I’m just new to Ubidots looking for an alternative to Xively after about 3 years. I have to say the ability to visualize my data in many different ways with Ubidots is fantastic!
I’m playing around with and evaluating a dashboard my remote Arduino based Solar Powered Security System with GSM connectivity and I think I have discovered a few problems with some of the Widgets:
For line charts with more than one variable (eg Battary Temp and Outside Temp), real time updating does not work. Gauges and single variable line charts all update in real time but charts with 2 or 3 of the same variables as my gauges and single variable line charts do not update. You have to refresh the browser to see an update on those charts.
Double axis charts (eg Battery Voltage and Battery Temp) do not display nice time and day values on the X axis when the data covers more than one day. The X axis time display should be the same as the line chart. As well, the floating window with the variable value and time stamp will display only one of the variables which is OK since you can move the cursor around to see the second variable values, but when you disable one of the variables by clicking on its associated colored dot you can still see the disabled variable values as you move the cursor over the graph area where the disabled graph would be. On line charts with more than one variable only enabled variables are visible.
I like the fact that you can resize the various widgets by pulling on the corner and they snap to the different sizes, but the only other gauge widget has only a very small size with overlapping digits available when editing from a PC based browser. Somehow I managed to generate a half horizontal sized but default full height gauge from my tablet as I switched from landscape to portrait mode. This size gauge is quite readable. For the life of me I cannot get my PC browser to snap to that size yet it will display that size for gauges I generated when editing the dashboard from my tablet. That size of gauge is very convenient for a stack of default sized graphs beside half sized gauges for viewing on a tablet in portrait mode.
I have verified these anomalies with IE, Chrome and Firefox on a PC, tablet and phone.
Hope you find these observations helpful. Keep up the good work!