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« a Dock, a Power Bank and a Home Automation Trigger... Are you getting it? These are not 3 separate devices, this is ONE device, and we are calling it TotmTravl »
« a Dock, a Power Bank and a Home Automation Trigger... Are you getting it? These are not 3 separate devices, this is ONE device, and we are calling it TotmTravl »
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Who wants to see Travl in action?

Posted by padawanlab (Creator)
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Hi fellow backers.

As we said in a recent comment (answering another comment), today we’ll show you Travl in action, and we’ll explain how Travl will interact with HomeKit (using Homebridge). We have more to share in an upcoming News (in a week or two).

Travl live on Vimeo 

In a minute you'll see TotmTravl in action.
Just a little disclaimer before you watch:

  • The app you’ll see is our debug app. It’s ugly and shows some informations the final app won’t (the opposite is true to).
  • There is a small HomeKit glitch at the end of the video (The Home app shows a "100% ON" status for the Phillips light that have been turned off by unplugging the watch seconds before).

Otherwise, it works exactly as the final app will. Off course we'll implement some more feature (ex : you'll be able to constraint when the trigger should be activated or not = "when I plug my watch, Trigger the webhook ONLY during week days between 9pm and 12pm)

More details on the App : 

Travl companion App (Debug Version)
Travl companion App (Debug Version)

On the first screen you can see : 

  • The connection status of Travl (and its name)
  • How many power is left in the internal battery
  • If the notifications are enable (a status to check if the Bluetooth communication between Travl and iPhone is OK)
  • How much of a Watch charge the power left in the internal battery may be able to handle before dying (ex : usually my Series 3 has about 70% of battery left every night when I charge it... Travl App is able to estimate how many times I'll be able to charge my watch)
  • Same but with full charge (from a died watch to a 100% charged one)
  • The current status of Travl (is it connected to a power source or not)
  • How many times the watch has been put on Travl and the current status (plugged / unplugged / not connected)
  • A switch to enable/disable Trigger.

On the second screen you can see 2 out of 3 webhooks url. that's where we put the webhook the app will call whenever we put or remove a watch from Travl. On this exemple they are connected to our Homebridge installation (shown in the video)

Homebridge plug-in and webhook function

In the video you saw that plugging or unplugging the watch on Totm turns on (or off) a Philips hue light.

In the Home app you saw 2 virtual switches named Totm Plug and Totm Unplug.

  • Both are created by our Homebridge plugin.
  • Both have a unique url (webhook) that triggers them on. 

What is a Webhook? 

If you put one of those url in a web browser you will trigger it’s virtual switch. That's exactly what the companion app does. Every time you plug or unplug your watch, the app calls the corresponding url to trigger the dedicated virtual switch in HomeKit.

What you have to do then, is to create automations whenever one of the switch is turned on. Like this one :

Home Automation (turn ON light when a Watch is plugged on TotmTravl
Home Automation (turn ON light when a Watch is plugged on TotmTravl

You now know what is a webhook (if you didn’t). The good news is that Travl companion app will come with the homebridge plugin integration out of the box (other will follow) but it will also come with the ability to set any webhook you want.

This means that (almost) every home automation box will be compatible with Travl and off course IFTTT and other services alike.

The Travel Homebridge Plugin will be released alongside Travl (we'll do a KS update about Homebridge and how to use it when we'll be close to the release date)

And voilà. That’s all for now. We hope you liked this update and in an upcoming news (in 1 or 2 weeks we promise) we’ll show you the inside of Travl and explain the "creative" process of hardware integration (how the hell did we managed to fit this card and battery in a small wooden device?)

Thanks

Aymeric, Jérémy, Louis, Tony

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      App-Art 6 days ago

      No Totm&Travle arrived here, in backer the Kickstarter in 2017. Via Kickstart no reaction from Pandawanlab since January 2018.

      Does anyone have a current email address or home/working address from the makers?

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      App-Art 6 days ago

      The “company” is in Lile France I beleave...

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      Martien van Duyne 7 days ago

      Hi,

      The way this project is being managed, done and communicated is very bad. I am astonished that you can still work on this failure without feeling ashamed the way this goes.

      I am one of the few who has ordered the surprise box.

      I would like to receive the surprise box without the Totm+Travl. I do not want it any more. I hope you understand it and thank you for sending me a fantastic suprise box that shows you are true gadget-geeks.

      Thank you in advance for, at least, realizing this for me.

      Warm regards,

      Martien

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      Martien van Duyne on

      Hello!

      I ordered the Suprise Box and I am really curious if I will ever get my surprise. Or is not getting a Suprise Box the Surprise... I truly hope not.

      Thank you for giving me and the other backers an update on how your bumpy product development is developing.

      Warm Regards!

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      Kristján Ebenezarson on

      What is happening? Would like some news.

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      Daan Soentjens on

      I still don’t have my product. You said that you give an update in 2-3 weeks and now it’s already February.

      Are we getting the totm travel or not?

    7. Niels Geursen on

      Hello again!!! Any news??

    8. Niels Geursen on

      As mention in the last alinea "That’s all for now. We hope you liked this update and in an upcoming news (in 1 or 2 weeks we promise)" Any status update after 2 months??

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      Bronson on

      Honestly, I don’t care much about the app or the automation and let’s be really honest, homebridge is a hack that isn’t really worth it. It’s a lot better to just buy HomeKit enabled products. That being said, I’m never going to use hardly any of this. I just wanted the Travl for the battery and travel purpose. The automation is fun extra stuff but let’s get the basics down. When, when, when (?!) is it going to ship guys? It’s been 2 months since the last update. Can you please let us know what’s up? Does the Totm even work for the bigger case on the 44mm Apple Watch? There’s now a considerable difference in where the original 38mm rests on its side and where the 44mm rests. Does the charger still work in the cradle for all those models or has so much time passed that even when you ship this it’s not even going to work for the Apple Watch I have now?

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      Martien van Duyne on

      Hello!

      I ordered the Suprise Box and I am really curious if I will ever get my surprise. Or is not getting a Suprise Box the Surprise... I truly hope not.

      Thank you for giving me and the other backers an update on how your bumpy product development is developing.

      Warm Regards!

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      Edward Chance on

      Interesting demo, but what about timescales? When are we going to get what we supported?

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      AlexL on

      Après 1 an ou j’ai investi et cru dans un produit, je ne l’ai toujours pas. Et avec des nouvelles par-ci par là on veut m’expliquer comment il fonctionne, incroyable... je suis de plus en plus déçu de sentir que ce produit n’arrivera jamais.

      After 1year, I invested and believe in this product I still don’t have it, some news are coming sometime to explain me how use my non existing product, amazing...
      I really disappointed to feel this product will never come.

      #Totm+Travl #deception #angry #illusion #triste

      Maintenant recevoir le produit est là seul chose qui pourrait faire re-franchir la ligne que je pensais inatteignable.

      Now receive the product it’s the only thing can Bring me happy about that.

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      Irene van Wermeskerken on

      I Like the app, but…..I still have no TotmTravl. So please put all your energy in sending the TotmTravl to me so I can be really happy. Now I am still more angry about the delay.

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      Thierry VERNET on

      Pareil !!!!
      I still don’t have my product and yet you want to teach me how to use it?
      The effrontery!

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      Jay Ayo on

      I still don’t have my product and yet you want to teach me how to use it?

      The effrontery!