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    AKWeather features requests

    Please let me know about any wishes.

    I can add any provider, for some (like Weather Underground) I may need to use your API key for testing as I don't own any weather stations.

    #2
    Originally posted by cowinger View Post
    alexbk66 Can I make some suggestions on select-ability on some of the child devices? You probably have already thought about them. All cosmetic but some like it.

    Pressure: choose hPa (rel or abs) or Inhg (rel or abs)
    Precipitation: in or mm
    Visibility: mi or km
    Winddir: add degree symbol after number
    Sunrise and Sunset: 12 hr or 24 hr format
    1. Regarding units - I select units based on current HS setting - and pass it to the provider and let the provider decide. So if you change HS to use "F" instead of "C: - all units should change automatically between metric and imperial. You can try verifying and reporting back. I'm open for suggestions.

    2. Regarding "select-ability on some of the child devices" - I did think about it, even from older plugins i.e. weatherXML, etc. I do like "select-ability" - but I hate the complex configurations with lots of checkboxes. I always try to keep things K.I.S.S and make plugin work with minimal configuration (out of the box). So I'm thinking about just having two detail levels (i.e. basic and advanced) - one checkbox basically. But I really need users input on this - i.e. which devices belong to 'basic' and which to 'advanced'. Like I did in AKEnphaseEnvoy plugin:

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      #3
      How about having just 2 boxes that read Metric or Imperial. Does that about cover everyone or a majority.

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        #4
        Originally posted by cowinger View Post
        How about having just 2 boxes that read Metric or Imperial. Does that about cover everyone or a majority.
        But why duplicate HS setting? As I said - I try to keep simplicity and usability, so user doesn't have to do any unnecessary configuration, i.e I get units and coordinates from HS settings

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          #5
          Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

          But why duplicate HS setting? As I said - I try to keep simplicity and usability, so user doesn't have to do any unnecessary configuration, i.e I get units and coordinates from HS settings
          Agreed. I just wish HS would give us more than just the F or C for temp in Settings, General. Maybe add in Metric or Imperial as a choice also.

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            #6
            Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

            But why duplicate HS setting? As I said - I try to keep simplicity and usability, so user doesn't have to do any unnecessary configuration, i.e I get units and coordinates from HS settings
            Just FYI, we use a mix of metric and imperial in the UK.

            Windspeed MPH
            Temperature C
            Pressure mbar

            Homeseer does not have such settings.....
            Jon

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              #7
              Originally posted by jon00 View Post

              Just FYI, we use a mix of metric and imperial in the UK.

              Windspeed MPH
              Temperature C
              Pressure mbar

              Homeseer does not have such settings.....
              Most weather providers choose units automatically based on location. Please let me know any particular issues. Which may be different per provider.

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                #8
                Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

                Most weather providers choose units automatically base on location. Please let me know any particular issues. Which may be different per provider.
                As I said, it was just FYI for you to act on if necessary. I don't run HS4 in production yet so have no need for any plugins.

                Jon

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jon00 View Post

                  As I said, it was just FYI for you to act on if necessary. I don't run HS4 in production yet so have no need for any plugins.
                  I appreciate every bit of input. My philosophy is slightly different to most HS plugins. I try to keep configuration to a bare minimum, so it just works out-of-the-box. Meaning you install and enable the plugin - and it just works. Some minimal unavoidable configuration may be required (i.e. API key). Again, I concentrate on simplicity and reliability. No bells and whistles. But if I get user request (reasonable) - I will add it.

                  I did try the other plugin - it has a lot of flashy stuff, but didn't create any weather devices...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

                    I appreciate every bit of input. My philosophy is slightly different to most HS plugins. I try to keep configuration to a bare minimum, so it just works out-of-the-box. Meaning you install and enable the plugin - and it just works. Some minimal unavoidable configuration may be required (i.e. API key). Again, I concentrate on simplicity and reliability. No bells and whistles. But if I get user request (reasonable) - I will add it.

                    I did try the other plugin - it has a lot of flashy stuff, but didn't create any weather devices...
                    Hi alexbk66, can I just check - when you say
                    didn't create any weather devices
                    is that because you didn't create any devices or when you tried to, it didn't? I have a few occasions where the javascript didn't post back and I'm trying to figure out why it does for most but not for some. Thanks

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by russr999 View Post

                      Hi alexbk66, can I just check - when you say is that because you didn't create any devices or when you tried to, it didn't? I have a few occasions where the javascript didn't post back and I'm trying to figure out why it does for most but not for some. Thanks
                      Hi Russ, I did check all checkboxes - but when I click Save - it's all lost. I tried 3 or 4 times.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by alexbk66 View Post

                        Hi Russ, I did check all checkboxes - but when I click Save - it's all lost. I tried 3 or 4 times.
                        Thanks for that - still trying to figure out where the postback fails - really starting to annoy me now as its all coded correctly.
                        Hope all is good over east

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                          #13
                          The time in the CTRL is very confusing. Could it be changed. See pic.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by russr999 View Post
                            Thanks for that - still trying to figure out where the postback fails - really starting to annoy me now as its all coded correctly.
                            Hope all is good over east
                            Russ, it's some timing/racing condition - it works if in your rnbWeather.js function savedevicesfeatures I put 2000ms delay before
                            var devicesPage = window.location.origin + "/rnbWeather/rnbWeathermanagement.html";
                            window.location.assign(devicesPage);

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by cowinger View Post
                              The time in the CTRL is very confusing. Could it be changed. See pic.

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                              It's not confusing, it's correct - it shows timespan between current time (when it's polling from timer every 15 min, or manually from POLL button) - and the data timestamp received from the provider.

                              So this number really depends on data received. For Darksky the timestamp is always the time of request - so when you click POLL - it shows 0sec.
                              For Openweathermap it looks like the data is updated every 30 minutes.

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