BloomSky App Update v2.0

What’s Happening and What’s Coming Up

 

3…2…1…Launch!

While weather has been raging these last couple weeks, a lot has been happening behind the scenes at BloomSky. For starters, we celebrated the official launch of BloomSky Weather on August 18th. Just days prior to our launch, we were thrilled to receive a call from a little TV station in Atlanta called ‘The Weather Channel’. They had seen the BloomSky weather station and wanted to feature it on their morning show, AMHQ. We got a quick TV spot in a “Back to School Tech” featurette, and subsequently our Twitter feed blew up. Several additional tech reviews followed shortly after.

 

BloomSky app update

BloomSky v2.0

Our company launch coincided with the release of the BloomSky app, fresh out of beta. Now, only two weeks later, we have released app updates for both Android and iOS. We continue to locate bugs and work on improving the usability of the BloomSky mobile app for our users. Look for a regular app update every two to three weeks for both Android and iOS. A big “Thanks” to all our community members who have helped us find some of those hidden pests. Above all, we are sincerely grateful for your patience while we continue to improve the app’s stability and increase functionality.

 

Squashing Bugs

With regard to the new app (v2.0), we have been listening closely to your comments, both from device owners and non-owners alike. We’ll continue to tweak the app to meet the needs of the community, that started right away with the release of v2.0.1. The latest app update is live, now v2.0.1 for iOS and v2.0.3 for Android.

There continues to be a short list of routers that “don’t play nicely” with the BloomSky firmware. As there are so many different routers out there in the world it’s been a process to get them all accounted for. We’re constantly working on firmware patches that will increase router compatibility. These updates will be “pushed” to the weather station automatically with no need to reset or otherwise adjust your station’s settings.

 

Updates Galore

If you’ve downloaded the latest app update, you’ll likely notice a few things right out of the gate. One change that was universally requested was that users wanted to see their own device right away at startup. When the app launches you are first taken to the ‘map pointer’ icon, indicating the list of devices that are nearest to your current location. At the top of that list is your home device (if you own one) regardless of how far from it you may be. We have also increased the size of the font, making it easier to read the weather data and forecast for any given station. Several more subtle changes to allow easier navigation and data interpretation will be included in coming updates.

 

What’s Next…

In addition to the app update campaign, we will have some exciting product updates to share with you in the near future. Be sure to check back with us soon.

 

Feedback from our community is very important to us. If you have comments or ideas to share with us for the hardware or app please do so here.

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  • EricJilot

    Will BloomSky ever be able to report the amount of rainfall!

    • Hi Eric,
      We are indeed working on add-on sensors to expand the features for the current station. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.

    • john

      Hi Eric,
      We are indeed working on add-on sensors to expand the features for the current station. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.

  • Jim Dean

    If you had rainfall total and wind speed, I’d 100 percent put this thing in right this second.

    • john

      Hi Jim, We’re working on those sensors so stay tuned!

  • Paul Aguirre

    Really want to purchase, but wondering about product updates from the post, would you suggest waiting or will new product be more so add-ones only?

    • john

      Paul, to answer your questions about the additional sensors- we’ll be designing them to work as add-ons to the existing hardware- the planned wind and rain gauge would connect wirelessly. We’ll provide more info as the project develops.

  • Vincent

    Just installed my Bloomsky (after a few hickups) and we have a visual! What a great unit I must say… The only thing I feel that is missing is trending data: I’m not sure if I’m able to see – apart from the time lapse – what the weather data was during the day, week or month. I sure hope that comes in a future update.

    • john

      Hi Vincent, You’ll be happy to hear we’re working on a web portal for exactly that. It will allow users to view historical data (day/week/month) in graph form, as well as download data for long-term comparison and archiving. Glad you’re up and running! Tag us @BloomSky if you post a photo on Twitter.

    • James Sulak

      What kind of hiccups did you have right now I can’t get mine to hook up to the Wi-Fi at all

      • john

        Hi James, Sorry for the issues! Please send an email to support@bloomsky.com so we can follow up and help get you connected. Thanks!

  • Rick Conti

    I have noticed over the past few weeks that my time lapse is not a complete day, some times missing hours during the day. Internet is up durning those times and I have the solar panel attachment

    • john

      Hi Rick, Please send us an email at support@bloomsky.com, or contact us via Twitter @BloomSkySupport. We’ll follow up with you to solve the problem. Thanks!

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