Newest Release Bring More Control Than Ever to Mobile App

Newest Release Introduces User Interface and Workflow Improvements to the Mobile App

September 25, 2020

On the heels of the exciting multi-manual features brought in version 3.1.4 – the WeatherTRAK Mobile app 3.2 update introduces a more refined look and powerful workflow enhancements.

New Features:

  • Proactive Notification Banner will popup to display important messages regarding server maintenance updates, for example.
  • Refined user interface throughout the app.
  • Added alert Icons and highlight color to add clarity to the severity and type of alert being viewed throughout the app.
  • Ability to independently clear flow, or electrical alerts from the Active Alerts page.
  • Alert Icons and highlight color to add clarity to the severity and type of alert being viewed on the Stations page.
  • Ability to place a Station Location Asset directly from the Station Settings/Programming page.
  • Ability to view an existing Station Location Asset directly from the Station Settings/Programming page.
  • Ability to Start/Stop a station for a defined period of time from the Station Settings/Programming page.
  • Consolidated view of Site and Controllers for ones managing a single site.
  • Ability to view station level alerts on the Station Settings/Programming page.
  • Alerts now total Critical/Major and Minor/Low on the Sites and Controller pages.
  • Icon indicator on the Station page when Station Location Assets are assigned to a station.
  • Individual program overview added to the Program tab on the Stations page.
  • Current app version number now displayed at the top of the Support and Profile pages.

App Requirements:

  • iPhone: iOS 12.4.6 (iPhone 6) / iOS 13 or later
  • Android: KitKat (6.0) or later

Sites Page

In earlier versions, the Overview Page was accessed via the button on the left (which contained an alert counter), and the larger button used to choose the site is on the right.

As shown here (version 3.1):

 

 

 

 

In version 3.2, the Overview Page is accessed via the button on the left, like before, except this button is now larger and contains the site name/controller count, along with two new icons next to the alert counter. On the right, you have a small Select button, which will select the Site and take you to the associated controllers.

 

 

 

 

 

The two new alert icons represent:
1. Red alert triangle = Total Critical and/or Major alerts
2. Gray alert circle = Total Low and/or Minor alerts

 


 

Controllers Page

In earlier versions, the Settings Page was accessed via the button on the left (which contained an alert counter and controller status icon), and the larger button used to choose the controller is on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

In version 3.2, the Settings Page is accessed via the button on the left, like before, except this button is now larger and contains the Controller name, serial number, along with two new icons next to the alert counter and the controller status icon. On the right, you have a small Select button, which will select the Controller and take you to the associated controllers.

 

 

 

 

 

The two new alert icons represent:
1. Red alert triangle = Total Critical and/or Major alerts
2. Gray alert circle = Total Low and/or Minor alerts

 


Controller Settings

In version 3.2 the Controller Mode button labeled on the top right of the Controller Settings screen.

 

 

 

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Active Alerts

In version 3.2, the Active Alerts page has new icons and colors that can help you better understand the type of alert and its severity.

The new alert icons represent:
1. Red alert triangle = Total Critical and/or Major alerts
2. Gray alert circle = Total Low and/or Minor alerts
3. Blue water drop = Flow Alert
4. Yellow electrical bolt = Electrical Alert

These might be found in combination as shown in this example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In version 3.2, the ability to clear either Flow Alerts, Electrical Alerts or Both has been added.

 

 

 

 


Stations Page

The Station Page and the Station Settings Page have some exciting new features added in this version.

 
In earlier versions, the Station Settings Page was accessed via the button on the left that contains the station number. Selecting a station was done via the larger button that is on the right. Additionally, the time “00:00”        could be interacted with to change the default time.

 

 

 

In version 3.2, the layout has changed to mirror that of the Sites and Controller pages, allowing room for additional icons and visual feedback.

The Station Settings Page is now accessed via the button on the left, which is now much larger and contains the station number and station name, along with other information when available. On the right is the Timer button, which is how you select and deselect the station that will water.

 

 

 

Single Tab – Behavior has slightly changed from previous versions.

To run manual irrigation for a single station:

1.Select the Timer button associated with the station to be turned on, found on the right side of the screen. The Default Time will fill that button and the button will turn blue.

 

 

 

2.Press the green “START” button.

 

 

3.Once a station is running, advance to any other station by pressing the Timer button. The newly selected station Timer button will blink 3 times before the station starts. At any point during this blinking sequence, select the same station Timer button again to cancel the request.

 

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Default Timer
– To change the Default Time, or update a selected station with a new time:

 

1.Select the Default Timer at the top right of the station list and select a new time from the presented list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Selecting any station’s Timer button will fill it with the newly set Default time. Deselecting and then reselecting a station’s Timer button will replace the time with the newly set Default time.

 

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Station Location Asset Icon – An orange map pin icon will appear in the top right corner of the Station Settings button indicating that a Station Location Asset has been assigned to that specific station.

 

 

 

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To view an assigned Station Location Asset:

1.Select the Station Settings button to view the station’s settings/programming page.

2.Select the orange “VIEW” button at the top left of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Once selected you will be taken to the Site Map and the Station Location Asset assigned to that station will be zoomed in and centered on the screen. In addition, it will be selected and ready to interact with.

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Station remote watering can now take place from the station settings/programming page. At the top of the settings/programming page, unless an alert is present, a green “START” button can be found next to a Timer button on its right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To manually operate a station from the station settings/programming page:

1.Press the “START” button.
The station will water for the amount of time set in the Timer button to the right.

Timer button – To change the time displayed in the Timer button to a different duration:

1. Press the Timer button
2. Select a new time

The new time will be displayed in the Timer button.


Alerts

Alerts specific to a selected station can now be found at the top of the station’s settings/programming page. These alerts can be interacted with no differently than when found in other locations within the app.

If an alert is preventing a station from the ability to manual water, the “START” button will be grayed out and the Timer button will display an icon that represents the alert type that is present.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: System and Controller level alerts will not be shown on individual station’s settings/programming pages.

 


 

Program

Program Tab – Has received an update and will now show an overview of the Program found under the new Program Overview page button. Specifics about the selected program and what stations make up that program will be found. Stations in red indicate an alert is associated with that station and it will be skipped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, if any alerts are affecting the ability of the Program to operate, that will be displayed. If a Program cannot be operated, the alert will prevent selection, however, if the Program contains Stations that have an alert, an Alert marker will be displayed, yet the Program can still be selected and run. The Stations with the alerts will be skipped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Single Site Experience

For the ones that only manage a single Site, there is a new view that makes the app experience better. No longer is there a need to select the single site each time the app is used. The single site is now preselected and the controllers that make up that site are listed beneath. This is now called the “Home” page as seen below.

1. Selecting the Site Overview Page is done via the Site button.
2. Selecting Controllers is done via the Select button to the right of the Controller Settings Page button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

General

A new bar containing the User Name and App Version number has been added to the Profile/Sign-out, and Support page.