Dear RainMachine user,
We are tremendously honored to have a large community of RainMachine gardeners who joined the movement towards water conservation through technology. Since the early days, this has been our mission all along.
Over the past 9 years, we have continuously improved RainMachine. For example, we recently enabled access to thousands of NOAA certified weather stations (in addition to tens of thousands of personal weather stations). Combined with forecasting data from geostationary, polar orbit and deep space NOAA satellites, RainMachine is fundamentally the best irrigation controller available on the market.
Unlike other controllers, RainMachine was designed from ground up for cloud-independent operation. RainMachine performs direct access to weather services, locally computing weather science and water schedules. RainMachine will remain fully controllable via open APIs and open-source SDKs as long as a third-party cloud connection is not required.
Regardless of our cloud status, your controller will continue getting weather updates and being able to connect using smartphones and desktops. This is not true for other controllers on the market because they are entirely cloud-dependent.
Why are we offering RainMachine Premium services and why cannot grandfather free cloud services?
Like many other companies, recent economic situations have made it extremely difficult for us to maintain the cost of services, such as cloud support, software updates, and most importantly, our dedicated support team.
In order to continue operations, we need your help!
We understand these are difficult times for our customers as well, and we hope that a $29.99/year ($2.49/month) subscription will help with the costs of operations.
As of June 8, 2022 we are no longer offering free remote access through our servers which will also affect recently introduced features like Shared Account access, IFTTT and some cloud dependent RainMachine Integrations like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. For Premium Services list of benefits and more info please see this page: https://www.rainmachine.com/premium/
Access “from anywhere” remains 100% free, but not as easy to configure. For “DIY” remote access instructions (Port Forwarding), please visit this page.
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