I have an idea that you may want to consider. How about a “Quick Action” button on the main screen of the Rachio app?
My example is that I have kids that want to run through my sprinklers. To turn them on, I always go through the same steps: Launch Rachio App, wait 8-10 seconds for app to finish launching, hit Manual start button, select my backyard zone, select 10 minutes, select start. I do it all the time. It would be nice to have a single button in the app that does that for me.
Config settings would be simple:
- Enable/Disable “Quick Action” (If enabled, show button on main screen)
- What do you want your “Quick Action” button to do:
Start and run for
Then, when the user taps the button on the main screen, their preselected zone runs for the preselected number of minutes.
On a side note, if there was a way for the app home screen to appear and show this button before the login process, that would make it feel snappier. I get that the app needs a few seconds to connect to your Rachio server and then down to my Iro box, but that could all be happening in the background while I’m pushing the quick action button.
Thanks for reading!