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BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON

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Start Usage Tool

I've developed a small tool to monitor usage directly from System Tray in Windows. If anyone is interested in trying it out.

This is not a bandwidth meter. This tool actually gets its data from Start server hence it'll only work for Start customers.







»www.alteredrealms.com/projects/startusage/

This is not an official tool. Just a quick program I wrote to save me time going to the site to check my usage.

Tom


HiVolt
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join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21

Re: Start

That looks pretty nice!
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DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
all i can say is WOW , i love it.

THANK YOU!


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
It cannot get stats for upload?


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
Start doesn't track upload. Not sure if they ever will.


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
Maybe, in that case (if this app is for start's usage only), you can remove upload from app?


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
The API does report the upload (just as zero) so perhaps there's plans to track that at some point. It's "future" proof


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
oh ok, no problem

Thank you !! So far i like this, very much, good work.


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
reply to BThunderW

Re: Start Usage Tool

Quick update of the software.

- Added option to Start with Windows
- Fixed an exit bug that occasionally caused the program to continue running after exit and had to be killed by Task man.


dillyhammer
START me up
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join:2010-01-09
Scarborough, ON
kudos:10
reply to BThunderW
Expand your moderator at work


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
reply to dillyhammer

Re: Start Usage Tool

Nice. Didn't know it existed.

Theriex

join:2010-09-19
Ottawa, ON
Any chance you could make a widget out of this?


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
Do you mean Windows Gadget?

Theriex

join:2010-09-19
Ottawa, ON
Widget/Gadget, same thing, I used to use Kubuntu a lot.


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
I thought MS did away with Gadgets. In either case, it's combo of Html/Javascript and I suck at HTML design


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
They dont support it any longer, as i know.

it still works on Windows 7 though, but, not on Windows 8.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to BThunderW
Slick, I assume you're scraping HTML? If you PM me I can see about putting an API together for the daily stuff.


BThunderW

join:2010-02-16
Cambridge, ON
No. Actually making the API call that returns the XML payload from your server.

The historical traffic is stored locally based on daily server query.

PM Sent.

dan mackay

join:2008-10-11
Barrie, ON
now if someone would make a linux gui app :P


rocca
Start.ca
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join:2008-11-16
London, ON
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reply to BThunderW
Ah, good stuff. I'll see what I can do to help provide the historical details too. Long day for me so will take a peak in the morning.

Theriex

join:2010-09-19
Ottawa, ON
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reply to DrugTito
said by DrugTito:

They dont support it any longer, as i know.

it still works on Windows 7 though, but, not on Windows 8.

I refuse to use Windows 8.


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
said by Theriex:

said by DrugTito:

They dont support it any longer, as i know.

it still works on Windows 7 though, but, not on Windows 8.

I refuse to use Windows 8.

Good.