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Weather Station for Android

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by phred »

I have the very same questions, Gordon. I can't imagine that the file will update itself. I've noted today's times and will look at the data tomorrow.

But you're right - it doesn't really matter once 1.2 is released without the need to sunbird.txt.

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by Gordon-Loomberah »

Ales, for me Wind Run would be nice to have in the app. Also kWh/m^2 for the day, but I'll have to ask Steve for that one, as it isn't in realtime.txt yet ;)

These are useful for people who have solar panels and wind generators to produce electricity.
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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by AlesVeluscek »

Hi
For sunbird.txt see here:
https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=381

In 1.2 you will loose sunset and sunrise if you do not have sunbird.txt.

Regards, Ales

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by Gordon-Loomberah »

Ales, I have the widget working now I have sunbird.txt in place, but tonight I still see a sunny with clouds icon (I think it should show the moon instead?), despite the sun having set almost 5 hours ago. The sunrise and sunset times display correctly in the larger widget.

thanks.
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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by AlesVeluscek »

Gordon-Loomberah wrote:Ales, I have the widget working now I have sunbird.txt in place, but tonight I still see a sunny with clouds icon (I think it should show the moon instead?), despite the sun having set almost 5 hours ago. The sunrise and sunset times display correctly in the larger widget.

thanks.
Yes, I will make icons for moon in one of next versions.

Regards, Ales

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by AlesVeluscek »

Version 1.2 is on market.

-sunbird.txt is optional for sunrise and sunset.
-some invidual fixes.


Regards, Ales

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Re: Weather Station for Android

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AlesVeluscek wrote:Hi
For sunbird.txt see here:
https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=381
Ales...

Thanks for the 1.2 update. It's working great. I look forward to you adding "evening" icons to the app.

Can you show me the format for latitude and longitude in sunbird.txt? Right now I have
N 42° 19' 05" | W 71° 12' 12"
but I don't know if that's really what it needs.

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by dunda »

Yesterday Aleš said to me, that he will go on short vacation (today or tomorrow). So instead of him, I can show you content of my sunbird.txt:

E 14° 34' 49"|N 46° 14' 46"|05:20|20:53|10.7.2012 4:56:54|Tunjice

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by Gordon-Loomberah »

Ales, there appears to be a bug in the records section, "Rainfall" is 129mm, which is my highest daily rainfall (so it should say rainfall/day), and under that is Rainfall/Hour, which currently says 0.2mm. That happens to be the rainfall for today in the 8 minutes since 9am rollover.
Now it's moved up to 0.5mm, it's still raining lightly. It's pretty wet and miserable, with storms forecast later as well, so I can see new records being set all day :lol:

For Records I think I'd rather just see a link to my Cumulus weather records page, it's not something I need to look at in a phone app, which I see as a way to keep track of the weather at home when I am not here. Perhaps some year to date data would be better instead of records?

thanks.
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Re: Weather Station for Android

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dunda wrote: E 14° 34' 49"|N 46° 14' 46"|05:20|20:53|10.7.2012 4:56:54|Tunjice
That's what's uploaded after the webtags in your local sunbird.txt have been processed by Cumulus

It took a bit of digging, but I eventually found that sunbird.txt just consists of the following:
<#longitude>|<#latitude>|<#sunrise>|<#sunset>|<#update>|<#location>

However I've had no luck in making the app work on my LG P970 - it can't see my realtime.xml. I've been in contact with Ales but we can't find a fix (the URL I tried is identical to that used in the original Cumulus Realtime app, which continues to work)
.... possibly an invisible URL typo? :lol:

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by Gordon-Loomberah »

If I try yours Ned, it just sits there waiting for data. However, if I go to set the URL again, it is always missing"neil5g"and looks like homepages.ihug.co.nz/~/realtime.xml. Doesnt matter how often I put it back, it always vanishes... very strange.
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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by dunda »

Gordon-Loomberah wrote:Ales, there appears to be a bug in the records section, "Rainfall" is 129mm, which is my highest daily rainfall (so it should say rainfall/day), and under that is Rainfall/Hour, which currently says 0.2mm. That happens to be the rainfall for today in the 8 minutes since 9am rollover.
Now it's moved up to 0.5mm, it's still raining lightly. It's pretty wet and miserable, with storms forecast later as well, so I can see new records being set all day :lol:

For Records I think I'd rather just see a link to my Cumulus weather records page, it's not something I need to look at in a phone app, which I see as a way to keep track of the weather at home when I am not here. Perhaps some year to date data would be better instead of records?

thanks.
I also noticed some strange numbers in rain section. Aleš is on vacation for some days. We will find a solution when he comes back.

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by Ned »

Gordon-Loomberah wrote:If I try yours Ned, it just sits there waiting for data. However, if I go to set the URL again, it is always missing"neil5g"and looks like homepages.ihug.co.nz/~/realtime.xml. Doesnt matter how often I put it back, it always vanishes... very strange.
Well, thanks for trying Gordon.. :D
Mine just waits, but it has never corrupted the URL
Ales tried it too, and it worked for him! :roll:

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by AlesVeluscek »

Version 1.3 is on google play:

- if you have sunbird.txt, there is moon instead of sun at night
- prepered for translation to other languages (anyone wants to translate to local language, let me know)
- Rain Records data fixed
- minor bugs fixed


Regards, Ales

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Re: Weather Station for Android

Post by Metman »

Hi Ales,
I've just tried Google Play on both Android and PC and both are still only installing v1.2 ??
Regards
Mark (Metman)

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