SmartHUB Opensourced

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So, the current SmartHUB / AccuLink solution is going to be phased out. Our devices are working pretty well and are capable of receiving sensor's data... Why don't you opensource the code on github for the community? Maybe we can improve and change the firmware to use other cloud services or export data... It would be a great idea, don't you think?
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andrepinto

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George D. Nincehelser

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How would you cover the data center costs?
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andrepinto

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There will be no datacenter... With the firmware changed by the community, we could send data directly to wunderground or any other service directly... without their (crappy) cloud...
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andrepinto

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And I forgot to mention: without any throttling or delay...
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George D. Nincehelser

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You can already do that.  Load a Raspberry Pi with RTL_433 and a USB TV Dongle.
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andrepinto

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I have the best available hardware possible, George. The true SmartHUB. I just wanna code and improve it myself... No need to buy more hardware...
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George D. Nincehelser

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I honestly don't know where you would go with that.  The reason the SmartHUB is being dropped is due to its lack of computing resources.  You'd also need some specific tools in order to change its programming.

Remember, it's a platform that is around 7 years old.  There's just not much "oomph" there anymore.
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Don't think that will happen, Acurite wants to keep selling crap. But on the other hand if they open source the SmartHub they only will loose that segment that is technically inclined and wants to put effort in it.
It amazes me how many emails a day I receive with complaints about the products.
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Yeah... But since we are *valued* customers, opening the software would be a win-win situation. They could stop paying for their servers and we could change the current software with our needs and use Wunderground directly as the cloud service, for example...