV than the new Data Studio dashboard broadcasted to a Chromecast.

 

Flic button at the changing table?

I love adding data to decisions (or important bets). Therefore we also have a Flic button at the changing table.

 

 


About the author: Jacob Worsøe is a Google Analytics expert from Denmark who enjoys collecting data to better understand the world around him – both online and offline. Flic buttons is a perfect way to collect data about the offline world. Follow him on Twitter at @jacobworsoe.

Article originally published (In Danish) on https://www.jacobworsoe.dk

Spooky tricks with Flic

Scare your guests with Flic this Halloween! Here are some sneaky tricks you can try.

Flashing electricity

Press Flic discretely to suddenly kill all the lights in the room. If you’re all at the dinner table and no one has their phone out then your friends will think the power is out. Press again after a while to turn the lights on. Make sure you act surprised!

If you have music running, add a play/pause trigger to a Flic press as well, to make the effect stronger.

Pro tip 1: Some smart lights (especially LIFX) are quick in flashing. To make creepy lightning flashes, add a short stroboscope effect to a double click of your Flic button!

Pro tip 2: If you’re running Android, you can delay an action after a click of Flic. Here is a spooky sequence idea: Click to turn the lights off and kill the music. Act as you have no idea what happened. 30 seconds later, have your lights flash, and a thunder sound play. Repeat a few times, then – in total darkness – play the intro to Black Sabbath (by Black Sabbath) loud and make your lights flash in dim red. Now, the Halloween party can start!

Monstrous music

Flic is great to take control of the music without your guests understanding how. If you want to scare people, interrupt the dinner music with something unexpected.

For dark rock, try these:

For electronic music, try these:

Sudden TV horror

Youtube is filled with creepy videos. Run Flic with Chromecast to suddenly turn something unsettling on to your living room TV. Perhaps the classic Salad Fingers?

This one is a real scare to surprise someone with if you turn the volume up – not for the faint of heart:

Creepy text messages

Imagine having dinner with your spouse. At the same time, you get a text message from him or her:
“I was captured by a doppelganger who is impersonating me. I got free, on my way home. If you think you’re with me, it’s not me!! Ask about our honeymoon.”

Set it up with Flic and press to send the text when you see that your partner is watching his or her cellphone. Set a second similar text on double click. Act as if you don’t remember your history together. If you have an Android, why not set up your phone to call your partner when things heat up. As he or she picks up, maybe it’s time to show how you did the prank!

Bonus prank:

Put your phone under a cushion and use Flic’s random fart generator to make your guests blush! Just like the classic fart cushion, but digital!

Creeps,
Joacim and the Flic Team

Three ways Flic made work better

How to use Flic to increase productivity at work? Here are three examples from our customers.

The Sales Office

An American direct-sales team bought Flic for their employees and put one on each desk.

When employees complete a regular sale, they click their button. It makes the lights in their office flash in green and a message be sent out in their internal communications channel.

When they complete a major sale, they double click their button, and three things happen: The room flashes in red, a short siren sounds, and the sales team gets a push notification that says who made the deal.

 

 

At a MASSIVE sale, they hold their Flic down. It makes the entire room go bananas – the lights go stroboscope, and their sound system starts playing the Imperial March (you know, the Star Wars song). A message is then sent to the receptionist to bring champagne to the sales office. Lastly, a push notification goes out to the entire company so that everyone knows who is the rock-star salesperson.

The Consultants

Time reporting is an annoying task.

Expert consultants at a German IT Security consultancy company have heaps of parallel projects they need to time track.

 

They now use Timely to monitor each project, triggered by Flic buttons connected to their Macs. Time tracking can also be achieved using Microsoft Flow or IFTTT, your working hours for each project will be nicely displayed in a google sheet.

The Institution

A Swedish institution bought custom printed Flic buttons as gifts to their employees.

 

 

Each desk has a custom Flic with the logo of the organization. They use the buttons to call for lunch, call for meetings and to DND their calendars.

Increase your productivity

Flic is made so that you can increase your productivity, without disturbance from notifications or phone interactions. The examples above utilize our Slack integration, smart lights (such as LIFX, Philips Hue, and IKEA Trådfri), SONOS, our Timely collaboration and Google Calendar.

Many other Flic integrations are helpful at work. With the Keynote integration for Mac, you can use Flic to change slides when you present. Lots of Apple employees use Flic for their internal presentations!

External services like IFTTT, Zapier and Microsoft Flow connects Flic to practically anything. Our HTTP/Internet request function makes it possible for you to connect Flic with your own applications (see all Flic integrations).

Speaking of your apps

There are solutions you can use to implement Flic support to your iOS, Mac, Android, Linux, Windows, and Raspberry PI apps. Feel free to browse our GitHub!

Bonus productivity tool

A Pomodoro timer is a well-proven tool to concentrate better and to increase productivity. It times you to work for 20 minutes and take a 5-minute break. Repeat four times, and then take a longer break.

You can use a Flic button to trigger a Pomodoro timer if you are an Android user, and I encourage you to try! If you don’t have an Android, let us know if you want us to enable it on other platforms.

 

Custom printed Flics

We can make Flic buttons with your custom print design. It’s an innovative gift for clients and swag 2.0 for your colleagues. You can choose to have it working with the Flic Apps, or with your business applications exclusively.

If you want some for Christmas, now is the time to start.

Flic success at IFA – Still very unique


IFA – One of Europe’s biggest trade show for Consumer electronics

We are back from IFA. For those of you not familiar with IFA, it’s the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances held in Berlin, Germany. Tech enthusiasts from all over the world are there to see what’s new in the market and what’s about to come out. IFA brings together almost 2 000 exhibitors and around 60-70 000 trade visitors and it is a great way for us to meet distributors, partners and customers in one place in a short space of time. Together with our friends at Hardware Club, we demonstrated Flic at IFA NEXT, a dedicated and exclusive area where new and innovative tech is on display.

Big interest for Flic

It’s our second year at IFA, and it is fun to see that the interest for Flic remains high, disregarding if its distributors, retailers, companies or consumers. What fascinates people the most about Flic is that you can do so many different things in such a simple matter. There is no product like Flic on the market and everyone can use Flic where they can find their simple and everyday use of it. Also, Flic is still very unique since it functions with so many different brands and smart home platforms which many other smart home devices do not.

Flic – branded buttons for corporate gifting

This year, we also had a more B2B focus than previous years and it was great to see the positive response. Over the years, we have had a core B2C focus but have made some deals where companies have been able to brand their own buttons (for instance “OneClickPizza” button with Dominos or recently the “SaveMe” button with Clarion Hotels.) Since the spring, we have turned this into a new line of business where companies can print their own logo/brand on buttons and give it away or use it as a Flic button, we simply call it Flic Corporate Gifting.

This is the perfect gift to your loyal customers, best suppliers or great employees. People are tired of getting USB sticks, Powerbanks or small Bluetooth speakers. Flic is a unique gift and can be used by anyone that has a smartphone and something that the customer could use everyday with your brand on it. We also have had several companies order customized buttons for special events or marketing activities.

Make sure you contact us now for your customized Flic for the upcoming holidays. We are on back order for customized buttons but thanks to our hard-working team we should still be able to ship within some weeks depending on the order size.

Visit https://flic.io/corporate-gifting for information about corporate buttons & gifting.

Whats next..

So what’s next you might wonder.. well, we have plenty of things coming up. We have our next product the Flic Hub which we are proud to add to the Flic family later this year and we have many great stories to share regarding the use of the Flic Hub in people’s home and especially within B2B. You can still order the Flic Hub at a discounted price here.

Other than that, we find more and more different use cases for Flic and thanks to that we reach new customers all the time. I can promise you that we have some cool stories to share in the next coming months, so stay tuned.

Daniel Abdiu – Chief Operating Officer

Musicians turn the page with Flic

Flic Page turner for forScore

Edit: Please note that the forScore implementation in the Flic App for iOS is not officially supported by forScore. Please see forScore’s list of supported accessories here. 

We constantly see new use cases for Flic buttons, in fields we never thought about. Recently, we found an idea at the Flic Ideas Forum that we decided to explore.

“O…….M………G

IT WORKED!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

This is a quality of life changer!!!

I will be sure to share with all my teacher friends.

Thank you again!!

Jim”

 

Can Flic buttons be a quality-of-life changer? Jim above, a music teacher in Qatar, found out that he can use a Flic button to turn pages on an iPad.

Newzik app in action

Simple as that may seem, Jim now uses Flics to turn pages of sheet music when he teaches and performs live. As a conductor, he can hold the tiny buttons in the same hand as his conductor’s baton and press when it’s time to change page.

Before Flic, he had to interrupt his flow by touching the mounted iPad in front of him. Jim uses forScore to read notes, an iPad app for sheet music.

Newzik, a digital sheet music app with a focus on collaborative music, work just as well with Flic. Aurélia Azoulay, Head of Business Development at Newzik, shares her thoughts:

“Using Flic to turn pages is with Newzik is a great idea. Our partner orchestras and teaching classes often raise the fact that they have to look at their feet to use pedals. With Newzik’s cloud-based platform, a conductor or a teacher could even use one Flic to turn the pages of all the musicians’ iPads synchronized.”

The Setlists app

Classical music is not the only application for Flic as a page turner. David Hellgren is a guitar player and singer from Sweden, who read lyrics with the Setlists app for iPad when he performs.

“I’ve got Flic mounted on my guitar band, and press it to scroll the Setlist App when I sing. It just looks awkward if I would reach for the iPad when I perform.”

 

We just released a new version of the Flic App for iOS that includes support for forScore, Newzik, and Setlists. If you are a musician yourself, try it out! If you would like to share your experiences, a short note on the Flic Community is much appreciated! And if you know professional musicians that may find this useful, please share.

Flic can be mounted on instruments and stands.

 

Read more and order a Flic button here.

 

Next thing? We suspect that Flic is being extensively used on motorcycles. If you use it that way, please let us know – we would love a short interview to see how we can make Flic better for you.

Love, The Flic Team.

 Flic for professional athletes

Flic is a proud sponsor of Swedish Open. All tennis players get their own special edition Flic button to keep track on their training.

Flic - sponsors of Swedish Open

How it started

It’s a Monday morning, and I just arrived at the office sitting with my first cup of coffee and going through the inbox. There is a mail from a person who loves Flic and would like to give us the opportunity to reach out to the professional tennis players at Swedish Open in Båstad this year.

At first, I was a bit skeptical. How would professional tennis players use Flic? I realized that Flic could be the perfect training partner for athletes. We started the conversation to see what we could offer to the professional tennis players attending Swedish Open.

Just as any individual, you sometimes need some extra help to make it simpler and more convenient for you when training. As a tennis player, you need to keep track of progress and how you perform on each training to become a better player.

What if you could track how many successful aces you do, count your training reps quickly or, for instance, track your training exercise with just a click of a button. With Flic, you can do all that and more without touching the smartphone while doing it.

 

The sponsorship

To have a successful sponsorship, you need to find the correct audience and make sure your product and brand applies to them. We thought for a while on how to make this as good as possible. Our CEO Elin came up with the idea that we should create an exclusive Swedish Open edition of Flic to all the tennis players attending the tournament.

As we are an innovative startup, we do not hesitate to make things a reality when a good idea comes up. Our designer started working on a suggestion. The day after we had a clean design and roughly one week later we had the final version in our hands ready to send out.

Each professional tennis player attending the tournament gets one of these buttons together with instructions on how to use it for their training or other purposes. We have the opportunity to talk to the players and get their feedback on the button and see if we can find more use cases together for Flic.

Flic sponsor Swedish Open
Custom Flic buttons for the athletes.

Swedish Open

The tournament in Båstad, Sweden, is one of the highest ranked tournaments by the players themselves. They love the atmosphere around it and the treatment they get from the organizers. To be part of that and to be one of the brands supporting it is, of course, an honor. We are happy to show both the players and all the visitors our Swedish innovation that makes life simpler in so many ways both in your ordinary life and in your life as a professional athlete.

So, head over to http://flic.io and get your own Flic. Use it as your personal trainer just like the professionals, such as the famous player Tommy Haas who now uses Flic just as all the other attendees.

Flic sponsor Swedish Open
Tommy Haas, his Flic and me

Daniel Abdiu – Chief Operating Officer

Flic + Flow – get the most out of your working day

At Shortcut Labs, we are on a mission to defeat complexity. Everything we do is aimed towards helping people achieve more with less effort. This is where our new integration with Microsoft Flow comes into the conversation. For those not familiar with Flow, it is the latest contribution to automated workflows. It is an awesome suite of powerful and automated flows that will empower Flic users with even more options and possibilities. It gives full access to the Microsoft Suite as well as 100+ other services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more. By joining Microsoft in the quest of helping people work smarter and faster, we give you a convenient alternative to activating tasks and processes – a simple push of a button is all that’s needed.

Here are some examples of what you can do with Flow and Flic to get the most out of your working day;

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Block your calendar
Blocking your calendar is a super weapon for better focus. Are you in flow and don’t want anyone to interrupt? Press Flic to block a “Do not disturb” afternoon in your Office 365 calendar. Urgent meeting? Press Flic to block out your calendar for the next hour.

Press Flic to track working hours in Google Sheet or Excel
Don’t hassle with time tracking software on your smartphone. Mount a Flic button to your desk and track how much time you spend at work or on your different projects. You can track up to three projects with one button – one command per project. Afraid that you might be missing a billable hour? Don’t worry, you can get an email notification for every successful flow run.

I’m going for lunch, who is coming?
Although eating lunch alone while you unravel a report or scroll through a spreadsheet is a way to get more out of your working hours, leaving your cubicle for a lunch out with your co-workers is a great opportunity to recharge. But don’t waste time asking around who wants to join you for lunch, just press Flic to send a slack message to your colleagues. Customize the message according to your liking and send it as a direct message or to a specific channel.

We also see huge potential in how Flow and Flic can help brick and mortar stores track important events such as;

  • How many visitors did you have today?
  • How many of those were men, how many were women?
  • How many cups of coffee did you serve?
  • How many lunchboxes were left to waste?
  • How many customers were happy with your service?

These are just some key insights that you can track by pressing Flic and link the data to Excel or Google Sheets. If using Excel, you can also automatically forward the data to Microsoft’s powerful dashboard tool PowerBi. This way you can present real-time data in beautiful graphs and diagrams.

Check out all our templates here and stay tuned, we will continue to update this site with new, powerful ways to help increase productivity.

Don’t have a Flic yet? Buy it here!

Love, The Flic team

Introducing: Shortcut buttons for Mac

Actual, wireless push buttons, not much bigger than the keys on your keyboard, that connects to your Mac through Bluetooth. No dongle required.

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Today we’re proud to release the Flic App for Mac. It’s quite simple: we give you extra buttons for your Mac. Good’ol favorite buttons, but for your desk.

The Flic Mac App that we release today can be used to create shortcuts in two ways:
Pair Flic buttons to your Mac to quickly execute your favorite functions
Use Widgets to run shortcuts from your notification center without the need of Flic.

Download it here.

How to use it?
Here is what we thought about:

  • Keynote – use Flic as a tiny presentation clicker without the annoying Bluetooth dongle
  • Timely – use Flics to report time spent on multiple projects beautifully
  • Spotify – you know that play/pause function button that never prioritizes Spotify and that no longer exists on TouchBar? That, but wireless and working.
  • Smart home (Hue, LifX, Wink, Wemo)- Control light and music in the office without disturbing your workflow
  • IFTTT and Zapier to run Web scripts or controlling your other gadgets.
  • Slack – to let colleagues know you made a sale or that you’re going for lunch.
  • Internet Request – send a REST command on a click o a button.

Our Beta testers wanted this, so we added it:

  • VLC – Using a Mac as a media center? Flic to control it.
  • ChromeCast – stream pre-defined content with the click of a button. Your kids will love it.
  • XCode – automate your hacking.
  • Web browser – click to open a site.

If you miss a functionality, please suggest an idea here.

Just like in the Flic apps for iOS and Android, you can have multiple Flic buttons connected to a Mac. Each Flic can be individually configured to do multiple commands on either click, double click and hold.

In this setup, I have a green, a white and a turquoise Flic (all mounted on my external screen), a Widget to control the lights in my office and a widget to do this. Access the widget in the Mac notification center.

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If you already have Flic – good for you! The new Mac app is free to download here. If you don’t have a Flic yet – buy it here or start off by trying widgets in the Mac app without Flic.

Bringing our expertise to a new platform

When we invented the smart button in 2013, we wanted to create a tool to save people’s time and to reduce complexity in technology. We had several use cases in mind. Put Flic in your home to control lights and music. Wear Flic to send distress messages or tell RunKeeper to start tracking your work-out. Give grandma buttons to call you easier. Take smartphone pictures from afar.

We came up with hundreds of applications and things to control with the button and built one of the most extensive apps we have ever seen, natively on both iOS and Android, implementing almost everything our customers wanted a button for.

Now we bring all that to Mac, along with the FlicLib – probably the best Bluetooth Low Energy library out there. Expect lots of new functionality to be added soon, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Love, The Flic team

What is Flic?

A button with powers?

Imagine a button that can control your smartphone. A button that you could use to take control of your apps without having to fumble with your phone every time you want to do something.

Wait, what?

Well think about it. We use our smartphones on a daily basis to do a bunch of things. We make phone calls, send texts and emails, we set our alarms, we update our calendars, we play music and some of us even use it to control our smart home devices like our lights and stereos. These things become time consuming, so imagine you could do these things with a little button.

There’s this guy called Joacim. One day he decided to quit tobacco, so he decided to keep track of his tobacco intake through an app. Quite quickly he start finding this to be a time consuming task – getting his phone out, unlocking it and find the app that is tracking his intake. But what if I had a button? – he thought. And so this is where the idea of Flic was born, a button to control your smartphone apps.

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So what can it do?

Basically Flic functions as a remote that gives you the power to execute actions through your smartphone, without using your smartphone. An action, for example, would include the camera in your phone taking a photo, or the timer taking time. Your smartphone only acts as a medium and an object to store all your apps. So what happens is that you download the free Flic app to your smartphone and connect this little button to it using Bluetooth, and start adding your actions. Simple!

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How do I control my actions?

Well Flic has three triggers that actions can be linked to. These triggers are Click, Double Click and Hold. This means that for each of these three triggers you can choose to execute one action, or several actions simultaneously. So you could choose to trigger one action like sending a message that shares your current location. Or you could choose to trigger several actions at once, so that with one Click you could turn on your music, track your workout and send an email.

Pretty cool huh?

This means that you can perform the actions of several apps, with one push. Instead of going into each app and executing the action one by one, you can pre-define your Flic to do it for you, with one push of a button.

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Ok cool, but how can I use it?

Well first of all, you can use more than one Flic with one phone, or share your Flic with others. This means that you can have them all over your house, or your car, or even the office. Instead of carrying them around, you can also choose to stick them to any surface with the adhesive tape on its back! So as long as your smartphone and Flic are within 50 meters of each other, you can place them anywhere. Even outside, since they’re weather and dust resistant. Also, Flic will work for up to 18 months and then you can just change the battery. Easy!

At home you could use Flic to help you with your morning work out. With a single click you can turn on your music, start your timer, and have Runkeeper track your workout. With a double click you can keep track of your workout reps. Lastly, with the hold trigger you can hang up any incoming calls that might interrupt your workout.

In your car you could use Flic to help you keep your hands off your phone. With a single click you can play and pause your music, send a text message to a specified contact that you are on your way and start your navigation system. With a double click you can skip to the next track. Lastly, with the hold trigger you can share your location with a specified contact.

At your office you could use Flic to help you use your time in a productive way. With a single click you can set on a timer, and at the same time slack a post to your colleagues that you should not be disturbed. With a double click you can send a gmail to a group of people informing them that the meeting is starting in 5 minutes. Lastly, with the hold trigger you can hang up your incoming calls when you are in the middle of a meeting (and with Android you can even set a predefined message to be send to the caller to explain why you have hung up their call.)

These might be ways that I would use it, but if you can’t see an example that you would use, don’t worry because there are over 40 other actions on iOS and over 60 other actions on Android that you can execute with Flic using your phone.

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Eh, I’m still not sure – what else?

Hey, that’s okay! Why not try Flic for free first with Flic Tasks! Flic Tasks is a part of the free Flic app (download it here: Flic for iPhone, Flic for Android). It lets you test the process of how a Flic would work, but without the button and only using your smartphone.

So download the Flic app, open it and follow the five simple steps below:

  1. Tap on TASKS next to FLICS.
  2. Tap the “+” icon in the bottom right corner to add a new “task”
  3. Press the “+” icon to add a new action (iOS) / Press “Action Chain” (Android)
  4. Choose which action you would like to execute
  5. Execute your actions from the Notification Center (iOS) or Notification Bar (Android)

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What are others saying about it?

Over 150,000 Flics have been sold and shipped to over 110 different countries, so a lot of people are using it. Mainly they are calling it a great and smart little button that works perfectly. Even the press has been positive to Flic. Like The Wall Street Journal said that “Flic is creating value in the physical Internet-of-Things world…” CNET even made a cool video of their 5 favorite use cases for Flic.

So what are you waiting for?

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Okay, how do I get one?

You can order one here and it’ll be shipped to you!

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