GivEnergy 4+

Home Energy Storage

JMHING POWER LTD

Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 253 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

The GivEnergy App uses an API and connects to your GivEnergy Cloud Monitoring account. The APP provides basic information about your Home Energy Demand, Solar PV Generation, Grid import energy and GivEnergy Battery Usage. For more information, please log into your GivEnergy Cloud Account.

What’s New

Version 3.3.10

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Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

BatteriesIncluded ,

Congratulations, your a software tester now

This is one of those apps that means you have to disable auto app updates on your phone.

They release a new version each week because its Monday rather than because its ready. So each week you get a different set of bugs to try out, features come and go again. The trick seems to be to keep loading versions until you find one where the stuff thats important to you happens to be there and work, then be careful not to update again for a long time.

Last weeks is the one for me. Only the little battery charge status icon on the home screen is broken, showing empty all the time unless you just restarted the app. Since the charge is reported as a percentage next to it, this isn't a big deal.

It currently lacks some important functions of the web site. Like controlling when and how much charge to load from the grid each day. Thats one of those things the app used to do and is currently missing.

My favourite feature of the app is the ability to connect to your inverter directly and show updates every 10 seconds. Better than smart meters for a live view of where your money is going and to figure out how to reduce your energy use.

DWKebab ,

Updated review

27 Jan
This update had fixed some previous issues - remember me feature on log in screen works. Tapping on icons now brings up the data related to the icon and an added feature of string graphs is back again, all good and much nicer graphics than old version. However, the data related to grid import and export is still way of accurate.

25 jan
The old version at least kept me logged in this update doesn’t remember my log in details, click on any icon and get a blank screen. When it does work the information about import/export never matches anywhere near what my smart meter says. The only accurate info is the amount the panels are generating and the level of my battery. But since most of the time the app doesn’t work even that data is useless.

Zeebigboss ,

Wow

I was surprised how bad this app is. They get a star for making the animations work but Im surprised they allow this thing to ship with the cost of their equipment and this being the main interface.

Main things to improve:
1. Just basic information about what the settings actually mean. Battery discharge settings is a classic example, it's completely unintuitive. Theres a vague "dynamic" setting with no explanation, then a "scheduled" setting which makes you think your setting the time at which the battery will discharge? I set "meet home demand" I found that it will just dump. Apparently it doesn't work like that (according to a random forum post, I couldn't find any docs). That directed me to the web dashboard and a seperate eco setting which does something different. Its a mess.
2. I dont really understand the layout, you can click the device in the dashboard but thats not where you can control things from, thats with the cog on the main screen.
Clicking the device gives you some quite useless totals.
3. Im not sure the difference between power graph and energy graph they both seem to be the same thing
4. Just build some native apps using basic ui elements, the design is so bad

Sorry but it's frustrating after being £8000 in the hole for this.

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