A Display for your Network Weather Station
So your weather station is running and is uploading data do the web. But, you have one problem; you can’t see your weather station without being on a computer. With a little time you can setup your tablet to act as a display for your new weather station.
First you need to setup the weather station to upload to Wunderground.com. Wunderground.com is the world’s largest weather network of private and public stations available on the web. The service is free and you can have your weather station upload to their website. In return for the information they will give your station a personal web page that will display, log, and graph the data for you. You know will be able to see your weather station anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. To setup and account go to www.txwx.com and under the Downloads and Documents tab there is a link for step by step instructions to start uploading. Make sure you write down your station ID for later use.
Next, grab your tablet either the apple or android device and go to the app marketplace. Search for an app called “Weather Station” by Draco Systems. The app cost $3.99 purchase is and download to your device. Once the app is installed on the device it is going to ask you to turn on a weather station. This app will pull its information from Wunderground.com. So you can put your city and state into the program and it will pull up a list of stations in the area. Simply click on your station and let the app begin displaying your station.
Open the app store on your tablet and search for “Weather Snoop”. This program is designed to display current weather information taken from Wunderground.com. Purchase the app for $1.99 and let it install on your tablet. When the app opens find the + symbol on the top left of the screen. Click on the + symbol and wait for two options to appear below. The two options will be “Weather Snoop” or “Weather Underground.” Click on “Weather Underground” from which a new screen will appear. The top box will say “station id”, input your station ID from Wunderground.com. Click search and a new screen will appear with you station ID under connections. Click on your station ID and Weather Snoop will begin displaying your weather station.