While not wanting to distract from the purpose of the thread, may I ask why you would want an Edge based weather tile? I understand why you might like an Edge based driver for personal weather stations that haven’t been cloud connected, but why would you use Edge for what is otherwise inherently cloud sourced data?
ST already provides a pretty decent weather obs and forecasts service via the API, with a small selection of metrics also made available in the Rules API. What does presenting weather as a device, legacy style, offer?
Good question. I can’t figure out where or how to start with the API despite reading the getting started documents serval times. I need a tutorial for complete beginners on how to install everything. The format and coding I could figure out with the help of Google.
I was just barely able to get the CLI working for logs.
If there was a more user friendly option available that would be great but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen, at least anytime soon based on the silence surrounding this request.
The current weather smartapp just works and gives all the data needed. I don’t really care if it’s cloud based or local.
No problem about the tag. Unfortunately, I don’t have information about that.
I suggest you contact the Customer Support team, they handle all the issues/questions related to the ST app (non-development or customization related).
You can ask them to see if they know something about that or make a feature request.
Are you explicitly looking for Edge weather driver? Or your primary concern is that you still want a Weather device to continue working after Groovy is shutdown (eg. a weather device that continues working in the next-gen platform)?
Stumbled on this thread as I’m looking for the same thing.
To answer this question, I want to be able to use realtime data for my specific location to run automations. Yes, the built in weather does provide some, but its not as inclusive as my personal weather station, and it isn’t for my exact location. For example, I can trigger a routine to happen when it’s “rainy”, but rainy where? Somewhere in my zip code? I would rather trigger the routine only when it’s raining in my back yard. I’m currently getting around this by using a virtual switch, but it would be nice to have a weather tile that had that data all in one place.
Yes, I get it, I’m an edge case that has wants that aren’t of the typical user, but a boy can have his dreams, right?
I think what the person you were replying to was eluding to is that SmartThings already has weather integrations that are actionable. You can create routines on weather for your zip code for weather conditions (rainy, snowy, cloudy, clear), temperature, humidity, and severe weather alerts.
This doesn’t really help much for displaying the data on a tablet, but I think that responsibility is on the panel software, not SmartThings.
An Edge driver seems perfectly reasonable for a hub connected Personal Weather Station. I said that all along.
If the Personal Weather Station is cloud connected then a cloud connected device integration would seem to be more appropriate, not least because it is more easily achieved and doesn’t introduce a dependence on a hub and an internet connection. Similarly if the weather data comes from a cloud service and you would like to treat it like a device, wouldn’t a cloud connected device be the one to go for? I just don’t see why an Edge driver would be desirable. That was my main point. The appeal wasn’t for a replacement for legacy functionality, it was specifically for an Edge driver.
My secondary question was really over the appeal of the device model for weather. I can get it for obs from a PWS but not for historical obs and forecast data.
It was also all in a context where there were frequent requests for, and seemingly much enthusiasm for, Edge drivers that were not only not for hub connected devices, but arguably not for devices at all.
Does anyone know if the current built in weather tile will continue to exist post groovy? I am having difficulties with mine and it is updating very infrequently. Similarly to the op, I am looking for a source for weather and lux levels going forward that can be used to trigger automations in smartthings.
@TAustin has a Edge Driver for weather that is able to pull data from several different sources but I do not believe Lux is one of his data points. You also need a constantly running PC or RPi for it to work.
Thanks. It seems like the easiest option might be to just purchase a zigbee light sensor then, short of my running an always on PC just to get access to basic information that samsung has blindly removed. Sigh.