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Offline rayp

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RainMachine
« on: September 01, 2013, 12:50:19 am »
Anybody have one of these?: http://www.rainmachine.com/

This is a really sweet device with a touch screen and is a much improved update to my Hunter controller. It looks pretty new and I haven't played around with it much yet, but it would be nice if Vera could interface to it!

 

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 03:15:52 pm »
I don't have one. I'm getting a new irrigation system soon and came here to find the same info you're looking for...

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 10:23:53 am »
It looks pretty new to market and so far I am happy with it. Almost all of the comments (which are largely positive) are spot on when you read the reviews on Amazon. Works as intended for me with 6 zones. Maybe this will be something that ports over easily from other irrigation devices that have vera apps that support http?

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 11:34:16 am »
It looks like an very nice control device, but the biggest up-front integration challenge will be the absence of a published API. 

Without this, you're left with attempting to reverse-engineer how the iDevice/Android/PC entities communicate with the RainMachine, and then replicating that at some level.

Convince GreenElectronics to publish/support the API for HA integration, and you'd be a whole lot closer, since someone could likely step you through converting one of the existing plugins over to handle the interaction.

I left them a note on their contact page to see if they'd be willing to supply that information.

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 11:48:15 am »
I just did the same through the support page. Will post the response.

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 10:13:40 am »
At least the response was prompt!

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Dragos Ana (Green Electronics LLC)

Sep 12 19:07 (MST)

Hi,
Thank you for appreciation.
We do not have an API published yet. We plan to do that but I cannot give you a timeline yet.

Thank you,
Dragos

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 07:49:02 pm »
Small update ;D   

Dragos Ana (Green Electronics LLC)

Jan 17 14:31

Hi,
It is in testing phase. We expect to publish it by the end of February.

Thank you,
Dragos

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 11:22:14 pm »
Thanks for they update, and good to hear they're still working on it. 

It'll be interesting to see if/how it handles water restrictions also, since it sounds like CA is about to go that route.  Hoping the measurement devices from Soneter see the light of day also... Being able to measure what the usage, and maybe feed that data back, would be handy .

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 10:12:00 pm »
Sounds very interesting while the price is rather high with $259. I have 11 zones at this supports 12 zones. Keep us posted with the integration. Thanks.
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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 12:03:49 pm »
Got this reply from today :)

Ciprian (Green Electronics LLC)
Jan 20 08:35

Robert,

The API will be published in about 4 weeks.

Thank you,
Ciprian

help@rainmachine.com

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 05:52:06 pm »
That is great news.  I installed a RainMachine a couple of months ago and the iOS app is lacking in many ways.  It also does not support IE as a browser so remote control is very limited.  I like the onscreen UI but I don't like having to walk to the garage to use it.

Is anyone planning to create a plug-in for Vera when the API is released?

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 12:50:49 am »
I'd be interested in this if it gets integrated with Vera AND gets a native Android App or a good web UI... the current Android app looks like it is really a bad web UI using old-school iOS graphics.

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 09:19:16 am »
Got this reply from today :)

Ciprian (Green Electronics LLC)
Jan 20 08:35

Robert,

The API will be published in about 4 weeks.

Thank you,
Ciprian

help@rainmachine.com

Still no API available.  ???

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 12:36:40 pm »
It looks to be little more than a very low end android tablet running what is possibly cupcake. If they don't release the API, hacking it shouldn't be difficult. It looks like all it is doing is hosting a little webserver, an the app is just a browser shell loading it up.

very interested in integrating this into my system because of how horrible the app is.

BTW: I know I just signed up...but having to fill out 3 different am I a human capatchas on  registration, every post, and every edit seems a bit extreme..
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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2014, 09:11:12 pm »
It looks to be little more than a very low end android tablet running what is possibly cupcake. If they don't release the API, hacking it shouldn't be difficult. It looks like all it is doing is hosting a little webserver, an the app is just a browser shell loading it up.

very interested in integrating this into my system because of how horrible the app is.

BTW: I know I just signed up...but having to fill out 3 different am I a human capatchas on  registration, every post, and every edit seems a bit extreme..

Yeah, it's a pain, but it goes away once you reach a certain threshold. 5 or 10 posts, I think?