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iobroker.owntracks

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OwnTracks is an app for android and iOS.

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App sends continuously your position (position of device) to some specific server. In our case it will be ioBroker server.

The MQTT protocol will be used for communication.

Usage

OwnTracks Adapter starts on port 1883 (configurable) a MQTT server to receive the messages from devices with coordinates. The problem is that this server must be reachable from internet. Normally there is a router or firewall, that must be configured to forward traffic.

Settings in App:

  • Connection/Mode - MQTT private

  • Connection/Host/Host - IP address of your system or DynDNS domain. E.g. http://www.noip.com/ lets use domain name instead of IP address.

  • Connection/Host/Port - 1883 or your port on your router

  • Connection/Host/WebSockets - false

  • Connection/Identification/Username - iobroker

  • Connection/Identification/Password - from adapter settings

  • Connection/Identification/DeviceID - Name of device or person. For this device the states will be created. E.g. if deviceID is "Mark", following states will be created after first contact:

    • owntracks.0.users.Mark.longitude
    • owntracks.0.users.Mark.latitude
  • Connection/Identification/TrackerID - Short name of user (up to 2 letters) to write it on map.

  • Connection/Security/TLS - off

Icons

You can define for every user an icon. Just upload per drag&drop or with mouse click you image. It will be automatically scaled to 64x64.

The name must be equal to DeviceID in OwnTracks app.

Settings

Changelog

0.2.0 (2017-01-03)

  • (jp112sdl) added two properties timestamp and datetime

0.1.1 (2016-09-05)

  • (bluefox) add pictures

0.1.0 (2016-09-04)

  • (bluefox) initial release

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016-2017 bluefoxdogafox@gmail.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.