Waterbug Plant Care Guide by William Maschmeyer (iPhone)
Released: May 28, 2013
Version: 2.0
Size: 9 MB
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Waterbug Plant Care Guide

William Maschmeyer
Waterbug alerts you when your plants need watering. Clueless how to care for a calathea? Waterbug has a plant library to illuminate your dim plight. Need supplies? Waterbug has a curated garden shop, so you can have that heavy bag of dirt lugged right to your door. Pruning noob? Waterbug has plant care tips so you can figure out this whole pruning, fertilizing and pest control game.

· Get water level updates at a glance
· Alerts when a plant needs water
· Plant guide with sunlight and watering tips
· A garden shop with plants, pots and other supplies

What's new in version 2.0
Prepare your brain to be fully exploded by these updates...
· First, it's completely redesigned for iOS7. Much flat! Wow smooth, silky pixel!
· Bigger, better photos of your plants in the detail view and we've added parallax because PARALLAX!
· A new tips section turns you into like a plant-care genius or something, you crazy genius! Pruning, fertilizing and pest control will be your next party convo topic, smarty pants!
· Plant library expansion! Over 100 common house plants! That's more than a dozen! Or even several dozen! Literally!
· Plant library improvements! I've added photos of the various species because some of us didn't go to botany school and would like to match our plants visually thank-you-very-much-you're-welcome!
· Plant photos taken in the app are now stored in your library so you can edit them and re-import the edited version. VSCO highly recommended for this purpose!

Bugs that I squashed without impunity…
· The plants used to re-order while you scrolled. That was dumb. It's fixed.
· If you chose 20 days it would show 16 days, 25: 17, 30: 18, etc. Now you can rely on the days you set.
· After tapping "watered" the list didn't shift and tapping on that plant would take you to the detail pane of the next item. Bozo move. It's fixed.
· After deleting a plant, the picture of the next one would disappear. I'll never program blindfolded again, scouts honor.
· If you ever backgrounded the app while creating a plant you noticed it would create a kind of zombie plant that had no name and photo. Zombies give me the willies, so I put this issue to bed.
· Y2K'14 Bug: you might have noticed how after midnight on Dec 31st the next-watering dates on you plants went berserk-a-tron. This is fixed.
· Fixed some general bugs with the notifications. I won't bore you with the details.
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Waterbug Plant Care Guide is a poorly rated app (2-star).
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