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Offline jrswiss

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Looking for Beta-Tester
« on: March 03, 2017, 06:04:15 AM »
Hi Weather Enthusiasts

We are a small group of Weather Enthusiasts located in Switzerland.
In the last months we have spent hours to develop two small PHP Scripts to check the weather of our Davis Weather Stations but also any other PWS Station from Wunderground.com.
We want to share our work with other Weather Enthusiasts!

Focus on development:
  • Display Weather Data in Browser (especially on Smartphones or Tablets)
  • Setting Alerts and get informed on severe weather conditions via email.
Target group:
  • House owners checks weather for their home and garden (awnings, umbrellas, sprinkler-systems etc.)
  • Meteorologists & Weather Enthusiasts can use it to get informed about typical or untypical weather conditions
  • Fire Departments observe an area of interest (precipitation, heat etc)
The result:
  • G-Davis: A small PHP Script for Davis Weather Stations connected to Weatherlink Network
  • G-Wunder: A small PHP Script for Wunderground PWS connected to Wunderground Network

We are looking for Beta-Tester.
You need a Web Server (Webhosting) runs PHP 5x. NO DATABASE REQUIRED!
Both apps (Pre-Releases) are free and ready to download from our Website: http://www.gustalert.com
Please read the manuals for further information.

Thank you for your interest!

Best regards
JRSWISS
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 06:06:02 AM by jrswiss »
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 07:57:55 AM »
Just added this to my site now.  Thanks =D>

https://www.conligwx.org/gwunder/

« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 08:03:28 AM by Toxic »
Regards Simon


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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 08:01:25 AM »
Great - You are welcome!  :grin:
Please let me know if you encounter any problems!
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 08:03:35 AM »
I think you also have a Typo...

Huminity -> Humidity

Line 62  index_i.php
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 08:08:40 AM by Toxic »
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 08:38:13 AM »
Uuups,... just corrected. Thank you!
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 11:50:51 AM »
I will add this to my site once internet is restored at home.

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 03:15:19 PM »
Hello, I added gdavis to my site and it's not working.  I double checked the Weatherlink account and PW and those are good.  I double checked the permissions on cron.enc and config/pref.enc and both are set to 644.  The cron job is running, but it is generating a lot of undefined variable errors (errorlog attached).  My site is http://cedarridgeweather.com/gdavis.  I'm running PHP 5.6.

I also added gwunder to my site (http://cedarridgeweather.com/gwunder) and it's working perfectly.

-Chris
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 03:40:00 PM by cjohlandt »

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 03:48:14 PM »
@cjohlandt

Thank you for your information. We just sent you a mail regarding G-Davis.
So long,
JR
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 04:26:17 PM »
@cjohlandt

Thank you for your information. We just sent you a mail regarding G-Davis.
So long,
JR

Roman at Gustalert was able to determine that my Weatherlink account is not properly generating an XML file.  I have contacted Davis to see if they can fix my corrupt XML file and will update when I hear back from them.

-Chris

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 04:29:53 PM »
Hi,
I have unzipped and FTP the gwunder folder.  I cannot get past the Login page.  Then at clicking the Home Screen I get a:
Warning:  include(config/settings.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/content/96/5379896/html/gwunder/index.php on line 2
 
 Warning:  include(): Failed opening 'config/settings.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5_4/lib/php') in /home/content/96/5379896/html/gwunder/index.php on line 2

My FTP version with GoDaddy is 5.4
I have increased the file permissions as mentioned in the manual and also index.php.

Anything else I can try?

Regards,
Paul

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 04:44:12 PM »
@PaulMy
Thank you for your information.

Please try:
- CHMOD 777 to the gwunder/config folder and all 4 files inside the folder.
- CHMOD 777 to gwunder/cron.enc
This could be done with your FTP Client.

Another option would be: Setup an FTP account for us and send us the login details to info@gustalert.com
Please give us access to folder gwunder only!

Best regards
JR

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 05:21:19 PM »
@cjohlandt

Thank you for your information. We just sent you a mail regarding G-Davis.
So long,
JR

Roman at Gustalert was able to determine that my Weatherlink account is not properly generating an XML file.  I have contacted Davis to see if they can fix my corrupt XML file and will update when I hear back from them.

-Chris

Thanks to Roman at Gustalert and Bruce at Davis, my problem has been resolved.  After I removed the # from my Weatherlink.com password, it all started working properly.  Per Bruce, symbols (%$#@&) are invalid in user names and passwords because Davis passes the information in a URL.  I now have both G-Davis and G-Wunder working on my site:

http://cedarridgeweather.com/gdavis
http://cedarridgeweather.com/gwunder

-Chris

Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Wireless
Weather Display 10.37S53


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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2017, 06:08:52 PM »
Sounds great Paul.
Thank you for your feedback.

Best regards
Roman
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New Releases available (Re: Looking for Beta-Tester)
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 07:25:33 AM »
We've just updated our PHP scripts!

for Davis Weather Stations
http://www.gustalert.com/app/gdavis_test_bright/index.php


for Wunderground PWS of interest
http://www.gustalert.com/app/gwunder_test_dark/index.php


Download from here: http://www.gustalert.com
Have fun!

Roman
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2017, 11:05:53 AM »
Thank you, I have mine updated.  A little strugle to get rid of the error messages, but after giving enough time for the cron to run then magically all was fine and I could go in and change to my preferred settings. www.komokaweather.com/gwunder

One thing, I see on your example you have the option to change from light to dark theme.  I know I can change it in the settings but can it be changed by a user like on yours?

Regards,
Paul

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2017, 02:23:40 PM »
@Paul

Thank you for your feedback. Also nice integration in your existing webpage :)
For dark and bright themes we are using two instances (is that english?) to get this work, but it is not integrated in the script itself. Just for demo. But let me think about integration in future updates.

Please let me know if you have any issues.

By the way: We got a little bit confused. Most user-installations of our scripts does not use the Alert function. For us - this was our major reason why we have wrote that scripts. Here in Europe we have also national weather warning systems (goverment and privates), but in some areas we want to use our own PWS data.
Anyway, some users need our scripts for home automation tools such as sprinkler or heater.

Regards,
Roman


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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2017, 10:39:49 PM »
Hi,

I to have just installed the latest version and I must say this new version is better, it's more slick and the layout is clean, looks great on any platform, website (dw7240.com) or on a smartphone.

Keep up the great work and thank you for offering this very simple template.

Nick. dw7240.com.


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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2017, 11:58:29 AM »
Hi Roman,
I had set the alerts and have received some for high winds which I think was correct, but had deleted them after receiving the alerts so can't verify.  However received an alert this morning for low temp which I think is incorrect.

My set alerts are H 28C; L -18C; Wind/Gust 45 kmh; Rain 25 mm
We had a low of 0.1C this morning and the alert was triggered.  I presume since -18C is near the same as 0F the alert picked up my 0.1C as F temp in error, could that be possible?

p.s. at the moment there is no data in my GWunder and also can't connect to WU so presume it is a WU issue.

Regards,
Paul

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2017, 12:10:08 PM »
Hi Paul

Thank you for your information. We noticed, wunderground has problems with their API last night and today. One hour ago the api was complete down. This is why you have got this "wrong" alerts these days and this is also the reason why you had or still have no data.

Our script does not manipulate the data provided by wunderground.com. Also data are not cached (works without a database). If wunderground sends 'wrong data' you will get 'wrong alerts' too. Please have a look here https://plus.google.com/collection/oVycQE. We are building up a info page for our scripts (something like Q&A page).
Thank you for your feedback!
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Roman
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »
@Paul: Yes and -18 Celsius means "there was no data provided" by wunderground. Ends up with '-18'.
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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 12:22:26 PM »
Hi Roman,
Thanks for the link.
WU is back up and data displaying, and just a few minutes ago received a new alert of wind gust 45.1 which is just above my settings' threshold so seems to be working correctly.

Regards,
Paul

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Re: Looking for Beta-Tester
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 12:27:28 PM »
Great Paul, thank you for Info!
Best regards, Roman
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