It's a good app in terms of functionality. There are a few things I wish were better (I'm hoping the app developers see this). Automatic connect works very inconsistently. Sometimes you'll open the app and I can hear the connect sound from the Blue Iris server but the app is stuck there trying to connect (happens both when connected through the LAN and WAN). Sometimes cancelling and trying again fixes it, sometimes you have to force close the app and launch it again. Ideally the app would skip showing the connect/server select screen and jump straight into the main screen. It'd be nice if they had shortcut buttons on the bottom of the screen to jump to Cameras or Alerts rather than having to open the hard to reach one-handed hamburger menu every time. It has a very dated look and the icon, when converted to black and white on modern Android, is a solid white cube. A switch to Material Design would be nice. (Update: They added still images to push notifications so that gets them another star)
Would be extremely nice to see the app get a facelift, but all in all it seems to be working pretty well for what I need it for. Sometimes it can be a tad buggy and trying to send audio through a speaker doesn't seem to work very well at least with my cameras, but on the whole it's solid. I originally was getting very delayed notifications and no motion detection pictures with the latest update, but there's info online about this being caused by the use of a VPN (or a reverse proxy could also cause it) in case anyone is facing a similar issue. I was able to tweak settings on my BI server and get this completely resolved.
This app has a long way to go before it can ever be a 5 star. It works, but let's say the UI is not good at all or pleasing to the eyes. Now the PC software works great! And I give that a 5 star.
I haven't had any problems with the app but I wish it had more features. Otherwise it seems to be bulletproof for us. We recommend.
Have been using Blue Iris for a few years. Most issues are user programming not the product. Well worth the$$
Love the app and I see the latest update (2/4/18) adds images with the alerts. How do I get that to work, all I see is a placeholder where the image should go?
- Capture Video allowed for non-admins
- Alerts now include images
- Login Timeout value doubled