@SteinyD Thanks for the questions. Last night we deployed the changes for the Aeris weather service. I looked into your system and it looks like we did skip yesterday, but not this morning. I am having the team look at the logs from this morning and see if there is any calibration that needs to be done or a simple scheduling skip defect in your particular case. We will get back to you first thing in regards to that. Our mission is help conserve.
With this new weather rollout we now have observed data versus just using predictions. This should help us look back in the past better.
@coslor will be putting documentation up on our FAQ site today to better explain our new weather service and PWS integrations. I will provide a link in these forums once it has been published.
@SteinyD @jeremyshultz We want to be as transparent as possible.
As far as a short term roadmap, the good thing about most of these weather intelligence changes is that they are not dependent on releasing the mobile apps. Hopefully by the end of next week we will be releasing enhanced weather intelligence functionality (rain delay) that will be much more advanced than looking one day in the past and one day in the future. It will take into account previous and future watering schedules as well as total evapotranspiration and precipitation.
After that our focus will be adjusting water budgeting to be a little more proactive then adjusting every two weeks. This is still being finalized.
While the cloud services are being development we will be enhancing the mobile apps to allow for even more configuration in regards to nozzle types and flow. You will essentially be able to create a custom nozzle type and put in the exact flow rates. This will better help with water budgeting, weather intelligence, and estimated water usage and savings.
The 'silver' lining is that with our new weather service integration our sole focus will be improving weather intelligence/water budgeting. This work will be released as soon as it is finished with no direct ties to mobile app releases. I will publish release notes as these cloud features are released. The great thing about a cloud platform for connected irrigation devices is that we can push new features out early and often that the whole community benefits from.
Please keep the feedback coming, we listen to every comment and are striving to build the most water efficient platform we can. You can always PM me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have direct questions.