API Changes for Tempest?

I know it’s a bit early but I was wondering when any documentation regarding the forthcoming Tempest device might start showing up. I’m tossing around the idea of writing a plug-in for Indigo but don’t want to get too involved in it now if there are going to be significant changes when Tempest is eventually released.

As far as I can tell that may not be necessary.

It might depend on what you’re thinking of interfacing with. UDP ? Websockets ? REST ?

Wow, sorry for opening up such a can of worms…

I’m leaning towards using websockets, although UDP is still an option. Will the Tempest just appear like an air, so the websocket, UDP listener, etc. would just receive obs_sky messages?

It’s not an issue. If you need any help, let me know. As far as I know the Tempest will be one device so I suspect the data will be combined into one message. This should make those that want Wind Chill very happy.

What language will you be using to write a plug-in for Indigo?

That would be fantastic! I currently use a Meteobridge and DaveL’s GhostXML plugin to get data into Indigo with my Weatherflow.

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Would love to see a plugin for Indigo.
Bruce hope you will make one.

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Anything in particular you’d like to see in an Indigo plugin? My current thought is to pretty much just create Indigo air/sky devices and expose observations, etc. through them. I may also add the ability to have the plugin convert from metric to imperial units.


I’m not a weather geek and just want to be able to use the observations as triggers for events.

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Bruce, there are a lot of interest in the Indigo forum about a plugin.
Pls join if you are a member.

Here’s the link to the post!