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Post by jackT » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:31 pm

Hi,
Is there any plan, in a future version, to add a service that allows to send sensors data via mqtt with Meteobridge PRO ?

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Re: mqtt

Post by admin » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:42 pm

...to support which concrete use case?

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Post by jackT » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:24 pm

MQTT is lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport that allow for instance to have data in real time for house automation. : temperature, wind or any other parameter as a trigger for a particular event.
It can be used also for realtime data display on a weather station web site, using for instance the paho MQTT javascript client.

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Post by admin » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:34 pm

Thanks, but this is not what I asked for. Can you name an existing service that will make use of it and where http uploads don't do? Something that provides a benefit for the broad range of users so that my invest in time directly pays off instead of just having a tick-in-the-box for MQTT to make the tech guys happy for the sake of it ;-)

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Post by jackT » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:23 pm

Most home automation softwares, running on a PC or Raspberry can also run as web/php server and they will work also with http uploads.
For smaller custom systems, using Arduino for exemple, MQTT seems the only way to go.
So ... sure.. I don't know any dedicated service (except public MQTT brokers that can be used to publish the data and from which an Arduino or controller can subscribe to data) ) but it will probably not benefit for the broad range of users.

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Re: mqtt

Post by admin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:15 am

Thanks for your explanation. I assumed that it is more a tech-focussed request. As one can request any data from the meteobridge via a http request, I don't see a compelling reason to invest into MQTT... unless someone really brings a killer use case where MQTT is a must.

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