IPAS Solar iOS App
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The IPAS Solar apps is an application for the iphone (and ipad) to view realtime power statistics of the solar power application by Jorgen van der Velde. The application uses a websocket connection to the Solar Client app wich is running on a Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi read out the pulses of a Kwh meter.To view the daily graph the application download an xml from the webserver. The xml is generated by an PHP script while talking to the mysql database. Solar-diagram

The app is currently only supported for jailbroken iphones and tested on iphone 4, iphone 4s and iphone 5s on iOS 6.1.2 and the new iOS 7.0.4

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Version 0.50

  • Added gauges with led.
  • Iphone 5 optimization
  • ipad experimental support

Version 0.44

  • Dynamic charts
  • Monthly usage and solar chart
  • Iphone 5 and 5S Support
  • iOS 7 fixes

Version 0.30

  • Realtime power VU meters using a websocket connection
  • Settings screen
  • Daily graph in a 24 hour diagram
  • slide between days
  • No data is stored on the device


To make this work you need to download three packages. FIrst you need the measurement software. you can download this packages from http://www.studioblueplanet.net/~jorgen/solarpower/software.php

Here you can download the iOS app and the serverside PHP script.


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Installation instructions:

1. First install the meassurement software of my brother Jorgen and install the clientsoftware  on the Raspberry Pi and the serversoftware on a server running mysql. This is explained on project site.

2. Install the php script on a webserver.
You need to edit the script to add the necessary login credential and mysql hostname and database.

4 install the ipa file on a jailbroken iphone.
In the settings screen of the applicatie the following settings need to be filled in:

  • The hostname of the Raspberry Pi server
  • The websocket port of the Raspberry Pi
  • The url of the php script


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