More Possible Requests
After my entire family using the software for two weeks now I've thought of two more possible and a question:
1) Ability to "open all" just like the ability to close all
2) Ability to schedule the garage doors to open and close at a certain time. This would be particularly useful as I want to be able to remote start my car in the garage in the morning or want it to be ready to leave without the hassle of pressing the button on my way out and wait for it to open in a rush to get to the drivers side of the car
Also the question:
Are there plans for other devices under the tailwind name, like other smart control things? The app seems to be able to handle other "devices"
Thanks P. I have captured your feature requests. They will be reviewed. We are constantly evaluating and prioritizing feature requests to drive our development schedule.
Tailwind was originally conceived and created to do a lot of different things, so yes there are absolutely other smart devices in our future :)Comment actions
Yes, that's what I imagined the use case would be: remote-starting your car while it's in the garage, and having the door open automatically at the same time. Besides just the convenience of having the door open when you're ready to go, this would also prevent you from filling up your garage with exhaust fumes.
Well first of all thanks for the response Scott! I set up IFTTT and totally forgot about using the clock as a trigger lol
Secondly, detecting bluetooth in the car while remote started probably wouldn't work, most infotainment systems (like my mazda) don't even recieve power while remote started until the drive opens the door and taps the brake pedal.
The Tailwind commands come from the phone, so if you remote started your car, the Tailwind system would not know it unless the Bluetooth connection to the vehicle was made, which means your phone would have to be in range of the car and as P pointed out, the power to the infotainment system is often not turned on during remote start.
There are so many possibilities of things we CAN do though. It's mind blowing really because Tailwind has Bluetooth and WiFi inside. it has an expansion port for more accessories to be added. The possibilities give us inspiration and headaches at the same time :)
One way you can do this if your car has WIFI and you have a WIFI router (i.e. Google Wifi) that has IFTTT integration. Basically, you setup a IFTTT that will open the garage door when your car WIFI joins your Google WIFI network. YMMV since it could cause you garage to open if you park your car outside of your house but close enough to have join the WIFI network.
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