Weather oracle

Hi, everybody. Today we will create our own oracle. To do this, we need a bot-example. Let’s install it.

git clone https://github.com/byteball/bot-example
cd bot-example
npm install
cp .env.testnet .env

Our oracle will accept a message like City: timestamp, where timestamp is the time to publish. Let’s write a message handler

headlessWallet.readSingleAddress(address => {
my_address = address;
console.error('my_address', address)
});
eventBus.on('text', (from_address, text) => {
text = text.trim();
const device = require('ocore/device.js');
const args = text.toLowerCase().split(':');
if (args.length === 2){
switch (args[0]) {
case 'berlin':
case 'moscow':
case 'helsinki':
case 'washington':
if(parseInt(args[1]) <= Date.now()){
console.error('dateNow', Date.now());
device.sendMessageToDevice(from_address, 'text', "Incorrect time");
}else {
arrQueue.push({city: args[0], time: args[1], device_address: from_address});
device.sendMessageToDevice(from_address, 'text', "ok");
}
break;
default:
device.sendMessageToDevice(from_address, 'text', "City not support");
break;
}
}else {
device.sendMessageToDevice(from_address, 'text', "Incorrect command");
}
});

Add a variable to store the queue

let arrQueue = [];

Now add to the queue

if(parseInt(args[1]) <= Date.now()){
device.sendMessageToDevice(from_address, 'text', "Incorrect time");
}else {
arrQueue.push({city: args[0], time: args[1], device_address: from_address});
device.sendMessageToDevice(from_address, 'text', "ok");
}

Now we need to check the queue once a minute

function checkQueue(){
arrQueue.forEach((el, index) => {
if(el.time <= Date.now()){
let result = JSON.parse(body);
postDataFeed(el.city, el.time, result.current.temp_c);
}
});
}
setTimeout(checkQueue, 60000);

Now we come to the main point. We need to publish data_feed

function postDataFeed(city, time, temp){
const network = require('ocore/network.js');
const composer = require('ocore/composer.js');
const objectHash = require('ocore/object_hash.js');
let data_feed = {};
data_feed[city + '_' + time] = temp;
let params = {
paying_addresses: [my_address],
outputs: [{address: my_address, amount: 0}],
signer: headlessWallet.signer,
callbacks: composer.getSavingCallbacks({
ifNotEnoughFunds: console.error,
ifError: console.error,
ifOk: function(objJoint){
network.broadcastJoint(objJoint);
}
})
};
let objMessage = {
app: "data_feed",
payload_location: "inline",
payload_hash: objectHash.getBase64Hash(data_feed),
payload: data_feed
};
params.messages = [objMessage];
composer.composeJoint(params);
}

What is happening?

  1. We create an object in data_feed and keep the temperature in it.

let data_feed = {};
data_feed[city + '_' + time] = temp;

2. We send the payment to ourselves as we only need to publish data_feed

paying_addresses: [my_address],
outputs: [{address: my_address, amount: 0}]

3. Create a message with data and signature

let objMessage = {
app: "data_feed",
payload_location: "inline",
payload_hash: objectHash.getBase64Hash(data_feed),
payload: data_feed
};

4. Publish

composer.composeJoint(params);

That’s all. Your first oracle is ready. For the experiment, you can add more cities or make paid access. All code is available on github. If you have any questions or suggestions write me to xjenek@byteball.org or in telegram @xjenek.