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Online Brian Gaze  
#1 Posted : 06 March 2019 18:42:54(UTC)
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I'm working on a new feature which integrates your smart phone camera (environment facing) directly into the TWO website. It enables you to take a photo and publish it directly to TWO, along with your location. There are also tagging options which can be entered manually.

At the moment the feature is very basic and in development. However. I'd appreciate your help in testing it. To test:

1) You will need to  be logged into the TWO forum

2) Follow this link to go to the camera page:

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/photo-uploader.aspx

3) Press the round button to take a photo

4) The photo is previewed. (You can optionally tag at this stage) Press Publish to upload to TWO or CAMERA to discard the photo and try again

5) Photos currently should appear on this page:

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoother/sky-eye-live.aspx

 

IMPORTANT
1) The photos are visible to anyone so please don't post family pics etc! The idea is this will provide a view on the weather around the UK. Once it is stable I'll make available to Twitter, FB and Google users to bump up numbers.

2) Photos in the testing phase may be deleted at any time

3) Your IP address and username is mapped to pic for security reasons

Apple / IOS users
This should be available for testing from 09/03. 

 

Edited by user 17 December 2019 20:04:25(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Online Hungry Tiger  
#2 Posted : 06 March 2019 20:03:21(UTC)
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Well done Brian - sounds great.

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Online Saint Snow  
#3 Posted : 06 March 2019 20:15:07(UTC)
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It does sound great.

There's been many an occasion I've taken a weather-related pic but not ended up posting it because I was out and about and couldn't be bothered uploading it to a photo storage site then opening a post, then hotlinking to the pic.

This sounds much cleaner 

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Offline Bolty  
#4 Posted : 06 March 2019 20:25:24(UTC)
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Yes, I ech what the other's have said so far. It sounds like a great tool!

And it's another reason why Android is sooooo much better than iPhone!

Offline Gusty  
#5 Posted : 06 March 2019 20:39:49(UTC)
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Exciting times. Good work Brian. 

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#6 Posted : 06 March 2019 21:05:10(UTC)
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Pffft, got shut of my last android phone when I had the Samsung S8 swore then Iā€™d never have another laggy android.
Online Brian Gaze  
#7 Posted : 07 March 2019 12:29:59(UTC)
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A couple of photos have appeared. 

There is an issue with camera rotation at times so for the moment I would suggest using portrait mode.  

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoother/sky-eye-live.aspx

 

 

Edited by user 12 March 2019 14:13:53(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Online ARTzeman  
#8 Posted : 07 March 2019 14:22:21(UTC)
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Others just get wet.

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Offline Tim A  
#9 Posted : 07 March 2019 16:20:28(UTC)
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I did a test photo which seemed to bugger it up but it is showing again now. Although it thinks I posted it from the North Sea.
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Online Brian Gaze  
#10 Posted : 07 March 2019 16:26:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Tim A Go to Quoted Post
I did a test photo which seemed to bugger it up but it is showing again now. Although it thinks I posted it from the North Sea.

Where were you when you took that photo? Your phone suggested lat approx -0.16 deg. 

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Offline Tim A  
#11 Posted : 07 March 2019 16:42:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brian Gaze Go to Quoted Post

 

Where were you when you took that photo? Your phone suggested lat approx -0.16 deg. 

 

Just at home, 53.85N, -1.62W according to Googlemaps...Connected via home WIFI to internet.

 

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#12 Posted : 08 March 2019 07:36:44(UTC)
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Just published a test photo of the Edinburgh sky at 0730 Brian. Hope its worked šŸ‘ This is a brilliant idea
Jerry

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Online lanky  
#13 Posted : 08 March 2019 07:46:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray Go to Quoted Post
Just published a test photo of the Edinburgh sky at 0730 Brian. Hope its worked šŸ‘ This is a brilliant idea

I think I can see it

Looks like a nice day there

On my map it seems to be showing as Cambridge though

edit ** take 2 it's moved to under the W of Weather View

Edited by user 08 March 2019 07:47:44(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Online Brian Gaze  
#14 Posted : 08 March 2019 08:01:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray Go to Quoted Post
Just published a test photo of the Edinburgh sky at 0730 Brian. Hope its worked šŸ‘ This is a brilliant idea

It didn't get uploaded. There are 2 reasons I can think of:

1) The file could be too big. I can quickly change the upload limit, although it is quite high already so I would be surprised if you have exceeded it. 

2) Your internet connection dropped or timed out

If you get chance can you try again please?

The picture which has uploaded today is one I took earlier in Berkhamsted. It isn't exactly in the right place on the map, but the coordinates are stored correctly in the database so correcting should be a relatively easy task.

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoother/sky-eye-live.aspx

 

 

Edited by user 12 March 2019 14:14:05(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Online lanky  
#15 Posted : 08 March 2019 10:18:43(UTC)
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I followed the instructions on my phone but nothing at all happened

May be because I am being stupid but I wondered if it is the type of internet connection that matters

I only use my mobile phone very occasionally as PAYG (and as a phone strangely !). I do have internet access but via wi fi and not via 4G. Would this explain it ?

 

Martin

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Online Brian Gaze  
#16 Posted : 08 March 2019 11:29:45(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: lanky Go to Quoted Post

I followed the instructions on my phone but nothing at all happened

May be because I am being stupid but I wondered if it is the type of internet connection that matters

I only use my mobile phone very occasionally as PAYG (and as a phone strangely !). I do have internet access but via wi fi and not via 4G. Would this explain it ?

 

I have successfully tested with Wi-Fi and 4G.Not sure what has happened in your case. There isn't anything logged in the database and no pictures have uploaded. I will try and build in more meaningful feedback so that you can see the error message returned. 

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Offline Crepuscular Ray  
#17 Posted : 08 March 2019 11:56:45(UTC)
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I've published another pic Brian. The front has arrived so no blue sky!
Jerry

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Offline Crepuscular Ray  
#18 Posted : 08 March 2019 11:58:14(UTC)
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It seems to have uploaded
Jerry

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Online Brian Gaze  
#19 Posted : 08 March 2019 13:04:11(UTC)
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I fixed a problem with longitude coordinates at 13:02 today. For example, if you were at 0.5 deg it was recording 0.05 deg. That fix will not be retrospectively applied to photos.

Brian Gaze

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Online westv  
#20 Posted : 08 March 2019 17:58:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ARTzeman Go to Quoted Post

My picture of blue sky and clouds was taken was taken with my 10-inch KINDLE FIRE.

My Kindle Fire only has a forward facing camera. cry

At least it will be mild!
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