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[STOPPED] QuickApp - Ambee Soil


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Ambee changed their API policy to only paid and a (too) short trial time. 

 

This QuickApp gives access to real-time soil moisture (Volumetric Soil Moisture (VSM) level in percentage (%)) and soil temperature (temperature of the soil in celsius (℃)) levels of any location in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand by latitude and longitude. Soil data resolution is set at 7 days (with Ambee). 

 

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Soil moisture is the amount of water content present in soil. Soil moisture depends on precipitation, temperature, soil characteristics, ground water content and more. Soil temperature affects the soil moisture content. Optimal soil temperature and moisture content is needed for crop yield.
 

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UPDATE 6th of August 2021: The API is free up to 100 API calls/day for 15 days, with zero limitations on country, access to air quality, pollen, weather and fire data and dedicated support. After 15 days you have to migratie to a paid plan. 

 

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Variables (mandatory): 

  • apiKey = Get your free API key from

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  • interval = [number] in seconds time to get the data from the API
  • timeout = [number] in seconds for http timeout
  • debugLevel = Number (1=some, 2=few, 3=all, 4=simulation mode) (default = 1)
  • icon = [numbber] User defined icon number (add the icon via an other device and lookup the number)

 

 

 

 

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Hi !

 

Thanks a lot for all smart Quick app you made !

 

Unfortunately, this one has a lua code instead of the quickapp file, do we have to follow another way of installation ?

 

Best regards,

 

Arnaud

 

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54 minutes ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

This QuickApp gives access to real-time soil moisture and soil temperature levels of any location in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand by latitude and longitude. 

 

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IMPORTANT

  • You need an API key form

    Please login or register to see this link.

  • The API is free up to 100 API calls/day, with zero limitations on country, access to air quality, pollen, weather and fire data and dedicated support 


Version 0.2 (21th May 2021)

  • Tested

 

Version 0.1 (17th May 2021)

  • Initial version


Variables (mandatory): 

  • apiKey = Get your free API key from

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  • interval = [number] in seconds time to get the data from the API
  • timeout = [number] in seconds for http timeout
  • debugLevel = Number (1=some, 2=few, 3=all, 4=simulation mode) (default = 1)
  • icon = [numbber] User defined icon number (add the icon via an other device and lookup the number)

 

 

 

Download the QuickApp here (download the file and un-zip):

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How to install: 

  1. Open the Configuration Interface
  2. Go to Settings > Devices
  3. Click  +
  4. Choose Other Device
  5. Choose Upload File
  6. Choose file from your computer with .fqa

Hi Eddy,

Which type of QA did you use?

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    Hi @Rover I used "Generic device" 

     

    (but if you download the .zip file again, you will find the .fqa file, sorry my bad)

     

     

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  • Posted (edited)
    21 minutes ago, Arnaud78 said:

    Hi !

     

    Thanks a lot for all smart Quick app you made !

     

    Unfortunately, this one has a lua code instead of the quickapp file, do we have to follow another way of installation ?

     

    Best regards,

     

    Arnaud

     

     

    Sorry, my bad. 

     

    .fqa file wasn't includes. I added the .fqa file, please download the .zip file again. 

     

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    Posted (edited)

    Thank you @SmartHomeEddy for another usefull QA 👏

    Works fine.

     

    What is the ideal soil moisture percentage for my garden?

     

    Where to find the Ambee icon .png picture?

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    12 minutes ago, Rover said:

    What is the ideal soil moisture percentage for my garden?

     

    That is a good question. 

     

    "Soil moisture is the amount of water content present in soil. Soil moisture depends on precipitation, temperature, soil characteristics, ground water content and more. Soil temperature affects the soil moisture content. Optimal soil temperature and moisture content is needed for crop yield."

     

    So the right moisture percentage depends on several items like temperature, rainfall, hight of ground water and last but not least soil characteristics (for example mud versus sand). Here is an article with more info: 

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    I still am experimenting with the measurement in comparison with the rainfall and actual moisture. 

     

     

    btw here is an icon for Ambee

     

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    Posted (edited)

    The time stamp on the Soil app in Dashboard does not update and the icon does not change according to the defined icon number.

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  • 30 minutes ago, Rover said:

    The time stamp on the Soil app in Dashboard do not update and the icon does not change according to the defined icon number.

     Hi @Rover

     

    The updates from Ambee aren't that much. In my QA at this moment 22-05-2021 16:50 the last update is 21-05-2021 14:45.10

    BTW I am working on a second Soil Quickapp from a different supplier to see the difference and learn from the measurements. 

     

    The icon number should work, at least, it works with me. You have uploaded an icon, found the number and filled it in?

     

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    5 minutes ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

     Hi @Rover

     

    The updates from Ambee aren't that much. In my QA at this moment 22-05-2021 16:50 the last update is 21-05-2021 14:45.10

    BTW I am working on a second Soil Quickapp from a different supplier to see the difference and learn from the measurements. 

     

    The icon number should work, at least, it works with me. You have uploaded an icon, found the number and filled it in?

     

    My last update is from 21-05-2021 14:45.04.

    Yes I found the number with Inspect and filled it in (just the number without User). But the icon is coupled to a Binary Switch and not a Generic Device.

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  • 6 minutes ago, Rover said:

    My last update is from 21-05-2021 14:45.04.

    Yes I found the number with Inspect and filled it in (just the number without User). But the icon is coupled to a Binary Switch and not a Generic Device.

     

    So that is the latest one

     

    6 minutes ago, Rover said:

    Yes I found the number with Inspect and filled it in (just the number without User). But the icon is coupled to a Binary Switch and not a Generic Device.

     

    Should work, the number is probably between 1000 and 1100 ?

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    1 minute ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    Should work, the number is probably between 1000 and 1100 ?

    1043

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  • I have uploaded the icon with a Multilevel sensor, but as far as I know that should matter. 

     

    If you copy this link with your HC3 IP adres in your browser, you can see the icon?

     

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    /User1043.png 

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    2 hours ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    If you copy this link with your HC3 IP adres in your browser, you can see the icon?

     

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    /User1043.png 

    With this link I only arrive in the HC3 Dashboard.

    With 192.168.1.21/api/assets/userIcons/devices/User1043/User1043.png I get:

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  • All of my icons I can show in my browser with a link like 

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    . Maybe try it with other icons if there is a difference? 

     

    There is something wrong with the uploaded picture. 

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    8 minutes ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    All of my icons I can show in my browser with a link like 

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    . Maybe try it with other icons if there is a difference? 

     

    There is something wrong with the uploaded picture. 

    I have tried with other icon numbers in Edge as well as Firefox. I only arrive in the HC3 Dashboard.

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    4 minutes ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    What link do you get from other icons?

    I only arrive in the HC3 Dashboard.

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  • If you copy the url from one of the icons? 
     

    (Right mouse click on an icon, or something like that)

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