Nimbits Server provides powerful data logging services for recording your time series data into Data Points stored on a global cloud computing infrastructure. The Nimbits Android App provides a window into your data allowing you to:
- Create Data Points and Categories
- View Charts and Snapshots.
- View GPS data on maps.
- Record New Values.
Many developers are using our free and open source code to write their own interfaces to feed data from devices into Nimbits Data Points and then monitor those devices from Android. If you still want to access your data but your phone isn't running Android, you can update and retrieve current values using most instant messenger clients.
Besides using a local database to improve performance, gesture recognition to fling between screens, the latest version has the following enhancements:
1. Switch between Nimbits Servers.
There is a free, public server on app.nimbits.com you can use to create and manage data points and feed your low impact data into. If you want, you can also build your own Nimbits Server by downloading and installing the package from www.nimbits.com. If you are running your own Nimbits Server, the Android interface can be configured to use it instead. You can even jump between multiple servers. Please note that the latest version of the App requires Nimbits server 3.0.5 or higher.
2. Alarm Flags
You can log into a Nimbits Server and set alarms for points. A point can be either high or low. Now, you can see points that are in an alarm state with a red (high) or blue (low) flag. For example, these 5 Radon meters, with one over the safety limit.
3. Better Charts
Deep integration into the Google Chart API means the sky is the limit on visualizing your data. We have some exciting new features on the drawing board that will allow you to customizes the way your points are displayed on your phone i.e bar, pie, scatter charts etc. In the meantime, here is one cool chart:
Also, the charts now auto-refresh every 10 seconds.
4. Hey, Developers
All communication between the Nimbits Server and the client code on the phone is done using the Nimbits4J.jar - which is published as open source software on http://code.google.com/p/nimbits4j/
Nimbits4J is a Java library that simplifies Authenticating the Android App to Google, and calling the REST API. This just means I've done most of the work for you for writing the client apps to get recorded values, create points etc. A Nimbits server can be coded against in any Language using the REST API services documented under featured downloads on the Nimbits Server Download Page.