Find answers to common questions here.


Short answer: use “blink1control-tool” instead of “blink1-tool”!

Only one program can access the blink(1) device at a time.  If running the Blink1Control app, you can either use the Blink1Control HTTP REST API or use “blink1control-tool”, a command-line program that has the same command-line switches as “blink1-tool” but does so

You can find “blink1control-tool” in the blink1-tool releases page. (You may need to scroll down, it doesn’t need updating as often so it may be on an older releases section)



Blink1Control2 is available for Windows 7+,  Mac OS X 10.10+, and Ubuntu 16+.



Yes! If your phone can load a web page it can control blink(1). The blink(1) service provided by the Blink1Control app on your computer can appear as a web app for your phone or any other network enabled device.