Apixu api is changing


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#2

Yep, a few people have noticed this already. :slight_smile:


#3

I'm new to the language but I'm about half way done writing a driver for dark sky. I've extracted all the data. Just need to write in a little tile for weather. Hoping to have something ready tomorrow.

Dark sky allows 1000 requests per day on their free service. They do not provide luminance unfortunately.


#4

Excellent i'd be keen to try that out if your looking for a beta tester. Would I be able to change to celsius and kilometers?


#5

Haha! I'm US based and definitely imperial system for me. Let me get it working that way then I can add an option for SI.


#6

Count me in for testing


#7

Gotta be honest, This thing isn't likely to be terribly useful for anyone but me. At least not unless you are comfortable writing your own HTML/CSS or at least altering the existing code. I've completely tailored this for my own small, wall-mounted, tablet. It's a good exercise in retrieving data from and HTTP/get call and parsing JSON into usable variables/arrays though. I haven't done any app-ish coding in nearly 15 years. So I'm a little proud of myself but just being realistic about it's usefulness for those who aren't me.

You can direct-message me asking for the code if you want it. I don't have a Github account nor any other means of hosting anything.

I have a day job, several hobbies, and I'm single dad so I don't have time to take requests if it doesn't work out for anyone. But feel free to adjust it as needed.


#8

For what it's worth this is the first shot at the weather tile output. And I did find an easy to add option to specify the units (SI vs US).

Just in case anyone wants to try it: GitHub - klkester/DarkSky-Weather-For-Hubitat-Dashboard


#9

Cool that worked. Although when I pushed it to my Sharptools.io dashboard it didn't work it just had a picture of a temp sensor. Not sure what would need to be done there.


#10

I don't have access to sharptools.io to do any testing. So I have no idea how it would work. Sorry...


#11

The app is included with the HE platform. Just need to install it. You can use sharptools.io for free to test.


#12

It looks like the custom driver is primarily just emitting a CustomTile1 attribute. It would need to emit the normal set of weather related attributes in order to show up as a weather tile in SharpTools:

It looks like @Matthew released a DarkSky Weather Driver which has the required attributes. I just tested it and works well with SharpTools:


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#13

Thanks mate. I ended up installing this and it's been working great! :slight_smile: