• Members 8 posts
    Dec. 20, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

    Hi,
    another idea, based on real example. At my place Canadian report gives terribly low estimation of temperature and completely unacceptsble but Americans gives the proper values. On the other hand precipitation and pressure are better with Canadians then with Americans. So I need to keep both reports of them on the screen.
    What about this: user choses data he wants combined and gets only one customized channel, with Canadian prec. and pressure but with American temperature. That would be awesome...

  • Dec. 22, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

    Hi,

    I used to allow this in early releases of WeatherBomb but it caused a support issue. I got emails saying the graphs don't match the maps. This was because the graphs were plotting precipitation from the USA source and the map was showing precipitation from the Canada source. I stopped this feature and the emails went away :-)

    I agree it's useful but it's an advanced feature and prone to issues. I think this will be on the todo list for the future.

    There is a similar request that will give what you want to a certain extent. That is a toggle button that toggles between USA and Canada sources.

    Another idea is to use statistics to improve the temperatures for your location. I think this is the best solution since it fixes the core problem, the wrong temperatures.

    Cheers, Duane.

  • Members 8 posts
    Dec. 22, 2017, 3:37 a.m.

    Hello,
    naturally the idea works only if the map fits the graph. Conceptually that can be achieved easily. When chooses setup he has radio buttons to choosing between Canadian and USA report for every particular type of data. That way every piece of information is determined where it comes from and consequently map and graph are synchronized.

  • Dec. 22, 2017, 3:55 a.m.

    Ha, ha, yes, conceptually it can be achieved easily. The difficulty is making it simple both in for users and for code maintenance. If it's not simple, I'll spend a lot of time replying emails, debugging, and writing help docs. This is what I've learnt from the early days of WeatherBomb - keep it super simple. I would get a request like this and think "yeah, why not" and add the feature. It got me into a lot of trouble.

    But I anticipate Flowx to be a simple and elegant app but with a dark side. I'm slowly migrating code into text files (json) so everything from data, graphs, themes, scales, etc, are described in text files. One day, you can modify these text files and import them into Flowx. In terms of your request, you would edit a place and import a json file describing the data and graphs for the place. This approach would be easy to implement and far more flexible.

    When will you be able to do this? You can do it now, you can export places and graphs via settings, edit the file and reimport them. But there is no guarantee this will work or won't break in future migrations :-)

    Cheers, Duane.