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soxfan1966

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Open Weather
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:24:11 PM »

I have this installed and running, however it is showing Celcius rather than Farenheit.  I'm not sure how to update / change this as I thought I had it set up correctly when I had this on my PC but on the Pi Hub it appears to be not accepting it.

Thoughts ?
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 01:38:11 PM »

I *think* I got this working now.  There is a setting under HomeGenie Configure / Maintenance called User Interface.  There are toggles there for the Temp and Date/Time format.  Once I switched these to what I wanted the Open Weather widget updated to respect them.
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 08:19:14 AM »

That is correct, the setting is in maintenane.  If you use the free HG app, IIRC the app doesn't respect this setting and always displays in C.  The pay app respects the setting.

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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 08:23:17 AM »

I have not been able to find the free app version in the Android App Store, just the paid one.  I'd like to try the free one, does someone have a link?   What's the difference between the two versions?
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 08:30:39 AM »

The paid app has many more options then the free one as you would expect.
I've not tried the paid app yet but I prefer the web page over the free HG app.
If I remember the free app has to be downloaded from GitHub but I could be wrong. It has been several months since I downloaded and used it.
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 07:14:11 PM »

The main difference between the two is the amount of calls you can make to their server in any given day.
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 09:49:57 AM »

Still can't find where to download the free app.  One advantage over the app vs using the web login is to have an "easier" way for the wife or kids to use the system without having access to the full blown web pages too.

Working on DDNS setup so I can access remotely (another thread) but still would like to try out the app.
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 12:09:45 PM »

For 3 bucks why wait? The developer already provides HG for free so why not buy him a cup of coffee?
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 12:16:32 PM »

The point was to try it vs web page access.  I don't wish to get into a debate of free vs paid - we are all free to have our own opinion and choices.

If there is a free version available, then the developer is aware there is a choice as well.

The point of this exercise was to prove X10 Hub on the pi works as a viable solution to running AHP on a PC.  That is what I am trying to assist with - if people chose to donate or not is not is really not part of my interest.
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 12:23:23 PM »

For 3 bucks why wait? The developer already provides HG for free so why not buy him a cup of coffee?

Couldn't agree more. What do users think these developers live on. A few dollars goes a long way to developers like these. We as a group should be encouraging users to contribute.

The mind boggles  :'
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2018, 12:52:33 PM »

For 3 bucks why wait? The developer already provides HG for free so why not buy him a cup of coffee?
Couldn't agree more. What do users think these developers live on. A few dollars goes a long way to developers like these. We as a group should be encouraging users to contribute.

The mind boggles  :'
This doesn't need to be brought up in every thread! If you feel so strongly about pushing donations
 Start  special thread for it! It can be made a sticky so it stays top of the list of topics.
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 12:57:08 PM »


If there is a free version available, then the developer is aware there is a choice as well.


My point is, while it may have been in the past, it's not readily available for free anymore. While one could continue to search and perhaps find the apk in some obscure place, is it worth the effort to save $3?  Everyone will have their own threshold to answer that question.  In no way am I judging anyone's decision to go free or pay - I'm just looking at it from a practical point of view.

BTW, according to this, if you buy it and don't like it, you have 2 hours to return it and get a refund through the Google Play Store: https://goo.gl/5DowXu 
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 12:34:15 PM »

I don't know why the free app isn't showing up.  I used it for a long time and was happy with it.  I did get the paid app at some point and realized how much better it is.  I didn't do it until I knew I was sticking with HG for the foreseeable future so I understand about not wanting to jump on even for a minuscule cost.  That said, the paid version is significantly faster and a very usable app whereas the free version was bad enough I generally used the web interface.

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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 03:17:21 PM »

With WU not working unless your weather station is uploading data, is there another way to get the weather into HG?
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Re: Open Weather
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 04:39:57 PM »

With WU not working unless your weather station is uploading data, is there another way to get the weather into HG?

What do you mean?  You want your data from a personal weather station to show up in HG but you are using WU as the middle man?  If so, it depends on your weather station and how you have it set up.  Mine is RF with an indoor monitor but without purchasing a USB or WiFi dongle to upload data it won't even connect to anything.  But if you have a station that already speaks to a PC, yes you can potentially upload data locally.  If the data can be send over MQTT, you can use the broker built into HG or install Mosquitto and then link the incoming data to a sensor.
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