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    Harold Sonnier (Edited )

    Good, I realize that the integration is more complex than other vendors as even after foregoing the Hardware encryption requirements, Apple is stricter about software encryption to tie into HomeKit, but given the recent issue with privacy and knowing several other companies view user data as a a large portion of their profit, I appreciate the stricter firewall from Apple and that RainMachine is working from an android base to make this work.

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    Jan

    Yes,please

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    Christian Frimberger

    Apple HomeKit - Yes, please!

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    Joe

    Any updates on when HomeKit compatibility may be available?
    If I purchased a unit now would it be compatible when HomeKit becomes available?

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    Once Apple finishes the software authentication protocol for HomeKit we do have the intention to add support for all our devices.A definitive answer will only be possible once the protocol has been released.

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    Harold Sonnier

    Are we going to see any movement on this from RainMachine now that iOS 12 is out (as of Sept 17) with its host of homekit integration changes?

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    Jarrod Smith

    Harold,

          It is an important feature we are working to bring to you. Like Nicholas said we are only waiting on the protocols. With them out in a few days we should be able to. We are just waiting for a solution to be ready before we give a definitive yes.That being said I would be surprised if we were unable to. We have talented coders working here and given enough time if it is possible they will solve it. 

    Jarrod S.

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    Harold Sonnier

    Thanks, Jarrod. Today one of your competitors just made it possible to integrate HomeKit with their smart Sprinkler. Hopefully, Rainmachine is close to doing the same.

    Smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

     

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    Aaron

    Rachio must be special in that they got the "protocols" way ahead of everyone else.. 

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    Chet P

    So what’s the latest on HomeKit support? I bought this recently as many others may have because homekit support was something mentioned.

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    Dan Bryk

    +1 for HomeKit support. I've heard developers working with Apple can be like dealing with the Obelisk from 2001 A Space Odyssey. Get 'er done. Can't Wait!

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    Mike Driest

    +1 for Apple HomeKit support.  Any updates on this?

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    Scott Ellis

    Count me in as well.  HomeKit is a must and the Apple Watch would be great as well.    

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    Jestered (Edited )

    As a developer on the Apple platform, I can tell you that it's no different than any other platform.  They have a SDK and APIs just like everyone else.  They can be a little prickly when it comes to their approval guidelines, but it's not difficult developing for Apple.  In fact, in a lot of ways it's easier.

     The big R did not get access to it early either.  The difference is that they've clearly been working on this to have it ready for when Apple officially released it.  Something that RainMachine obviously did not do.  The big R is not the only company that is already using the new feature either.

     What is the update on this?  You can't blame it on Apple not releasing anymore, so what are your plans to add this through an update?

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    Aaron

    @Jestered
    "The big R did not get access to it early either" - yeah I said that tongue in cheek.. obviously I thought that was an excuse.

    "Something that RainMachine obviously did not do" - I don't think so.. Support has many posts on the forum about testing Homekit integration starting last year. 

    If the Homekit integration costs money.. then that might be what the delay is all about.. just my 2 cents.

    Hopefully they will give us an update

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    Mark (Edited )

    Hi all
    I'm a proud owner of the new Rainmachine Pro16 and browsing through its local interface I found the Apple HomeKit option under Settings - System Settings - IoT (I will attach images at the end of this post).
    I have an iPhone X with the latest iOS 12 installed. When I open the Apple HomeKit on Pro it says to Pair it with my Apple device.
    I opened the Home app on iPhone X, choose to Add Accessory as I did with my smart lights, then on the Pro screen appeared a QR code that I used to scan it with the Home app, the only downside is that it prompts me that the accessory is untrusted, I think they did not finish the validation process with Apple just yet. I choose to go on with it and as you can see, I can control it just fine, from the same Wi-Fi network, through Apple Home app sprinkler integration <- that sucks by the way, but hey... you can do switches :)

    Images I made for you to describe the entire process:

    So, I don't know about the RainMachine Touch HDs, but the Pro devices have the Apple HomeKit down the pipe.
    Thanks.
    Mark

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    Michael Grant

    Can RainMachine provide an update on general HomeKit integration status? I've been waiting for this for a LONG time and took the chance to buy and install my Touch HD based on the posts here from RM indicating 'this was in the works'. Clearly we are well beyond the software authentication delivery obstacle. I'm a little concerned that it took 'Mark' above to post that he found HomeKit available in this RM Pro. Where is RM official comment on this? Please update us on specifics. Thank you.

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    Hi Michael,

    For Pro devices we are waiting for certification from Apple. For HD12/16 models we are working on porting the code.

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    Dan Bryk (Edited )

    And, uh are Mini-8's too dumb? Cause honestly that's more than I even need for my 4-zone system. Plus It's in an outdoor case where I don't need a touchscreen at all.

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    Brett Greer

    Hello?  Does this thread get looked at? Can we get a status update on Homekit integration?  Is this being worked on?  Is it going to happen?  I need to buy a new device for my new rental home but need it integrated w homekit.......if we can't get an update, I am going to buy a competitor product that does and also replace my existing RM HD-16 that works as well because again I need homekit integration.  This thread has been going on for a long time with spotty responses.  It really makes us question why we should invest in your company's products.  Time to come clean and tell us what's up.

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    RainMachine Support (Edited )

    Hi, Brett, all
    We are working for HomeKit certification for our RainMachine Pro devices. RainMachine Touch HD-12 and Touch HD-16 will follow. There is no estimation time for now. Unfortunately, this process takes time.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding, Brett
    RainMachine Support

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    Rodrigo Franzoi

    Hi all,

    any updates?

    many tnanks

    Rodrigo

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, all!
    The RainMachine Pro samples are sent to Apple for testing and certification approval.
    We are working closely with them to make this happen.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding.
    RainMachine Support

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    Brett Greer

    When?  Should be able to nail it down to Q2 2019, Q3 2019....?

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    Sven

    Will the mini-8 also get homekit support? I don't need a display so the mini normally would be enough.

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    Diver

    Does this also include the Touch HD, which your site says is the 'Best Seller'? 

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    Sven

    Any update? What about the mini-8, will it get also Homekit Support?

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    Brett Greer

    It is apparent (to me at least) they either have no clue when Homekit is coming or it really isn't in their plans.  Kind of like Ring promising and not delivering.  Time to buy the competitor's product which has been fully integrated for a long time now.  SMH

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    Jestered (Edited )

    @Brett Greer

    "It is apparent (to me at least) they either have no clue when Homekit is coming or it really isn't in their plans.  Kind of like Ring promising and not delivering.  Time to buy the competitor's product which has been fully integrated for a long time now.  SMH"

     

    Yep.  I agree with you 100%.  We're hoping to be moving into our new home in a couple of months.  Instead of taking my RM with me to the new house, I'll be leaving the RM behind and getting the competitor's product at my new home.

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    Jan

    Hi, I am using Rainmachine over 1 year. I am very satisfied. I dont know why homekit integrationis so crutial for you.I dont want to say siri start watering. I want watering to work without me taking care of it and thinking about adjusting based on actual weather. And that is exactly why I am satisfied with Rain machine. Also ability to use private Netatmo weather station data from my home(Rain,WInd and temperature) is great.

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