[APP][PRO] Outdoor AirQuality Monitor (Luftdaten)

Not sure how that works. Will wait for the app via Homey

Thanks for the work on the app :+1:

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Nice work! I’ll definitely give the app a try.

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Nice work! I’ve been using AQICN for getting my data with the HTTP app… looks like this might replace it!

Edit: Darn, not available for my locale in South East Asia… I wonder how easy it is to use the API from AQICN

Interesting! I’ll look into it. If it provides compatible data I might be able to add it as an alternative data source.

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The app is available NOW in the appstore :partying_face:

To everyone: Install it and let me know what you think of it.

https://apps.athom.com/app/com.gruijter.openaq

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Nice app Robin!
Unfortunately there are no stations close to where I live so I had to change the Max. range setting. That made me wonder, how far is that station located from my position?
Would it be possible to retrieve/calculate and show the distance to the selected station?

Oh, and good news for homeydash.com users, it works out of the box!
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Very nice that it works in homeydash! I didn’t have time to check that yet.

The distance is already there, but hidden in the app logs. I even made a clickable link that takes you to google.maps :yum:

Found it distance: 32674.406719985833 guess it’s in meters, pretty accurate :wink:

Maybe worth mentioning in a FAQ in the first or second post. (And I wouldn’t mind seeing it in a field on the settings pages.)

Thx 4 the feedback! That helps me make software design decissions for the next release. :kissing_heart:

The distance is actually dynamic, and can be different between polls and per parameter. For each parameter I take the closest valid value. Also this strategy is something I am still evaluating. Depending on what I decide on the long term I might display the station and/or distance e.g. in the device settings.

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Although I find this very interesting, I wonder what the use case is for this information. What would you control with this data available? Or if it’s just information you want to know (Show it on a display or something, and don’t want to control anything with it): Why would you want to know this? Would you think “Wow, there’s a lot of O3 today, I stay inside”? Would this information make your life more comfortable?

Imagine living here


A quick rise in some value’s are worth being notified of.
But yeah it’s also a case of ‘Just because we can’

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Exactly! And I have my ventilation system (WTW) shutting down now on high levels of pollution. That is a real useful use case I think🤗

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Here in Singapore, the transboundary haze can get quite bad with forest fires raging in the hotter months in Indonesia and Malaysia. The information gives me early warning to run the air purifier on full blast and close all the windows so I don’t wake up in the middle of the night choking especially with a little one in the home.

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My API key from AQICN got activated this morning. I’m now rewriting the app to see if I can add them. They provide the locations and data in quite a different way, so need a lot of time to find a solution. But I think it is worth it since they have many more worldwide locations available!

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Thanks for picking it up! Yeah I notice the Aqicn project has a lot more coverage. Looking forward to it!

There are no active sensors close to where I live (in Sweden). A third alternative source could be Luftdaten. Those are home built sensors. Huge network around Europe+. https://maps.luftdaten.info/#4/47.62/5.76 See https://luftdaten.info/ for more info.

@rindler did you check with the new service that will be in the next app release?

I will have a look at luftdaten. But first I have to get aqicn running and released :slight_smile:

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Yep, still some 120km away… With luftdaten it’s less than 1km. But no hurry! :blush:

Obviously @mapulu has now created a Luftdaten app https://apps.athom.com/app/com.luftdaten so that source is not needed for your app. Thanks anyway!

Too late, I finished it this morning. So in a next app release it is there,:joy:

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