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      0 comments  ·  Events Api  ·  Admin →

      You can override the timestamp when you submit data. This will allow you to submit data with the actual timestamp it was taken (e.g. in the past). You can see details of the API at http://support.initialstate.com/knowledgebase/articles/590091-how-to-stream-events-via-restful-api. The timestamp can be in either ISO8601 format or epoch.

      If you wanted to create a Python script that reads CSV data and streams it into a data bucket (so you can append this data bucket with live, real-time data), you can use a script like the one at https://github.com/InitialState/python_appender/blob/master/example_app/example_read_csv.py

      You can stream in data with older timestamps at anytime into a data bucket and it will automatically be ordered correctly. 

    • Map multiple GPS sensors data in the same map tile

      I have three GPS sensors sending data, would like to see three paths on map. Visualize the path 3 devices took from point a to point b

      3 votes
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      • Save Waves Configuration (order, amplification, etc)

        Save changes in Waves such as signal order, signal amplification, hidden signals, etc. so that on re-load, Waves is restored to its previous state.

        4 votes
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        • Ability to rename tiles.

          Meaning, if a device is renamed in ST it can be re-associated to the old device name in IS. Currently the only options is to create a new bucket with the new device names.

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          • Ability to create multiple tiles for same data from Web

            Currently one tile is automatically created per data item. It will be useful to create multiple tiles with same data. The purpose is to have different views (Line, Gauge etc..) for same data item.

            7 votes
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            • Ability to hide tiles

              Remove tiles within the Tiles App by ignoring/hiding them so that irrelevant data isn't shown.

              13 votes
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              • Rename buckets and rename readings

                Would be useful to rename a bucket eg. from "garage" to "floor zero" and being able to rename "temperature" to "Garage temperature" to be able to better expand and rethink your sensors arrangement
                (you have to reflect the changes on the sensors, that's ok)

                17 votes
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                • Multiple data points per tile

                  The ability to overlay multiple sensor data points in the same tile.

                  2 votes
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                  • Create a mobile experience for Tiles

                    I'd like to be able to consume Tiles on a mobile device, specifically a device with the height and width of an iPhone 6. Please comment with other device sizes if you'd like other sizes specifically.

                    6 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to create a bucket through the web application

                      I'd like the ability to create a new bucket inside the web app without having to use the events api. This would allow me to create a bucket to send events to from a separate service like IFTTT without having to create a bucket each time.

                      6 votes
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                      • Support HTTP GET in streaming API

                        Some devices can't set HTTP headers and are limited to HTTP GET. Please support such devices by accepting all parameters in a HTTP GET guery rather than headers and json in a POST.

                        3 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Events Api  ·  Admin →

                          The API now supports using the HTTP GET verb for sending data. This is a-typical of HTTP REST style, but very convenient for many simple HTTP clients. Since GET requests cannot contain request bodies, you will have to supply data via url parameters. An example would be this:

                          curl ‘https://groker.initialstate.com/api/events?accessKey=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY&bucketKey=YOUR_BUCKET_KEY&some_key=some_value&some_other_key=some_other_value’;

                          This curl command doesn’t specify a verb action, and therefore uses the default HTTP GET verb. You could also paste this url into a browser and the browser will perform a GET which will send the data to that bucket.

                        • Accept Access Key and Bucket Key as get parameters in API

                          Some devices can't set HTTP headers and are limited to HTTP GET. Please support such devices by accepting all parameters in guery rather than headers and json.

                          5 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Events Api  ·  Admin →

                            The API now supports using the HTTP GET verb for sending data. This is a-typical of HTTP REST style APIs, but very convenient for many simple HTTP clients. Since GET requests cannot contain request bodies, you will have to supply data via url parameters. An example would be this:

                            curl ‘https://groker.initialstate.com/api/events?accessKey=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY&bucketKey=YOUR_BUCKET_KEY&some_key=some_value&some_other_key=some_other_value’;

                            This curl command doesn’t specify a verb action, and therefore uses the default HTTP GET verb. You could also paste this url into a browser and the browser will perform a GET which will send the data to that bucket.

                          • Add Gauge Visualization

                            Add ability to add a gauge, like
                            http://justgage.com/

                            3 votes
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                              This has been added, however, it’s important to note that the gauge tile doesn’t currently support specifying a min and max, the min and max are derived from the values in the current viewed timespan. We are working on support for the ability to predefine a max and min range for a gauge tile. Enjoy!

                            • A blank tile or stacking tile

                              I'd like to make columns for my data points. Right now it appears tiles must be stack on the right (and probably wrap around) to the next line. I'd like a bit more free form in placement.

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                              • Account removal

                                How do i remove my account?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it brandable.

                                  I would like to be able to brand (my logo my customers logo and yours) a page and re-sell access to that page to my customers.
                                  Call me at 907-355-7881 to discuss.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Admin →
                                  • day, week, month, year tile views

                                    tiles for 24h, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year - these are typically used when data is logged over a long time and days are compared to one another as are weeks and months etc...
                                    Additionally, if one is in one of those views you can shift forward or backward, i.e. if you are viewing a value for a month, then you can move to the previous or the next... same with the others..

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                                    • Ability to compare the same data point for two different time spans.

                                      Provide the ability to compare the same data point against itself for a different time. For example, compare the temperature from 9am to 5pm today against the same temperature for yesterday from 9am to 5pm, or energy usage for today compared to the same day last year. This would apply at least to lines and waves.

                                      3 votes
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                                        Tiles Timeline has been updated with new features that include showing selected day/time as well as the ability to compare two specified time periods. See http://support.initialstate.com/knowledgebase/articles/780828-tiles-comparing-two-time-periods for details.

                                        Waves has also been updated to allow comparison of two specified time periods. See http://support.initialstate.com/knowledgebase/articles/780870-waves-comparing-two-time-periods for details.

                                      • Timeline bar showing selected day/time

                                        When dragging the timeline bar in Tiles view, it would be great if the bar showed the day/time associated with the position of the mouse (i.e. in the same way that a cursor shows the date/time when being dragged).
                                        We could then display data between specific times more accurately.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Allow ability to log into multiple browsers with same account

                                          I would like to be able to select "remember me" when I log in to one browser, and not be de-authenticated when I log in to another browser. I have a project that would benefit from being able to have one browser on a separate machine logged in showing a visualization and still be able to access my account from another browser without logging the other browser out.

                                          4 votes
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