[Ovmsdev] Web App?
mark at webb-johnson.net
Tue Jan 14 10:54:47 HKT 2014
All good feedback. Thanks.
> A single manual with a section for the common bits and perhaps appendices for the model specific parts might work well?
Yes, or one common manual, and then individual short documents for each vehicle.
> Is there a web app (web site) to give you access to OVMS functionality through a web page interface?
> it makes sense if there was a published API. Is there one?
The OVMS_Development and OVMS_Protocol guides cover the vehicle firmware and protocol. They are in the 'docs' folder of the main github repository.
On 13 Jan, 2014, at 7:02 am, Paul Churchley <paul at churchley.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I provisioned and installed the OVMS module on my Vauxhall Ampera today and although it seems a little intermittent I suspect that it is nothing more than dodgy phone signal as when it works it works superbly.
> So, now it is up and running and that my Pickit 3 programmer will be arriving tomorrow I feel that I want to start to learn a little bit more. To that end, can I ask a few questions that came up through the install:
> - Installation documentation
> I have read the installation manuals for the Twizy and Roadster. They helped me a lot during the install (thanks) but I feel that there is so much common ground across all models that we could benefit from a single installation and user manual for the common bits rather than separate manuals for each model. There will be so many models that can potentially install OVMS that having a manual for each model would probably be untenable. A single manual with a section for the common bits and perhaps appendices for the model specific parts might work well?
> Setting up the module for the Ampera was not at all obvious. I had to read the forum to discover how to set the CARTYPE to VA and CANWRITE to 1. Did I miss that bit somewhere in the documentation?
> - Android app
> Installing and getting the Android app running was straight forward but again it really needs some basic documentation.
> The app seems not to configure itself differently depending on the car type. The app seems to be configured with functionality that is not implemented on the Ampera (e.g. setting charging current, temperatures that aren't appropriate for the Ampera (?) etc). It would be good to have the app configure itself appropriately with only those functions that are implemented for the car type.
> It would be nice to be able to get all the same functionality that is available from SMS commands through the app including the setting of the car type etc. I suppose it is possible that you can already do that but it isn't obvious how without there being some basic documentation :-)
> - Web app
> Is there a web app (web site) to give you access to OVMS functionality through a web page interface? I would imagine that this would be most useful. As with the Nissan Leaf CarWings which has a phone app and a web interface allowing people control of their car through a normal web page interface. I am a web developer (rusty!) so this is an area I might best be able to contribute.
> - Programming API
> Given that there are Android and IOS apps and potentially a web interface it makes sense if there was a published API. Is there one?
> As I say, these are in no way criticisms... just observations/comments on my experience and things that have occurred to me whilst doing the installation.
> So, next step I suppose is to set up a development environment and to learn how to use Github.
> Is there a TODO on Github? What is the best way to get involved? Should I just pick something on the TODO and get stuck in or is there someone coordinating the development? How does it work?
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