Just found a new review at ipad2soft:
“Gardening Toolkit HD continues to expand it’s list of more than 1000 herbs, flowers, fruit and vegetables. The encyclopedia in this app for iPad has tons of images and details on flower colors, plant dimensions, light requirements and links to how-to-grow resources online.
The design of this interface for the iPad tablet is beautiful and cheery with rich graphics that are pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate. If you are in to gardening then we think you’ll find this to be one of the best iPad apps out there. Get it on the app store for $3.99.”
Full article here
The plant height setting has been the cause of some frustration for many users, so we fixed it by utilizing simple text-entry boxes. This applies to both iPad and iPhone users.
We’re also getting close to releasing a big update for those of you who like to keep notes and be reminded about things in your garden. We’ve received a lot of requests for these features so stay tuned!
Visit the app store now to see the new Gardening Toolkit HD app here. You can see more about both apps here on our website.
It’s a complete redesign for the iPad and we think a huge improvement over the iPhone version. Eventually we’ll be bringing the redesign through to the iPhone but for the moment we’d love to hear what you think of the iPad version as it is.
New to the iPad version:
– Stunning new look and interface
– Illustrated glossary with Wikipedia links
– 100 plants now have direct links to how-to-grow articles, we’ll add many more
– Some plants have direct Wikipedia links, we’ll add more of these too
– Improved plant search functions, including lifecycle (annual etc)
– ‘Share’ section where you can post tips and ask questions from fellow Gardening Toolkit users
– Mark to-do items as complete or incomplete
We’re sure many of you will want to share your data between the iPad and iPhone versions but we’re waiting to see what Apple does with iOS 5 before we jump into that.
We hope you like the new iPad experience!
We’re working hard on making a fantastic iPad version of the Gardening Toolkit but in the meantime we’d love to know what you’d like most in an update. Tell us what you want in an iOS gardening app by clicking on the survey on the right. Thanks!
A few days ago we released another update. The best new feature is the ability to add pictures of your gardens, which several users had requested – we hope you like it. The image will also appear in your garden ‘slideshow’
At long last, v2.2 is here and full of new things. It took a little longer than most of our updates but we think it was worth it.
Right from the beginning of this project we wanted to make finding your hardiness zone easier and we’re a step closer now for US residents, with the built in zone finder. Simply enter your zip code and you’ll be given your hardiness zone.
The garden galleries is a very nice looking feature that should prove a great way to show friends what you’re currently growing.
A simple watering guide and lists of ideas for particular types of garden plants will hopefully make things simple for beginners while the addition of South Africa to the regions opens up the app properly for iPhone users there. Of course there are also quite a few new plants, and hundreds more pictures. We’ve already received requests for more plants which will hopefully make their way into the next update.
We hope you like it. There’s loads more we have planned so stay tuned.
This very kind review appeared in the print edition of the UK Observer newspaper, and on the Guardian website (my favourite paper no less). Shame they didn’t get their hands on the new version which is getting final alterations now before release next week. Follow the link and have a squiz: