When Daan "Dutcheeseblend" from FSDeveloper approached me to help him with integrating my WebSimGauge into his Fokker models, I repeated what I am always saying when using my FSX/P3D X-Plane HTML5 framework, that the best implementation for plane makers is to build custom DLL gauge that will communicate with FSX and WebSimGauge instead of using WebSimConnect HTTP which is targeted for external network access. I provide sample project with source code (WebSimClient) that demonstrate the use. What I did not realize is that not all modellers are familiar with C++ programming as most of the gauges are XML based. I decided to build something universal, and this is how WebSimData was born on extremely hot evening (it was 39C during a day) with a cold glass of beer.
data02=PLANE HEADING DEGREES TRUE,degrees,FLOAT32
WebSimData.dll is a gauge so it needs to be specified in the panel.cfg along with WebSimGauge gauges.
as usual with my tools, binaries, sdk and sample (rotating moving map) included.
For me it was a nice break to build such a tool as I am struggling with porting my framework to Mac version of X-Plane which is giving me a lot of headache (OSX and Cocoa are not my best friends). I hope to have the results very soon.