WINDY ANEMOMETER

Feature Apple iOS   Android  
Current, average & peak wind speed
Wind direction & air temperature
Graphical and sound alarm
Live graph
History graphs
Data logging - local and Dropbox
Live data transfer to PC

Windy Anemometer for Android

VIEWS IN APPLICATION

Main view

Full screen graph view

Icon shows more information about graph.
Curr. wind - current wind speed and direction
Peak sp - peak speed in last 10min, 1h or 12h depending on selected graph
Aver. sp - average speed in last 10min, 1h or 12h depending on selected graph


FUNCTIONS

How to use Windy software?
Windy Anemometer software uses external wireless sensors to measure wind speed, direction and air temperature.
If you don't have your sensors yet, please click Get sensors in main menu.

How to connect sensor with your smartphone?
Each sensor has its own address, which is written on label at the bottom of the sensor.

Navigate to Settings in Main menu and select your sensor type. In case of using separate wind speed and direction sensors, select WS/WD option. For combined sensor (measuring wind speed and direction with one sensor) select WSD option.

Write your sensors addresses into fields (WS - wind speed sensor, WD - wind direction sensor, WSD - combined wind speed and direction sensor) or select Nearby sensors for automatic scan.

Navigation in Windy application
For navigating through graphs, use right to left swipe gesture to display next or left to right to display previous graph. In main view, tap desired graph for full screen graph view. For navigation from full screen back to main view, use system back button.

In full screen graph mode, you can tap graph title or [info icon] to see more graph information.

How to reset peak wind speed?
Tap and hold peak value on main screen for 2 seconds or double tap it and peak wind speed will be reset.

How to mute alarm sound when alarm is active?
When alarm is active, current wind speed is colored red and it is flashing. To mute alarm tap and hold for 2 seconds or double tap flashing current wind speed numbers or alarm icon.

Flashing will continue until alarm is turned off or wind speed drops below alarm limit.


DATA LOGGING

Windy Anemometer is able to log wind data and temperature to device local memory or to Dropbox server/folder in three different intervals.

Logging interval New line in file New file Max. file length
10 seconds Every full 10 s Every day at 0:00 8.640 lines [400 KB]
1 minute Every full 1 min Every first day in month at 0:00 44.640 lines [2,00 MB]
10 minutes Every full 10 min Every first day in month at 0:00 4.464 lines [208 KB]

Icons

Description Solution
Data logging in device internal memory is enabled Everything is OK.
Logging to Dropbox is enabled, but Windy application is not linked to Dropbox. In "Settings" re-select "Log destination" and when prompt select your Dropbox account and allow storing data to it.
Logging to Dropbox is enabled and active. Everything is OK.
Live data is enabled, but Windy application is not linked to Dropbox. In "Settings" re-check "Live data on Dropbox" and when prompt select your Dropbox account and allow storing data to it.
Live data is enabled and active. Everything is OK.
NOTE: To store log files in your device or on Dropbox, at least one sensor address must be set different than 0!


Log file name explanation

WSD16_01_07_2016_09_16_20.txt

   WSD - Sensor type (WS - wind speed, WD - wind direction, WSD - wind speed & direction)
   16 - Sensor address
   01_07_2016 - Starting date of data logging [dd_mm_yyyy]
   09_16_20 - Starting time of data logging [hh_MM_ss]


Log content example

Windy Anemometer v1.1.9
NAVIS Elektronika
-----
Logging Interval:10s
WS [m/s], WSt [°C], WD [deg]
dd/mm/yyyy, hh:mm:ss, WS, WSm, WSt, WD
01/07/2016, 09:16:20, 1.2, 1.7, n/a, 112
01/07/2016, 09:16:30, 0.0, 0.0, 24.3, nW
01/07/2016, 09:16:40, 0.4, 0.6, 24.2, 98


WS - Average wind speed in logging interval
WSm - Peak wind speed in logging interval
WSt - Average temperature in logging interval
WD - Average wind direction in logging interval

n/a - No data: usually, when sensor/-s are not in range or data can't be calculated.
nW - No wind: only with wind direction data; In cases, when wind speed is 0.0, wind direction can't be correctly detected.


Log destination

Log files can be stored to:
   - device local memory (internal device memory, not external SD card)
   - Dropbox server/folder

Device memory - log files stored in device local memory can be viewed, edited and transferred to other devices, such as computers, where data can be imported to programs such as OpenOffice Calc, MS Excel... for further analyzes.

Dropbox - log files also can be stored on Dropbox server/folder. With "Live on Dropbox" checked (Windy Anemometer application -> Settings -> Live data), you can monitor live 10 s wind data on your computer with Dropbox application installed.

With "Cloud sync int." (Cloud synchronization interval), you can set interval in which data will be sync between your Android device and Dropbox server/folder. You can choose between 10 s, 1 min, 10 min, 1 h or 12 h.

Live data is always refreshed every 10 seconds, except in case of connection problems or other files with higher priority to sync.


How to install Dropbox on my computer?

You can find complete instructions on www.dropbox.com/install


LOGGING SCENARIOS

For better understanding, here are four examples of settings for different storing scenarios:


Scenario #1: Logging wind data to device memory

   - Sensor type: WS/WD or WSD
   - Sensor address: at least one sensor address must be different than 0
   - Logging switch: ON
   - Logging interval: 10s or 1min or 10min
   - Log destination: Device memory

Log files are stored in folder /Documents/Windy Anemometer in internal device memory (not External SD card).


Scenario #2: Logging wind data to Dropbox

   - Sensor type: WS/WD or WSD
   - Sensor address: at least one sensor address must be different than 0
   - Logging switch: ON
   - Logging interval: 10s or 1min or 10min
   - Log destination: Dropbox

In case, you haven't already link your Windy application with Dropbox, you will be prompt to choose your Dropbox account and allow Windy application to store data into your Dropbox folder.

Below "Log destination" and right of log files path, there is status text, which indicates connection to Dropbox is established or not. If not, there hadn't been Dropbox account selected, so please select one after selecting Dropbox log destination.

Log files are stored in folder Apps/Windy Anemometers in your Dropbox folder.


Scenario #3: Saving live data to Dropbox & monitoring on the computer

   - Same settings as in scenario #2 with "Live on Dropbox" checked in "Live data" section of Windy Anemometer application settings.

Open Dropbox folder on your computer and navigate to Apps/Windy Anemometer and open seeLiveData.html in web browser to see live wind data.

Live data is refreshed every 10 seconds and shows wind and temperature data for last 10s.

Right of "Live on Dropbox" checkbox, there is status text, which indicates connection to Dropbox is established or not. If not, there hadn't been Dropbox account selected, so please select one after deselecting and selecting "Live on Dropbox" checkbox.

Log files are stored in folder Apps/Windy Anemometers in your Dropbox folder.


Scenario #4: Only live data on computer, no history logging

   - Sensor type: WS/WD or WSD
   - Sensor address: at least one sensor address must be different than 0
   - Live on Dropbox checkbox: checked

If not set, log files will not be stored, only live data will be stored on Dropbox server/folder every 10 seconds.

In folder Apps/Windy Anemometers in your Dropbox folder you can find file seeLiveData.html. Open it in web browser and now you can monitor data from your Windy sensor on your desktop.

seeliveData.html is small web-based program, written in JavaScript and HTML5. If your web browser does not support HTML5 or not allow JavaScript scripts running, seeLiveData.html won't run properly.

In case your web browser doesn't support HTML5, please use newer web browser, or in case it not allow running JavaScript scripts, please enabled this function in browser's settings.

With older versions of Internet Explorer problems with JavaScript functionality may occur. Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are working perfectly.


Data logging - troubleshooting

HINT #1 - to store log files at least one sensor address must be set different than 0.

HINT #2 - in case "Apps" or "Windy Anemometer" folders had been deleted in Dropbox folder, you have to re-link Windy application to Dropbox in order to storing data to Dropbox properly.



SETTINGS

SENSORS
   Sensor type
      WS - Wind Speed sensor
      WD - Wind Direction sensor
      WSD - combined Wind Speed and Direction sensor
   Scan for sensors - use for automatic scan of nearby sensors

DATA UNITS
   wind speed unit - [m/s, km/h, kt, mph]
   temperature unit - [°C, °F]

AVERAGING PERIOD
   Aver. speed - averaging period for average speed showed in main view [1 min, 3 min, 10 min]

ALARM
   Alarm switch - activate/deactivate alarm
   Alarm value - alarm value/limit in speed unit set in wind speed unit section

CALIBRATION
   WS cal. factor - wind speed calibration factor [-15% ... +15%]
   WD offset - wind direction offset [-180° ... + 180°]
   Temperature cal. - temperature calibration [-2.0°C ... +2.0°C or -3.6°F ... +3.6°F]

APPLICATION
   Display Auto Off
      Checked - display will turn off after some time
      Unchecked - display will never turn off
   Restore defaults - reset all values in application, except sensors addresses


PLEASE NOTE
  • Application requires device with Android 4.3 (or newer) and Bluetooth 4.0 BLE.
  • Application will increase battery consumption of your device because of active Bluetooth communication.


    • OLDER VERSIONS - ANDROID

      If there is any kind of reason, you would like to use older version of Windy Anemometer software for Android devices, you can download it here:

      Current version:
         1.2.4 - Improved performace and fixed known bugs

      Previous versions:
         1.2.1 - Added data logging and live data monitoring on PC
            - Wind data logging locally in device memory or in Dropbox
            - Live wind & temperature data monitoring on PC
            - Compatible sensors: WS, WD, WSD
            - Wind speed and direction history graphs: 10min, 1h, 12h
            - Temperature history graph: 24h
            - Wind speed, wind direction and temperature calibration

         1.1.8 - Added history graphs and calibration factors
            - Compatible sensors: WS, WD, WSD
            - Wind speed and direction history graphs: 10min, 1h, 12h
            - Temperature history graph: 24h
            - Wind speed, wind direction and temperature calibration

         1.1.7
            - Compatible sensors: WS, WD, WSD
            - Wind speed history graphs: 2min, 1h, 12h
            - Temperature history graph: 24h


      CONTACT DEVELOPER

      In case of any kind of problems with Windy Anemometer software or critics/improvement ideas, please write to android@atomski.net