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Title: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 24, 2019, 03:08:33 PM
Hi Guys,
I made this simple PWS monitor for checking PWS data values from my Personal Weather Station. It sends my values only to wunderground site and I'm not able to get APIKEY... Maybe you have same problem. That's why I made this app.

Will be great to send me some ideas for improvement.

I'd like add this features
- more accounts
- more charts
- tablet version
- better weather icon choosing

anything else?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kKA3o5vmK8JnpcCIBQz_ejsDnXebpKhtFwM9yqp-gYYK06bApTvN-0AEAKbhpz6iq4vI=w1366-h642)

Available for Android and iOS devices
PWSmonitor.com (https://pwsmonitor.com)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: WSWeather on March 24, 2019, 05:10:08 PM
Release an ad-free version and you might get some takers.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 24, 2019, 05:11:21 PM
yes, no ads version is also in store. But everybody can use it for free.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Bgruver on March 28, 2019, 02:18:56 PM
I tested it out, but my station is reading 15C and the temp graph is showing close to 60C.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 28, 2019, 02:45:34 PM
thanks for test. is it possible to send me your PWS id for testing?

it looks you get chart values in imperial units
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Rychu on March 28, 2019, 05:10:13 PM
Hello @buffy,
I installed it on Samsung / Android and my two HP1001 and WH2600 stations display flawlessly. It would be good if I could go between these stations. Now I have to delete and re-enter. I miss the temperature and humidity in the room as well as Wind Chill and Heat Index indexes as well as UV in units [microW / cm2]. Such UV has HP1001.

What's the difference between paid and free versions? I am willing to buy a commercial version.

Question: at what stage are the data captured? Is it from WU servers? How many seconds does the application be able to download the current data? I am asking because after refreshing with an icon, new data does not always appear.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Mapantz on March 28, 2019, 05:38:01 PM
Nice little app!

Works great on my Nokia 9 - Android Pie.

I do spot that the temperature is incorrect though. If I refresh it, it goes to 7.6C, if I refresh again, it goes to 7.3C. If I keep refreshing, it keeps switching between those temperatures,  which are both wrong.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Rychu on March 28, 2019, 05:46:04 PM
I noticed it. However, after a few attempts, it gets the right temperature. Hence my question to @buffy: what period can I download another packet of data? There is a limit here.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: WSWeather on March 28, 2019, 05:48:04 PM
Installed paid version on my 4+ year old OnePlus One (Android 6.0.1/CyanogenOS) and it works fine.  Nicely done.

I probably don't need the temp out to two decimals, though. :)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Rychu on March 28, 2019, 05:52:23 PM
I work on the Samsung Galaxy J7 with Android 8.1.0. I have a question for you. What is the difference between a commercial version and a free version?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 28, 2019, 06:07:44 PM
Hello @buffy,
I installed it on Samsung / Android and my two HP1001 and WH2600 stations display flawlessly. It would be good if I could go between these stations. Now I have to delete and re-enter. I miss the temperature and humidity in the room as well as Wind Chill and Heat Index indexes as well as UV in units [microW / cm2]. Such UV has HP1001.

What's the difference between paid and free versions? I am willing to buy a commercial version.

Question: at what stage are the data captured? Is it from WU servers? How many seconds does the application be able to download the current data? I am asking because after refreshing with an icon, new data does not always appear.

Paid version is only without ads. In future I'd like add more stations in settings. I'm working on it.

Answer: yes, that's right. At the bottom of app there is information about last data update. there are time after refresh (Last reload), actual data time (Sensors updated) and chart data time (PWS data).

I tested app on my PWS and actual data I have every 2-5 min. Chart data every 5-10 min. times may not be the same. All values are from WU servers.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 28, 2019, 06:09:51 PM
Nice little app!

Works great on my Nokia 9 - Android Pie.

I do spot that the temperature is incorrect though. If I refresh it, it goes to 7.6C, if I refresh again, it goes to 7.3C. If I keep refreshing, it keeps switching between those temperatures,  which are both wrong.

Sometime you can get this issue. If you are too fast WU servers send empty feed and I load last downloaded data from app. If you refresh again, you should get fresh data from WU servers. It's not perfect, but I can try make it better. Thanks for feedback.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 28, 2019, 06:17:13 PM
I noticed it. However, after a few attempts, it gets the right temperature. Hence my question to @buffy: what period can I download another packet of data? There is a limit here.

I have fresh data in 2-5 minutes. If I try reload app faster, I'll get same data, empty feed or sometime I download few hours old chart data. I'm still not sure how WU servers are working. Limit in app is 10s I think, I will check it. But you can't download more actual information like every 2 minutes, I think.

btw: I also found problem with chart data. sometime is dataset in metric units, sometime in imperial... Actual data info I have more fresh. Actual data means: Temp, dew, pressure, humidity, solar.

I will add all possible values to "actual data" feed downloading for more fresh information in app.

Paid version is only without ads. In future I'd like add more stations in settings. I'm working on it.

Thanks to all for feedbacks, ideas and information from your testing, I really appreciate it.  [tup]
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Rychu on March 28, 2019, 06:59:49 PM
@buffy

Can you test this station: IGMINAMI4 and what conclusions do you take from the tests?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 29, 2019, 02:46:03 AM
@buffy

Can you test this station: IGMINAMI4 and what conclusions do you take from the tests?

Everything looks ok. I see actual values and also charts with correct data. Should I see something else?

You have also active solar sensor and it's sunrise.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: ocala on March 30, 2019, 06:19:38 AM
It's a nice app but I want the data to be no more then a minute old. Counting on WU at this time while they are going through their changes hurts that.
It has promise but it needs a more options. I also understand it's new and in the development stage so I'll check back later and see how it's progressing.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 30, 2019, 06:50:57 AM
What you mean "more options"?

I tried reload data faster, but I got same values. Maybe if you use API key, you can download PWS values more faster. But I have same dataset in 2 minutes.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: ocala on March 30, 2019, 01:48:53 PM
What you mean "more options"?

I tried reload data faster, but I got same values. Maybe if you use API key, you can download PWS values more faster. But I have same dataset in 2 minutes.
A realtime data option would be nice like Rapid Fire.
Option to add temperature in the notification bar based on GPS
Have the external map option open up at your gps coordinates.                                                                           
Inside temperature and humidity if applicable.
Automatic updates without having to use the refresh button.
A no-ads version.
Ability to choose which parameters to graph.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 30, 2019, 02:34:51 PM
Thanks a lot for more ideas.

- auto refresh will be available as option in settings
- no ads version for android is in store
- external map is good idea (also I'd like wind map)
- inside values I can't read
- notification - I will check options
- I will also check rapid fire

thanks
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 07:58:00 AM
iOS version is now available in Apple App Store.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: ocala on March 31, 2019, 10:00:45 AM
Sorry buffy but going to have to delete your app. Signed off on WU today.
They are just too unreliable and it seems they really don't want to fix their problems.
If you could find another data provider for the USA I would certainly keep using the app.
Good luck with your endeavors.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: PaulMy on March 31, 2019, 10:10:49 AM
I have it installed just to try it out.  Not a regular user of Apps as I have my own sites available.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: Rychu on March 31, 2019, 02:28:30 PM
@buffy

Can you test this station: IGMINAMI4 and what conclusions do you take from the tests?

Everything looks ok. I see actual values and also charts with correct data. Should I see something else?
You have also active solar sensor and it's sunrise.

How to explain that on the WU portal data is displayed at different intervals - see the link:https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IGMINAMI4
and your app is reading regularly - how did you write?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 02:45:12 PM
I have it installed just to try it out.  Not a regular user of Apps as I have my own sites available.

Enjoy,
Paul

thanks for trying. I have also own solution on my server with simple php script and I download every day daily reports for my archive. But app could help someone :)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 02:46:12 PM
Sorry buffy but going to have to delete your app. Signed off on WU today.
They are just too unreliable and it seems they really don't want to fix their problems.
If you could find another data provider for the USA I would certainly keep using the app.
Good luck with your endeavors.

OK. understand. If you will find some another service, let me know, I will check it. Maybe I will add it to this or another app. Thanks for you tests.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 02:53:57 PM
@buffy

Can you test this station: IGMINAMI4 and what conclusions do you take from the tests?

Everything looks ok. I see actual values and also charts with correct data. Should I see something else?
You have also active solar sensor and it's sunrise.

How to explain that on the WU portal data is displayed at different intervals - see the link:https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IGMINAMI4
and your app is reading regularly - how did you write?

yes, there can be delay between online values on website and values in app. But I download only public data from WU. I can not influence it. What I get is what I show in app.

I tried your PWS in app and on link above and I see little bit different values. I'm not sure why. I think there is delay. On your link, you see more fresh values.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Rychu on March 31, 2019, 03:10:46 PM
This is the problem that one IPOMORSK23 station is presented by WU and by your app regularly and the other IGMINAMI4 at WU and at you with different intervals. Both stations send data every 16s to WU - that is, identically.

I understand that you are downloading data from WU after processing by WU, or what it presents on the graphs? Or maybe you download in a different way - what? Can you give it? I am looking for the reason for the loss of data before the presentation on graphs in WU and you.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 03:26:54 PM
My chart data are in every 5 minutes interval. I see your PWS id IGMINAMI4 and I see your data in very different interval, maybe that's why you see another values. See picture with last data from this PWS. Mainly time of inserted data to WU.

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Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Rychu on March 31, 2019, 03:33:38 PM
thank you ;)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 03:39:18 PM
maybe you are sending data from PWS to WU too fast :) I dont know if there are some restrictions, but every 16s is very fast
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on March 31, 2019, 03:46:44 PM
maybe you are sending data from PWS to WU too fast :) I dont know if there are some restrictions, but every 16s is very fast

Is called "rapid fire" and you can send data as fast as every 5 seconds :)
I do.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on March 31, 2019, 03:47:44 PM
Also it would be awesome to have it display on the lock screen and the taskbar like wu does on my phone. Ill switch in a heartbeat if you have that.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 04:09:09 PM
Also it would be awesome to have it display on the lock screen and the taskbar like wu does on my phone. Ill switch in a heartbeat if you have that.

do you have screenshot of "lock screen" and taskbar feature? I don't use it. Or send me link to app, I will test it. thanks a lot
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: ocala on March 31, 2019, 04:12:31 PM
Sorry buffy but going to have to delete your app. Signed off on WU today.
They are just too unreliable and it seems they really don't want to fix their problems.
If you could find another data provider for the USA I would certainly keep using the app.
Good luck with your endeavors.

OK. understand. If you will find some another service, let me know, I will check it. Maybe I will add it to this or another app. Thanks for you tests.
One option for the USA is CWOP.
You can check it out here.  http://www.wxqa.com/
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 31, 2019, 04:24:47 PM
Sorry buffy but going to have to delete your app. Signed off on WU today.
They are just too unreliable and it seems they really don't want to fix their problems.
If you could find another data provider for the USA I would certainly keep using the app.
Good luck with your endeavors.

OK. understand. If you will find some another service, let me know, I will check it. Maybe I will add it to this or another app. Thanks for you tests.
One option for the USA is CWOP.
You can check it out here.  http://www.wxqa.com/

very nice! many thanks. it looks I can play with many new data sets :)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: ocala on March 31, 2019, 04:27:50 PM
I'll keep monitoring this thread if you do decide to use them.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Rychu on March 31, 2019, 04:30:31 PM
maybe you are sending data from PWS to WU too fast :) I dont know if there are some restrictions, but every 16s is very fast

Is called "rapid fire" and you can send data as fast as every 5 seconds :) I do.

The station sends data packets every 16s and this interval is stitched in its software. This is not modifiable by the user.
WU aggregates packets for 5 minutes, averages data and displays in graphs and tables.

The window / Time slot on the WU / IBM server is opened cyclically every 5s and the packages fall into this window when it is open. If they do not get due to the time shift they are lost - but this is a very small percentage of losses  ;)

The fastest stations send packets every 5s.

This is the probable reason for the mismatch of some stations to these windows / time slots and the irregular presentation of data. ;)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 01, 2019, 06:16:28 AM
@rychu: thanks a lot for explanation
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 01, 2019, 08:05:17 AM
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IONOTTAW14

I paid for this right away. As-Is 6 bucks is a steal. Just presenting me the data, not a lot of garbage like WU App. I deleted the WU App. I like that there is no map. Let me choose if I want to download that data, perfect. The compass rose page is outstanding!!

Put in Rapid Fire and a tiny compass rose on the main page it would be a total package. I would pay even more. Seriously.

Maybe squeeze in a little compass or just a direction arrow on the top banner???

Ability to add additional station would be great.

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 01, 2019, 08:16:57 AM
What about contact with these folks and leverage the WiFi Logger?

https://www.weatherstations.co.uk/wifi-logger.htm

It would cover a lot of stations.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 01, 2019, 09:39:58 AM
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IONOTTAW14

I paid for this right away. As-Is 6 bucks is a steal. Just presenting me the data, not a lot of garbage like WU App. I deleted the WU App. I like that there is no map. Let me choose if I want to download that data, perfect. The compass rose page is outstanding!!

Put in Rapid Fire and a tiny compass rose on the main page it would be a total package. I would pay even more. Seriously.

Maybe squeeze in a little compass or just a direction arrow on the top banner???

Ability to add additional station would be great.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks a lot for supporting us. Today I sent to store new version of Paid app for Android. There is option for autorefresh after start. Also in this version there will be available more stations for adding. But on this feature I'm still working.

Thanks also for ideas for improvements. I'd like see wind on main page too, but there is no so much space. But I'm also working on new app theme with swipe and more features.

If I understand right, you would like to see somewhere on mainpage rose with wind direction?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 01, 2019, 10:45:47 AM
What about contact with these folks and leverage the WiFi Logger?

https://www.weatherstations.co.uk/wifi-logger.htm

It would cover a lot of stations.

Interesting. I'm open for any cooperation. If they have open protocol, I can check options. thanks
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: WSWeather on April 01, 2019, 10:58:42 AM
By the way, while I know this isn't directly related to the app and its performance, I want to compliment you on the 'pwsmonitor.com' website.  Clean, concise, well laid out and to the point.  WU could learn a thing or two from you about web design.  =D>
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 01, 2019, 11:41:23 AM
By the way, while I know this isn't directly related to the app and its performance, I want to compliment you on the 'pwsmonitor.com' website.  Clean, concise, well laid out and to the point.  WU could learn a thing or two from you about web design.  =D>

Oh! Many thanks  :oops:

that's only few hours fast work to presenting app on website. I registered domain yesterday. But I greatly appreciate the praise for my work :) thanks
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 01, 2019, 12:04:03 PM
UPDATE 4.0.1 Android no ads version

- autorefresh after start option
- wind speed and direction better load info
- fix few reported bugs

If you can, please check the behavior of new autorefresh function
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on April 01, 2019, 04:50:02 PM
I cant take screenshots of the lockscreen nor of the taskbar...  :(
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 02, 2019, 01:57:21 PM
UPDATE 4.0.8 Android free version

- autorefresh after start option
- wind speed and direction better load info
- fix few reported bugs
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 02, 2019, 02:41:00 PM


If I understand right, you would like to see somewhere on mainpage rose with wind direction?
That's what I was thinking. Even just an indicator arrow. Maybe in the little space left of the temp/under the station ID.

Or what about instead of text like "South" a little rose instead?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 02, 2019, 02:42:24 PM
The refresh seems to work for me.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: PaulMy on April 02, 2019, 02:54:18 PM
Yes it works fine.

Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 02, 2019, 03:59:06 PM


If I understand right, you would like to see somewhere on mainpage rose with wind direction?
That's what I was thinking. Even just an indicator arrow. Maybe in the little space left of the temp/under the station ID.

Or what about instead of text like "South" a little rose instead?

Status bar info is little bit problem, but somewhere on mainscreen I can show some little rose with actual wind direction. Also there is no much space for gust, which I'd like see there :) But yes, this feature I will try add.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 02, 2019, 04:01:04 PM
The refresh seems to work for me.

Yes it works fine.

Enjoy,
Paul

thanks a lot guys! it sounds like it's working. I have some negative review after update about autorefresh option. But it works for me on many devices. thanks a lot for feedbacks.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 04, 2019, 06:50:28 AM


If I understand right, you would like to see somewhere on mainpage rose with wind direction?
That's what I was thinking. Even just an indicator arrow. Maybe in the little space left of the temp/under the station ID.

Or what about instead of text like "South" a little rose instead?

I'm working on it. Look preview picture. Is it like you wish? :) I added direction rose to menu.

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Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 04, 2019, 07:47:01 AM
So that rose icon updates with the station data?

If so, That's like perfect. Quick reference graphical is easy to spot.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 04, 2019, 09:43:40 AM
So that rose icon updates with the station data?

If so, That's like perfect. Quick reference graphical is easy to spot.

Yes, it is updating with actual PWS dataset - it's wind direction info. works fine for me.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: NETO on April 04, 2019, 09:53:00 AM
OK if the "wind rose" with arrow is running ....
I think we do not need the next icon (wind) cause it all could be done by the "wind rose" with arrow.
You got more space
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 04, 2019, 09:56:54 AM
OK if the "wind rose" with arrow is running ....
I think we do not need the next icon (wind) cause it all could be done by the "wind rose" with arrow.
You got more space

that's right. After click I have there windy.com map. But yes, I will change a wind icon for new wind rose compass.

thanks
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 05, 2019, 05:02:25 AM
Update 4.0.3 and 4.0.9 Android

New feature

- Wind icon with direction rose compass
- windy widget map in Wind section (only paid version)

I also tried fix unexpected imperial unit problem in temperature chart. but I'm not sure if it's working right. I neve got wrong dataset... But sometimes it happens.

Help
Please if you will see in temperature chart units with '!', please contact me (F! or C!) with screenshot if you can. I'd like know if temperature/dew chart data shows right in imperial units. Also I have still one bad feedback with autorefresh. But you wrote me, it's OK...
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: NETO on April 05, 2019, 05:23:32 AM
Hello
It seems to run OK
Meanwhile let me point other option.
Once you got in the middle an area with wind info named "WIND FROM" maybe you can use the "wind rose" in this area too and free the upper area ( where it is now).
In that way we got a visual and a descritive indication of the wind in one onle position.
That area could be also the sensitive area to call the wind page.
On the wind page I would like to see a way to get back to main page diferent from the "PWS METEO" on first row because when we have auto update selected it will reload every time we come back from wind page to main page. Hope you agree and that could be done.
Regards
JMCN
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 05, 2019, 05:35:35 AM
....other option.
Once you got in the middle an area with wind info named "WIND FROM" maybe you can use the "wind rose" in this area too and free the upper area ( where it is now).
In that way we got a visual and a descritive indication of the wind in one onle position.
That area could be also the sensitive area to call the wind page....
I thought of that too. It's another good option.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 05, 2019, 07:45:59 AM
thanks guys!

I can make clickable "wind from" section, but I tried put compass inside the box, but there is no space. Only without word direction. I will think about it. Anyway, compass icon in the top menu will stay there, wind section is my favorite :)

Autorefresh will be repaired, but don't know how just now. I know about problem with autorefresh if you go back to main page via app logo - page is refreshed again.

thanks for new ideas for improvements!
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on April 05, 2019, 08:03:38 AM
buffy,

Have you been able to figure out how to add the weather to the lock screen and the icon bar(Taskbar)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 05, 2019, 08:09:58 AM
buffy,

Have you been able to figure out how to add the weather to the lock screen and the icon bar(Taskbar)?

Thanks!

I never tried it. But I can read something about it. we talk about android, right?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on April 05, 2019, 08:14:56 AM
buffy,

Have you been able to figure out how to add the weather to the lock screen and the icon bar(Taskbar)?

Thanks!

I never tried it. But I can read something about it. we talk about android, right?

That is right :)
Right now is use Wunderground app because it allows me to see my temperature on my taskbar wile on my phone and also allows me to see it while the phone is locked with a lockscreen forecast.
Let me try again for pictures.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on April 05, 2019, 08:18:15 AM
Here is the temperature on the Taskbar...
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on April 05, 2019, 08:21:15 AM
Lock screen
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 05, 2019, 08:22:27 AM
Here is the temperature on the Taskbar...

but it must run on background... that's not good practice.

I will try learn something about this feature
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 05, 2019, 08:33:07 AM


but it must run on background...

If it can be selected on or off it would be a great feature.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: txweather.org on April 05, 2019, 08:38:13 AM
What he said above! :D
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 05, 2019, 08:47:31 AM
The choice for Wind Rose on top bar is exactly right. On top, first thing I see.

All the data is right below. This is how info apps should be made. No extra bull. The app is tiny on your phone but does a workhorse job of delivery.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 08, 2019, 02:51:53 AM
I was looking for some solution for lockscreen. And I have not good news about this. Lock screen is little bit impossible just now. Also widget :( android and Ios have another solutions of these and it's difficult for me cover both platforms. Sorry guys.

Status bar looks better. I know how can I change background color of status bar :)

but all features above need background running.

After app will be finished, I will try add these features. Now I have still so many things for repair, because of unstable WU. I have still issues with metric/imperial mesh units..
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 11, 2019, 01:52:38 PM
Update 1.0.1 iOS

- Wind icon with direction rose compass
- Fixed imperial unit problem in temperature chart
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 18, 2019, 02:03:40 PM
I'm working on new tablet version of PWS monitor app. Here is little preview.

Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on April 18, 2019, 02:32:27 PM
That's a sweet looking display. My wife will like that for her tablet.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on April 18, 2019, 02:38:52 PM
great. maybe I will add more photo themes. Primary I'd like make app landscape lock for some old devices like my old tablet. It can run somewhere, now I have it for nothing.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: superduty on August 06, 2019, 03:29:37 AM
I am running on Galaxy S10 and I have a problem with min/max on temps and dew. 

For today I show min/max temps of 158.5 and 159.6
dew 125.2 and 127.2

Hopefully a fix is in the works.  Once that is fixed, I will go for the paid version.


Thank you
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on August 06, 2019, 03:55:25 AM
I am running on Galaxy S10 and I have a problem with min/max on temps and dew. 

For today I show min/max temps of 158.5 and 159.6
dew 125.2 and 127.2

Hopefully a fix is in the works.  Once that is fixed, I will go for the paid version.


Thank you

Yes, this is a problem with unexpected data unit values... Sorry for that. Please try send me PM of your PWS WU ID for testing. If there is problem in app with downloading unexpected units, you see "F!" in units place in temp chart. Is it there?

I'm trying make new data download function for elimination this error.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on November 01, 2019, 05:21:46 AM
PWS monitor PRO 4.0.8

- fixed MIN for temperature
- fixed MIN for dew point
- changed wind MIN to gust MAX
- added up to 10 accounts to add

Download
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tools4monitoring.meteo.pws.pro
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: superduty on November 01, 2019, 08:51:26 AM
Is there no longer a free version?

Or are the updates only for the pro version?

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Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on November 01, 2019, 10:11:23 AM
free version is still available. but this update is only for PRO version. free version will be also fixed
Title: App is not updating actual values
Post by: buffy on January 08, 2020, 04:36:06 AM
Since yesterday WU stopped providing current values in XML. we are working on fix.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 08, 2020, 04:46:28 AM
FAST FIX

without app updating from store:

1. remove your PWS in settings
2. add your PWS again
3. data should be actual

Sorry for this issue. We will update app in stores ASAP.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Rychu on January 10, 2020, 04:36:52 PM
Unfortunately, deleting and re-entering the station ID does nothing. For example, the solar display is 0 Watt.

I purchased the APK for two smartphones.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 10, 2020, 05:57:20 PM
Unfortunately, deleting and re-entering the station ID does nothing. For example, the solar display is 0 Watt.

I purchased the APK for two smartphones.

WU switched off one of feeds with values...

Anyway, please, try update to version 4.2.2 and let me know if this help you. I tried fix problems, but I haven't for example testing feed in imperial units.

Do you have solar sensor and you should see this value?

Sorry for this issue. I try fix what WU made...
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Rychu on January 10, 2020, 06:07:50 PM
I updated to 4.2.2. It's 0.00 - I'll check in tomorrow and let you know.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 10, 2020, 06:09:31 PM
I updated to 4.2.2. It's 0.00 - I'll check in tomorrow and let you know.

OK. I need know about bugs. Few values are gone, but solar you should see.

thanks for feedback
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Rychu on January 11, 2020, 12:59:07 PM
I think it's ok  ;)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Carne81 on January 13, 2020, 05:53:05 AM
Good App! Are you planning to add some widgets?
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 14, 2020, 07:12:05 AM
Good App! Are you planning to add some widgets?

yes, I tried make some test and maybe it will be available like separate app widget. but now I made only few tests. Hope it will be possible.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 30, 2020, 04:21:35 AM
WU stopped again providing data values. Is this end of all 3rd party apps? my official manufacture app for my weather station is not working too. My data stopped at 2020-01-30 01:10:01. Now it's 10:18, no new data...

I bought my meteostation because of reading my data... I can't change sending data from WU to somewhere else. What should I do now? I don't want send my data to WU now, but I'd like still read it.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: superduty on January 30, 2020, 10:36:04 AM
I'm getting a data error and it's not updating info.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200130/3b9855044c6d8b66007c7177de96fac0.jpg)

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Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on January 30, 2020, 10:52:19 AM
Same here

But WS view I'd fine
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: awsum140 on January 30, 2020, 10:57:25 AM
WU is screwing with, or maybe eliminating, APIs.  I think they view the data WE SUPPLY as their sacred property and only for use by WU.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 30, 2020, 12:27:21 PM
I'm getting a data error and it's not updating info.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200130/3b9855044c6d8b66007c7177de96fac0.jpg)

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I have same error with your WU id... With my WU id I read only old data without error. Hope it's all because of WU maintenance.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 30, 2020, 12:29:10 PM
Same here

But WS view I'd fine

I tried WS view and I see same old data like in my app. Maybe I will try fix it by using APIKEY in app. But it will take time, data values are not same...
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 30, 2020, 12:31:41 PM
WU is screwing with, or maybe eliminating, APIs.  I think they view the data WE SUPPLY as their sacred property and only for use by WU.

yes, maybe. but more traffics are from weather stations to their servers. few api calls and sending data out can't ruin them. anyway they use OUR meteo data for their business.

Does anyone know api calls limit? I didn't find this information.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on January 30, 2020, 07:43:40 PM
More "Rolling Brownouts" going on over there.

My WS View is fine.
Camera has been MIA for months.
Showed thinking spinner for a few hours today.
Now disappeared and I was able to add it back.
Will have to reboot cam with new key to test if actual upload happens.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on January 31, 2020, 08:40:34 AM
It looks that public PWS data api is gone. Source is empty. I'm sending to WU meteo data and their ecosystem is really unstable. I had meteo info on my website (it's gone). I made app for showing MY DATA (it's gone too). Why I spent so much money for PWS if only what can I do is giving my meteo data to WU (IBM)?

really bad... I'm working on new version of data loader. In the meantime, I will get a lot of negative points from angry users... everytime it's fault of developers, not service.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 01, 2020, 05:08:11 AM
Old public api sources are finally gone! They will not start it again, maybe for while. We should use APIKEY and another api sources. values are not same...

I made new version of Android app with new data loader. But you need to add your APIKEY. I'm not sure about api calls limits, that's why I'm affraid add to app my apikeys for better using.

We will see what happens

Version 4.3.0
- add APIKEY in settings
- 1/7 days chart data
- UV sensor is back if available
- better loader (faster)

In app there still could be some bugs. If you find any, please report to me, I will try make fast fix. I had no chance to check every situation and device. Thanks
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on February 01, 2020, 08:30:25 AM
Seems to work with the API key.

Only showing integers for temp, no decimals.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 01, 2020, 08:40:11 AM
Seems to work with the API key.

Only showing integers for temp, no decimals.

great to know, there was no other way (ex. data mining from website).

and unfortunately yes, there are only integer values, like in api source. I reported this to WU, but you know how it works with support...
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 01, 2020, 08:52:38 AM
Only showing integers for temp, no decimals.

Ha! I found optional parametr to see decimal values! New version will be soon in store.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: WSWeather on February 01, 2020, 03:17:28 PM
Only showing integers for temp, no decimals.
WU only provides integer temperature values via the API unless you set the 'numericPrecision' parameter to "decimal".  Maybe 'buffy' hasn't done that?

Here's the API docs if you're interested...

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KGb8bTVYRsNgljnNH67AMhckY8AQT2FVwZ9urj8SWBs/edit (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KGb8bTVYRsNgljnNH67AMhckY8AQT2FVwZ9urj8SWBs/edit)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 01, 2020, 05:21:03 PM
Only showing integers for temp, no decimals.
WU only provides integer temperature values via the API unless you set the 'numericPrecision' parameter to "decimal".  Maybe 'buffy' hasn't done that?

Here's the API docs if you're interested...

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KGb8bTVYRsNgljnNH67AMhckY8AQT2FVwZ9urj8SWBs/edit (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KGb8bTVYRsNgljnNH67AMhckY8AQT2FVwZ9urj8SWBs/edit)

I tried it with decimal parameter and got "invalid JSON parameter". But I tried again in another possition in URL and it's working. App is fixed also. Thanks for help.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: K5GHS on February 01, 2020, 07:37:37 PM
I actually found your app a few weeks ago when I got my new station and bought it.

Nice app, been using it a lot for quick looks at conditions when I'm at work overnight.....
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 02, 2020, 02:47:26 AM
I actually found your app a few weeks ago when I got my new station and bought it.

Nice app, been using it a lot for quick looks at conditions when I'm at work overnight.....

thanks a lot. it sounds good after so many reviews with 1 star.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: longmire on February 02, 2020, 01:36:20 PM
So - I tried your app today after WU killed wunderstation - unfortunately it retrieves no data on iOS13 from my station KTXHOUS78 which has been sending Rapid Fire updates for years and continues to do so .

Is there any hope for iOS users?

Thanks for a great looking app - just wish I could retrieve my own data with it.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 02, 2020, 02:15:26 PM
So - I tried your app today after WU killed wunderstation - unfortunately it retrieves no data on iOS13 from my station KTXHOUS78 which has been sending Rapid Fire updates for years and continues to do so .

Is there any hope for iOS users?

Thanks for a great looking app - just wish I could retrieve my own data with it.

yes! I sent update of iOS app (1.0.4) to production company for publish yesterday, but apple status is now "waiting for review". Please be patience, I hope will be soon in store.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: longmire on February 02, 2020, 02:21:11 PM
Thank you!   =D>
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: WSWeather on February 03, 2020, 02:52:31 AM
I actually found your app a few weeks ago when I got my new station and bought it.

Nice app, been using it a lot for quick looks at conditions when I'm at work overnight.....

thanks a lot. it sounds good after so many reviews with 1 star.

I know it's hard but don't pay attention to those reviews.  There are a lot of people out there who get off on leaving bad reviews even if they haven't tried an app.  I've bought it twice now. :)
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 03, 2020, 03:58:46 AM
I actually found your app a few weeks ago when I got my new station and bought it.

Nice app, been using it a lot for quick looks at conditions when I'm at work overnight.....

thanks a lot. it sounds good after so many reviews with 1 star.

I know it's hard but don't pay attention to those reviews.  There are a lot of people out there who get off on leaving bad reviews even if they haven't tried an app.  I've bought it twice now. :)

You are hero! :) Thank you.

I'm working on new features for PRO version (MIN/MAX page and CHARTS page)

Also fixed iOS version should be ready in store!
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: WSWeather on February 03, 2020, 02:06:03 PM
Just grabbed the update and entered my API key and it is working great.  Thanks!
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 04, 2020, 05:45:56 AM
Just grabbed the update and entered my API key and it is working great.  Thanks!

great to know app is working :) in PRO version you don't need apikey in some cases. But everybody can grab own after registration on WU.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Auntie Weda on February 04, 2020, 09:29:11 AM
@Buffy,
Bought your App last Night. Working instantly for my PWS! I made and use my own weather widgets on my Android devices but I really just wanted to support your work. Thanks for your work!
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 04, 2020, 03:49:08 PM
@Buffy,
Bought your App last Night. Working instantly for my PWS! I made and use my own weather widgets on my Android devices but I really just wanted to support your work. Thanks for your work!

thanks a lot for supporting! I'd like make android widget too, but I need some help with this... I don't like java
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: K5GHS on February 04, 2020, 08:01:01 PM
So I got the APIkey error, but I went onto WU, re-requested it (it was the same one, okay), readded it and it works fine.

If anyone gets this error, appears to be the cure....
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Auntie Weda on February 04, 2020, 11:44:22 PM
@Buffy,
Bought your App last Night. Working instantly for my PWS! I made and use my own weather widgets on my Android devices but I really just wanted to support your work. Thanks for your work!

thanks a lot for supporting! I'd like make android widget too, but I need some help with this... I don't like java
I use Kustom apps to make my personal widgets. Great Dev (Frank Monza), big community with help & advice, check out the Brandon Craft tutorials on YouTube. Play Store (& Reddit) have lots of free & paid for "presets" & widgets.

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Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 05, 2020, 02:21:31 AM
So I got the APIkey error, but I went onto WU, re-requested it (it was the same one, okay), readded it and it works fine.

If anyone gets this error, appears to be the cure....

error in app? I tried more apikeys and it was OK.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 05, 2020, 02:22:52 AM
@Buffy,
Bought your App last Night. Working instantly for my PWS! I made and use my own weather widgets on my Android devices but I really just wanted to support your work. Thanks for your work!

thanks a lot for supporting! I'd like make android widget too, but I need some help with this... I don't like java
I use Kustom apps to make my personal widgets. Great Dev (Frank Monza), big community with help & advice, check out the Brandon Craft tutorials on YouTube. Play Store (& Reddit) have lots of free & paid for "presets" & widgets.

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

I know Kustom apps, but it's only for making widget in application (in phone). I need to make it own way... thanks, I will check it again.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: awsum140 on February 05, 2020, 02:30:04 PM
I've been using the free version for about a month and just bought the paid version.  Great job!  I just don't understand why WU/IBM can't put something as concise and usable together with all the expertise they, allegedly, have.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: PaulHutch on February 07, 2020, 09:08:29 AM
I just don't understand why WU/IBM can't put something as concise and usable together with all the expertise they, allegedly, have.

It's most likely that they have determined that the ROI is insufficient to do such a project.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: WSWeather on February 07, 2020, 07:40:52 PM
It's most likely that they have determined that the ROI is insufficient to do such a project.

Except that they spent what appears to be quite a bit of resources developing and releasing a "new and improved" version of their old, much more usable app which is anything but.  Instead they should take copious user interface and display notes from this one.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 11, 2020, 07:07:47 AM
I've been using the free version for about a month and just bought the paid version.  Great job!  I just don't understand why WU/IBM can't put something as concise and usable together with all the expertise they, allegedly, have.

thanks a lot! They have little team for WU I think. And also they only need meteo data...
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Oilswell on February 14, 2020, 04:40:46 PM
I love this app and have just purchased the pro version however for some reason it's reading wind speed but not recording direction for me. I've got a VP2 and running the app on a Note 9 if that helps.


Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on February 14, 2020, 05:39:39 PM
What about the wind rose. Is it showing 90 when graph only goes 20? [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Oilswell on February 14, 2020, 06:09:58 PM
What about the wind rose. Is it showing 90 when graph only goes 20? [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Haha, no my wind rose is stuck on north with no values.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on February 14, 2020, 06:20:51 PM
I noticed mine acting funny a while ago but forgot to mention it
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: vinesweather on February 14, 2020, 08:13:57 PM
Works well on my galaxy S10+. Be good to get the AQI
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: superduty on February 14, 2020, 10:05:08 PM
Probably a dumb question. Where do i find the api key for my wx station?

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Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: WSWeather on February 14, 2020, 10:32:30 PM
Probably a dumb question. Where do i find the api key for my wx station?

It is in your WU "member settings".  Look for the "API keys" tab.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 18, 2020, 10:03:15 AM
What about the wind rose. Is it showing 90 when graph only goes 20? [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

wind rose shows only wind direction. how many times (90x) from NW

wind speed chart is below.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 18, 2020, 10:04:33 AM
Probably a dumb question. Where do i find the api key for my wx station?

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1. Sign in to WU website
2. go to MY DEVICES
3. APIKEYS
4. make new (add device) or copy existing
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on February 18, 2020, 08:32:02 PM
What about the wind rose. Is it showing 90 when graph only goes 20? [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

wind rose shows only wind direction. how many times (90x) from NW

wind speed chart is below.

Oh. The scale is accumulated readings.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 19, 2020, 02:25:21 AM
What about the wind rose. Is it showing 90 when graph only goes 20? [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

wind rose shows only wind direction. how many times (90x) from NW

wind speed chart is below.

Oh. The scale is accumulated readings.

If you have better idea of this visualizaton, let me know. It is my interpretation of wind direction values.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: davidmc36 on February 19, 2020, 04:14:10 AM
The visual is fine once I know what the number scale means.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Weatheroger on February 27, 2020, 08:03:45 PM
New issue. The app says that my API key for WU or my WU id is invalid. They are correct. Double checked and are correct.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on February 28, 2020, 01:48:51 AM
New issue. The app says that my API key for WU or my WU id is invalid. They are correct. Double checked and are correct.

did you add right key? APIKEY has 32 digits. It should works, I checked it now. Try send me your WU ID. thanks
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: Weatheroger on February 28, 2020, 09:33:51 AM
On the 3rd try it accepted and I was able to login.
Title: Re: PWS monitor for Android/iOS
Post by: buffy on March 09, 2020, 08:23:30 AM
iOS no ads version is available in App store.
https://apps.apple.com/cz/app/meteo-monitor-for-pws-pro/id1499860531

thanks a lot for support