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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2013, 01:47:40 AM »
I have created a iphone app called iWD
that works with the clientraw.txt file
and meteohub can create that file
so that could be used, linking to the URL of the file

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2013, 07:19:14 AM »
how do i get the clientraw.txt file from meteobridge?
im new to the meteobridge so still learning...

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2013, 07:51:25 AM »
Has anyone created a iPhone template for the meteobridge??
I am working on one for my Samsung.  ;)

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2013, 08:40:28 AM »
I look forward to seeing it

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2013, 11:04:59 AM »
building the clientraw files from meteobridge would be a killer,
as the clientraw files include up to 1000 values, which is
a grown mixture of live, historical and data for graphical use.
meteobridge does not provide series of data needed for graphs,
but the most important historical values are present and
can be used. if someone is building a smartphone oriented
dashboard and needs additional data for that, please
let me know, i will check if i can offer missing data portions.

today you can use saratoga templates with gauges and dials for live
and historical data with meteobridge. according to graphical representation
of historical data, i will enable meteobridge to feed the cloud
meteoplug services which opens a universe of
graphical display options. you can look at www.meteoplug.com
to get an impression. meteobridge will then provide an option
to feed all raw data from the weather station to meteoplug server
and to allow for completely customizable and excessive graphing.
this is on my todo list for one of the next meteobridge releases.
as said this will be an option to choose as the meteoplug graphing
service is a subscription based service, as it needs centralized
storage, computing power and is based on commercial grade
visualization packages.

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2013, 11:10:27 AM »
What options would there be to regularly download my data from the cloud?

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #56 on: July 04, 2013, 03:56:46 PM »
I thought that meteohub already was able to produce a basic clientraw.txt for use with WDL?

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2013, 04:01:50 PM »
I thought that meteohub already was able to produce a basic clientraw.txt for use with WDL?

meteoBRIDGE vs meteoHUB

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« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2013, 08:47:17 PM »
well you got $5 from me for the app anyway... enjoy  :-P

at the end of the day what im looking for is an app or web template that has a nice design that i can access current and historic data from a smart phone.
its the way i access my data 90% of the time.

i know that weatherunderground are working on a new dashboard for PWS thats formatted for smartphones, tablets and PC's which should be released by the end of the year so i think they are quite sometime away...

http://imgur.com/a/wlS47

I thought that meteohub already was able to produce a basic clientraw.txt for use with WDL?

meteoBRIDGE vs meteoHUB

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2013, 09:32:25 PM »
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at the end of the day what im looking for is an app or web template that has a nice design that i can access current and historic data from a smart phone
well, you can do that if you happened to be using WD
as the iWD app allows you to bring up lots of current and history graphs (the same graphs that are available to WDL)

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2013, 10:12:30 PM »
well you got $5 from me for the app anyway... enjoy  :-P

at the end of the day what im looking for is an app or web template that has a nice design that i can access current and historic data from a smart phone.
its the way i access my data 90% of the time.

There are a couple of apps - Sunny Day and Pocket PWS.   The first reads the WL downld02.txt two day file and the later reads an easy to create XML template (available for WD, Cumulus etc.)  Cheap and free respectively. 

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« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »
thanks for the advise but i want to stick with the Meteobridge and not have the PWS connected to my mac. Since i got the hub its been very stable so im happy with it.
i guess i just have to wait for the weatherunderground dashboard update.

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2013, 10:39:54 PM »
Then you will have to wait for my MB phone templates.

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2013, 01:34:53 AM »
I didnt know about Meteoplug. Looking in to it now... Seems very interesting.

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2013, 01:36:50 AM »
Yeah, great but 29 Euros every 12 months.  No thanks.

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« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2013, 12:18:20 PM »
yes, i understand that a yearly subscription fee is not very sexy, but i cant give it for free.

there are two professional graphing engines included i had to license as saas (amcharts and fusionwidgets) and it is a self built server optimized for extreme fast database processing (1TB of ssd), all that co-located at a professional hoster in Germany, so there are significant ongoing costs and investments to be covered. this is not meant to convince anyone, but to explain why a subscription model has been choosen.

i still belive that cloud-based solutions for weather data processing are the future and i can promise that no NSA or alike have access to my root servers. :lol:
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« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2013, 12:42:34 PM »
I can appreciate the costs involved, etc. but like Davis' implementation, I have no interest in that sort of business model.  It may very well work for some, but not me.

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2013, 12:47:20 PM »
yes, i understand that a yearly subscription fee is not very sexy, but i cant give it for free.

there are two professional graphing engines included i had to license as saas (amcharts and fusionwidgets) and it is a self built server optimized for extreme fast database processing (1TB of ssd), all that co-located at a professional hoster in Germany, so there are significant ongoing costs and investments to be covered. this is not meant to convince anyone, but to explain why a subscription model has been choosen.

i still belive that cloud-based solutions for weather data processing are the future and i can promise that no NSA or alike have access to my root servers. :lol:

Understood. I am trying your services and this could very well work for me/my son. No NSA access? That's a plus! Sold! ;)

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #68 on: July 05, 2013, 01:49:28 PM »
Ugh.  Even if was willing to pay a subscription model, I would be concerned about the availability and access times from a server in Germany.

Unless there were some cached content distribution mechanism in the US, I'd have to pass.

I used to work for a German company that tried to establish a US subsidiary.  It was a great product, but German management insisted that *ALL* customer traffic had to flow through and be served by German data centers.  We didn't last more than a month.   :-(

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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2013, 03:16:09 AM »
I have world-wide clients for this and no transmission problems so far. Germany is quite good connected to the Internet backbones, btw. All raw data is stored in the client for 10 minutes and then send as a compacted chunk of data to the server. So you have wind data resolution down to a few seconds (when your station provides it) but no need to start a transfer over the atlantic every few seconds. There is also a live data transmission for some data in a parallel manner to make nice real-time wind gauges etc, but this is just a fraction of the data. But I will stop to explain all the brainwork I did on that before implementing it, as it is a bit booring technical stuff. However it works fine since 3 years now. Enough on advertising that... subscription-based services is something that some people like - as they have very minimal initial invest and they can step out without losing a significant invest - and others hate - because they expect higher costs over time and have a wish to own things and have it under their exclusive control. It is something very individual and hard to argue about (as I learned).
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Re: Meteobridge - A new appliance feeding Weather Underground and more...
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2013, 09:30:21 AM »
Although I currently see no future for a subscription model (Acurite, Davis, Meteohub) FOR ME, I can say the connectivity to Germany IS amazing.   I get better response (on all counts) than I do from the local ISP and other cloud services that I am forced to use (work stuff).  But we are straying off topic here for sure.  ;)