This is a great option for getting info from your plants. Although, some basic options are missing IMO. 1. Fester sync all the devices. 2. Summary screen when you can get important notifications from the plants. 3. App notifications when action should be taken (watering etc.) Keep up with the good work!
Great piece of technology. I think it could still be improved though: 1) multiple plants in one pot. For those who have problems connecting with Bluetooth, try disabling the Bluetooth scanning option. In Android 8: settings - security & location - location - scanning - Bluetooth Scanning. In Android 7 : settings - Location - Three dots menu (up right corner) - Scanning - Bluetooth Scanning. For me it worked and now it connects flawlessly.
I now have 20 sensors installed and now have a new problem. It appears that whenever I go to get the history synchronised the app is downloading ALL the data from the sensor because it is taking longer and longer to synchronise, and with 20 plants this is beginning to become very time consuming.. Need an alert when something needs attention, and I am hoping there is no limit to the number of sensors the app can handle. I am VERY impressed so far tho, and this is much better than the sensor system I was using before.
The core functionality works well, but there are a few things: 1) Since the latest firmware update, there are occasional gaps in the history. Definitely a bug that did not happen prior to firmware v3.1.4 2) Also, a day or two after the fw update, I suddenly could not sync with one of the devices. It started to work again after a couple days. Very strange. 3) It it really time consuming to go through multiple plants and sync them one by one, especially if you have a lot of them. The app should sync from all devices in range immediately after launch, and automatically periodically scan for other devices to sync. Or there could simply be just a "Sync all" button... 4) The charts in the reports are really cumbersome to navigate. If you are away for a couple of days and then want to take a look at the history, it takes a lot of time to browse through the daily/weekly/monthly views, until you get the complete picture of how each of the values changed. Look at the Parrot's Flower power charts, those are incredibly well made. When the bugs are fixed and some improvements are made, 5* would be appropriate. But right now I can't give more than 3*
Notifications and synchronization of all plants in the background are really necessary as it gets difficult to manage even 7-8 plants. Before I had a plan to equip all the plants (>20) with sensors and build automatic watering and fertilizing system, but now I'll put these plans on hold until changes to app will be done. App seems abandoned by developers as unfortunately no serious steps forward were done during 2017.
Occasionally the app loged me out. After login all my plans are gone. And now I doesn't remember all the plants names and my plant diary are gone too ((
1. Added "Plants" tab
2. Added Traditional Chinese locales
3. Modified translation of images with words