We are proud to announce the new FLOW 1.9 version. It brings many new interesting features including custom superwidgets, webhooks, and advanced connectivity settings. The new functionalities enhance user experience, improve FLOW’s connectivity and make communication with third-party devices much easier.
For the full list of changes, see the changelog.
New widget options
With the superwidget feature, you are now able to combine several values or expression widgets into one by simply dragging and dropping. That allows you to display the chosen values in an understandable visual chart for easier comparison.
Moreover, FLOW now supports an option to turn on visualization of history for value, statistical value, and distribution widgets, providing you with deeper insight into the traffic situation for the selected time window. For instance, you can now visualize changes in traffic density during the past 24 hours. Furthermore, you can also easily export the historical traffic data as a CSV file when this option is enabled. Learn how to open CSV files with excel here.
So far, FLOW was able to send data when requested by an external source via REST sinks in open API. In 1.9 version, we are adding webhook settings functionality (available under Block->Interfaces). Using this feature, FLOW is now able to actively send out desired traffic data that allow it to control third-party devices and sense external signals. Read more about webhooks.
When remotely configuring FLOW edge device (e.g. TrafficEmbedded) via a mobile network or a network with FUP, some users may have experienced poor connection quality or occasional outages. To improve the user experience under such weak internet connection conditions, we added several new options to the Analytics settings page (tab communication settings) that help tackle this issue. These options allow you to set a communication profile between Insights and the device, reducing the data flow when needed. More specifically, you can now define desired refresh rate of camera images & their compression as well as the frequency of heavy traffic data reading, making the communication less data demanding.
We are continuously developing and improving FLOW. To see the list of FLOW versions released so far you can see it here. What do you think about the new functionalities? What features would you like to see next? Let us know in the chat through the icon on the bottom right or contact us at email@example.com. Make sure to follow us on Linkedin for updates. You can download the latest version of FLOW Insights demokit here.