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This is my first post so howdy all!
The user changing endpoint thing is good news as I would dearly love to send data to my local server (on my LAN) and do my magic there. I also write Android apps and would love to integrate it to my app for brewing without using your public api. Although I do publish apps, I have chosen to not publish my brew app at this point. I wrote it to keep track of my wines (I have brewed around 20 batches in the last year, its a need to age before drinking thing). Actually a lot of my apps are written for my private use. Yes, I am a IT professional engineer by trade.
Totally understand about not taking your portal OpenSource.
Just for the record and the ongoing interesting discussion here:
I have ordered the Hydrom. I already have 2 pills, one seems to stay better calibrated then the other but both are usefully operational. I have been using them around a year. Very happy with them. About my only complaint is my old hands have trouble opening them up. But I like the smooth body design and double Oring. Ah to be a younger man again
I got the Hydrom to do a comparison and for the comms capabilities for experimenting (yes its 100 bucks but hey, worthwhile. I have four fermenters so 3 hydrometers wont go to waste and I can post useful side by side data). I plan to put them both in the one brew as a true side by side test. Does anyone see any problems with having a pill and a hydrom in the one fermenter?
It has been an interesting read so far!
The only issues that I have seen with the pill calibration going out are:
1. Things getting stuck on the outside of the pill such as krausen.
2. When the pill is opened up for charging customers do not always tighten them back up to the same level and this puts out calibration quite a bit if that happens. If you want to avoid this I highly recommend just purchasing the wireless charging kit.
The hydrom will be equally effected by both of these things above and due to the non-smooth cap that has an exposed thread I would have assumed that 1 would potentially be worse. I would be keen to see some side by side data though and you should have no issues using both in the fermenter at the same time.
If you were going to do side by side testing I would also be keen for you to see if you can get side by side data on signal strength too. One easy way to compare is using the nRF Connect for mobile app.