OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests no more free Wunderground API key?

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  • #54084

    crockernr
    Participant

    Hi I have looked through the forum regarding the stop of the Wunderground API keys and found that by simply deleting the API key from settings Opensprinkler should then default to OWM API.
    As of yesterday I noticed my weather info in opensprinkler has stopped working (im picking this is due to the WU API) adn not showing weather info (Temperature and image). So I have gone into my settings and deleted the API key in hopes of it defaulting to OWM but I still do not get any weather info, therfore my sprinklers are on while its raining hard….

    #54142

    Ray
    Keymaster

    We’ve made several changes over this weekend to enable the display of weather information through System Diagnostics again (it was disabled because after switching to OWM we haven’t hooked up the OWM information to the System Diagnostics dialog). The changes are now pushed in. They should be available soon depending on how you access the controller — if you access the controller through IP directly (using a browser), it should be available now; if you use Android app, it should be available once the android app is updated; if you use iOS app, it’s under review now and should be available in a few days once it passes review.

    If you think the calculated watering percentage is wrong, go to Edit Options -> Weather and Sensors, and check the Adjustment Options. It’s possible you may want to tweak the baseline parameters and the weight parameters. You can find the meaning of these parameters:
    https://openthings.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/5000017312-using-weather-adjustments

    #54155

    Wokkeltje
    Participant

    since this change, I don’t receive any weather info (see NoWeatherInfo.jpg). I have my personal PWS that is linked to Wunderground and I still have an API key. So everything was working until the change this weekend.

    Can you provide a solution to choose between Wunderground and OWM please
    The only reason I have a Netatmo PWS is only because of the Wunderground link
    The only reason I have OS is because of the Wunderground integration

    I also can’t choose a new location anymore, the cirkel keeps spinning (see ClickLocationNoReaction.jpg).

    thanks in advance

    #54159

    HvRooyen
    Participant

    since this change, I don’t receive any weather info (see NoWeatherInfo.jpg). I have my personal PWS that is linked to Wunderground and I still have an API key. So everything was working until the change this weekend.

    Can you provide a solution to choose between Wunderground and OWM please
    The only reason I have a Netatmo PWS is only because of the Wunderground link
    The only reason I have OS is because of the Wunderground integration

    I also can’t choose a new location anymore, the cirkel keeps spinning (see ClickLocationNoReaction.jpg).

    This. Since updating Android app my system no longer adjusts according to weather. WUnderground used to work until today. I have deleted location, but am unable to re-specify a location – just a spinning wheel as above.

    #54161

    Brendan Coupe
    Participant

    I’m trying to delete my weather underground api key but I can’t find it. I know it’s still set because I can see it in the json file after backing up my system (wtkey). It no longer appears in the options or advanced options.

    How do I delete it?

    #54162

    Samer
    Keymaster

    The weather service has been updated to no longer read this key so the option in the app has been hidden as the option is useless now. The import portion of the app will also ignore the wtkey so it won’t be imported on restore.

    Moving forward we want to focus on improving our implementation using OpenWeather Maps and avoid the Weather Underground API shutdown/changes and also avoid the Yahoo weather API which was used in the app for the weather data.

    #54164

    Brendan Coupe
    Participant

    Is there any way to unhide the option temporarily so I can delete the key? I don’t like having deprecated settings left behind.

    From the web browser I did an export, import and export and the wtkey was still in the second export file.

    Next I tried removing the wtkey from the original export file, importing it and then exporting again and the wtkey was in the last export file.

    Not only does it not appear to be ignoring the key it also appears to keep it from the currently running system. Do I need to start with a clean system for the import to ignore the wtkey setting?

    #54166

    Samer
    Keymaster

    If you inspect the network tab when submitting your settings you will see something like the attached image. Simply copy the highlighted URL and add the following: &wtkey= to the end of the URL and submit the request in a separate browser tab. If it comes back with result: 1, then its a success and the key should be removed.

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    #54169

    Brendan Coupe
    Participant

    I just did a reset (reset all station data) and then an exprt and the wtkey is still there. That key does not want to go away.

    #54170

    Samer
    Keymaster

    Resetting station data has nothing to do with the Weather Underground key which is a system setting. Please refer to my previous post.

    #54172

    Brendan Coupe
    Participant

    OK, that worked. Thanks.

    #59684

    RottenMutt
    Participant

    https://dashboard.ambientweather.net/dashboard

    I’ve been reporting my data to Ambient Weather, which gives free access to your data. there is a apps for phons, iPads and for SmartThings, which updates every minute, and ambient weather also has IFTTT integration.

    I’m running a meteobridge device, see screen shot below, which uploads to ambient, PWS network, WU, and CWOP..

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    #59688

    RottenMutt
    Participant
    #61044

    WildBillpdx
    Participant

    Trying to understand more about the API Keys. I have one for my weather station for Wunderground,but I can’t find any place in the application to enter it. Am I missing something? Tried advanced options and “Weather and Sensors” but no option appears for the API key. Running App 1.8.5, Firmware 2.1.8 (2) OSPi.

    #61047

    Nanodot
    Participant

    Me too, I recently had to do redo my phone app for this season – somehow No-Ip “lost” track after 8 months of non-use. In studying what i needed to do, i happened to learn that WU at some point re-instated their free api keys for folks that submit their own WX data. I got my new key and thus had the same question as you posted.

    I look forward to an official reply, but it looked like they removed the WU key option from the app after this thread got started. Not sure if there is any work being done to put the WU key back in – now that WU folks resumed the free service once again….

    Running App 1.8.5, Firmware 2.1.8 (1) 3.0 AC
    Charles

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