[APP][Pro] FACE++ Face Recognition for Homey

Version 1.0.4 is available for testing. Get it here: https://homey.app/a/com.gruijter.facepp/test/

  • Added test image
  • Fixed unhandledRejection errors
  • Added API check
  • Improved app logs
  • Removed INVALID_OUTER_ID log

The test image is available as global app token. It has 5 faces in it with which you can test your flows without having to run around in front of your camera all the time :slight_smile:


Version 1.1.0 is available for testing. Get it here: https://homey.app/a/com.gruijter.facepp/test/

  • Added cloud queueing and rate limiting. (fixes CONCURRENCY_LIMIT_EXCEEDED)

Version 1.1.1 is available for testing.

  • Added clickable registration link
  • Added log filters
  • Fixed flowtoken_already_exists
  • Fixed ENOENT: no such file or directory

Version 1.1.3. Get it here: https://homey.app/a/com.gruijter.facepp/test/

  • Fix not able to add faces
  • Add warning that each Homey needs own API key

Version 1.1.4 has been released in the Homey app store as stable version. Many stability improvements have been implemented.

In just a few days the app has been installed by a good number of people. I hope it works well for you all :slight_smile:

Please share how you use it, and what you think of the app.

As a spin-off project I have made a second app for ANPR (License Plate Recognition). I hope this gets certified for the app store within a few days. Get a sneak preview here:


I’ve installed face ++ and registered, but I get an error "AUTHENTICATION_ERROR at FacePP_makeRequest (/facepp.js:206:34) at at process_tickCallback (internal / next_tick.js: 189: 7)

Looking forward to making it work. :slight_smile:

That means you have not entered the correct API key and secret in the app settings. Make sure to correctly copy and paste (and not copy the ***** for instance)

Ok i try again, think i did it right. :grinning:

When i copied it there was a lot of spaces in front of the key so best double check!

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Typed them in, still doesn’t work. Made a new key.
Can’t get it to work.

I will make a new version where you can toggle-view the password field so it is easier to see what you paste/type in.

I just double checked myself on a fresh app install version 1.1.4, and I have no problem getting the right API key and Secret working.

Hi. I have tried your app but i couldn’t fix it. I have made a account on face ++ and i install your app and i filled in settings the Api Key from Face ++ account and the Api Secret key. Then i have to made “Faces” with a face token. Where i can made this. Have i to do this in Face ++ account or have you a manual how to fix this.

Like the instructions say: After saving the API Key and Secret, go to the faces tab and upload a photo of a face. The face token will be generated automatically. What exactly isn’t working?

By the way: I found out that on Android the Homey app doesn’t display errors and feedback (a bug in Homey itself). As alternative to using a smartphone you can go to the app settings via a PC webbrowser: http://developer.athom.com/tools/app-settings

This will give you the feedback and might also make it easier to select and upload a photo-file.

When i select file (photo) i got the message AUTHENTICATION_ERROR

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Hi. Now it’s working. Thanks. Now i needed a sample of a simple flow with a camera.

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You are great. Thanks

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I get lots of unclosed server errors? Any idea?

See this issue: https://github.com/gruijter/com.gruijter.facepp/issues/6

Version 1.1.5 is pending stable release. Available now already as test version: https://homey.app/a/com.gruijter.facepp/test/

  • Stability improvements
  • Added toggle API Secret view in app settings
  • Fix threshold settings

When copy/pasting the API secret, you can now see what you have entered by clicking on the :eye:

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