BloomSky Dashboard: Your Weather Station, Now on the Web
The new BloomSky dashboard, accessible from any web browser, gives BloomSky weather station owners another way to view and connect with their weather.
Mobile or Desktop? Your choice.
Mobile apps are convenient, but sometimes you want a bigger screen. With that in mind, we recently released the first version of the web-based BloomSky dashboard.
The device owner dashboard was the number one requested product by our community during the company’s early months, going all the way back to our Kickstarter campaign. Our engineers went to work, and now BloomSky owners can get a deeper look into the weather at their device location.
It’s Shiny, But What Does It Do?
The BloomSky dashboard gives access to station data and time-lapse videos outside of the mobile app. Users will be able to look back at time-lapse videos from their station for the past 90 days. Easily navigate the calendar view to watch a time-lapse, share it, or simply download videos for later.
In addition to accessing station time-lapse videos, users can view the entire history of data from their weather station in a graph as well as download their station data in spreadsheet format. This wealth of historical weather data can be used to track long-term trends, and can be easily graphed using any spreadsheet program. Read on for step by step instructions on how to export the .csv file for use with spreadsheet apps.
Exporting the Data
The dashboard is optimized for Goggle’s Chrome browser and Safari for Mac. Additionally, these screenshots and directions are on Mac OS, so let us know if you need help on another platform. Access the dashboard here, and use the login info from your BloomSky mobile app account associated with your weather station.
Chrome and Safari instructions:
- Choose ‘data view’
- Select the desired date range
- Select ‘table view’
- Click to download csv file and you’re done! (for Safari browser move on to step five)
The downloaded file will import into any spreadsheet program. The column data exported includes temperature (*C), a time and date stamp (UTC time), air pressure (absolute), relative humidty (percentage), and raw UV sensor readings. To convert the exported Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit use this formula, where ‘A’ is the temperature column:
Then drag the formula down the rest of the sheet. At the moment however, we don’t have a conversion for UTC time; check back for that.
Want to see more? Leave feedback below if you’d like to see more features added to the device owner dashboard, or the mobile app. We have more exciting products coming down the line, so make sure to check back soon.