Widgets are visual real-time representations of the status of the data you receive from your device.
To add a widget:
Actuator displays current state and value of a switch, slider or string and enables you to actuate a device by switching it on and off or by setting desired values on the widget itself.
Switch actuator enables you to control devices by switching them on and off.
This actuator enables you to change the value of a parameter by moving an indicator on a slider.
String actuator enables you to send an actuation value to a device.
string actuator widget displays a text field, the name of the strong actuator, date and time of the last change.
To send a command to the device:
Click on the text field in the widget
Type your command in an isolated text field pop-up
You can use XML, string, JSON or even plain text to type the command. Maximum size of the actuation message is 2048 characters.
If the process of actuation has been successfully completed, a message Changes saved will be displayed at the bottom right corner of the screen.
If the actuation process has not been successfully completed, the error status will be displayed on the widget and the device will not be able to receive any other actuation signal from the Platform until the status is set to ready again.
Note: Actuator widget displays current state and the value of the actuator; if one operation is in progress, the reading of another one will not be displayed until the previous operation has been completed.
Cards widget displays the latest reading of one feed of one device.
To visualise data with card widget:
Note: A click on a widget opens a new dialog with more details about the latest readings of the feed.
Charts widget displays live reading(s) in form of a chart.
To visualise data with charts widget:
You can choose feeds from multiple devices (e.g. device 1: temperature 1; device 2: temperature 2…). However, they need to belong to the same reading type (e.g. temperature reading type). Chart can display readings of a maximum of 3 feeds.
Gauges widget is a visual representation of user-defined quality ranges of numeric feed values. Each value range can be presented with a different colour.
To visualise data with gauge widget:
You can add multiple value ranges within the default one.
Live messages widget displays your devices’ latest notifications sent by the devices’ alarm or from the Platform rule engine if the parameters exceed their limit values. You, as a user, can define limit values for the parameters and be notified if they are exceeded.
To use Live messages widget:
Maps widget enables real-time tracking of your device(s) on a map by visualising last sent physical location/position of the specific GPS feeds.
To use Maps:
You will get a zoomed-in version of the map with the location marker. Location markers are colour coded:
red - there is at least one alarm in a semantic group
orange - there is at least one warning on a device
green - there is no alarm
If you click on a location marker, you will get the following information: name of the semantic group, coordinates (latitude and longitude) and time of the connection state and the last report.
Status widget displays current status of your semantic group with a simple colour widget. It will display status based on real-time data sent from any selected feed from a selected semantic group made within Data semantics module.
To use Status widget:
It displays the name of the semantic group you have chosen along with different statuses a widget can have:
Default colours can be changed in a drop-down menu in Widget settings pop-up.
Status widget will display a colour of a state its feeds/semantic (sub)groups are in.
If any feed in any semantic (sub)group has crossed a defined threshold, the status widget displaying its data will turn red and will display the number of threshold alarms that have been triggered. If feed’s data goes back to normal state, the widget will turn green (or will be in any other colour you have selected to be your normal state colour).
To manage Status widget:
Feeds are in normal state:
Feeds are in alarm state:
Feeds are offline:
Please note that status widget itself, along with status widget details window, will indicate if there are feed(s)/subpoint(s) within a semantic group which are offline.
There are two different ways in which semantic groups can be presented in ClickCloud IoT Web application:
For more information on semantic groups, please refer to Data Semantics module section of this user manual.
To visualise data with Semantic groups widget:
A new window will pop up with the list of all the devices and their feeds you have created and/or have the access to, as well as all the semantic groups and the data (feeds and actuators) in those groups you have created and/or have the access to.
You can select up to 4 feeds/actuators but from one device/semantic (sub)group only!
Click on one feed/actuator in the widget to see more details about the latest reading, e.g. maximum and minimum values, daily reports and a list of the latest notifications. !
All other actions (editing and deleting) which can be performed on a widget, are applicable to Semantic groups widgets as well (See Editing Widgets and Removing Widgets sections below). Additionally to that, access permission restriction is also displayed on the semantic groups widget in the same way as on all other widgets. Note: If you do not have permission to access the device, or widget data is missing, it will be visible on a dashboard in form of a notice displayed as you hover your cursor over that particular widget.
Similar information, with the appropriate visual component will be displayed if device is put offline.
To change type of data displayed:
Note: If a reading of a particular parameter cannot be displayed on that widget you will not be able to choose it!
Resize a widget by clicking on the Settings button in it and choose either square or rectangular shape.
Note: This can be applied to reading widget only!
Change the position of a widget by drag and drop at any place on the screen.
Note: Mobile enabled settings can be switched on and off after the widget has already been created.
Mobile enabled switch is in the Settings dialog. If switched on, that particular widget will be visible on your Android and/or iOS if you have installed our free mobile application. Note that Live messages widget is not mobile enabled.
For iOS visit: App Store
For Android visit: Google Play Store
A green mobile phone glyph displayed on a widget indicates Mobile enabled is turned on.
For each feed with numeric type of data (e.g. temperature, pressure, humidity…) you can define high and low alarm thresholds. If the reading of the feed crosses the defined threshold, the widget containing the feed will turn red.
Each widget displaying numeric type of data also displays a trend of the value of that data which can be: rising , falling and steady if the value is increasing, decreasing or relatively consistent comparing to the previously received data.