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Hi, it would be great to be able to set-up alarms that go off when a given channels go beyond a given threshold.
Even better would be also to get such alarme to produce an output in the auxiliary channel to, for instance, switch a relay.
Another potential for the software would be the option to add an external current shunt. Then one could enter the rating of the shunt and have the mooshimeter read it out in amps.
This feature request for the alarm trigger can possibly combined with the feature request for min/max tracking. There are so many ideas (too much?) what we can do with the device.
Perhaps an easy approach to implement more features is to connect the moshimeter to other apps that can do endless actions, math operations, etc. Like “Tasker” or platforms like IFTTT that can do so many actions with a single HTTP post trigger (like https://ifttt.com/maker), that would allow to easily trigger multiple actions based on the moshimeter values.
Allowing interaction with Tasker app will allow to perform math, trigger alarms, notifications, etc. And sending info to Tasker doesn’t sound that difficult, here is a link about that http://tasker.dinglisch.net/developers.html
It is a pretty powerful app.
It would be nice to have many features implemented natively in the app, but “outsourcing” the features to other specialized apps can be a quicker approach.
There has been rumours about “free math” channel, that would make external shunts possible and much more.. For now, it seems that it will be available only in app, so it would not be directly loggable.
It would be nice to have at least math-channel formula saved to log file for future reference, if mooshimeter itself could not calculate end results directly to log..
I can agree with the/your idea to add a “standard” API and for data forwarding or trigger/notifications (for complex functions) and reduce the app to the basic functions (app should be small, reliable, straight and bugfree).
Regarding the API, as I understand the beta app is already using Android Intents (which can trigger tasker). But both are only available for Android devices. From my understanding, it’s not a good idea to have different methods for Android, IOS. For compatibly reasons, a (future) “extension” which is using the API, should be work at all systems in the same way.
Hi Andreas, thanks for response. After reading it I got the beta App, I did enable the intents but I can’t capture them, I even downloaded some Apps designed to capture all system-wide intents but nothing shows up. Do you have more info about the moshimeter app intents?
In apps like Tasker you need to give some details about the intent to be able to capture it, access its data and trigger actions.
I’ve no more information, it’s just what I read here in the forum. I’ve also installed the beta app, but have no experience with intents yet. There are probably other members here which can help.
At the moment my mooshimeter is in use for days, collecting the battery voltage level of a small photovoltaic installation (with battery buffering).