Foobot

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Lazarus and the Foobot air quality monitor

  • Foobot(http://foobot.io/) is an InternetOfThings gadget that monitors indoor air quality.
  • Unfortunately, the company only supplies mobile phone apps to access the Foobot.
  • They do however publish an API which returns JSON data when queried, so I decided to port it to the PC using Lazarus and FPC
  • The API page is here: https://api.foobot.io/apidoc/index.html

Screenshots

  • Foobot Monitor

foobotmonitor.jpg

  • Foobot Interrogator

foobotinterrogator1.jpg
foobotinterrogator2.jpg

What you will need

1. A Foobot
2. A Foobot account
3. A free API Key (get one from the API page: https://api.foobot.io/apidoc/index.html)

Binary Downloads: Foobot Monitor

Windows 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/monitor/innosetup/setup_foobotmonitor.exe
Linux 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/monitor/linuxbinaries/foobotmonitor.zip

Binary Downloads: Foobot Interrogator

Windows 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/innosetup/foobotinterrogator_setup.exe
Linux 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/compiled/linuxbinaries.zip)

Source

Source code is in Lazarus CCR here: https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/

Functions

There are two main functions in foobot_utility.pas for you to use. Both will populate TObjects in foobot_objects.pas which you can read.

// Populates FoobotIdentityObject.TFoobotIdentityList collection
function FetchFoobotIdentity(aUsername, aSecretKey: string): boolean;

// Populates FoobotIdentityObject
function FetchFoobotData(DataFetchType: TDataFetchType = dfLast;
  iCurrentFoobot: integer = 0; iLastIntervalSeconds: integer = 3600;
  iLastAverageBySeconds: integer = 0; iStartTimeSeconds: int64 = 0;
  iEndTimeSeconds: int64 = 0; aSecretKey: string = 'unknown'): boolean;

Licence

License is GPL (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License)

Minesadorada