Push Services

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Meteobridge provides some additional "push services", which can distribute weather information to you via email, or to your twitter acoount. When you have email or twitter configured, Meteobridge can send alarms to you when a certain weather condition is met. When you have your ohen web server or MYSQL database server running, Meteobridge can also feed these with weather data.

The following sections will explain how to setup push services in detail. These options are a bit more for the tech-savvy user, but they are not mandatory for Meteobridge's core task, to feed weather data to weather networks. So you can keep that all switched off, when you don't need it.


Twitter Upload

Meteobridge allows you to send weather data snippets to your twitter account. As twitter requires a bit complicated authentication you will have to run through 6 steps.

Individual HTTP Upload

Data will be sent as HTTP GET requests with URL parmeters you can define to your liking. Parameters of a URL consist of name-value pairs seperated by '&'. You can define names yourself and can use a certain set of variables provided by Meteobridge to be used as values. Variable names will be automatically replaced by their current values, each time a HTTP request is sent. Please have a look at the example below.


Upload schedule is defined to every 10 seconds. URL specifies server address, where to deliver data ("http://myserver.com/upload.php" in the example above). "Success Condition" allows to specify a matching string which is compared to to the return message from the server to decide if upload was successful or not.

Weather data is transported to the server by means of URL parameters. Meteobridge provides a large set of variables that can be used to feed URL parameters with current sensor data. Section Templates will explain how to use these variables to fill URL parameters with recent sensor data.

Individual MYSQL Uploads

When you prefre to store your weather station's data in your own MYSQL database, Meteobridge can feed sensor data to it in a very easy way. Just state

  • Host: server name or IP of server when DNS can' resolv the name
  • Port: port number where to reach MYSQL database on your server
  • Database: name of database to feed
  • User: name of database user to use for data upload
  • Password: passwrod for user name.
  • Query: payload that should be sent to the database. Query usually contains a MSQL insert statement followed by a table name and a list of column names and values. The query ist subject to template replacement, so you can use Meteobridge variables to upload weather data to your database.


Query insert upload (temp, wind) values ([th0temp-act.1:-9999], [wind0wind-act=kmh.1:-9999]) in example above stores actual outdoor temperature to field "temp" of table "upload" of database "test". Field "wind" is filled with current non averaged wind speed in km/h. When temperature or wind data is not there a value of -9999 is stored.

Details of using variables in templates is explained in Templates section.