Any app/hack to open a garage door?

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  1. brasskey macrumors regular

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    I'm sure it's possible and would probably require something at your garage door opener to interface with the iPhone, but I hadn't seen anything and was curious if anyone has an app to open their garage door. Thanks.
     
  2. ItouchMe macrumors regular

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    Im not sepciallist or anything, but i think you would have to have a bluetooth or wifi interface on the garage door for any type of hack to work.
     
  3. brasskey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I would think that also. I didn't elaborate, but something would have to be interfaced at your opener to communicate with the phone. Just wondering if anyone has seen something like that.
     
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  7. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Wouldn't a plain garage door opener be a lot quicker?
     
  8. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Because that's not cool ok.
     
  9. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I'd rather be uncool then driving my group of asians to my house, looking for the opener

    Then remembering to pull out my iPhone

    unlock screen

    search for app

    open app

    wait for splash screen to pass

    Tap button

    open garage

    and then looking at all the awkward stares.
     
  10. joebuleee macrumors newbie

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    Why would you want to do something like that when you have a cool iphone that will do it! :cool:
     
  11. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    An even cooler idea would be to integrate an iPad into your dash and put the GDO (Garage Door Opener) app as the only app on the first page. That'd be awesome, dude!:cool:
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Just because you can do something doesn't mean it makes any sense.

    I could probably launch my iPhone 4 hard enough to break a window or sidearm it enough to skip it across the water, doesn't mean it makes any sense.

    Same with the garage door opener.
     
  13. labman macrumors 604

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    I still want my Iphone Coffee warmer App! and I don't even drink or like Coffee it just be cool! I think the battery life would suck bad though!
     
  14. Bdubb macrumors regular

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    Haha, I'm sorry but this the dumbest thing to ask for an iPhone app to do.. I am 100% with Post number 10...

    Just simply ask yourself this, what's more efficient, practical and quick?

    to raise your arm and touch that big as$ button right above your head on your car's visor: all while keeping your eyes on the road and proceed to park your car in your garage ORRRRRR

    To shuffle around for your iphone (moving your eyes away from the road) while proceeding towards your Garage, unlocking it...(most likely with your cool Android style Lock ) look for the app by sliding your thumb around a few times, even if it's on the first page, still LOOK for it, launch it, wait for it to load, (at least 2 seconds)
    Most likely wait for it to connect to Bluetooth or Wifi! (Haha...!)
    then BAM!!! MAGIC!! you're good to go.

    All Jokes still around... You can always program your "Home" button to open your garage door, that would be SO awesome, if you're sitting at home and every time you want to exit out of an app, your Garage door opens and closes!!! Not only you will be so Cool, you can also freak out your neighbors!!!
    if you invent this app, let me know, I got my $.99 ready and willing!
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    Sorry the Dev working on it is the same one that did Auto3G so that will be $6 not .99
     
  16. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    I have heard of people getting an extra garage door remote and wiring it to the brights so a tap of the brights will open the door. The remote could be hidden behind the dash somewhere and would seem an easier way of opening the door than a phone app. Or maybe hide a push button switch under the dash and wire it to the extra remote.
     
  17. JazRoc macrumors newbie

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    This sort of response typically comes from those who have no interest in progress.

    A garage door opener, as they exist outside of the iPhone, doesn't include GPS or any way to detect who you are.

    A simple example of why an iPhone app would be better: I could set my app to monitor my position relative to my garage and open the garage based on the velocity of my vehicle either going into or leaving the garage, without my ever lifting my hand off the wheel. I could add security to my iPhone app so that only my phone could open the garage, whereas a typical garage door opener could be cloned from a distance by anyone sitting outside my house.

    If you're going to bash on people that are willing to try something new JUST TO TRY IT... at least qualify yourself with a little imagination.

    If it were left up to people that make comments like this, we'd all be dying before we hit our late 40s and lighting candles at night so we could read our 50 lb hardcover books. Ugh!
     
  18. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    This is a terrible idea:

    None of the solutions offer feedback on open/closed status. You might end up opening your door when you are 1000 miles away from home and then won't know if it's open or closed.

    The Arduino system is unsafe as they effectively bypass the safety system most garages have that detect obstructions in the door path. Goodbye to any future homeowners claim and say hello to code violations.
     
  19. labman macrumors 604

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    I am wondering why your 1st post on the forum is in response to a almost 4 month old thread? All you would have to give your response about a app that is triggered by GPS I would also give a example of a app that doesn't have to be turned on or off and is triggered solely by gps location. your idea is a good one but I don't know of a single app that does what your talking about. I've been a Iphone user for 3 years. I don't see how you are any better in your reply to Krafty. he is what is possible where you are discussing what maybe plausible. I don't think I start off here picking fights on old threads.
     
  20. Juando290 macrumors newbie

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    I will jump on the bandwagon of first time posters, just to point out that there is a garage door opening app for jailbroken iPhones. I will admit, it's range is not great, and I am not sure how the wifi broadcasting is being configured, but you can set its frequency, and you have access to 10 dip banks on it. You have to put in manufacturer and serial number, and the frequencies it can work with are 40.685, 315, 315 rolling code, 317, 390, 433 and 815...so it has you pretty well covered. Just look up "garage remote" in Cydia if you have a JB phone.
     
  21. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    While I agree that not having foresight kills a lot of would be innovation BUT I don't how this is any better than what a car can already do. My wife's car has a button built in just for the garage door opener. Many cars today have GPS built in and it wouldn't be much to detect where you are and have your door open. The only problem with that is that you may not want your door open. I simply don't see this as having too much more of a benefit. Right now all it takes it reaching up to push the button once and viola the door magically opens. You certainly aren't saving anymore time because you have to drive the car into the garage anyway.
     
  22. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You can do this with an X10 system and an app called Indigo. I do it all the time at my dad's house.
     
  23. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    And now that you mentioned it.. The iPhone 4 has that perfect flat rock design. I'm quite tempted to see how many skips I could get out of mine.
     
  24. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Well, that depends whether you're using an iPhone 3 or 4. A 3 would sail! A 4, with those hard edges, would take a nose-dive the second it touched water.
     
  25. r3voLoLwuT macrumors member

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    Theres your problem
     

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