I’ve been using IFTTT for years now when I’m sprouting my garden or overseeding my lawn. I started using it before the Fixed Hourly option was available. But now, IFTTT is about to start charging for their service, a monthly fee, which is too much in my opinion.
I looked at the Fixed Hourly options on Rachio and don’t like the limitations (no Start & Stop times settings), only can be hourly (when overseeding, I run my east lawn sprinklers on the 15 and 45 minute marks and the west lawn sprinklers on the 00 and 30 minute marks every hour through the day to keep the ground moist and keep the birds off). Neither of these options can be done with the Rachio Hourly settings. So, unfortunately, Rachio suggests using IFTTT, which we will have to pay for now.
In light of these upcoming IFTTT charges, does anyone have any suggestions for an IFTTT alternate, or maybe Rachio can increase the number of programs from 16 so we can just use their app? Or they can increase the options of start and stop times, etc. Anyone have any good suggestions for IFTTT alternatives?