This is really sad. I myself already lost tons of data because of this
not-so-good web service.
This is sad and after 6 months using the bridge, it seems that Current
Cost does not practice a very professional service around here.
The web service that CC provides which let us upload and log our power
consuption is, in my point of view the weakest link.
Google Power Meter does not have anything to do when there is no data
logged to their services.
Let me explain: Our devices (read The Bridge) only uploads data to
Current Cost (my.currentcost.com
). The Bridgs does not upload any data
to Google Power Meter. It is CurrentCost "responsability" to send back
to GPM our data. My.currentcost.com
works only as a "proxy" in this
So, to everyone thinking that GPM does not work well, GPM only stores
and graphs data if Current Cost sends it to them...
This brings me to my second point that is:
Why CC don't stop testing new features and implementing all sort of
test things with "production" costumers data?
Why all users need to be test users?
Why all users need to loose their data?
This doesn't seem to me a good approach. In my opinion users that
upload their data to CC should be questioned about their availability
to be beta testers, and even if they accept to be (as I would not mind
to be), ALL beta testing should be made in a second copy of their
data, not the real (production) one.
I know that this is a free service, and we should be aware of that.
That might be the main problem. There might be no budget to run this
service, the development/maintenance team seems too short, to be kind,
and the core business of Current Cost might not be data logging and
graphing. To me there is no problem with all of this, but every user
should be aware of this before registering.
Before I bought The Bridge, I was able to have my data logged to
Pachube for about 5 months (free account) and from here to GPM. During
this period I did not loose a single data sample.
These days, we expect that *every* on-line service should be working
99,999% of the time (that's only 5 minutes of downtime in a year),
yes, 5 minutes in a year! If one is fortunate enough and once GPM only
receives data every 10 minutes, that can virtually mean that you only
loose one sample in a year...
Anyway, forgive me the long post, but seemed to me that someone should
explain to everyone what is the flow of their data. GPM only receives
the data CC send to them. At the same time, Current Cost should
rethink how they manage the infrastructure, implement updates and new
Thanks for reading.
Available to help if someone needs,
On May 14, 10:00 am, Stelios Kazakidis <stelios.kazaki...@gmail.com
> I have the same issue too..!!! its being almost 10 hours now that
> google power meter doesnt update i cannot understand the reason..
> I found this most disturbing....