The monitor-io app is used to receive the home network and internet alert notifications sent by the service. If you have multiple monitor-io devices, you can receive all alert notifications through a single interface.
The two categories of alerts generated by monitor-io are:
1. Home Network Alerts: These are associated with connections within the home including monitored devices (that should always be connected), unknown devices (that were never seen before) and controlled devices (that should only connect during configured time periods).
2. Internet Alerts: These are related to the health and reliability of internet connectivity. They include outages, connectivity issues and any degradation of quality or performance from the home network to the internet.
Library updates and minor fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Limited functionality, a lot of potential
This is a great product but the app offers very little functionality.
Device and app are garbage
I fell for the hype on their website. The company is a joke and their device is a total waste of money. Reminds me of snake oil from the 1860’s
Needs Update (was: Promising start: needs more)
The service and hardware are pretty good, but this is a review of the app itself... and it’s pretty bad.
The app seemed barely functional when they first finished their Kickstarter campaign, and it was at least understandable, since they had a lot of things to start at that point. But they never came back to the app and finished it.
The app shows only a fraction of what the web site does, none of the controls the web site offers... what should be a parity in functionality is anything but. As far as I can see, the strongest case for having the application installed is that it facilitates push notifications from their service. That’s good, but there should be much, much more.
Worst part is that the app design is so poor, the button to Log Out (note that the app doesn’t support TouchID or FaceID) is in the upper left hand corner, where modern iOS design has standardized on some form of “go back” functionality appearing. So if you accidentally tap a notification, it’s way too easy to accidentally Log Out without meaning to.
Come on gang - put some resources into making your app really good.
UPDATE: This was a promising and exciting new product, and I really expected and hoped to see a version 2 of the device that was more refined, and to see the app and web site get some revs to be up to par. Unfortunately, all three seem to have stopped at v1, with no updates since 2017 and 2018, depending.
It’s possible this just wasn’t profitable enough and the dev moved on, which would be a shame. As it stands, it is starting to feel abandoned.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: The monitor-io device and service are a very promising “butter-serving robot” but while it gathers good data, that’s not enough: it needs to make that data available and useful.
The app should replicate many of the features of the website (which also is a good start but needs more work), but it doesn’t. It does provide alerts on iOS, which is honestly a banner feature for monitor-io’s bot, but it doesn’t do much else and it could and it should.
It’s also WAY too easy to accidentally log out. The log out button should not be where “Back” type buttons generally are, and it needs an “Are you sure” dialog to warn. Way too easy to hit accidentally.
Developer Response ,
In truth, we quickly realized early on that the data we track and manage simply does not present well on mobile (small screen) devices. Because we consider proper visualization an important part of our service, we chose to put our effort and resources into feature development via our web portal. As such, our app is only intended (per its description) to be a simple mechanism for receiving push notifications for our service alerts.
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- monitor-io, LLC
- 17 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 monitor-io, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.