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Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« on: February 05, 2020, 02:36:32 AM »
Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet/Desktop/SMART TV/Phone Version Release Version 3.0

New standalone very slimmed down version of Weather34 MB-SMART for Meteobridge NANOSD or Meteobridge Pro,TP-LINK type

Primarily designed for use on low cost tablets be it old iPads , low cost OEM Android tablets .
old iPads can be found on sites like eBay for around $50 especially the old iPad mini which makes a perfect standalone console
alternative to have as a permanent display.Alternatively you can buy a very low cost Plastic chassis type OEM Android based tablets from China for around $36 plus shipping/local import duty I have 1 at the moment and two on the way  .
The template has three easy steps to setup and uses the in built Weather34 API in the meteobridge software.
further information found here on three easy steps to setup and forget .
Slimmed down setup screen is accessed via the bottom left blue settings icon which you can set your password and a few other preferences.
https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/weather34-standalone.html

The footprint is very small and the download is less the 900kb ! 
some screenshots below highlight some of the features and it is all about your data not iframe from third party its all about what your
hardware is sending. 100% compatible with Meteobridge NANOSD and 95% Meteobroidge Pro( where forecast from console is not available).
Supports optional Purple Air Quality
Displays Charts for Today,Month,Current Year(optional previous year i.e. 2019)
Designed with CSS/SVG no low resolution gifs,jpgs,png etc .
Github Repo available to those that use a GITHUB app to pull updates.
Special thanks to Chuck,Ron(K1TTC),Lars,Paul W,Daniel,George and many others as Im terrible for remembering names on the meteobridge forum for collaborating over the last two months.

download via https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/weather34-standalone.html
or Github https://github.com/weather34/Weather34-MB-SMART-Console

support is available as and when I am available no email goes unanswered just sometimes need to digest what is being asked or I am pre occupied..

supports 6 languages with no further plans to extend .
It is a basic layout purely for displaying your weather data it is not designed for scraping radars or other third party data ..
Works in 3 column landscape mode , 2 column portrait mode , or single column mode for phone devices.
Displays various notifications based on realtime data can be turned off.

3 rules that were stuck too and never far from thought ..

1. The 5 second rule where the user finds what there looking for....

2. Minimalistic  if a design has multiple visualizations over congested information , it will be crammed with too much information to digest and it becomes not much use to anyone outside your hobby ...

3. Emphasis on Architecture  the layout is important for the success of it being useful...









OEM tablet display



smart tv



setup screen with many options

« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 02:52:15 AM by weather34 »
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 11:13:49 AM »
Thank you for this. Now I can re-purpose an old iPad.

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 02:14:05 AM »
your welcome ... fwiw it should be fine on tplink type meteobridge hubs when used with in built weather34 api in networks tab.. 
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 02:09:51 AM »
When updating to a new version what folder or files/settings do i need  to keep/change am using tplink meteobridge also the date on the charts page is showing 2020 Updated Thursday 01 January 1970 1:00 AM can i change this  https://www.ilfracombeweather.net/console/consolecharts.php

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 02:40:02 AM »
good morning how are you ? long time no hear..

for the time which type of server are you using ?  filemtime is all it is reading basically the time the file was last updated.

basically it is just this

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$dayfile=date('Y');$forecastime=filemtime('../weather34charts/'.$dayfile.'.csv');echo strftime("%A %d %B %Y %l:%M %p",$forecastime);?>     
however it may be the strftime giving you the anomaly so I could simplify it to just a numbered date and not use a worded translation

if you would like be setup for auto update just send me a pm its a painless hassle free way of staying upto date

for example
these UK users get auto updates

https://www.paulwilman.com/pw4/console/consoledavis.php 
http://www.bobhewitt.co.uk/MBSMART/console/consoledavis.php
http://www.gandmwoolf.co.uk/MBSmart/console/consoledavis.php


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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 12:37:03 PM »
Hi Brian i am fine thanks the attached file gave me the following error on home page [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

and thanks again for your help
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 01:01:40 PM »
bit worrying i didnt attach any files or send anything to you did someone else ?.. becareful...
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 01:06:17 PM »
im a bit confused dont worry not too hard todo these days but https://www.ilfracombeweather.net/console/index.php?theme=dark

is not showing these errors as seen in your screenshot.. as per 5 minutes ago
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 01:58:01 PM »
Brian i reverted back to a backup to clear the problem before the change

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2020, 02:02:35 PM »
Brian if you have a look at https://www.ilfracombeweather.net/console2/consolecharts.php the left hand side bottom on Chrome browser look strange

This is using the  latest update

Richard
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2020, 11:53:31 PM »
good morning you have a new PM .. should be fine now.. and I adjusted the update time to use standard php date() to see if that helps as it may be strftime causing you an issue but I am not 100% sure as I can't reproduce the same output using strftime..

screenshot using latest chrome on localhost demo data

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 01:43:22 AM »
Thanks for the files has fixed most of the issues for me but still having the date problem with the charts

https://www.ilfracombeweather.net/console/consolecharts.php

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2020, 03:12:21 AM »
I have sent another zip but I still can't replicate this locally so a bit of trial and error going on
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 2.0
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2020, 11:53:45 AM »
Brian its all working now with last files you sent me

Many thanks again for your help

Richard  :grin:

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART now SMART TV
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2020, 02:10:21 AM »
a recent purchase of a low cost ANDROID TV OS smart tv for a guest bedroom drew my curiosity so happy to say this standalone console version now has compatibility with SMART TV's that are based on ANDROID TV . the file weather34-tv.php simply has dedicated css files specifically for SMART TV . the one in the screenshot is low cost SMART TV 32" cost around $100 when converting local currency.

*Note the SMART TV option currently only designed for ANDROID TV OS based tv's..(smart tv must be using android tv os).
*pop up screen only appears when first accessing and disappears automatically after 5 seconds
*notifications disappear automatically after 10 seconds and only re appear if notification is valid i.e weather data not updated within last 15 minutes .
*it is optional in the setup screen to display small TV icon if you want to use or not.
* this console standalone version compatible with all meteobridge based software i.e NANOSD,Meteobridge Pro,TP-link type hubs .
*this version has no mysql or wunderground dependancies for displaying charts it is all automated once set up in the meteobridge software. step by step simple guide https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/weather34-standalone.html







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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2020, 12:32:30 PM »
Hello Brian. For the Android TV option, I'm wondering how interaction works without a touch screen?

Thanks,
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2020, 12:53:51 PM »
good question but for the android based tv's you can plug any common cheap cable mouse see photo mine is just an old 10 year old or more !! Microsoft cable mouse right of image or you can use the tv remote can you see the two mouse pointers which I learnt later you can turn of the remote control cursor.
if you have a touch screen version then it gets real smart :-)



its worth noting if your using android tv then use the puffin browser from the App Store it basically goes full screen without any tabs or url bars etc..there is also  firefox tv version im working on now which renders css a bit different from the standard or common firefox download but ill nail it within a few days .
chrome for android tv just has a whacking great big toolbar thats permanent  ..

samsung tv's only success I had was on a 2019 model we have two others based on I think 2014-16 circa and a 2017 circa both have no browser updates available through the Samsung App Store so a bit of inconsistency between brands and models .

best so far has been android tv seems to conform reasonably well for the purpose. its definitely an eye opener if you can justify a 32" size for the purpose . I quite like it shame I bought it for our guest room definitely toying on getting another if I see one at a reasonable price ..Brian
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2020, 09:00:54 AM »
Thanks Brian.  I have a nVidia Shield that runs Android TV.  I'm thinking of using that with Puffin browser.  That way, I can use any TV.  Also, looking at adding after market IR Touch sensor connected to Shield USB.  It's a lot less expensive than touch screen TV.   I'll let you know how it goes...
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 07:48:05 PM »
Today my meteobridge arrived, and I wanted to install weather34 standalone template, can I also install the MB-SMART version? Or do they conflict with each other?

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 09:42:12 PM »
I use both and point both versions to the same MBrealtimeupload.txt file that is populated by meteobridge Weather34 Network tab.   This file contains the weather station raw data ever X minutes...
Enjoy!
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2020, 03:58:12 AM »
I use both and point both versions to the same MBrealtimeupload.txt file that is populated by meteobridge Weather34 Network tab.   This file contains the weather station raw data ever X minutes...
Enjoy!
Good morning,

are there differences in terms of graphics, such as dimensions?

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2020, 06:00:52 AM »
Hi

I am also having an issue with the charts on the Console version

If you look at the attached Chart image there appears to be a funny icon and the Chart symbol doesnt seem to work

Also there is a problem with the Barometer chart - I want to show Mb but whatever setting you choose in the Settings ie Barometermod.php or Barometermod-mmHG.php it always shows mmHG even though the label shows MB again see attached

Kind Regards

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2020, 06:22:21 AM »
provide a url ill take a look . no one else i recall has reported this so let me take a look and see if i can pinpoint anything ..preferably a password via pm .brian
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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2020, 06:40:07 AM »
Hi Brian hope you are all ok i have a strange icon and have lost the fix for rainfall on the almanac
https://www.ilfracombeweather.net/console/consoledavis.php

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Re: Weather34 MB-SMART Standalone Console/Tablet Version 3.0
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2020, 06:43:17 AM »
im not seeing a problem what exactly are we looking for ?
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