Smart Watering Made Simple. Connect your Rain Bird controller to your mobile device to turn on sprinklers, set up customized watering schedules, and automate weather adjustments, saving you water and money.
Compatible with the following Rain Bird controller models:
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* Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Good but Needs Improvement
Overall this app is worth downloading and using, although you'll find it a bit frustrating. Mainly due to poor coding. Here's the things that need improvement.
1. If you open a controller in the app and then back up to the home screen, you won't be able to get back into the controller until the communication session times out. This doesn't make sense. You should be able to get back to where you were and not start over.
2. Opening a controller session requires a download of the controller's programmed schedules each time. Even if you just exited a session. Depending on your connection speed, this can take a while. Instead, the app should retain a copy of the controller's schedules and only download any changes or exceptions. This can easily be done with a time stamp. Since most app users will be modifying schedules through the app, there will rarely be a change made at the controller that needs to be resolved with the app.
3. If the controller is running a program, it is not possible to make any schedule changes through the app until the current irrigation session is finished. Even if you are trying to modify the a schedule that is not running.
These are simple coding changes that RainBird should include in their next update.
Notifications corrected, needs a couple extra features
Most of the time notifications do not come through, even though I have every single option checked. Also, it would be nice to see a runtime log to verify which stations ran at which time, especially since the notifications do not come through most of the time. Would also love to see some sort of calculator interface to assist with setting up station runtime as well.
*edit* notifications appear to have been corrected with the latest update, thanks! Raised rating to 4 stars, couple of small added features would make it a solid 5.
*edit 2* dropping my rating back down, automatic seasonal adjust has not worked for weeks/months now, weather is nowhere close to accurate, connecting to the timer takes minutes most of the time from the app, notifications are extremely delayed most of the time, the app shows upcoming events that occurred many hours ago, and the clock doesn’t hold time well causing delays in scheduling. None of these should be an issue with an internet connected device, and do not appear to be an issue with cheaper internet connected irrigation controllers. Take my advice, do not waste your time with Rain Bird unless you want a 100% manual controller. Rachel and Orbit make much better devices at lower price points with better support.
Developer Response ,
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to address the seasonal adjust, weather and notification issues. Work has been done to speed the synchronization process. It is required to synchronize because the settings on the front panel can be changed and the app needs to reflect changes there. We want to hear more about your comment that the controller does not hold time well. We don't know what that means specifically.
Don’t understand low reviews!
This app was just installed and works perfectly. Makes programming simple to set. Manual station mode great to check heads working properly instead of running back and forth to controller. Only thing to add is ability to start a program which I’m sure they are working on for future. I gave it 4 stars until future program start stop option then 5 stars. Hey just 8 years ago we used the mechanical wheel method!!
Just received a response from Rainbird folks..... the app does allow manual start functions for program and individual station starts! Also the notifications can be set to alert you that program has run. I think the low reviews had to have been PRIOR to upgrades because the app does EVERYTHING needed. 5 stars!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the comments and stars.
- RAIN BIRD CORPORATION
- 69.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- Copyright © 2016 Rain Bird Corporation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.