Each version of the app has different supported connection methods. Here’s a table describing how the versions can communicate.
Here are some networking questions that have been asked.
Q: I can’t find any other devices.
Here’s a list of things to check if you’re having trouble connecting:
1) Check that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
2) If using the mobile apps, make sure the apps are running on the device screen.
3) Check that the network supports multicast. Public networks and hotspots usually have this disabled.
If you are still experiencing problems, please contact us at email@example.com or send a Feedback email using the button in the app.
Q: Will Flick work when not connected to a WiFi network?
Currently only the iOS and Mac versions of Flick work without WiFi. These apps will try to use a Bluetooth connection when possible. If you are having trouble with the Bluetooth connection, check the following:
1) Both devices’ Bluetooth is switched on in the Settings app.
2) Bluetooth will only work between iOS and Mac devices.
3) Bluetooth is inherently slow and an initial connection can take up to 40 seconds.
4) Bluetooth range is limited. Make sure the devices are close to each other.
Q: Will Flick work across multi-subnets or VLANs?
Yes it can. Make sure the network allows multicasting. Flick uses Bonjour, which uses multicasting, to find and discover other devices, so in order for it to work the network must be enabled for multicasting.