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Life360 Live Map

Eric Wright 2 years ago in Media Tiles updated by J B 6 months ago 7

I wonder if it's possible to have a tile set to show the exact map location of a family member through life360. And, if not with life360, would there be any other service possible? I'm looking for something that'll update once every five minutes or so, or faster.

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I have doubts that there is any practical way for us to implement this. Remember: ActionTiles only interfaces with the information provided to it by SmartThings, and all that SmartThings offers is "present" and "non-present" - not any sort of map coordinates that can be used to generate an embedded map.

If the popularity of this rises, we can put it on the list for further research. Life 360 users are a small subset of SmartThings customers. It would be great if SmartThings itself served more complex objects such as maps - and made them available in a format (like Base64 encoded PNG) that could be easily embedded into any web page or App. Samsung has $ millions in resources - here's hoping that some of that trickles down into real innovations for the SmartThings platform!

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Wondering if there's any new information on this.  I am able to create tile with the current presence status of Life360.  I'd love to be able to show the location (maybe click on the tile to bring up a map of current location) of the Life360 Presence...  Even if it was a simple URL link to a map of that Life360 device...

This is needed. Use the app to pull in the live map.

unfortunately,  I can't get the Life360 app to install on a Fire tablet.   Has anyone else been successful?  Of so, I'd appreciate a link to the apk.  The one in the Play Store doesn't appear to work on Fire... 🤔

I would really like this to happen. The presence sensor via Life360 is working but It would be AWESOME to be able to display the location of the family member in my panel. 


I hope this is coming since Life360 is integrated to SmartThings

Thanks!

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I have doubts that there is any practical way for us to implement this. Remember: ActionTiles only interfaces with the information provided to it by SmartThings, and all that SmartThings offers is "present" and "non-present" - not any sort of map coordinates that can be used to generate an embedded map.

If the popularity of this rises, we can put it on the list for further research. Life 360 users are a small subset of SmartThings customers. It would be great if SmartThings itself served more complex objects such as maps - and made them available in a format (like Base64 encoded PNG) that could be easily embedded into any web page or App. Samsung has $ millions in resources - here's hoping that some of that trickles down into real innovations for the SmartThings platform!

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I didn't know ST only gave present/not present info. As much as I would love such a feature I think it makes sense to wait until/if ST decides to provide some extra information from life360.