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Severe weather alert tile

dbnewell 5 months ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 5

Is there a way to build a severe weather tile that uses the smart weather station data from my ST hub?

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For what's it's worth. I had a separate tile in mind dedicated to local weather alerts. I think the weather station tile is great how it currently is.

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ActionTiles bases (nearly) all its Events on the subscriptions to Attributes defined within the official SmartThings Capabilities.


There is no Capability "Weather", actually, (just Temperature, Humidity, Luminance...); which is why we can only point to one specific Device Type, the "Smart Weather Tile" that has to be installed by Customers manually via the SmartThings IDE / My Devices. https://account.SmartThings.com


Well - this "special device" (fed by a web service) provides this set of Attributes. They are not officially defined standard Attribute names ... they are just hard-coded ad-hoc custom Attributes defined by the developer of the DH:



Yup - you notice the "alert" Attribute exists, as well as what seems to be a placeholder for details "alertKeys[]". I have not, however, seen any example data here; so we'd have to look up the API used - I think it is from Weather Underground API?


typeTranslated
HURHurricane Local Statement
TORTornado Warning
TOWTornado Watch
WRNSevere Thunderstorm Warning
SEWSevere Thunderstorm Watch
WINWinter Weather Advisory
FLO    ...Flood Warning      ...

So this looks like a feasible Feature Request; but implementation still requires significant effort. The Weather Tile is already pretty crowded, so we'd have to think and discuss if Alerts (with Intention change and data) should be added to this Tile, or if a distinct new Tile Type should be created.


Thus, this Topic is open as a Feature Request. Folks are encouraged to  VOTE  as well as do research into the details of the Weather Underground API (and figure out how to force test values to be sent to a Smart Weather Tile Device in SmartThings?), and so on.


Thank-you for the request,

...Terry.

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ActionTiles bases (nearly) all its Events on the subscriptions to Attributes defined within the official SmartThings Capabilities.


There is no Capability "Weather", actually, (just Temperature, Humidity, Luminance...); which is why we can only point to one specific Device Type, the "Smart Weather Tile" that has to be installed by Customers manually via the SmartThings IDE / My Devices. https://account.SmartThings.com


Well - this "special device" (fed by a web service) provides this set of Attributes. They are not officially defined standard Attribute names ... they are just hard-coded ad-hoc custom Attributes defined by the developer of the DH:



Yup - you notice the "alert" Attribute exists, as well as what seems to be a placeholder for details "alertKeys[]". I have not, however, seen any example data here; so we'd have to look up the API used - I think it is from Weather Underground API?


typeTranslated
HURHurricane Local Statement
TORTornado Warning
TOWTornado Watch
WRNSevere Thunderstorm Warning
SEWSevere Thunderstorm Watch
WINWinter Weather Advisory
FLO    ...Flood Warning      ...

So this looks like a feasible Feature Request; but implementation still requires significant effort. The Weather Tile is already pretty crowded, so we'd have to think and discuss if Alerts (with Intention change and data) should be added to this Tile, or if a distinct new Tile Type should be created.


Thus, this Topic is open as a Feature Request. Folks are encouraged to  VOTE  as well as do research into the details of the Weather Underground API (and figure out how to force test values to be sent to a Smart Weather Tile Device in SmartThings?), and so on.


Thank-you for the request,

...Terry.

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Terry,

    

      Thanks for the quick response! I have to say that I have been really enjoying action tiles!   I think it is a great program and asset for home automation users. I did a quick look at the IDE for the weather station alert states and alert key logs and had these last week during a severe weather event at home.



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For what's it's worth. I had a separate tile in mind dedicated to local weather alerts. I think the weather station tile is great how it currently is.

Everything dbnewell just said...

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Please just add Topic Votes rather than clutter with "what he said" or "+1" comments - Thanks!