Weather Report Creator/Generator

shenzhou

New member
Hi,

Radioboss manual illustration on how to create weather report is so conceptual that visual people find it hard to grab. Had it not from me combing the forum and found someone posting a screenshot showing example "weather New York, US" is to be entered into the Playlist/track filename or command box manually, I'd still be pulling my hair out. Because I thought after selecting "weather" from the dropdown menu, one would logically think "weather New York, US" or " New York, US" need to be entered/typed into maybe the Task name box or in the Text to Speech box. In nowhere in your manual do I find you specifically stated exactly where ""weather New York, US" is to be input! Your manual only said to select weather. Now after what I thought I had finally successfully created the first weather report schedule I then created a second with a different city and then a third city. New problem. The 3 cities differed in climate condition as in heaven and hell but the report announcement on each all stated the same temperature and wind description as the first city????

1609041360923.png


1609041539091.png



The way you need the user to set up a weather report involved too much pussyfooting!!!! Can't radioboss design a more automated weather setup module in the program. The less user manual syntax input the better. Give us a restaurant menu style set up. Meal A B C D E!!! Each column input with dropdown menu selection?

Select Weather Server/Select Country/Select State/ Select Province/Select Postcode/Select City/Select Installed Computer Voice/Input prefix text/Input suffix text/

This way, the chances of the user F'kedup is right next to zero. The only screwedup would be then narrowed down to either the weather server and/or the program itself.

Likewise you can implement the same for Time Announcement.

For your consideration.

Thank you.


Regards,
Shenzhou
 

Attachments

  • 1609041568688.png
    1609041568688.png
    7.8 KB · Views: 94

ormston

Active member
time announcement is no problem cos time is time. but i agree that the weather is a bit of a mess to get the api to feed RB with the required data and then then RB to read it and say it, i worked it out eventually but it could be made much more user friendly
 

shenzhou

New member
With time announcement, RB should also design to allow user to easily select an installed voice from Windows 10. Including a Prefix and Suffix optional input text fields/boxes could allow user to spice things up a bit for their broadcast. Time announcement work, just suggestion here how we might make Time announcement more fun/imaginative....
 

ormston

Active member
With time announcement, RB should also design to allow user to easily select an installed voice from Windows 10. Including a Prefix and Suffix optional input text fields/boxes could allow user to spice things up a bit for their broadcast. Time announcement work, just suggestion here how we might make Time announcement more fun/imaginative....
yes, the time announcements could be better implemented to allow a little more flexibility to allow words to put in before and after the actual time to make it better, or as the previously posted said, "to spice things up a bit"
 

ormston

Active member
like "the time on xxx radio is", "time" "and have a great day" just like i can do on the weather api thing
 

djsoft

Well-known member
Staff member
Because I thought after selecting "weather" from the dropdown menu, one would logically think "weather New York, US" or " New York, US" need to be entered/typed into maybe the Task name
Gathering weather data is as simple as creating an event with weather City, Country command and set it to repeat e.g. every 2 hours to update the data.

By the way, your second screenshot is wrong, it has a space before the weather command, so it may not work.

but i agree that the weather is a bit of a mess to get the api to feed RB with the required data and then then RB to read it and say it, i worked it out eventually but it could be made much more user friendly
What could be changed about it? Gathering weather data is one event. Announcing it is another event. That's about it.

yes, the time announcements could be better implemented to allow a little more flexibility to allow words to put in before and after the actual time to make it better, or as the previously posted said, "to spice things up a bit"
It's possible with "Multiple actions" event, add the "opener" and then the time announcement.
 

shenzhou

New member
Can someone kindly provide me an example(with screenshots if possible) how to set up weather and time announcement using a selected voiced installed in windows 10? Thank you.
 

shenzhou

New member
Using the latest version of Radioboss and using the example syntax for weather report.

Temperature today is ?temp degrees Celsius wind speed is ?wind_speed metres per second ?wind_name humidity is ?humidity percent. Tomorrow ?temp_tom degrees Celcius ?wind_speed_tom metres per second ?wind_name_tom humidity is ?humidity_tom percent.

I created two weather reports, one for Singapore, SG and another for Brisbane, AU. I run one after the other. It updated and announced most except humidity it didn't say it so it went "humidity is percent". The weather for Singapore at time of writing is 22°C which it retrieved and was accurate.


However when I run the Brisbane weather event, it is announcing the Singapore data? Why? Brisbane temp is 29°C but it announced 22 which is that of Singapore.

Thank you.
 

djsoft

Well-known member
Staff member
It announces the latest weather data that was retrieved using the weather command. The command is not executed immediately as it needs to gather the data from the weather source, so if you have an event with two actions like

1. weather ...
2. Text-to-speech to annunce

This will not work because it starts "weather" command then, without waiting for it to finish, it will run the announcement, that wil announce the previous weather data.

Currently the system is not designed to work with two or more different cities.
 

ormston

Active member
this would only work if the "get weather" command for various cities is ran manually (or if a timed event, there is some time elapsed) to allow the command to complete fully and update on the main display, then some time later the text-to-speech part is ran
 
Top