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.
Well we’ve added a little polish to the Gardening Toolkit’s website, which seemed the right thing to do as it’s about the only ‘shopfront’ we have outside of iTunes. Although now that we’ve got v2.2 out (see above), it needs an update already.
Check it out here!
It’s always nice to get some recognition, especially when it’s from someone like the Times newspaper. They’ve recently published an interactive guide to the best apps across all platforms and we’ve been recommended in their gardening section. Read more below: Continue reading
For all of you who asked for more gardens, you’ll be pleased to know that the new update features 12! Simply flick left and right on the my gardens section to view all the gardens. You can of course rename them however you want.
Let us know what you think.
Another month, another update to the Gardening Toolkit. Once again we’ve been focussing on the harder programming aspects. The new custom search feature is something that users have been asking for a while now and should be handy, although it did require a lot of care to ensure the app didn’t blow out to a massive size.
Plant thumbnail images is hopefully a useful and visually appealing addition for the search view. There’s a few other bits and pieces in there too, such as the ability to now sort your gardens by name or date.
As always, let us know what additions to the app you’d like and we’ll see what we can do. Enjoy the update!
There were a few bugs in version 2, but we think those are sorted now.
Version 2 is a big upgrade, with multiple gardens, a glossary and most importantly a completely new custom plant creation tool. Even though we added hundreds more plants (there’s over 1000 now in the app) the only way to make everyone happy was to add a proper plant creation tool.
We’ve already had lots of good feedback and much better reviews in the app store:
“If you want an app to help you track your flower, herbal and veggie garden this is a great choice. I paid double this price for apps not nearly as good”.
“Very well organised, great presentation,loads of helpful features. Worth the $$”
We’re very happy with the update and it seems users are too! Now to get the advanced search and pests & diseases sorted……….