Home Buddy can't connect to my Vera
If you have problems connecting Home Buddy to your Vera, make sure you do the following...
First make sure that your Android device has a network connection, preferably (but not necessarily) on the same network as your Vera.
On the setup screen:
For v0.27 and older:
If you followed the above correctly, you should now be able to use Home Buddy to control Vera.
If you still have problems, email me at email@example.com
Home Buddy crashes on me a lot or I can control devices and activate scenes but get an error when Home Buddy attempts to refresh
This might happen when the database gets into an inconsistent state. You may see a toast message saying: "ERROR: Refresh failed. Please check your settings. (java.lang.NullPointerException)". If doing a full refresh via Setup > Full Refresh doesn't fix it, you may need to clear your application data. NOTE that doing this will clear all your Home Buddy settings and require you to reconfigure it as if it were a new install. Now that you've been warned, on to the instructions... go to your home screen, pull up the menu then select Settings > Applications > Manage applciations > Home Buddy > Clear data.
This may be caused by a change on MiCasaVerde's servers where your primary remote server was switched from one to another. To resolve this, on the Setup screen, manually edit Remote Servers. If you have the following:
delete the first server so that it looks like the following:
Of course if you had the servers in reverse order, you'd be left with:
Due to limitations with the way Home Buddy is currently coded, I can't easily try the second server when the first one fails, but I will fix this in a future version.
If you still get the error, you may have a different problem. In that case, please consult the following forum entry:
In most cases, sending me your user_data information helps. Here's how to do this:
Enter the following in a browser (doesn't need to be on your phone) and save the output to a file:
If you're on the same network as your Vera:
http://<your local Vera IP here>:49451/data_request?output_format=json&id=user_data2
If you're accessing remotely or just testing which remote server gives back a response:
If you have any passwords/pin codes, please mask them in the output without altering the overall format of the file before sending it over.
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